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BERNINA Anniversary Quilt-along: Part 3 Embroidery The BERNINA 125th Anniversary Quilt. For those of you that might join us now, you can find the previous tutorials of the BERNINA 125th Anniversay Quilt-along here:. BERNINA Anniversay Quilt-along: Part 1. BERNINA Anniversary Quilt-along: Part 1, Embroidery.
Behind the scenes: making a sewing pattern In the past, I've kept most of the details about my pattern production behind the scenes, but I got such a huge response to the pants prototype I posted a few months ago on Instagram that I thought it would be interesting to try to be more transparent about the progress of this pattern from the beginning.
Inspiration and ideas for the jarrah sweater Heading into colder weather is always so exciting, pulling out sweaters and coats, boots and favourite woollens. The Jarrah Sweater is the perfect layering piece for the in between seasons and so incredibly versatile. We're in love!
Say Hello to A0! If you're a digital pattern lover, you may be excited to hear that we now include A0 copy shop patterns with all your PDF purchases. We received feedback that many of you would love to have this option, so have been beavering away to get the files set up for all our patterns - phew!
Tulip Quilt Block - Heartland Heritage It's that time of the month when I share the next block from Heartland Heritage. This month is all about the tulip quilt block. This block is perfect for stretching your quilting skills. *Find the full supply list here. **See the Spotlight Block from last month here.
A cosy cardigan! Onto my second community challenge! This time it's the Cosy Cardi Challenge set out by the Stitch Sisters and Amanda ! I've always found sewing cardigans a little troubling. To be fair I've found buying cardigans a little troubling too. Fit is not my friend in this case.
How to draft trouser pockets Your pockets are done now! I hope you will give this a try. It's an easy way to give another look to your Hollywood Trousers. If you enjoyed this post, you might also like to see our Eleven Tutorials for Pockets. Comment. Name. Email. Website. Subscribe to receive followup comments by email.
Introducing the Ultraviolet Tee Sleeve Expansion Pack We're excited to introduce a sleeve expansion pack for our Ultraviolet Tee pattern! If you've already got the Ultraviolet Tee, buy just the sleeve pack. Or buy them together and save! The idea for a sleeve expansion started with a sweatshirt hack I made for myself.
DIY Hot Cocoa Bags - easy sewing gift idea! Sew some little drawstring bags - add a few packets of hot cocoa - and you have a thoughtful gift!
Classic Button Up Shirt Sew-along: Part 3 And press towards the back. Topstitch close to the seam. Serge the bottom edges of the fronts and back. Fold up and stitch a 3/8″ hem. Pin and stitch the sleeve and side seams, matching the edges and the underarm seams.
Jarrah Sweater pattern tester roundup! We're so excited to kick off the Jarrah Sewalong with our fave posts…the Pattern Tester Round Up!! Our beautiful testers have agreed to let us share their makes with you and I'm sure you'll fall in love with their Jarrah sweaters like we did! I really do appreciate the time and effort all of our testers put into the process for us.
How i wear it: hollywood trousers No sooner had I made the Hollywood Trousers in a cheap drill for a muslin than I found myself dreaming of a pair in wool crepe. It just so happened that I had some stashed away, waiting for the perfect pants pattern.
Sew Party Ready - Part 2 - Guthrie & Ghani The pattern - for this make I used what has become a tried and tested pattern for me - the TrueBias Ogden cami. The fabric - I used our two tone flip pink and silver sequin fabric, I which I think looks amazing made up - it's so incredibly sparkly like a big disco glitter ball!
Lena wrap dress Simple Sew It really feels like we're galloping through Autumn and Winter is here. To prepare I've made a few snuggly clothes to help keep the chill off. I am unbelievably cold all the time and often have my little desk heater on at work. I'm pretty wimpy I know.
Revisiting a Veteran's Story He served for four years in the Navy during World War II. I know next to nothing about him. This is what I learned today: In 1941, my Nana had moved from Virginia to New Jersey, where she met my Granddad. Her brother, Eddie, was a Marine, and when my Granddad first met him, Eddie was in uniform.
Machine Embroidery Tips and Techniques + Giveaway! Check out our post full of tips and techniques for successful machine embroidered projects. As a bonus we're giving you the chance to win great prizes, scroll to the bottom of the post to find our anniversary giveaway! If you're new to owning an embroidery machine, we have a series of Embroidery Basics to help you get started.
A.P.C.-Sleeve Sweatshirt Labels: #menswearmakenine clothes for all seasons japanese patterns menswear sewing tutorial While I was traveling in England, I was lucky enough to stop in at the Liberty department store.
Same Pattern, Different Bodies: Helen's Closet Blackwood Cardigan The Helen's Closet Blackwood Cardigan has been a big hit ever since it launched. It was designed for layering, and to be worn open - which means that even though the size range isn't that inclusive, many sewists have found it fits even if they're outside the sizing theoretically.
Jarrah Sewalong Schedule Hey everyone, it's Holly here to let you know that the Jarrah sewalong is starting this week! I have made so many versions of this sweater already, and I think you are going to love it, too! Follow along while you make yours, and I'll walk you through every step and give you some sewing tips along the way.
Men's Gift Guide for 2018 Insert: my Men's Gift Guide for 2018. I wanted to create a really intentional gift guides this year, with really thought-out gifts. They're shorter lists, but full of the best gifts for everyone on your list. Today I am sharing my adult men's gift guide.
Wise men tea cosy - bonus project! Sit down, put your feet up and make your cuppa a festive one with your free Wise Men tea cosy project. It's an easy make, that's also a great scrap buster and if you don't make it for yourself it would make a thoughtful gift for a friend or relative. Project by Debbie Von Grabler Crozier www.sallyandcraftyvamp.blogspot.co.uk.
Pot Holders Some slave over 5-course feasts, and some stick to frozen pizza, but all of us need a cool, custom potholder to protect our manly hands. Rob's new potholder pattern allows you to slide your hand right inside, and it can be made with fabric of any style: Classic cars, galloping stallions, Star Wars, sports prints, you name it!
The Sew Reporter - 11th November This week on the blog it’s this month’s Sew-Down! Come join our Facebook group where we are chatting about new patterns, what we are planning to make and helping each other out with our projects. As always below there are loads of lovely makes from your favourite bloggers, new sewing patterns and lots of other inspiring stuff so…
Sew Ruthie Style I've been thinking more about the SWAP palette based on the inspiration, what I've previously sewn and what's available in the resources cupboard. I should be able to have 6+ pieces in shades of ink blue and stone. Email ThisBlogThis!Share to TwitterShare to FacebookShare to Pinterest What beautiful colors.
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