I am in desperate need to wrangle my fabric. To say I am a fabric lover would be a huge understatement. I am loving all these different and functional ways to store fabric.
When you first learn how to gather you usually learn to do basting stitches and pull them. And even if you do two rows, and are super careful, threads still break. So frustrating! This cheater gathering technique is genius and makes gathering yards of even the heaviest fabrics a cinch. It’s my go to method for gathering skirts for dresses, costumes and even home decor projects! Pretty much anything larger than a puffy sleeves get’s this gathering method in my book.
Learn how to gather with this easy trick!
A few months ago a friend was complaining about the hours she had just spent trying to turn a bunch of thin fabric straps she was using for a DIY project. If only she had known about my absolute favorite sewing tool ever. It’s a loop turner. And seriously it’s the magic wand of sewing. One of the main tricks it can help with is quickly and easily turning fabric straps BUT it does so much more as well.
See how to use a loop turner for turning fabric straps and tubes and check out all the other cool things you can use it for! If you don’t already use one in your regular sewing life you are missing out.
Can’t find the perfect fabric for your project? No worries you can use heat transfer vinyl to MAKE your dream fabric. If you haven’t tried this stuff, it’s washable vinyl that you can iron onto fabric. You can make the ultimate fan inspired creations all the way to sporting necessities. This little technique is one of my all time favorite tricks to sprucing up my handmade creations.
This time of year I always seem to be needing gifts. Whether it’s for mom or dad, your favorite teacher, or the random birthday boy or girl, some times I just want to give a gift card. Even though I know they will be able to get something they absolutely love, it feels a bit impersonal to me so I always love to make a fun gift card holder. Check out these 15 awesome DIY gift card holder tutorials and as a bonus many of them can be used after the gift giving is over as a fun little pouch.
I love teaching people how to sew. My default newbie sewing project is a basic banded skirt. But, you can only sew so many skirts and what about the boys that want to sew? These DIY reversible placemats are my new favorite newbie project because they give lots of straight line sewing practice and build on those first skirt skill with turning fabric right side out and top stitching.
When the weather warms up all I want to sew are garments for me! I’m swooning over all 12 of these must sew patterns and inspiration for women.