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Part 21 – Flowered Pillow Cover My heart broke while reading of the Sullenger family and the events going on in their life right now. Their darling little baby girl fell into a canal in Idaho (close to where I just moved from) and was pulled out of the water by a farmer 2 miles away. The parents, Patrick and Ashley, have shared pictures and their tender feelings of the whole situation on their blog here. Another blog has been set up to help the Sullenger family here. If you have a moment, please stop by. Looking for the Go! I mentioned yesterday, after introducing this fun little Go! I have a few things saved up, that are non-quilting related………in case quilting is not your thing. And you all know my love of pillows. So here’s another one, of course. A bright white one, with vibrant and full orange flowers on it. Made by folding and sewing dozens of little circles. And I decided that it sits really nicely atop that little Tumbler quilt that I made here. You can make one of these even without a Go! Placed the mat on top…….

BCN - UNIQUE designer patterns: Tejidos transparentes (Tutorial costura).- Los tejidos transparentes (gasa, georgette, chifón...) requieren bordes de costura estrechos para lograr un buen aspecto de la costura tanto interior como exteriormente. También interesa obtener un tipo de costura flexible, que se adapte al montado de piezas en partes al biés, hilo o contrahilo de la tela. Un tipo de costura muy popular y utilizado para estos tejidos es la costura "francesa", que funciona muy bien para costuras rectas, pero que es imposible de aplicar en esquinas, costuras curvas, etc., y que también tiene el "defecto" de la acumulación de capas de tejidos que suman rigidez a la costura terminada. Personalmente, descubrí este tipo de costura en los vestidos de Alta-Costura del Maestro "Pedro Rodriguez" y de otros contemporáneos, y me llamó la atención la facilidad y la simplicidad de la misma. ENGLISH TEXT Trena´s translation from "theslapdashsewist.blogspot" COSTURAS SIMPLES (Simple seams) 1).- Unir las costuras con un pespunte, de manera habitual (costura plana). 2. 6.

Here’s a pretty way to use rickrack for edgings and insertions from Deb Wagner, author of All Quilt Blocks are Not Square and many other sewing and quilting technique books and articles. She also owns Wagner BERNINA Sewing in Hutchinson, MN, where the current temperature is minus 3. Definitely stay-inside-and-sew weather! I can picture this clever edging on a variety of projects – rows of large rickrack insertions on a pillow cover, with a contrasting lining peeking through; a pretty finish for kitchen curtains; a substitute for traditional embroidered insertion in heirloom sewn garments; or a fun hem and edge treatment for children’s clothes and women’s skirts and tops. The rickrack is stitched to a flat piece of fabric (or two for insertion) using the blindhem stitch with the “zig” catching the points of the rickrack. Relatively easy, the trickiest bit is adjusting the stitch length so the zigzags line up with the rickrack points. Fold the fabric.

Free download: How to match plaids and stripes  |  Coletterie I wrote these instructions for making Dahlia or other garments in plaid or stripes for this blog post before deciding to also create the free download. If you don’t have them already, click the button at the end of this post to get the download. They’re helpful for all kinds of plaid and stripe situations. When we designed Dahlia, one of the features that excited me most was how great it would look in plaids and stripes. The use of small gathers instead of darts, the raglan sleeve, and the inset waist all really enhance the effect of plaids and would look equally awesome in striped fabric. Here’s version 1 of Dahlia in a soft, lightweight wool flannel with a large plaid pattern. Stripe and plaid matching seems tricky, but almost all of it happens in the cutting phase, giving you a chance to play around with your pieces until things look exactly right. Use these tips, whether you’re sewing up Dahlia or anything else. Purchasing fabric Decision time Center front and center back. Bias cutting

The Pressinatrix Has A Sad… | Gorgeous Fabrics' Blog Oh kittens. Dear, dear kittens. I, your beloved Pressinatrix (go with me on this one) am draped over my fainting couch, fanning myself, in dire need of chocolate to keep me from falling into a deep and enduring malaise. And why, you may ask? Because, my darling, precious readers, this week I beheld the website of a purported expert, in which the garments on display were so badly pressed, I thought at first it might be a joke or a mistake. Pressing IS sewing. I must recline again. And Now, A Word From the Pressinatrix – the introduction to my lovely and perfectly pressed self, and why you need to get thee to an ironing board. If you prefer a video tutorial, watch “Press That Bad Mamma Jamma” to see your Pressinatrix in action: My loves, I can’t begin to tell you how sad it makes me to see otherwise wonderful garments ruined, ruined by lack of pressing during the construction process. Happy pressing (it is sewing, after all) I own an online fabric store, www.GorgeousFabrics.com.

And Now, a Word from the Pressinatrix | Gorgeous Fabrics' Blog Kids, listen up. It’s time for a little tough love. A few years back, I wrote an article for Threads titled, “Pressing Matters” and I think it’s time to revisit that. I’m so thrilled to see what seems to be a resurgence in sewing. It’s delightful to see new sewing enthusiasts creating and presenting their finished works. Let’s face it. Got that? Pressing is the most important part of your sewing process. And notice that I say it’s part of the sewing process. Stitch seamPress one side of the seam flatPress the other side of the seam flatPress seam open (or to one side, if indicated) on the wrong sidePress seam on the right side.Repeat An interesting thing to note is that, for each single seam I stitch, there are 4 pressing steps. Which would you rather wear? Jennifer, my editor for “Pressing Matters”, and I call the garment on the left the “Sad Top” and the one on the right the “Happy Top”. Let me show you the difference, using silk charmeuse. Stitched seam before pressing Press seam open

The Midvale Cottage Post A Few Threads Loose Bag'n-telle | Design-It-Yourself handbags Sabrina - Student Designer: Presser Feet Cheat Sheet Back in the 20s and such times when sewing machines only sewed a straight stitch, they came with a selection of attachments instead. There were surprisingly many. They didn't call them presser feet though, they called them attachments. The only one that was called a presser foot was the straight stitch foot. Some of those old, antique attachments are now manufactured to fit modern sewing machines better, but some have (sadly) been left in the past or "updated" (sigh, still not the same). For now, let's look at some of the more popular (and handier) presser feet and attachments made for our modern sewing machines. These are standard presser feet. In case you are wondering what that little black button is, it's a foot leveller. This is a two-sided zipper foot. This is an adjustable Blind-hem foot. This is an overcasting foot, also called an over-locking foot even though it is for a sewing machine and not for an overlocker/serger. This is a button-sewing foot. These are buttonhole feet.

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