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6 of the Best Embroidery Tools You Probably Aren't Using. This post con­tains some affil­i­ate links.

6 of the Best Embroidery Tools You Probably Aren't Using

If you make a pur­chase, Brown Paper Bag may earn an affil­i­ate com­mis­sion. Learn more here. When you’re first learn­ing to stitch, there are the basic embroi­dery tools that you’ll use: a hoop, nee­dle, and thread. But there are many mate­ri­als that are game-chang­ers for your stitch­ing that fly under the radar. I learned about many of them by chance; for instance, I saw some­one on Insta­gram using stick and stitch sta­bi­liz­er and did some Googling to find out what it was and where to find it. There are oth­er help­ful tools that go beyond the essen­tial sup­plies to make your embroi­dery eas­i­er and cre­ate the designs you always want­ed.

Stick and Stitch Stabilizer. FINE TIP Iron-On Transfer Pens from Sublime Stitching. Finally!

FINE TIP Iron-On Transfer Pens from Sublime Stitching

An iron on, heat transfer pen with a fine tip! I developed these pens for contemporary embroidery and embroidery artists. They are available exclusively from Sublime Stitching. Guide to Crochet & Knitting Gauge. Sleep soundly night and day: two ways to soundproof your bedroom. Welcome to Studio Knit. How To Make a Butterfly Terrarium Jar. How to Sharpen Scissors and Other Sewing Tools. Hi, Vicky here.

How to Sharpen Scissors and Other Sewing Tools

Sharpening scissors is a subject dear to my own heart. I am not the tidiest of people so over the years I have gained a few pairs of sewing scissors (whilst the original pair were lost somewhere in the sewing room!). Everyone knows that sewing scissors should only be used for fabric but I cannot guarantee my children have not borrowed them for paper…. The end result is three pairs of dull scissors, perfect for researching how to sharpen your sewing scissors. DIY Terrarium: A Woodland Version - House of Hawthornes.

5 Ways to Make Wallpaper. WikiHow is a “wiki,” similar to Wikipedia, which means that many of our articles are co-written by multiple authors.

5 Ways to Make Wallpaper

To create this article, 14 people, some anonymous, worked to edit and improve it over time. Together, they cited 5 references. This article has also been viewed 65,635 times. New Year New Hobby: Our best posts for beginners! - Grainline Studio. A new year is upon us and to celebrate I’ve gathered up 5 posts aimed at having a great 2019 sewing year.

New Year New Hobby: Our best posts for beginners! - Grainline Studio

Whether you’re just picking up the sewing habit (yay!) Quilt Binding: Making the Binding — Village Bound Quilts. Hand Sew Felt Using Blanket Stitch. Tutorial: Hand Sew Felt Using Blanket Stitch This post actually contains two tutorials involving the blankets stitch:How to sew two pieces of felt together using blanket stitchHow to sew an edging using blanket stitchThere are also some helpful extras, like:How to start if you aren't going all the way aroundHow to handle cornersHow to stitch around circlesWhat to do if you run out of floss in the middleIt's a lot to pack into one post, but they all involve the blanket stitch, so I thought they should all be together.

Hand Sew Felt Using Blanket Stitch

Let me know if there is something I can make more clear. For other options to hand sew felt see my whip stitch tutorial and my post about choosing between blanket stitch and whip stitch. Note One: All stitches should go in and come out the same distance back from the edge of the felt. When making an object that will be stuffed, about an eighth of an inch works well. 15 Crochet Dishcloth Patterns. Which Sewing Machine Needle? + Bonus Download Worth $1.95 FREE. Ok, so you’ve taken up sewing but you’re still learning the ropes, as they say.

Which Sewing Machine Needle? + Bonus Download Worth $1.95 FREE

When talking about sewing machine needles, people in your sewing circle keep spouting off numbers like 90/14 and 75/11, which makes little to no sense to you…the problem is, you’re just a tad too shy to ask. Well, that’s why we’re here: so you can arrive at that next sew-along date spouting off some useful info of your own, maybe teach the old experts some stuff that even they didn’t know (we won’t tell them if you won’t). Before we get to those blasted numbers though…what about needle types, why the different shapes and when are they appropriate? When it comes to sewing machine needles you’ll have a few needle types from which to choose, namely quilting, topstitch, embroidery, denim, metallic and universal. Quilting in a Straight Line with Walking foot #50.

While I’ve been sewing a long time, I’ve only been quilting for a handful of years.

Quilting in a Straight Line with Walking foot #50

Learning how to successfully machine quilt all those layers of pieced fabrics together with batting and backing was quite an experience! I prefer straight line quilting in my quilts as opposed to free-motion quilting, mostly because the straight lines compliment the simple, geometric designs in my quilts. Like the quilting in the Sunrise Baby Quilt (find the free tutorial here), which has straight lines following along the rays out from the center. And the quilting in the Triangle quilt which follows along the leading edges of the shapes. I’ve learned many tips and tricks to help quilt in a straight line, and I’m sharing my top tips with you here today! Meet The BERNINA Walking Foot #50 Hello there little Walking foot #50! Sewing Studio. Demystifying Fabric Weight. By Allie Allie is the co-founder of Indiesew and creator of all things pretty on the site.

Demystifying Fabric Weight

Follow Allie and receive other Indiesew updates by subscribing to the blog. It wasn’t until we opened the Indiesew Fabric Shop, that I started to understand the intricacies of textiles. Create Your Own Style. East African Preterm Birth Initiative: Tiny Hats for Tiny Babies. We were set to roll out the East African Preterm Birth Initiative just when Hurricane Harvey hit.

East African Preterm Birth Initiative: Tiny Hats for Tiny Babies

These are two very different but important campaigns and we’re hoping that in-between stitching afghan sections, you’ll have time to complete a preemie cap or two for this life-saving initiative. Unlike WUA! Hurricane Harvey effort, which is more long term, the PBI-EA will run through early-November. Each year across the world, 1 million preterm babies die within their first 28 days.

My Recipe for Portacath Pillows. 2/03/2016 – Update: So this is crazy! I have been getting so many views of this post coming over from Pinterest! SewThrillingCrafts: Custom Built Purse - Elastic Pocket. I wanted a good expandable pocket to store my headphones and ds games in, but I didn't want to have a large opening.

The perfect solution was to add an elastic to the opening, which would allow the opening to open fully when I needed it to, but close up to safely keep my things in place. Figure out how the size you would like your pocket to be. Cut a piece of elastic to the width of your pocket, adding in a ½” seam allowance. Stretch the elastic as far as it will go and measure the width when stretched. This will be the width that you cut for your fabric. Cut out your fabric, doubling the height, using the width of the stretched elastic and adding in a ½” seam allowance for both measurements.

Fold over the fabric, top to bottom, right sides together, and press the fold. Sew both of the fabric sides together. Crazylittleprojects. What’s the Project? 12 gifts of christmas blog hop: organizer wallet tutorial and a giveaway / LBG STUDIO. My Essential Tips for Crafting with Glitter. Decoupage Basics for Perfect Results Every Time - The Artful Crafter. 30 Sewing Hacks You Should Know By Heart. Sewing for your cat - So Sew Easy. Alice and LoisDIY Fabric Headband Tutorial - Handmade Gift Series.

This is a beginner sewing tutorial that I was honored to contribute on the blog Craft Snob, in the Bite Sized Sewing column. This tutorial for a little girls fabric headband takes under 30 minutes to complete. This makes a perfect stocking stuffer this holiday! Read more for the full DIY Fabric Headband tutorial – Handmade Gift Series tutorial. Card wallet with pockets - Best Fabric Store Blog. This project may look a bit familiar to you. It’s like the loyalty card holder, but revamped. Someone asked about adding a pocket. I thought, “You know? That’s just what I need right now!”

Simple Zippered Tote Tutorial - Color Girl Quilts by Sharon McConnell. Crochet Spot » Blog Archive » Free Crochet Pattern: Mason Jar Crochet Hook Holder - Crochet Patterns, Tutorials and News. How to Sew Your Own Sleeping Bag – A Beautiful Mess. A Guide to Flat Bias Facings - Grainline Studio. One of our perennial favorite posts is our guide to getting flat bias facings. In the original post we called them bias necklines, which I think is limiting. You can easily use this technique for necklines, armholes, keyhole openings, and more! We’ve also updated the post with new images taken from the Willow Tank so that you can see it applied to one of our current patterns.

Herringbone Neck Warmer – Loop Knits. Nostalgic NeedleART: Rick Rack Roses. In the past several days, there's been a discussion on some of the crazy quilt lists about using rick rack in CQ projects. I decided to take this opportunity to join the blogosphere, and share these instructions from a demo that I did a few years ago in one of the Sampler Classes at the International Quilt Festival in Houston, TX. Everything You Need to Know About Hand Embroidery.

Sarah K. A Year of Techniques: Garter Stitch Short Rows! - Mason-Dixon Knitting. East African Preterm Birth Initiative: Tiny Hats for Tiny Babies. We were set to roll out the East African Preterm Birth Initiative just when Hurricane Harvey hit. Tutorial - Dyeing yarn in a crock pot — The Purl Bug. How to Make a Pinhole Camera Project. DIY a reusable notebook cover with pockets. Brand new school supplies are one of life’s great joys. The smell of a fresh pack of pencils, the feeling of tearing the plastic off a stack of pristine notebook paper. Ahhh. Can we repeat 3rd grade, please? Designer and maker extraordinaire Ceri Staziker stops by the blog today to show us how to make custom, personalized notebook covers so your kid can feel like the coolest in the room on day one. RosMadeMe: Making a Spectacle - Glasses Case Tutorial. I found some fabulous bias binding in my local shop and just had to have it... floral bias binding is the future!

Then what could I make from it... well, the answer was in my handbag, my reading glasses case was looking a little the worse for wear, also it was black and I could never find it in the bottom of my handbag to say nothing of the suitcase which held my sunglasses which was almost as big as my handbag... so I was off an running. Vintage Sewing Patterns. Essential Oil Perfume Recipes. I don’t think I’ve ever found the perfect perfume. Online Sewing community & Pattern Database - The Fold Line. Our Top 5 Tips, Patterns, and Tutorials for Beginning Sewers. 15 Must Know Bag Making Tips and Tricks - The Polka Dot Chair.

What Stitch Where: 5 Tips for Selecting Embroidery Stitches – How to crochet beautiful dreamcatchers. 100+ Free Zipper Pouch Patterns. Felt Flower Wreath. Knitting Yarn Substitution Guide. Choosing Yarns + Substituting Yarns. How to create a magical miniature garden that will add a touch of coziness to any home. Make an Indoor Water Garden in a Jar for Carefree Greenery. Altered Altoid Tin Tutorial. {Altered Poetry Tin} Tin letterpress clock. 3" Pencil Pleat Shirring Tape. Let's Make Zinnia Flowers from Pine Cones!

How to Fix Mistakes in Brioche Knitting. Tiny Landscapes and Creatures Inside Wooden Boxes by Allison May Kiphuth. Mauve and Mustard Scarf. Knit For Peace — Knitting Cables: Keeping Track of Your Rows. Alice's Embrace. Felt Succulents — Creative Kin. How to Make Easy Folded Felt Organizer. Tutorial: fabric bins featuring fort firefly by christina mckinney {a Pellon® & Birch Fabrics partnered project} Loose Bind-Offs for Stretchier Edges. Geo-paper totem!! Free Knitting Patterns. Kindle Cover Tutorial. DIY Tutorial Kindle Case and Stand. 4 Ways to Wrap Short Rows with Eunny Jang, from Knitting Daily TV Episode 902. View.e.knittingdaily. Little Hats, Big Hearts - Philly. 18 Knitting Patterns. 1940s Patterns to Knit. Balls to the Walls Knits: Build-Your-Own DK Weight Hat. Eskimimi’s Knitulator knitting increase and decrease calculator. Cascade Yarns. Comfy Sews: Shawl Collar Sweater Tutorial. Fall Felt Wreath - JoAnn.

Fall 2006. Learn to Graft Brioche Stitch Invisibly (and a Free Ear Warmer Pattern!) How to Hang Art Correctly - Emily Henderson. Colorful Blooms Euro Sham Pillow Covers - HOMETOWN BETTY. Embroidery. Shoe lacing with fold over elastic- slip on easy! 26 Clever And Inexpensive Crafting Hacks. KanHeetMain. How to #Crochet a Button - a Moogly Video Tutorial! Find a Pattern with a Picture: Google Reverse Image Search! Felt Woodland Ornament Tutorials. Stitch-Finder: Lion Brand Yarn. MALABRIGO YARN. Lace window treatment with cornflour. Patterns of Time Costume and Garb Patterns.

Little Hearts Matter: A Special Free #Crochet Pattern Collection!