Even if you only have the most basic of sewing tools, you can still create stunning, bold seasonal appliqué with these tips. Don’t fret if you don’t have an embroidery machine or any iron-on transfer paper, simply head to your local fabric store (or dive into your scrap bin) and load up on large-print cottons –think Fall, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and beyond! Then click over to Maybe She Made It for the full Simple Seasonal Appliqué tutorial.
These darling, fabric birdhouses are easy to sew and are a great way to show off your favorite fabrics. Or whip up a few from vintage sheets for a retro inspired look. You might just find yourself addicted to sewing beautiful birdhouses!
Have you ever wondered how needles and pins are made? This video shows you all of the steps, and there are a LOT of steps! Steel wire, flying sparks, straighteners, cutters, shaking chutes, grinding wheels, flattening stamps, eye punchers, more fire, cooling, glycerine oil, polishing powder, THEN they get sewn up in bundles to spin in a machine for 2 DAYS! Makes you want to make the most of the needles you have – they’ve worked hard even before they’ve gotten to you!
Ready to check out some new sewing tools that can save you lots of time and frustration? Watch this!
To learn more about each sewing tool featured in the video, follow these links for more info!
Marissa sharing a loop turner
Melissa sharing a Simflex Gauge
Susan sharing tiny rotary cutters
Abby sharing a walking foot
Stacey sharing a seam allowance guide
Spring is finally here which means Easter is not far behind! Make one of these adorable appliqued bunny face tote bags for each child in your family for egg hunts, candy deliveries from the Easter bunny, visits to church, and car trips to Grandma’s house. Your kids will love these so much that they’ll want to use them long after Easter is over!
Hop on over to sewVery to read the Bunny Face Bag tutorial and download the FREE pattern!
Have you ever been to a sewing retreat? Heather from The Sewing Loft shares this informative post listing 2015 sewing retreats in the works AND includes costs, locations and the focus of each gathering. It’s so good to get away and spend time among your “people”! Head over to The Sewing Loft for the complete post and it’s companion post – How To Prepare for a Sewing Retreat!
Do you practically live in your car? Are you constantly driving kids to and from school and after school activities? Then you you’ll love this round up of over 20 tutorials for things to sew for the car. Whether you want to stay organized for the daily grind or have a long road trip planned, these free patterns and tutorials will be the perfect way to keep the car (and your family) in order.
Store bought backpacks never last the entire year! Why not sew one yourself? There are so many great DIY backpack tutorials and they provide a wonderful way to show off your favorite fabrics or themes!
Check out these 20+ DIY Backpack tutorials.
Do you use a Tailor’s Ham? Not sure what that is? It’s a pressing tool that’s used to get your rounded seams nice and smooth. Read more in this great post from No Big Dill and then use the fabulous tutorial to make one.