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Sewing - Fashion and Apparel

Sewing with Neoprene and Scuba Knit: Tips & Hints

Neoprene and scuba knit fabrics become increasingly popular for fashion sewing, and working with these fabrics is easy if you follow a few basic guidelines.

May 08, 2019
Embroidery - Crafting, Fashion and Apparel

Embroidering 3D Flowers: Tips & Hints

Some embroidery designs are actually digitized to be used as appliques! For this clutch purse, the appliques (some made using shimmery organza and some with satin) were stitched onto a “base fabric” of water-soluble stabilizer so that the finished embroideries could be used as free-standing units. The appliques were then attached to the purse fabric with a small bead using a hand sewing needle, for a little extra bling!

Read on for basic tips and hints on how to sew dimensional appliques for your projects, using machine embroidery. The design shown is design #23, included with SINGER® SE300 and SE340 sewing and embroidery machines, as well as SINGER® EM200 embroidery-only machine.

May 08, 2019
Sewing - Crafting, Home Decor

Silverware Holder with Personalized Card Insert

Sew these simple silverware holders in colors to complement your home décor. There’s a vinyl pocket on front for inserting a personalized place card, which can be either hand written or even stitched by machine. The holders are reusable, too, thanks to the vinyl pocket – all you have to do is change the card inserts!

May 08, 2019
Sewing - Babies and Kids, Crafting

Keepsake Scrapbook Sewing Project

Looking for a hand-made gift or a way to store your childhood keepsakes? Take a baby blanket and all your treasured scrapbook memories and sew them into a keepsake binder that will last forever! Stitch drawings onto card-stock and use cute baby clothes to embellish this multi-purpose album.

Apr 23, 2019
Sewing - Crafting, Home Decor, Occasions, Seasonal

Egg Garland Decor: Tips & Hints

Decorate your home for spring with an Egg Garland! Customize by mixing and matching colors. It’s also a great way to use leftover fabrics! Read on for tips on creating the eggs shown. Eggs are strung onto an extra-wide double-fold bias strip. The Egg Pattern Template is on the last page, which can be sized as desired.

Apr 17, 2019
Sewing - Accessories, Fashion and Apparel

Butterfly Applique Sewing Project

Make your garment a masterpiece with these beautiful butterfly appliques! A very fun and fashionable sewing project.

Apr 04, 2019
Sewing - Accessories

Butterfly Zipper Pouch

Learn piecing techniques in this sewing project while you make a lined zippered pouch that’s finished off with an adorable origami butterfly.

Apr 02, 2019
Sewing - Accessories

Travel Sewing Kit

This handy little travel sewing kit is perfect for taking sewing projects on the road, or just to keep your mending and repair supplies in one place! There’s a felt pad to hold pins and needles, a vinyl pouch for easy viewing, a zippered pocket for larger items, and a thread holder. The elastic closure makes it super easy to open and close the kit.

Mar 28, 2019
Sewing - Crafting, Fashion and Apparel, Home Decor

Blind Hemming by Machine: Tips & Hints

The goal of sewing a blind hem by machine is to create a hem that is essentially invisible from the right side of the fabric. This technique mimics a hand-sewn hem, but using the machine takes just a fraction of the time!

Mar 28, 2019
Sewing - Accessories, Fashion and Apparel

Button Cover Pendant Necklaces: Tips & Hints

Making jewelry from covered buttons is fun, fast and really easy. The necklaces in the photo above are just a few examples of using decorative machine stitches, embroidery, free-motion stitching, and appliques for a variety of results. Read on for basic tips and hints on how to achieve various looks for your pendant creations.

Feb 19, 2019
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