Tag Archives: Tutorials

Broken Needles

Tuesday’s Tips & Tricks: Broken Needles   Pins bend. Needles break. Both go dull, eventually. What should you do with ruined pins and needles? Throw them away? Certainly not! Tossing them in the garbage isn’t safe—for many reasons.

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Custom Stool Cover

Make your own padded stool cover! This simple-to-make cover should fit any round stool. It’s padded, and has a drawstring closure for easy removal. Tutorial: Custom Stool Cover Enjoy!

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Organizing Your Sewing Space

Whether your sewing area is small or large, it’s a good idea to keep it organized. In this two-part article, we’ll look at the three pieces of furniture that are essential for a sewing room. We’ll also devise a floor plan, and … Continue reading

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Crazy-Quilted Book Cover

This brand-new, step-by-step tutorial combines the art of crazy-quilting with a simple book cover, resulting in a gorgeous one-of-a-kind project! In part one, you’ll learn how to draft a custom pattern to fit any book, make a mockup to ensure … Continue reading

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The Art of Silk Ribbon Embroidery

Have you ever seen silk ribbon embroidery? It’s a gorgeous form of three-dimensional embroidery worked with delicate silk ribbon. This two-part article delves into the wondrous art of silk ribbon embroidery, covering everything you need to know to get started. … Continue reading

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Basics: Threading Your Sewing Machine

Here is an all-new “basics” tutorial. Learn how to thread your sewing machine, use an auto-threader for your needle, and how to wind and load a bobbin. Basics: Threading Your Sewing Machine Enjoy!

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New Wrist Pincushion

You may have read my tutorial for a quick and easy wrist pincushion. This one is even better! It features a rectangular pincushion and a wrist strap that fastens with Velcro. Follow along as I sew this pincushion, or make … Continue reading

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Digital Color: Adding Color to Your Croquis

In Croquis: Fashion Sketches, Part I and Part II, you learned how to draw fashion sketches. But suppose you want to color your croquis? In this new two-part article, you’ll find detailed instructions on how to scan and clean up … Continue reading

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Crazy Quilt Pincushions

The author of the blog Ivory Blush Roses teaches how to make gorgeous pincushions using miniature crazy quilts. But first, you need to know how to make a crazy quilt. In the first half of this two-part article, you’ll learn … Continue reading

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Pre-Washing Fabric & Trims

Why is it necessary to wash your fabrics before starting a new project? In this new tutorial, you’ll learn three reasons why you should always pre-wash your fabric and trims. You’ll also learn tips and tricks for hand-washing fabrics, pressing … Continue reading

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