Stephanie Ohnmacht helps you jazz up and create a customize look for your garments or home decorating accessories with pintucks. Start by laying them out and deciding where you are going to use them. You have to do a little bit of math to make the templat
For this project, Laura uses an oilcloth fabric. It is strong, durable and comes in a variety of colors and prints. It is also water resistant, making it easy to clean and perfect for using as a grocery bag. You can also use laminated cotton for this project. One of the main differences between the two types of fabric is that laminated cotton is a high quality cotton fabric with a thin layer of polyurethane film on the right side of the fabric, whereas oilcloth is a thick layer of plastic…
Every time I get a new quilt student I see their eyes glaze over in shock when we talk about how expensive quilts can be to make. I’ve developed a new shock therapy that snaps them right out of that dazed look: I teach them some money saving skills that encourage and challenge them to make beautiful (but expensive-looking) quilts when quilting on a budget!
Not all quilts need to end with a plain binding! In this class, taught by art quilter Heather Thomas, you will learn 10 different techniques for adding edges and finishes to your quilted projects:
In this class with Nicki LaFoille, you will learn about the tools, techniques and sewing machine settings needed to sew your next project with faux leather.
The sewing needle is often overlooked, although it is one of the most important pieces of a sewing project. In this video, ZJ Zumbach will teach us some important tips about needles, including how long they should be used before being replaced, and how to know which type of needle is best for each sewing project. See what other helpful advice ZJ has to offer in this sewing video.
Kelly Smith shows you how to make faux piped binding by the machine. First, choose your binding and border fabric. This video will then teach you the proper measurements for the piping and how to sew it to the binding. Also, get some tips about the best ways to press your fabrics.
Week two of the Oh Sew Creative Sewing Challenge is here and we are moving right along with a fun project to personalize for any person or occasion: a scrabble board throw pillow. I love this project because you can use the same pattern to create many different pillows with no two exactly the same.Read more »
Finishing a quilt with binding isn’t a difficult thing to learn. Diane Harris provides helpful tips and techniques for binding a finished quilt. Go through each step with Diane to ensure successful binding on your quilt. Find out how fun and easy these binding techniques can be!