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Downloads & Tutorials The curious kiwi loves free stuff and I am sure you do too. Here are some patterns & tutorials I have made, plus a few other random but useful downloads. Please feel free to have a go and make sure you share your results with me, I am curious to see them :). Tutorial: Tracing Burda patterns is like eating peas…(you can do it!) Christmas Quilts: Christmas Cat Wallhanging Pattern Use the suggestions to make a Christmas Cat quilt or personalize the kitty to suit another season or theme. Before you begin, read the block assembly instructions on the previous pages. When you cut the head for the 12-inch block, replace the single 3" x 4-1/2" piece with two pieces: a 2-1/2" x 4-1/2" piece for the head and a 1" x 4-1/2" strip for the collar. Cut the collar from a striped or plaid fabric for an instant textured look. Sew the narrow strip to the bottom of the cat's head and finish assembling as directed earlier in the pattern.

Sewing Tips Directory I have been wanting to make this sewing tips directory forever. A list of all the best sewing tips, tricks, and techniques from around the web all in one spot. I had some pinned, some bookmarked, others referenced on my other posts, and some just in my head. Finally, one tidy list – kind of like a yellow pages for the best sewing tips. 20 Easy Sewing Projects for Beginners If you are new to sewing, finding sewing projects for beginners can be a very daunting task. That’s why we have rounded up easy sewing projects and ideas to get you started. From fashion accessories to home decor, you’re sure to find your next sewing project in this collection! 1. Zipper Card Pouch

Understanding Sewing Patterns Hi fashion sewers, In this post, I would like to talk, and demonstrate the importance of being able to understand the many markings found on sewing patterns. For any sewing project to succeed, and to be able to successfully sew and create your own clothes, this knowledge is essential. Sewing pattern markings are generally a system of symbols, rather than written words, printed on every sewing pattern piece to be used as a guide. These symbols indicate what the sewing pattern is asking, in order to achieve a specific task during the construction of your sewing project. Are you struggling to understand your sewing pattern?

2003 - Cat Block Cat Block 6 " Block Finished Size Templates in PDF format only. If you do not have a Adobe Reader, a PDF file reader, download one at Quilt Sewing School Welcome to the Sewing School! I get a lot of emails and comments asking about how to do certain sewing related things and where to find old posts on my blog and so in an effort to consolidate the tutorials and sewing advice you find here on A Fashionable Stitch, I’ve made up this handy dandy Table of Contents page to navigate you through what’s available here. It’s due to be added to every now and then, so check back when you are searching for something and can’t find it. Happy Sewing Adventures!

Learn to Sew Series-How to Buy Fabric This is the last pre-lesson in my Learn to Sew series. The series itself starts Monday, but before it does, let’s talk fabric. Or more specifically how to buy fabric. Demystifying Sewing Patterns So - you’ve got your first sewing pattern and are ready to make that garment. But what on Earth does all that stuff on the envelope mean?! Navigating and deciphering the text on a sewing pattern cover for the first time can make your eyes glaze over and your brain ache. A whole load of information is crammed into a small space, numbers jumping all over the place. No need to fear though!

Free Basket Quilt Patterns from Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting! For many quilters, basket quilt patterns create a warm, springtime feeling. Basket quilts date from the eighteenth century and are still among some of the best-loved quilt designs due to their clever shape. Their variety, versatility, and charm give them special appeal for the quilter. Whether used individually in a small quilt project or in quantity for a complete quilt, baskets perfectly exemplify the tradition of patchwork quilts and appliqué designs inspired by everyday household objects. 15 tips from industrial sewing Today, we have a very special guest post from local sewing legend, Sharon Blair. Sharon runs Portland Sewing, where she and her faculty teach a wide range of classes including industrial techniques. I had the pleasure of meeting Sharon recently and asked her to fill us in on some tips home sewers can take away from industry practices. -Sarai image: industrial sewing machine by kerem79

Learn to Sew: A Sewing Dictionary If you are new around here please check out my Learn to Sew series AND my Sew Crazy Monthly Challenge. Both are great opportunities to improve your sewing skills or to learn how to sew! I know that learn to sew can be hard, so, I am creating a Sewing Dictionary with pictures to help you in your sewing journey.

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