The sun is finally shining and we can pull out our patio furniture! You might want an update or to add some color to your outdoor space. Create an easy update by recovering your patio cushions. Calculating the amount of fabric you need can be a daunting task but all it takes is some measurements and a little planning.(more…)
Getting started with sewing while using a pattern can be overwhelming. With all the symbols and lines it can definitely make you close it back up and put it in the envelope! There is no need to be intimated, once you understand what all the symbols mean.(more…)
Maybe you haven’t sat down at the sewing machine for years. Or your sewing for the first time! This tutorial will first walk you through basic tips and tricks for sewing. Then you can use these tips and tricks to make a face mask. Follow along in the video for detailed instructions.(more…)
Fabric Weights are an alternative to using pins when cutting fabrics. There are times when you should consider using weights instead of pins.
- Chiffon: due to the delicate weight of this material it often shifts and moves when cutting.
- Stretch fabrics: when you pin stretch fabrics you accidentally stretch the fabric.
- Leather or Suede: pinning these fabrics will cause pin marks to be left in the fabric.
Pattern weights are also a great option when you want to speed up cutting. It’s a lot easier to plop down some weights and trace around a pattern than it is to pin each corner of a pattern piece. What are some of your tips and tricks for cutting out fabric and patterns?(more…)
You’ve done it, you’ve finally pieced everything together and are ready to quilt! There are lots of options when it comes to finally quilting your piece. If you don’t have a long arm machine but still want to add detailed quilting to your project you can choose one of these 3 options to get started!(more…)