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Tutorial: How to sew a fagoted seam

A fagoted seam is a decorative seam that joins two pieces of fabric together with a space between them and a row of hand stitching. It’s a very …

Tutorials | Urban Threads: Unique and Awesome Embroidery Designs

Spring has sprung around Urban Threads, and I couldn’t be happier. I can’t wait to get out of my bulky sweaters and on to more fun things. Problem …

How to Sew a Knit Facing

Making a shirt, tee or dress without collars or sleeves? Add a simple knit facing to finish the edges and add some stability that works well for …

Cheat Sheets for the Quilter

I’m always looking for simple ways to create – this includes the times when I’m at my sewing table, too!<p>There are many fabulous, talented …

easy ruffle shorts

Perfect Fabric Purse Handle Tutorial

I love the look of pre-made leather handles on a handbag but I don't love how pricey they sometimes are to purchase. In our book Just for You: …

Kate Mathews’ wardrobe plans

My post on speedy sewing of capsules mentioned Kate Mathews’ “6 yard wardrobe” : jacket, dress, skirt, pants from 6 yards of the same fabric. This …

Retired Professor Tries To Teach Robots To Sew Clothes

Atlanta company SoftWear is trying to create a robot that can sew. If the project succeeds, it could have a huge effect on the global economy, and clothing manufacturing could return to the U.S.<p>Transcript<p>DAVID GREENE, HOST:<p>Robots have gotten very good at a lot of things, from building cars in …

Add Texture to Fabric with 3D Shibori Techniques

If you’ve ever answered the question “What’s cooking?” with “Oh, I’m just boiling some fabric… Sorry, were you expecting pasta or something?” then chances are you already know what 3D Shibori is.<p>3D Shibori is a technique for adding texture to textiles by exploiting the thermoplastic qualities of …

Sewing

Isaac Singer patents sewing machine

With a showbiz-ready name like Isaac Singer, the man seemed almost destined to wind on the Broadway stage or in front of the camera. But his talent …

Sewing

Classic Fairy Tales Are Reimagined in These Surreal Photos

Ask us to name a favorite book and we’ll stall or avoid answering the question altogether — how can we pick just one!? That’s why we’re celebrating …

A closer look at the growing business of cosplay patterns and fabric

Cosplayers have long been on their own when creating costume replicas and remixes for their favorite characters. That often meant doing everything …

Anime

Kwik Sew Pattern 3881 Misses Panties Brief, Bikini, Hipster and Thong Sizes XS-S-M-L-XL | shopswell

FABRICS: Designed for stretch knits only with 25% stretch across the grain. Suggested Fabrics: Single knit, interlock, jersey, knits with Lycra®, …

Clothing

How to Keep Your Projects Looking Good: Dritz® Clothing Care

Creating beautiful handmade projects is what we all love to do. However, we probably don’t put in quite as much effort thinking about how to <i>keep</i> them …

Hacking

Choose the Right Sewing Machine Needle for Your Project

You probably already know the rule of thumb for sewing machine needles: install a new one at the beginning of each project. When a needle is piercing …

Sewing

How to Design Custom Labels

Vanessa from <i>wovenlabelhk</i> has lots of tips for designing your own clothing labels. Have you ever ordered custom labels for your designs?

Sewing

Planning a handmade wardrobe

How do you decide what you are going to sew? It seems I always have a million ideas for the clothing I want to make for myself, and until fairly …

Clothing

Water-Resistant Dog Coats

Pamper your pooch with Martha's adjustable water-resistant doggy coat—Francesca and Sharkey approved!

Coats

Same Pattern, Different Bodies: Three’s a Charm Jacket (and a Giveaway!)

Back when we polled the CSC** about what you wanted to see on the site, several members suggested a new series: <i>Same Pattern, Different Bodies.</i> As …

Sewing

Sewing: How to Gather the Easy Way

Today I’m going in on The Summer of Skills series over at Brassy Apple. I’m sharing my trick to how I gather all those princess dresses I make for my …

A Guide to Fabric Pairings

Building a great wardrobe is like building a great business – it takes research, planning, and help from experts who know more than you.A great …

Felt Cactus Plush DIY

When I started brainstorming for our kiddo-friendly guest room, one of the first themes that came to mind was Palm Springs. Not only am I a complete …

Palm Springs

A Little On Garment Designer

I mentioned a few posts back that I’d purchased a design program called <b>Garment Designer</b> by Cochinelle. My main motivation to get this was for machine …

Knitting

Fall Leaves Crochet Pattern

Shares 0<p>Crochet beautiful fall leaves in a variety of colors using this easy-to-follow tutorial. Use the finished leaves as table decorations, …

Four yards, four projects: project 2! The Square Scarf Tutorial

Last week I showed you how to make the first project in my Four Yards: Four Projects series, the DIY No-Sew Blanket Scarf. It was a huge hit! You …

A circle cutter that's out-of-this-world

<i>Zoë MacDonald is E-Commerce and Social Media Manager at Canada’s largest manufacturer and wholesale distributor of quality sewing, quilting, and</i> …

Top Interfacing Solutions for Bags & Totes: Fabric Depot

<i>Thank you for your support</i><i>!</i> Words to live by when you're deciding how best to interface a project. Interfacing is one of those behind-the-scenes …

Sewing

How To Sew A Duvet Cover

Earlier this month, we showed you our camping-themed bedroom and have been sharing all the handcrafted projects we put together to make the room …

5 Tips For Working With Stretch Fabrics

Interested in sewing stretch fabrics?<p>Stretch fabrics make great garments! They’re easy to fit, easy to wash, and you don’t have to be as finicky and …

Sewing