Copyright (c) 2014 CraftStylish.com en-us CraftStylish - JenniferStern's posts CraftStylish - JenniferStern's posts http://www.craftstylish.com/profile/JenniferStern Wed, 01 Oct 2014 04:47:32 -0500 CraftStylish - JenniferStern's posts CraftStylish - JenniferStern's posts http://www.craftstylish.com/assets/images/cs_logo_sm.jpg http://www.craftstylish.com/profile/JenniferStern <![CDATA[How to Embroider Your Own Book Covers for Back-to-School]]> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 00:05:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/8733/how-to-embroider-your-own-book-covers-for-back-to-school http://www.craftstylish.com/item/8733/how-to-embroider-your-own-book-covers-for-back-to-school How to Embroider Your Own Book Covers for Back-to-School Posted by JenniferStern
In just a few short steps, you can embroider a book cover to fit every size textbook in your child's backpack! ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Make an Eco-Friendly Snack Bag]]> Fri, 08 Aug 2014 10:00:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/51116/how-to-make-an-eco-friendly-snack-bag http://www.craftstylish.com/item/51116/how-to-make-an-eco-friendly-snack-bag How to Make an Eco-Friendly Snack Bag Posted by JenniferStern
These cute reusable snack bags will cut down on the number of ziplocks you burn through this school year! All you need is a few supplies and about 10 minutes! ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Make a Coffee-Table-Worthy Scrapbook]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 08:00:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/565/how-to-make-a-coffee-table-worthy-scrapbook http://www.craftstylish.com/item/565/how-to-make-a-coffee-table-worthy-scrapbook How to Make a Coffee-Table-Worthy Scrapbook Posted by JenniferStern
I love to make things and I especially love to mix it up craft wise—so this totally unique and totally stylish scrapbook cover caught my eye. By simply combining paper arts, fabric, and a huge selection of fab embellishments you can transform any three ring binder into the perfect handmade gift or styling scrapbook to keep your memories. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Decorate Easter Eggs Ukrainian Style!]]> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:05:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/44078/how-to-decorate-easter-eggs-ukrainian-style http://www.craftstylish.com/item/44078/how-to-decorate-easter-eggs-ukrainian-style How to Decorate Easter Eggs Ukrainian Style! Posted by JenniferStern
How about decorating some eggs for a super-crafty Easter egg hunt this year! ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Embroider a Pillowcase Valentine]]> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 08:00:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/40439/how-to-embroider-a-pillowcase-valentine http://www.craftstylish.com/item/40439/how-to-embroider-a-pillowcase-valentine How to Embroider a Pillowcase Valentine Posted by JenniferStern
Save some paper this Valentine's Day. Embroidering a love note on the hem of your Valentine's pillowcase is sure to bring more than just sweet dreams! ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Make Monogrammed Fleece Slippers]]> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 01:05:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/40023/how-to-make-monogrammed-fleece-slippers http://www.craftstylish.com/item/40023/how-to-make-monogrammed-fleece-slippers How to Make Monogrammed Fleece Slippers Posted by JenniferStern
Give your sweetie the gift of warm toes this Valentine's Day. These slippers are cozy and really quick to make! ]]>
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<![CDATA[Fold Your Dinner Napkin into a Turkey]]> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 06:05:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/17619/fold-your-dinner-napkin-into-a-turkey http://www.craftstylish.com/item/17619/fold-your-dinner-napkin-into-a-turkey Fold Your Dinner Napkin into a Turkey Posted by JenniferStern
How many ways can you fold a dinner napkin into a turkey? Here's an economical way to add some crafty fun to your dinner table without any added expense! ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Make Your Own Embroidered Ribbon Belt]]> Fri, 21 Sep 2012 00:05:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/4910/how-to-make-your-own-embroidered-ribbon-belt http://www.craftstylish.com/item/4910/how-to-make-your-own-embroidered-ribbon-belt How to Make Your Own Embroidered Ribbon Belt Posted by JenniferStern
Use two different color ribbons, the same thread in the bobbin as you are embroidering with, and your belt can be reversible! ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Make a Machine-Embroidered Felted Wool Tote]]> Fri, 07 Sep 2012 00:05:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/28190/how-to-make-a-machine-embroidered-felted-wool-tote http://www.craftstylish.com/item/28190/how-to-make-a-machine-embroidered-felted-wool-tote How to Make a Machine-Embroidered Felted Wool Tote Posted by JenniferStern
Here are some tips on felting an old sweater, embroidering on felted wool, and inserting a zippered pocket into a lining. Put them all together to make your own felted wool tote or bag! ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Personalize Your Reusable Grocery Tote]]> Fri, 10 Aug 2012 00:05:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/4902/how-to-personalize-your-reusable-grocery-tote http://www.craftstylish.com/item/4902/how-to-personalize-your-reusable-grocery-tote How to Personalize Your Reusable Grocery Tote Posted by JenniferStern
Make a quick gift by adding a special message or name to a reusable grocery tote—or show that you recycle and reuse by personalizing your own tote! ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Make a Peg Board to Organize Your Wedding Plans]]> Tue, 12 Apr 2011 00:05:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/47559/how-to-make-a-peg-board-to-organize-your-wedding-plans http://www.craftstylish.com/item/47559/how-to-make-a-peg-board-to-organize-your-wedding-plans How to Make a Peg Board to Organize Your Wedding Plans Posted by JenniferStern
Turn a plain peg board into a revolving calendar, story or inspiration board, or even a crafty place to hang your tools! ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Make a Chalk Bag from an Ugly Doll]]> Fri, 01 Jan 2010 11:20:38 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/57375/how-to-make-a-chalk-bag-from-an-ugly-doll http://www.craftstylish.com/item/57375/how-to-make-a-chalk-bag-from-an-ugly-doll How to Make a Chalk Bag from an Ugly Doll Posted by JenniferStern
Why not start the New Year off by trying a new sport--Rock Climbing. Instead of buying the chalk bags try using a stuffed Ugly Dolls to create one-of-a-kind bags. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month with a Freebie from Urban Threads]]> Tue, 13 Oct 2009 09:34:09 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/53845/celebrate-breast-cancer-awareness-month-with-a-freebie-from-urban-threads http://www.craftstylish.com/item/53845/celebrate-breast-cancer-awareness-month-with-a-freebie-from-urban-threads Celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month with a Freebie from Urban Threads Posted by JenniferStern
This embroidery design is not your run-of-the-mill pink ribbon. Get your free Girl Power embroidery design from Urban Threads. Embroider it on your fund raising tees and sweats for an extra POW!! ]]>
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<![CDATA[Free Embroidery Design to Celebrate H.P. Lovecraft's 119th Birthday!]]> Thu, 20 Aug 2009 14:35:30 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/51447/free-embroidery-design-to-celebrate-hp-lovecrafts-119th-birthday http://www.craftstylish.com/item/51447/free-embroidery-design-to-celebrate-hp-lovecrafts-119th-birthday Free Embroidery Design to Celebrate H.P. Lovecraft's 119th Birthday! Posted by JenniferStern
Hey all you crafty horror fans, celebrate your love for being scared out of your pants by embroidering this spooky free design from Urban Threads! ]]>
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<![CDATA[Hot in the Hive this Week--Evening Gown = Art Form]]> Mon, 17 Aug 2009 03:29:31 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/51312/hot-in-the-hive-this-week-evening-gown-art-form http://www.craftstylish.com/item/51312/hot-in-the-hive-this-week-evening-gown-art-form Hot in the Hive this Week--Evening Gown = Art Form Posted by JenniferStern
It's 3:00 am and I'm just getting home from shooting a wedding video with my husband in NYC (a new hobby). After a quick check of my email I was completely taken with this gown.Definitely Art-to-Wear! ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Monogram a Vintage Apron with 4D Monogram & Vision Software]]> Tue, 16 Jun 2009 17:01:04 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/48871/how-to-monogram-a-vintage-apron-with-4d-monogram-vision-software http://www.craftstylish.com/item/48871/how-to-monogram-a-vintage-apron-with-4d-monogram-vision-software How to Monogram a Vintage Apron with 4D Monogram & Vision Software Posted by JenniferStern
If you've been looking for the perfect monogramming software, here it is--Pfaff introduces 4D Monogram & Vision Software today! I love it, here's why! ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/48871/how-to-monogram-a-vintage-apron-with-4d-monogram-vision-software
<![CDATA[How to Post a Great How-To on Craftstylish]]> Mon, 01 Jun 2009 18:59:13 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/48379/how-to-post-a-great-how-to-on-craftstylish http://www.craftstylish.com/item/48379/how-to-post-a-great-how-to-on-craftstylish How to Post a Great How-To on Craftstylish Posted by JenniferStern
For me, the past year has been one big "learning curve. Here are a few tips to help you write a great post so you can get your "craft on"...on Craftstylish! ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Make a Photo "Guest Book" Wall Hanging for Your Wedding]]> Sat, 23 May 2009 00:05:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/47547/how-to-make-a-photo-guest-book-wall-hanging-for-your-wedding http://www.craftstylish.com/item/47547/how-to-make-a-photo-guest-book-wall-hanging-for-your-wedding How to Make a Photo Posted by JenniferStern
Instead of a traditional guest book, why not give your guests the opportunity to help you create a masterpiece to hang on the wall of your new home? ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/47547/how-to-make-a-photo-guest-book-wall-hanging-for-your-wedding
<![CDATA[How to Make an Heirloom Lace-Edged Hanky for the Bride-to-Be]]> Sat, 16 May 2009 00:05:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/47212/how-to-make-an-heirloom-lace-edged-hanky-for-the-bride-to-be http://www.craftstylish.com/item/47212/how-to-make-an-heirloom-lace-edged-hanky-for-the-bride-to-be How to Make an Heirloom Lace-Edged Hanky for the Bride-to-Be Posted by JenniferStern
There's something special about a handcrafted gift for a bride-to-be, especially when it's something she can pass on to her child. ]]>
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<![CDATA[DIY Bridal Veil]]> Sat, 09 May 2009 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/46914/diy-bridal-veil http://www.craftstylish.com/item/46914/diy-bridal-veil DIY Bridal Veil Posted by JenniferStern
Making your own veil is a snap! Not only will you save a ton of money, but you can also create one that's the perfect length with just the right amount of sparkle to be the crowning touch to your wedding ensemble! ]]>
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<![CDATA[Recycled Jeans Transformed into a Wedding Dress!]]> Thu, 07 May 2009 12:05:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/47239/recycled-jeans-transformed-into-a-wedding-dress http://www.craftstylish.com/item/47239/recycled-jeans-transformed-into-a-wedding-dress Recycled Jeans Transformed into a Wedding Dress! Posted by JenniferStern
How cool is this: blue jeans reconstructed into a wedding gown...bleached white! ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Make a Top from Your Dad's Silk Ties]]> Sat, 02 May 2009 00:05:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/46314/how-to-make-a-top-from-your-dads-silk-ties http://www.craftstylish.com/item/46314/how-to-make-a-top-from-your-dads-silk-ties How to Make a Top from Your Dad's Silk Ties Posted by JenniferStern
This top ain't screaming, "Look at me, I'm made from my dad's ties!" ]]>
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<![CDATA[Check Out This Zipper--Necklace!]]> Fri, 01 May 2009 17:43:25 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/46852/check-out-this-zipper-necklace http://www.craftstylish.com/item/46852/check-out-this-zipper-necklace Check Out This Zipper--Necklace! Posted by JenniferStern
What a crafty way to use a zipper--the unique way to pull your outfit together! ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/46852/check-out-this-zipper-necklace
<![CDATA[How Spray-Paint Stencils Saved a Tablecloth]]> Sat, 25 Apr 2009 00:05:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/45460/how-spray-paint-stencils-saved-a-tablecloth http://www.craftstylish.com/item/45460/how-spray-paint-stencils-saved-a-tablecloth How Spray-Paint Stencils Saved a Tablecloth Posted by JenniferStern
Beautiful tablecloths get stains. When the spots start to add up, use some spray paint to cover them up and transform your beautiful tablecloth into a work of art! ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Recycle The New York Times into a Surface Relief Collage]]> Fri, 24 Apr 2009 09:21:06 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/46508/how-to-recycle-the-new-york-times-into-a-surface-relief-collage http://www.craftstylish.com/item/46508/how-to-recycle-the-new-york-times-into-a-surface-relief-collage How to Recycle The New York Times into a Surface Relief Collage Posted by JenniferStern
The New York Times never looked so cool! This collage was made using copies of The New York Times the week of President Obama's Inauguration. Isn't it amazing what a little acrylic paint can do? ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/46508/how-to-recycle-the-new-york-times-into-a-surface-relief-collage
<![CDATA[Get Unique Handmade Gifts for Mom on Stylehive]]> Thu, 23 Apr 2009 12:23:31 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/46432/get-unique-handmade-gifts-for-mom-on-stylehive http://www.craftstylish.com/item/46432/get-unique-handmade-gifts-for-mom-on-stylehive Get Unique Handmade Gifts for Mom on Stylehive Posted by JenniferStern
It's not too early to start thinking about Mother's Day...I'm always on the lookout for cool gifts for my mom. This year, I found a treasure trove of gifts on Stylehive.  ]]>
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<![CDATA[Making a Great Blog!]]> Mon, 20 Apr 2009 20:38:30 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/46166/making-a-great-blog http://www.craftstylish.com/item/46166/making-a-great-blog Making a Great Blog! Posted by JenniferStern
I just downloaded my copy of Sister Diane's new ebook, "Making a Great Blog: A Guide for Creative People." I'm going to be up all night reading it! ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/46166/making-a-great-blog
<![CDATA[How to Make a Skirt out of a Pile of Scraps: No Pattern Needed!]]> Sat, 18 Apr 2009 00:05:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/44754/how-to-make-a-skirt-out-of-a-pile-of-scraps-no-pattern-needed http://www.craftstylish.com/item/44754/how-to-make-a-skirt-out-of-a-pile-of-scraps-no-pattern-needed How to Make a Skirt out of a Pile of Scraps: No Pattern Needed! Posted by JenniferStern
Cutting stuff out on the bias creates a lot of large scraps, so use them to make this quick skirt! ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/44754/how-to-make-a-skirt-out-of-a-pile-of-scraps-no-pattern-needed
<![CDATA[Hair Accessories Made from Vintage Costume Jewelry]]> Fri, 17 Apr 2009 07:31:06 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/45843/hair-accessories-made-from-vintage-costume-jewelry http://www.craftstylish.com/item/45843/hair-accessories-made-from-vintage-costume-jewelry Hair Accessories Made from Vintage Costume Jewelry Posted by JenniferStern
Add some glam to your up-do with these fancy hair accessories from OhFaro Davis-Nail. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Make Garden Gloves, a Free Project from the New Book Weekend Sewing!]]> Mon, 13 Apr 2009 09:23:50 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/45444/make-garden-gloves-a-free-project-from-the-new-book-weekend-sewing http://www.craftstylish.com/item/45444/make-garden-gloves-a-free-project-from-the-new-book-weekend-sewing Make Garden Gloves, a Free Project from the New Book Weekend Sewing! Posted by JenniferStern
Weekend Sewing by Heather Ross is full of inspirational sewing projects to stitch on the weekends! ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Add a Zippered Pocket to Your Favorite Hiking Top]]> Sat, 11 Apr 2009 00:05:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/44690/how-to-add-a-zippered-pocket-to-your-favorite-hiking-top http://www.craftstylish.com/item/44690/how-to-add-a-zippered-pocket-to-your-favorite-hiking-top How to Add a Zippered Pocket to Your Favorite Hiking Top Posted by JenniferStern
Take the iPod with you without having to stick it under your bra strap or waistband! ]]>
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<![CDATA[Check Out This Butterfly!]]> Tue, 31 Mar 2009 07:34:41 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/44490/check-out-this-butterfly http://www.craftstylish.com/item/44490/check-out-this-butterfly Check Out This Butterfly! Posted by JenniferStern
These dresses are a bit of whimsy and nature stitched up into one! ]]>
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<![CDATA[Talkin' to Betz White, Author of the New Book "Sewing Green"]]> Tue, 24 Mar 2009 00:05:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/42807/talkin-to-betz-white-author-of-the-new-book-sewing-green http://www.craftstylish.com/item/42807/talkin-to-betz-white-author-of-the-new-book-sewing-green Talkin' to Betz White, Author of the New Book Posted by JenniferStern
Find out who's behind the "feel good" environmentally friendly book "Sewing Green." ]]>
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<![CDATA[Get the Little Bunny That Has Quite a Cult Following for Free!]]> Sat, 21 Mar 2009 20:21:55 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/43697/get-the-little-bunny-that-has-quite-a-cult-following-for-free http://www.craftstylish.com/item/43697/get-the-little-bunny-that-has-quite-a-cult-following-for-free Get the Little Bunny That Has Quite a Cult Following for Free! Posted by JenniferStern
People have been clamoring to get their hands on this crafty bunny (who's busy chomping on craft supplies)! ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/43697/get-the-little-bunny-that-has-quite-a-cult-following-for-free
<![CDATA[How to Recycle an Old Sweater into a Plastic Bag Organizer]]> Sat, 21 Mar 2009 00:05:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/43480/how-to-recycle-an-old-sweater-into-a-plastic-bag-organizer http://www.craftstylish.com/item/43480/how-to-recycle-an-old-sweater-into-a-plastic-bag-organizer How to Recycle an Old Sweater into a Plastic Bag Organizer Posted by JenniferStern
Here's an easy way to organize the plastic bags you get from the grocery store so they're at your fingertips when you need to reuse them! ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/43480/how-to-recycle-an-old-sweater-into-a-plastic-bag-organizer
<![CDATA[Happy Saint Patty's Day!]]> Sun, 15 Mar 2009 08:56:26 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/43349/happy-saint-pattys-day http://www.craftstylish.com/item/43349/happy-saint-pattys-day Happy Saint Patty's Day! Posted by JenniferStern
Embroider a clover! ]]>
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<![CDATA[Buttons by the Scoopful!]]> Sun, 15 Mar 2009 08:13:27 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/43345/buttons-by-the-scoopful http://www.craftstylish.com/item/43345/buttons-by-the-scoopful Buttons by the Scoopful! Posted by JenniferStern
If you are a little short in the button department, no worries—you can get 'em by the scoopful at Fashion Sewing Supply! ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Use Buttons to Close a Seam]]> Sat, 14 Mar 2009 00:05:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/43102/how-to-use-buttons-to-close-a-seam http://www.craftstylish.com/item/43102/how-to-use-buttons-to-close-a-seam How to Use Buttons to Close a Seam Posted by JenniferStern
Instead of stitching a traditional seam, why not use some buttons to close it up? ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to "Fill Holes" with Buttons for a Unique Embellishment]]> Sat, 07 Mar 2009 00:05:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/42395/how-to-fill-holes-with-buttons-for-a-unique-embellishment http://www.craftstylish.com/item/42395/how-to-fill-holes-with-buttons-for-a-unique-embellishment How to Posted by JenniferStern
Use fusible interfacing to create a clean finish on the edge of the perfect-sized "cubbie hole" for a button! ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/42395/how-to-fill-holes-with-buttons-for-a-unique-embellishment
<![CDATA[Natalie Chanin Introduced Her New Line at Fashion Week]]> Thu, 05 Mar 2009 09:17:12 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/42820/natalie-chanin-introduced-her-new-line-at-fashion-week http://www.craftstylish.com/item/42820/natalie-chanin-introduced-her-new-line-at-fashion-week Natalie Chanin Introduced Her New Line at Fashion Week Posted by JenniferStern
I blogged about Natalie Chanin's book, The Alabama Stitch Book, months ago. I was mesmerized by the beautiful details in her garments, which were mostly made from repurposed knits. Check out her new collection, Songbirds. ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/42820/natalie-chanin-introduced-her-new-line-at-fashion-week
<![CDATA[The 2009 Prom Dress Recycle]]> Mon, 02 Mar 2009 06:39:15 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/42576/the-2009-prom-dress-recycle http://www.craftstylish.com/item/42576/the-2009-prom-dress-recycle The 2009 Prom Dress Recycle Posted by JenniferStern
Dig out your old prom gown and donate it to this great cause. I love this event; it's a win-win-win! Recycle, reuse, and random act of kindness all rolled into one! ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/42576/the-2009-prom-dress-recycle
<![CDATA[How to Turn a Photo of Your Pet into a Thread Painting]]> Sat, 28 Feb 2009 00:05:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/42052/how-to-turn-a-photo-of-your-pet-into-a-thread-painting http://www.craftstylish.com/item/42052/how-to-turn-a-photo-of-your-pet-into-a-thread-painting How to Turn a Photo of Your Pet into a Thread Painting Posted by JenniferStern
Use a light box to trace the details of a photo of your pet, then let the fun begin. Drop the feed dogs on your sewing machine and play with different shades of thread as you fill in the picture with free-motion stitching—you'll be surprised how easy it is! ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/42052/how-to-turn-a-photo-of-your-pet-into-a-thread-painting
<![CDATA[Make a Paper Version and Figure It OUT!]]> Fri, 27 Feb 2009 13:48:13 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/42578/make-a-paper-version-and-figure-it-out http://www.craftstylish.com/item/42578/make-a-paper-version-and-figure-it-out Make a Paper Version and Figure It OUT! Posted by JenniferStern
I was having trouble simplifying my instructions to sew together a back inseam pocket with a faux welt...then I did what (I imagine) Jeffery would do. I made a paper version and figured it out! ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/42578/make-a-paper-version-and-figure-it-out
<![CDATA[How to Make a "Hot Dog" Draft Stop for Your Front Door]]> Sat, 21 Feb 2009 00:05:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/41339/how-to-make-a-hot-dog-draft-stop-for-your-front-door http://www.craftstylish.com/item/41339/how-to-make-a-hot-dog-draft-stop-for-your-front-door How to Make a Posted by JenniferStern
Baby, it's cold outside, so keep the heat in with this cute draft stop. Fill it with something weighty like rice to prevent drafts from sneaking in under the door. They look great on a drafty windowsill, too! ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/41339/how-to-make-a-hot-dog-draft-stop-for-your-front-door
<![CDATA[How to Fix a Belt Loop on Jeans]]> Fri, 20 Feb 2009 09:31:22 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/42095/how-to-fix-a-belt-loop-on-jeans http://www.craftstylish.com/item/42095/how-to-fix-a-belt-loop-on-jeans How to Fix a Belt Loop on Jeans Posted by JenniferStern
Three simple steps to patch the hole and reattach a belt loop on (your man's) favorite jeans! ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/42095/how-to-fix-a-belt-loop-on-jeans
<![CDATA[How to Make a Mosaic Tile Portrait of Your Pet]]> Sat, 14 Feb 2009 00:05:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/41215/how-to-make-a-mosaic-tile-portrait-of-your-pet http://www.craftstylish.com/item/41215/how-to-make-a-mosaic-tile-portrait-of-your-pet How to Make a Mosaic Tile Portrait of Your Pet Posted by JenniferStern
Try something new with your photos...copy them onto Inkjet Fabric Sheets and cut them up! You'll be amazed at what you can come up with when you put them back together! ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/41215/how-to-make-a-mosaic-tile-portrait-of-your-pet
<![CDATA[Urban Threads Wants to Be Your Valentine�Enter to Win the Crafty Love Giveaway!]]> Tue, 10 Feb 2009 11:27:09 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/41323/urban-threads-wants-to-be-your-valentineenter-to-win-the-crafty-love-giveaway http://www.craftstylish.com/item/41323/urban-threads-wants-to-be-your-valentineenter-to-win-the-crafty-love-giveaway Urban Threads Wants to Be Your Valentine�Enter to Win the Crafty Love Giveaway! Posted by JenniferStern
Enter to win a whole stash of cool hand-embroidery stuff. ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/41323/urban-threads-wants-to-be-your-valentineenter-to-win-the-crafty-love-giveaway
<![CDATA[Craft Your Own Mad Love Valentine ...and Dinner from Etsy's {New New} York Street Team ]]> Mon, 09 Feb 2009 20:45:29 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/41420/craft-your-own-mad-love-valentine-and-dinner-from-etsys-new-new-york-street-team http://www.craftstylish.com/item/41420/craft-your-own-mad-love-valentine-and-dinner-from-etsys-new-new-york-street-team Craft Your Own Mad Love Valentine ...and Dinner from Etsy's  {New New} York Street Team Posted by JenniferStern
Whether you need a romantic dinner recipe like homemade ravioli or a quirky valentine like a customized Mad Libs, the team from New York City has it all for you....check it out! ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/41420/craft-your-own-mad-love-valentine-and-dinner-from-etsys-new-new-york-street-team
<![CDATA[How to Embroider a Chew Toy for Man's (My) Best Friend]]> Sat, 07 Feb 2009 00:05:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/40451/how-to-embroider-a-chew-toy-for-mans-my-best-friend http://www.craftstylish.com/item/40451/how-to-embroider-a-chew-toy-for-mans-my-best-friend How to Embroider a Chew Toy for Man's (My) Best Friend Posted by JenniferStern
Dust off your embroidery machine—this is a great beginner project. Add your dog's name using built-in lettering or a silly smiley face to one of these chew toys—I'll help you every step of the way! ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/40451/how-to-embroider-a-chew-toy-for-mans-my-best-friend
<![CDATA[Calling All CraftStylish Embroidery Machine Owners!!!]]> Tue, 03 Feb 2009 09:44:30 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/40946/calling-all-craftstylish-embroidery-machine-owners http://www.craftstylish.com/item/40946/calling-all-craftstylish-embroidery-machine-owners Calling All CraftStylish Embroidery Machine Owners!!! Posted by JenniferStern
CraftStylish is what its members bring to the table! I want to know what's on your mind—what kind of tutorials, information, and links are you looking for. ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/40946/calling-all-craftstylish-embroidery-machine-owners
<![CDATA[Neawear--Unique Jewelry and Wall Wear ]]> Sun, 01 Feb 2009 14:33:58 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/40641/neawear-unique-jewelry-and-wall-wear http://www.craftstylish.com/item/40641/neawear-unique-jewelry-and-wall-wear Neawear--Unique Jewelry and Wall Wear Posted by JenniferStern
Check out this inspiring story of how this graphic designer in Montreal, Canada, turns hand embroidery and jewelry designer. ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/40641/neawear-unique-jewelry-and-wall-wear
<![CDATA[Hand-Embroidered Felted Wool and Recycled Bicycle Parts Make the Bag!]]> Mon, 26 Jan 2009 07:41:31 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/40084/hand-embroidered-felted-wool-and-recycled-bicycle-parts-make-the-bag http://www.craftstylish.com/item/40084/hand-embroidered-felted-wool-and-recycled-bicycle-parts-make-the-bag Hand-Embroidered Felted Wool and Recycled Bicycle Parts Make the Bag! Posted by JenniferStern
Check out how Miss Frugality combines wool, hand-stitching, and metal parts from a bike to create a beautiful handbag! ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/40084/hand-embroidered-felted-wool-and-recycled-bicycle-parts-make-the-bag
<![CDATA[How to Use Scraps of Knit Fabric to Make Origami Squares, Part II]]> Sat, 24 Jan 2009 00:05:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/39983/how-to-use-scraps-of-knit-fabric-to-make-origami-squares-part-ii http://www.craftstylish.com/item/39983/how-to-use-scraps-of-knit-fabric-to-make-origami-squares-part-ii How to Use Scraps of Knit Fabric to Make Origami Squares, Part II Posted by JenniferStern
Here's another way to fold fabric squares to add interest to your neckline or hem. ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/39983/how-to-use-scraps-of-knit-fabric-to-make-origami-squares-part-ii
<![CDATA[How to Use Scraps of Knit Fabric to Make Origami Squares, Part I]]> Sat, 17 Jan 2009 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/39687/how-to-use-scraps-of-knit-fabric-to-make-origami-squares-part-i http://www.craftstylish.com/item/39687/how-to-use-scraps-of-knit-fabric-to-make-origami-squares-part-i How to Use Scraps of Knit Fabric to Make Origami Squares, Part I Posted by JenniferStern
Cut small squares of knit fabric, fold them up, and tack them down for an interesting embellishment on a neckline or hem! ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/39687/how-to-use-scraps-of-knit-fabric-to-make-origami-squares-part-i
<![CDATA[Jewelry from Recycled Skateboards]]> Tue, 13 Jan 2009 19:00:32 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/39172/jewelry-from-recycled-skateboards http://www.craftstylish.com/item/39172/jewelry-from-recycled-skateboards Jewelry from Recycled Skateboards Posted by JenniferStern
Who knew that a skateboard could be so beautiful? Under that scuffed-up exterior, there are layers of colorful veneer that can be shaped and sanded into cool retro jewelry! ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/39172/jewelry-from-recycled-skateboards
<![CDATA[Thrift Store Jumper Turns Boutique!]]> Sun, 11 Jan 2009 09:33:56 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/39508/thrift-store-jumper-turns-boutique http://www.craftstylish.com/item/39508/thrift-store-jumper-turns-boutique Thrift Store Jumper Turns Boutique! Posted by JenniferStern
Print fabric and a little fussy cutting can transform a $7 denim jumper into an original beauty for your little beauty...or for yourself! ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/39508/thrift-store-jumper-turns-boutique
<![CDATA[How to Recycle a T-Shirt into a Tote Bag Using Duct Tape]]> Sat, 10 Jan 2009 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/39364/how-to-recycle-a-t-shirt-into-a-tote-bag-using-duct-tape http://www.craftstylish.com/item/39364/how-to-recycle-a-t-shirt-into-a-tote-bag-using-duct-tape How to Recycle a T-Shirt into a Tote Bag Using Duct Tape Posted by JenniferStern
In this video, you'll learn how to recycle an old tee into a waterproof tote bag. All you need is a tee, some duct tape, and a fully loaded stapler! ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/39364/how-to-recycle-a-t-shirt-into-a-tote-bag-using-duct-tape
<![CDATA[Creative Recycling in Embroidery]]> Tue, 06 Jan 2009 07:25:36 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/39173/creative-recycling-in-embroidery http://www.craftstylish.com/item/39173/creative-recycling-in-embroidery Creative Recycling in Embroidery Posted by JenniferStern
Sometimes all you need is a book to get you going... ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/39173/creative-recycling-in-embroidery
<![CDATA[How to Draft a One-Seam Skirt in 30 Minutes]]> Wed, 31 Dec 2008 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/33230/how-to-draft-a-one-seam-skirt-in-30-minutes http://www.craftstylish.com/item/33230/how-to-draft-a-one-seam-skirt-in-30-minutes How to Draft a One-Seam Skirt in 30 Minutes Posted by JenniferStern
You can make this pattern, cut it out of stretch velvet, and have it sewn together in plenty of time for a New Year's Eve party! ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/33230/how-to-draft-a-one-seam-skirt-in-30-minutes
<![CDATA[How to Rescale a Single Embroidery Design and Make a Snazzy Pillow]]> Sat, 27 Dec 2008 00:05:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/34378/how-to-rescale-a-single-embroidery-design-and-make-a-snazzy-pillow http://www.craftstylish.com/item/34378/how-to-rescale-a-single-embroidery-design-and-make-a-snazzy-pillow How to Rescale a Single Embroidery Design and Make a Snazzy Pillow Posted by JenniferStern
Start the New Year off with a fresh look for your couch or bed with this bolster pillow. Sometimes all you need is one design...in three sizes! Here's how to mix three fabrics together with a single design that's been converted into small, medium, and larger. ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/34378/how-to-rescale-a-single-embroidery-design-and-make-a-snazzy-pillow
<![CDATA[Crafting Is Thriving...Is It the Economy or Is It Because of the Fringe Benefits?]]> Fri, 26 Dec 2008 10:54:42 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/34807/crafting-is-thrivingis-it-the-economy-or-is-it-because-of-the-fringe-benefits http://www.craftstylish.com/item/34807/crafting-is-thrivingis-it-the-economy-or-is-it-because-of-the-fringe-benefits Crafting Is Thriving...Is It the Economy or Is It Because of the Fringe Benefits? Posted by JenniferStern
Hey, CraftStylish readers...you're in good company. The New York Times reports that sales at big craft stores like Michael's are up! And, on that day in September when the stock market plunged sharply, Etsy had record sales. But is it just because of the economy? Maybe more people are discovering our secret! ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/34807/crafting-is-thrivingis-it-the-economy-or-is-it-because-of-the-fringe-benefits
<![CDATA[How to Make a Roll-Up Tool Organizer, Complete with Embroidered Size Labels]]> Sat, 20 Dec 2008 00:05:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/31166/how-to-make-a-roll-up-tool-organizer-complete-with-embroidered-size-labels http://www.craftstylish.com/item/31166/how-to-make-a-roll-up-tool-organizer-complete-with-embroidered-size-labels How to Make a Roll-Up Tool Organizer, Complete with Embroidered Size Labels Posted by JenniferStern
Organize your wrenches, chisels, paintbrushes, or whatever you're into with these quick tool rolls. Whether you make the luxe version out of leather or the durable standby out of denim, your tools will be organized and ready to go when you need them! ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/31166/how-to-make-a-roll-up-tool-organizer-complete-with-embroidered-size-labels
<![CDATA[DIY Gift Tags with Scraps of Fabric]]> Thu, 18 Dec 2008 16:00:01 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/33104/diy-gift-tags-with-scraps-of-fabric http://www.craftstylish.com/item/33104/diy-gift-tags-with-scraps-of-fabric DIY Gift Tags with Scraps of Fabric Posted by JenniferStern
I love this gift tag—even though it's really simple to make, the possibilities are endless! ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/33104/diy-gift-tags-with-scraps-of-fabric
<![CDATA[The Ultimate Recycle-Reuse Wrapping "Paper"]]> Tue, 16 Dec 2008 08:46:45 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/33126/the-ultimate-recycle-reuse-wrapping-paper http://www.craftstylish.com/item/33126/the-ultimate-recycle-reuse-wrapping-paper The Ultimate Recycle-Reuse Wrapping Posted by JenniferStern
Why not consider using fabric in your stash to wrap up your handmade gifts? ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/33126/the-ultimate-recycle-reuse-wrapping-paper
<![CDATA[How to Keep Your Guy Warm in His Baseball Cap at a Football Game]]> Sat, 13 Dec 2008 00:05:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/30410/how-to-keep-your-guy-warm-in-his-baseball-cap-at-a-football-game http://www.craftstylish.com/item/30410/how-to-keep-your-guy-warm-in-his-baseball-cap-at-a-football-game How to Keep Your Guy Warm in His Baseball Cap at a Football Game Posted by JenniferStern
Here is a headband ear warmer that's designed to keep your favorite guy's ears warm when he's wearing a baseball cap...perfect for winter spectator sports or errands! ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/30410/how-to-keep-your-guy-warm-in-his-baseball-cap-at-a-football-game
<![CDATA[Take a Minute to Get Some Holiday Perspective]]> Thu, 11 Dec 2008 08:54:57 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/31896/take-a-minute-to-get-some-holiday-perspective http://www.craftstylish.com/item/31896/take-a-minute-to-get-some-holiday-perspective Take a Minute to Get Some Holiday Perspective Posted by JenniferStern
The rush is on...gift making, holiday parties, baking, and such. Here's one way to keep your Fa-La-La-La-La! ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/31896/take-a-minute-to-get-some-holiday-perspective
<![CDATA[Who's Who in Connecticut: A Wrap-Up of Etsy Crafters at the Show]]> Sun, 07 Dec 2008 14:41:21 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/31165/whos-who-in-connecticut-a-wrap-up-of-etsy-crafters-at-the-show http://www.craftstylish.com/item/31165/whos-who-in-connecticut-a-wrap-up-of-etsy-crafters-at-the-show Who's Who in Connecticut: A Wrap-Up of Etsy Crafters at the Show Posted by JenniferStern
After collecting a gift bag at the door, the girls and I entered a wonderland of handcrafted goodies—all made by Connecticut crafters. ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/31165/whos-who-in-connecticut-a-wrap-up-of-etsy-crafters-at-the-show
<![CDATA[The Etsy Holiday Craft Spectacular Is Coming to Connecticut!]]> Tue, 02 Dec 2008 08:26:30 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/29913/the-etsy-holiday-craft-spectacular-is-coming-to-connecticut http://www.craftstylish.com/item/29913/the-etsy-holiday-craft-spectacular-is-coming-to-connecticut The Etsy Holiday Craft Spectacular Is Coming to Connecticut! Posted by JenniferStern
Hey, lucky Connecticut crafters, check out the Etsy Holiday Craft Spectacular on Saturday, December 6, for inspiration, gifts, and goodies! ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/29913/the-etsy-holiday-craft-spectacular-is-coming-to-connecticut
<![CDATA[How to Restyle Two Tees into One with a Fancy Ruffle]]> Sat, 29 Nov 2008 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/26736/how-to-restyle-two-tees-into-one-with-a-fancy-ruffle http://www.craftstylish.com/item/26736/how-to-restyle-two-tees-into-one-with-a-fancy-ruffle How to Restyle Two Tees into One with a Fancy Ruffle Posted by JenniferStern
Make this quick ruffle top to wear to your next holiday party. Just pick two tees out of your closet and voila...the perfect thing to dress up jeans or pair it with a pretty sweater and skirt! ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/26736/how-to-restyle-two-tees-into-one-with-a-fancy-ruffle
<![CDATA[Happy Thanksgiving from my Little Turkeys to Yours!]]> Thu, 27 Nov 2008 20:48:13 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/28097/happy-thanksgiving-from-my-little-turkeys-to-yours http://www.craftstylish.com/item/28097/happy-thanksgiving-from-my-little-turkeys-to-yours Happy Thanksgiving from my Little Turkeys to Yours! Posted by JenniferStern
Take a peek at one of our family traditions...apple turkeys, complete with marshmallow heads, Swedish fish gobbles and wings, and a colorful plume made of Twizzlers! ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/28097/happy-thanksgiving-from-my-little-turkeys-to-yours
<![CDATA[Decorative Stitched Gift Card Holders]]> Mon, 24 Nov 2008 15:44:07 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/27498/decorative-stitched-gift-card-holders http://www.craftstylish.com/item/27498/decorative-stitched-gift-card-holders Decorative Stitched Gift Card Holders Posted by JenniferStern
My search for machine embroidered gift card holders ended (for the moment) with the discovery of a cute decorative stitched version. ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/27498/decorative-stitched-gift-card-holders
<![CDATA[How to Needle-Felt on Fleece While Making a Cozy Hat]]> Sat, 22 Nov 2008 00:05:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/23778/how-to-needle-felt-on-fleece-while-making-a-cozy-hat http://www.craftstylish.com/item/23778/how-to-needle-felt-on-fleece-while-making-a-cozy-hat How to Needle-Felt on Fleece While Making a Cozy Hat Posted by JenniferStern
Add a splash of color on a fleece hat by using whisps of wool roving and barbed needles to create a design. ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/23778/how-to-needle-felt-on-fleece-while-making-a-cozy-hat
<![CDATA[The Modish November November Giveaway, Part II]]> Fri, 21 Nov 2008 16:18:35 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/27033/the-modish-november-november-giveaway-part-ii http://www.craftstylish.com/item/27033/the-modish-november-november-giveaway-part-ii The Modish November November Giveaway, Part II Posted by JenniferStern
Here is part two of the exciting Modish handcrafted goodness giveaway! ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/27033/the-modish-november-november-giveaway-part-ii
<![CDATA[While You're Watching TV, Macrame a Necklace Using a Cool Button or Medallion]]> Sun, 16 Nov 2008 20:52:04 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/25453/while-youre-watching-tv-macrame-a-necklace-using-a-cool-button-or-medallion http://www.craftstylish.com/item/25453/while-youre-watching-tv-macrame-a-necklace-using-a-cool-button-or-medallion While You're Watching TV, Macrame a Necklace Using a Cool Button or Medallion Posted by JenniferStern
Inspired by a necklace the cashier at the grocery was wearing, I am going to whip up this macrame necklace while I'm watching TV later tonight! ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/25453/while-youre-watching-tv-macrame-a-necklace-using-a-cool-button-or-medallion
<![CDATA[How to Embroider a Festive Polarfleece Stocking]]> Sat, 15 Nov 2008 00:05:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/16812/how-to-embroider-a-festive-polarfleece-stocking http://www.craftstylish.com/item/16812/how-to-embroider-a-festive-polarfleece-stocking How to Embroider a Festive Polarfleece Stocking Posted by JenniferStern
Polarfleece is really easy to work with, especially when you're machine embroidering. This is the first of a few quick fleece holiday projects I have dreamed up for you—perfect for decorating your home or gift giving! ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/16812/how-to-embroider-a-festive-polarfleece-stocking
<![CDATA[The November November Give-Away at Modish]]> Tue, 11 Nov 2008 21:57:55 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/19782/the-november-november-give-away-at-modish http://www.craftstylish.com/item/19782/the-november-november-give-away-at-modish The November November Give-Away at Modish Posted by JenniferStern
Tell em' why you like it and it could all be yours! ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/19782/the-november-november-give-away-at-modish
<![CDATA[How to Embroider a Leather and Ribbon Belt]]> Sat, 08 Nov 2008 00:05:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/13279/how-to-embroider-a-leather-and-ribbon-belt http://www.craftstylish.com/item/13279/how-to-embroider-a-leather-and-ribbon-belt How to Embroider a Leather and Ribbon Belt Posted by JenniferStern
Belts are an essential to any wardrobe, and this one is a treat to behold, crafted in rich leather and hand-dyed silk ribbon! It's perfect for gift giving or to add a designer touch to your holiday wardrobe. ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/13279/how-to-embroider-a-leather-and-ribbon-belt
<![CDATA[Craft the Vote...or Craft at the Vote?]]> Tue, 04 Nov 2008 10:25:50 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/13833/craft-the-voteor-craft-at-the-vote http://www.craftstylish.com/item/13833/craft-the-voteor-craft-at-the-vote Craft the Vote...or Craft at the Vote? Posted by JenniferStern
Crafty things to do while you're waiting in line to vote! ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/13833/craft-the-voteor-craft-at-the-vote
<![CDATA[How to Machine-Embroider Freestanding Lace Napkin Rings]]> Sat, 01 Nov 2008 00:05:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/12882/how-to-machine-embroider-freestanding-lace-napkin-rings http://www.craftstylish.com/item/12882/how-to-machine-embroider-freestanding-lace-napkin-rings How to Machine-Embroider Freestanding Lace Napkin Rings Posted by JenniferStern
Here's an easy way to add some elegance to your next dinner party this holiday season. Choose embroidery thread that either coordinates or contrasts with your napkins and stitch these fancy napkin rings with little effort! ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/12882/how-to-machine-embroider-freestanding-lace-napkin-rings
<![CDATA[Hand-Embroidered Redwork Angel Ornaments or Gift Tags]]> Thu, 30 Oct 2008 10:57:49 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/12545/hand-embroidered-redwork-angel-ornaments-or-gift-tags http://www.craftstylish.com/item/12545/hand-embroidered-redwork-angel-ornaments-or-gift-tags Hand-Embroidered Redwork Angel Ornaments or Gift Tags Posted by JenniferStern
This hand-stitching project is perfect for beginners. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Embroider on a Baseball Hat�When You Don't Have a Cap Hoop!]]> Sat, 25 Oct 2008 00:05:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/12251/how-to-embroider-on-a-baseball-hatwhen-you-dont-have-a-cap-hoop http://www.craftstylish.com/item/12251/how-to-embroider-on-a-baseball-hatwhen-you-dont-have-a-cap-hoop How to Embroider on a Baseball Hat�When You Don't Have a Cap Hoop! Posted by JenniferStern
Personalize a soft baseball cap (without a stiff front panel) using this simple technique. Whether you want to make a statement while participating in a walk for the cure or while you're at the grocery store, it's easy to machine-embroider your message on a soft-sided baseball cap. If you have a favorite sports team, you can proclaim your "No. 1 Fan" status, too! ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/12251/how-to-embroider-on-a-baseball-hatwhen-you-dont-have-a-cap-hoop
<![CDATA[A New Pink Measuring Tape Ribbon Pin Introduced by ASG]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2008 10:24:11 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/12768/a-new-pink-measuring-tape-ribbon-pin-introduced-by-asg http://www.craftstylish.com/item/12768/a-new-pink-measuring-tape-ribbon-pin-introduced-by-asg A New Pink Measuring Tape Ribbon Pin Introduced by ASG Posted by JenniferStern
Here's a new way to show your Breast Cancer Awareness from the American Sewing Guild. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Make an Embroidered Water Bottle Carrier]]> Sat, 18 Oct 2008 00:05:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/11854/how-to-make-an-embroidered-water-bottle-carrier http://www.craftstylish.com/item/11854/how-to-make-an-embroidered-water-bottle-carrier How to Make an Embroidered Water Bottle Carrier Posted by JenniferStern
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and it's full of active events to raise money for the cure. The weather is also cooler—this little tote will keep your hands from getting cold holding your water bottle! ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/11854/how-to-make-an-embroidered-water-bottle-carrier
<![CDATA[Recycle and Restyle Your Clothes with Tips from the Trade]]> Fri, 17 Oct 2008 08:32:39 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/12377/recycle-and-restyle-your-clothes-with-tips-from-the-trade http://www.craftstylish.com/item/12377/recycle-and-restyle-your-clothes-with-tips-from-the-trade Recycle and Restyle Your Clothes with Tips from the Trade Posted by JenniferStern
I found some great tips for restyling tees and other knit garments that you can afford to experiment with on the Janome website—check it out! ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/12377/recycle-and-restyle-your-clothes-with-tips-from-the-trade
<![CDATA[Use These Halloween-Inspired Machine-Embroidery Designs to Patch a Hole in an Old Pair of Jeans�Instant Festive!]]> Wed, 15 Oct 2008 15:00:21 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/12305/use-these-halloween-inspired-machine-embroidery-designs-to-patch-a-hole-in-an-old-pair-of-jeansinstant-festive http://www.craftstylish.com/item/12305/use-these-halloween-inspired-machine-embroidery-designs-to-patch-a-hole-in-an-old-pair-of-jeansinstant-festive Use These Halloween-Inspired Machine-Embroidery Designs to Patch a Hole in an Old Pair of Jeans�Instant Festive! Posted by JenniferStern
Got kids??? These embroidery designs will really come in handy! Cute pumpkins, candy corn, and more, use these designs to patch a hole or cover a stain in your child's pants...better yet, patch one for yourself, too! Plus there is a cool calculator at the bottom of the page that converts inches to millimeters in a snap—no more guessing! ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/12305/use-these-halloween-inspired-machine-embroidery-designs-to-patch-a-hole-in-an-old-pair-of-jeansinstant-festive
<![CDATA[How to Transform a Natty Cashmere Sweater into a New Designer Original]]> Fri, 10 Oct 2008 00:05:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/10056/how-to-transform-a-natty-cashmere-sweater-into-a-new-designer-original http://www.craftstylish.com/item/10056/how-to-transform-a-natty-cashmere-sweater-into-a-new-designer-original How to Transform a Natty Cashmere Sweater into a New Designer Original Posted by JenniferStern
Fall is definitely in the air, when you get your closet organized for the cooler weather, gather up all your sweaters that need a make-over, and design new ones. ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/10056/how-to-transform-a-natty-cashmere-sweater-into-a-new-designer-original
<![CDATA[Pink Inspired Projects at the Expo]]> Wed, 08 Oct 2008 23:08:21 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/11832/pink-inspired-projects-at-the-expo http://www.craftstylish.com/item/11832/pink-inspired-projects-at-the-expo Pink Inspired Projects at the Expo Posted by JenniferStern
I had a few minutes to zip around and meet other vendors at the Original Sewing & Quilt Expo this past weekend. I was looking for way to celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month...I hope you're inspired. ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/11832/pink-inspired-projects-at-the-expo
<![CDATA[How to Frame Your Own Embroidered Masterpiece]]> Mon, 06 Oct 2008 11:30:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/10640/how-to-frame-your-own-embroidered-masterpiece http://www.craftstylish.com/item/10640/how-to-frame-your-own-embroidered-masterpiece How to Frame Your Own Embroidered Masterpiece Posted by JenniferStern
Some embroidery designs beg to be framed, and some frames really need a face lift. Make a $10 donation to the Susan G. Komen Foundation and get the floral embroidery design that I used...now that's a real win-win! ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/10640/how-to-frame-your-own-embroidered-masterpiece
<![CDATA[Show Your Breast Cancer Awareness Every Time You Wind a Bobbin!]]> Sun, 05 Oct 2008 22:18:04 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/11673/show-your-breast-cancer-awareness-every-time-you-wind-a-bobbin http://www.craftstylish.com/item/11673/show-your-breast-cancer-awareness-every-time-you-wind-a-bobbin Show Your Breast Cancer Awareness Every Time You Wind a Bobbin! Posted by JenniferStern
If your craft involves a sewing machine, show your support by winding your bobbins on the Pink SideWinder. The best part is you'll never have to unthread your machine to fill a bobbin again! ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/11673/show-your-breast-cancer-awareness-every-time-you-wind-a-bobbin
<![CDATA[Button Jewelry at the Expo!]]> Thu, 02 Oct 2008 21:20:17 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/11315/button-jewelry-at-the-expo http://www.craftstylish.com/item/11315/button-jewelry-at-the-expo Button Jewelry at the Expo! Posted by JenniferStern
The J. Stern Design Booth at the Original Sewing & Quilt Expo in Chantilly, VA, was the perfect vantage point to see all sorts of cool crafts. Here are some of my button favorites! ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/11315/button-jewelry-at-the-expo
<![CDATA[Get into the Fall Spirit with the Leaf Peeper's Tote]]> Sat, 27 Sep 2008 13:26:27 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/10826/get-into-the-fall-spirit-with-the-leaf-peepers-tote http://www.craftstylish.com/item/10826/get-into-the-fall-spirit-with-the-leaf-peepers-tote Get into the Fall Spirit with the Leaf Peeper's Tote Posted by JenniferStern
Perfect to carry all your essentials when you're off to a country fair or a weekend trip to see the foliage! ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/10826/get-into-the-fall-spirit-with-the-leaf-peepers-tote
<![CDATA[How to Machine-Embroider a 3-D Flower]]> Sat, 27 Sep 2008 00:05:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/10721/how-to-machine-embroider-a-3-d-flower http://www.craftstylish.com/item/10721/how-to-machine-embroider-a-3-d-flower How to Machine-Embroider a 3-D Flower Posted by JenniferStern
The Confederate Rose is just one of the many beautiful three-dimensional flowers that you can embroider from Pam's 3D flower. They're so fun to make, you'll want to stitch up enough for a whole bouquet! ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/10721/how-to-machine-embroider-a-3-d-flower
<![CDATA[Hot Fashion in BRAG Showroom at Gibbs College!]]> Mon, 22 Sep 2008 22:30:15 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/10136/hot-fashion-in-brag-showroom-at-gibbs-college http://www.craftstylish.com/item/10136/hot-fashion-in-brag-showroom-at-gibbs-college Hot Fashion in BRAG Showroom at Gibbs College! Posted by JenniferStern
I attended the Grand Opening of the BRAG Showroom featuring three very talented designers...I was so impressed! ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/10136/hot-fashion-in-brag-showroom-at-gibbs-college
<![CDATA[Amy Butler Fans Rejoice: Check Out Her New Daisy Chain Fabric Collection]]> Sun, 21 Sep 2008 08:11:15 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/10406/amy-butler-fans-rejoice-check-out-her-new-daisy-chain-fabric-collection http://www.craftstylish.com/item/10406/amy-butler-fans-rejoice-check-out-her-new-daisy-chain-fabric-collection Amy Butler Fans Rejoice: Check Out Her New Daisy Chain Fabric Collection Posted by JenniferStern
I'm a big Amy Butler fan, and I just had a chance to check out her new collection of fabrics, Daisy Chain. It's full of large- and small-scale florals with a few stripes thrown in. ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/10406/amy-butler-fans-rejoice-check-out-her-new-daisy-chain-fabric-collection
<![CDATA[How to Embroider the Back Pocket of Your Favorite Pair of Jeans]]> Sat, 20 Sep 2008 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/9307/how-to-embroider-the-back-pocket-of-your-favorite-pair-of-jeans http://www.craftstylish.com/item/9307/how-to-embroider-the-back-pocket-of-your-favorite-pair-of-jeans How to Embroider the Back Pocket of Your Favorite Pair of Jeans Posted by JenniferStern
Got pocket envy? Here's how to transform your plain back pockets into mini works of art! ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/9307/how-to-embroider-the-back-pocket-of-your-favorite-pair-of-jeans
<![CDATA[Japanese Inspiration for the Flower Power Challenge]]> Tue, 16 Sep 2008 21:21:58 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/9906/japanese-inspiration-for-the-flower-power-challenge http://www.craftstylish.com/item/9906/japanese-inspiration-for-the-flower-power-challenge Japanese Inspiration for the Flower Power Challenge Posted by JenniferStern
Omiyage is a book by Kumiko Sudo that is in full bloom with folded flowers, buds and leaves. Check it out and be inspired! ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/9906/japanese-inspiration-for-the-flower-power-challenge
<![CDATA[Meet Your Rotary Cutter's New Best Friend--WD-40!]]> Wed, 10 Sep 2008 08:30:12 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/9295/meet-your-rotary-cutters-new-best-friend-wd-40 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/9295/meet-your-rotary-cutters-new-best-friend-wd-40 Meet Your Rotary Cutter's New Best Friend--WD-40! Posted by JenniferStern
Embroidery is hard on your equipment, especially if you use spray adhesive to hold your fabric in the hoop. Here's a great tip to keep your rotary cutter working great. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Lost Your Embroidery Foot? The Free-Motion Quilting Foot Works Great for Embroidery, Too]]> Sun, 07 Sep 2008 08:07:46 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/9056/lost-your-embroidery-foot-the-free-motion-quilting-foot-works-great-for-embroidery-too http://www.craftstylish.com/item/9056/lost-your-embroidery-foot-the-free-motion-quilting-foot-works-great-for-embroidery-too Lost Your Embroidery Foot? The Free-Motion Quilting Foot Works Great for Embroidery, Too Posted by JenniferStern
Here's a great back-up option to keep the embroidery going if you can't find your embroidery foot. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Keep Your Embroidery Machine in Tip-Top Shape]]> Sat, 06 Sep 2008 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/8382/how-to-keep-your-embroidery-machine-in-tip-top-shape http://www.craftstylish.com/item/8382/how-to-keep-your-embroidery-machine-in-tip-top-shape How to Keep Your Embroidery Machine in Tip-Top Shape Posted by JenniferStern
Here are a few things you can do to keep your embroidery machine from unnecessary visits to the repair shop! ]]>
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<![CDATA[Free Spooky Craft Projects to Do with the Kids]]> Thu, 04 Sep 2008 22:13:32 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/8814/free-spooky-craft-projects-to-do-with-the-kids http://www.craftstylish.com/item/8814/free-spooky-craft-projects-to-do-with-the-kids Free Spooky Craft Projects to Do with the Kids Posted by JenniferStern
A crafter's paradise of free projects for Halloween and every other holiday that you can think of! Pick up some great safety tips for trick-or-treat, too! ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/8814/free-spooky-craft-projects-to-do-with-the-kids
<![CDATA[Got a Match? Update on The Burning Man Festival 2008]]> Sun, 31 Aug 2008 10:35:11 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/8579/got-a-match-update-on-the-burning-man-festival-2008 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/8579/got-a-match-update-on-the-burning-man-festival-2008 Got a Match?  Update on The Burning Man Festival 2008 Posted by JenniferStern
I woke up this morning just in time to see a segment on the CBS news featuring The Burning Man Festival 2008. ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/8579/got-a-match-update-on-the-burning-man-festival-2008
<![CDATA[The Burning Man Festival 2008]]> Sat, 30 Aug 2008 06:39:45 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/8490/the-burning-man-festival-2008 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/8490/the-burning-man-festival-2008 The Burning Man Festival 2008 Posted by JenniferStern
Check out craft in a radical form of self-expression. ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/8490/the-burning-man-festival-2008
<![CDATA[How to Make a Reverse Applique on a T-Shirt by Machine]]> Sat, 30 Aug 2008 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/7985/how-to-make-a-reverse-applique-on-a-t-shirt-by-machine http://www.craftstylish.com/item/7985/how-to-make-a-reverse-applique-on-a-t-shirt-by-machine How to Make a Reverse Applique on a T-Shirt by Machine Posted by JenniferStern
Combine an easy machine-appliqué technique with a little machine embroidery to create your own designer tee! ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/7985/how-to-make-a-reverse-applique-on-a-t-shirt-by-machine
<![CDATA[Crafters for Obama]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2008 21:11:31 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/8477/crafters-for-obama http://www.craftstylish.com/item/8477/crafters-for-obama Crafters for Obama Posted by JenniferStern
Crafty causes are getting political! ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/8477/crafters-for-obama
<![CDATA[Iron On, Hand-Stitch a Little, and Out the Door You Go!]]> Wed, 27 Aug 2008 08:29:51 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/8282/iron-on-hand-stitch-a-little-and-out-the-door-you-go http://www.craftstylish.com/item/8282/iron-on-hand-stitch-a-little-and-out-the-door-you-go Iron On, Hand-Stitch a Little, and Out the Door You Go! Posted by JenniferStern
These iron-on transfers are the best of both worlds: No tracing required, just use the cotton thread included to fill each butterfly in with easy embroidery stitches! ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/8282/iron-on-hand-stitch-a-little-and-out-the-door-you-go
<![CDATA[More Free Designs than You'll Know What to Do With!]]> Tue, 26 Aug 2008 11:59:39 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/8248/more-free-designs-than-youll-know-what-to-do-with http://www.craftstylish.com/item/8248/more-free-designs-than-youll-know-what-to-do-with More Free Designs than You'll Know What to Do With! Posted by JenniferStern
It doesn't matter what brand embroidery machine you own, you can take advantage of free designs on every sewing-machine manufacturer's website! ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/8248/more-free-designs-than-youll-know-what-to-do-with
<![CDATA[Pamper Your Hands with Gloves in a Bottle]]> Sat, 23 Aug 2008 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/7964/pamper-your-hands-with-gloves-in-a-bottle http://www.craftstylish.com/item/7964/pamper-your-hands-with-gloves-in-a-bottle Pamper Your Hands with Gloves in a Bottle Posted by JenniferStern
Embroiderers, sewers, knitters, and paper crafters rejoice: There is help for irritated, itchy hands! No matter what your craft is, Gloves in a Bottle provides a barrier between your skin and what’s irritating you. ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/7964/pamper-your-hands-with-gloves-in-a-bottle
<![CDATA[Embroidery Term: Baste in the Hoop]]> Sat, 23 Aug 2008 00:05:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/7945/embroidery-term-baste-in-the-hoop http://www.craftstylish.com/item/7945/embroidery-term-baste-in-the-hoop Embroidery Term: Baste in the Hoop Posted by JenniferStern
Basting in the hoop is the greatest—and even if your embroidery machine does not have this capability, you can still do it! ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/7945/embroidery-term-baste-in-the-hoop
<![CDATA[How to Use a Chart When Working with Aida Cloth]]> Sat, 23 Aug 2008 00:05:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/7947/how-to-use-a-chart-when-working-with-aida-cloth http://www.craftstylish.com/item/7947/how-to-use-a-chart-when-working-with-aida-cloth How to Use a Chart When Working with Aida Cloth Posted by JenniferStern
A great advantage to using Aida cloth when embroidering is that you can work from a chart instead of transferring the pattern to your fabric. ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/7947/how-to-use-a-chart-when-working-with-aida-cloth
<![CDATA[Strip-It, the Fabric Strip Cutter]]> Wed, 20 Aug 2008 08:07:01 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/7391/strip-it-the-fabric-strip-cutter http://www.craftstylish.com/item/7391/strip-it-the-fabric-strip-cutter Strip-It, the Fabric Strip Cutter Posted by JenniferStern
Make light work of cutting mountains of fabric strips for quilting, weaving, knitting, or crocheting! ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/7391/strip-it-the-fabric-strip-cutter
<![CDATA[The Alabama Stitch Book]]> Mon, 18 Aug 2008 12:15:55 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/7846/the-alabama-stitch-book http://www.craftstylish.com/item/7846/the-alabama-stitch-book The Alabama Stitch Book Posted by JenniferStern
Hand Stitches Rejoice--A whole book featuring fashionable garments, accessories and home decor projects designed using recycled fabrics. ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/7846/the-alabama-stitch-book
<![CDATA[How to Insert a Crocheted Lace Band into a Hand Towel]]> Mon, 18 Aug 2008 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/7550/how-to-insert-a-crocheted-lace-band-into-a-hand-towel http://www.craftstylish.com/item/7550/how-to-insert-a-crocheted-lace-band-into-a-hand-towel How to Insert a Crocheted Lace Band into a Hand Towel Posted by JenniferStern
Make these luxurious bath towels by transforming the standard variety with some crocheted or embroidered lace. ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/7550/how-to-insert-a-crocheted-lace-band-into-a-hand-towel
<![CDATA[Use Embroidery Software to Speed up the Process]]> Sat, 16 Aug 2008 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/5427/use-embroidery-software-to-speed-up-the-process http://www.craftstylish.com/item/5427/use-embroidery-software-to-speed-up-the-process JenniferStern
Using embroidery software can get you more out of your embroidery machine faster than with standard methods. ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/5427/use-embroidery-software-to-speed-up-the-process
<![CDATA[How to Embroider the Hem of Your Favorite Yoga Pants]]> Sat, 16 Aug 2008 00:05:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/7250/how-to-embroider-the-hem-of-your-favorite-yoga-pants http://www.craftstylish.com/item/7250/how-to-embroider-the-hem-of-your-favorite-yoga-pants How to Embroider the Hem of Your Favorite Yoga Pants Posted by JenniferStern
Pick an embroidery design that's perfect for stretchy fabrics, and it's a snap to add some fun around the hem of your yoga pants! ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/7250/how-to-embroider-the-hem-of-your-favorite-yoga-pants
<![CDATA[Fabulous Crafters at the Southern Vermont Art & Crafts Festival]]> Thu, 14 Aug 2008 11:50:50 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/7612/fabulous-crafters-at-the-southern-vermont-art-crafts-festival http://www.craftstylish.com/item/7612/fabulous-crafters-at-the-southern-vermont-art-crafts-festival Fabulous Crafters at the Southern Vermont Art & Crafts Festival Posted by JenniferStern
Every year I trek to Vermont for this crafting spectacular--here are some of the highlights. ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/7612/fabulous-crafters-at-the-southern-vermont-art-crafts-festival
<![CDATA[How to Machine Embroider Your Own Paper Right at Home]]> Mon, 11 Aug 2008 10:55:35 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/7393/how-to-machine-embroider-your-own-paper-right-at-home http://www.craftstylish.com/item/7393/how-to-machine-embroider-your-own-paper-right-at-home How to Machine Embroider Your Own Paper Right at Home Posted by JenniferStern
Inspired by Jeffery's post on unusual embroidered papers from India, I decided to show you how to do it right at home! ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/7393/how-to-machine-embroider-your-own-paper-right-at-home
<![CDATA[How to Finish the Trendy Tunic]]> Sat, 09 Aug 2008 00:05:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/6386/how-to-finish-the-trendy-tunic http://www.craftstylish.com/item/6386/how-to-finish-the-trendy-tunic How to Finish the Trendy Tunic Posted by JenniferStern
The more I worked on this restyled garment, the more I liked it. I suspect I could stick it in a store like Forever 21 and no one would guess that it was transplanted there. ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/6386/how-to-finish-the-trendy-tunic
<![CDATA[Use Your Favorite Photo to Create a Unique Hand Embroidery Design]]> Wed, 06 Aug 2008 15:29:57 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/7090/use-your-favorite-photo-to-create-a-unique-hand-embroidery-design http://www.craftstylish.com/item/7090/use-your-favorite-photo-to-create-a-unique-hand-embroidery-design Use Your Favorite Photo to Create a Unique Hand Embroidery Design Posted by JenniferStern
Take a cherished picture of a family member, pet or prized flower in your garden and turn it into an embroidery design to stitch by hand! ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/7090/use-your-favorite-photo-to-create-a-unique-hand-embroidery-design
<![CDATA[DIY Embroidery Hoop Corkboard]]> Mon, 04 Aug 2008 15:37:05 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/6989/diy-embroidery-hoop-corkboard http://www.craftstylish.com/item/6989/diy-embroidery-hoop-corkboard DIY Embroidery Hoop Corkboard Posted by JenniferStern
Make one of these embroidery hoop cork boards to create a space to keep all you notes, photos or business cards at your fingertips! Cute or sophisticated, you decide by your choice of fabric. ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/6989/diy-embroidery-hoop-corkboard
<![CDATA[How to do a French Knot]]> Sat, 02 Aug 2008 00:05:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/6222/how-to-do-a-french-knot http://www.craftstylish.com/item/6222/how-to-do-a-french-knot How to do a French Knot Posted by JenniferStern
Here is my easy tutorial for this basic embroidery stitch ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/6222/how-to-do-a-french-knot
<![CDATA[How to Make a Bullion Knot]]> Sat, 02 Aug 2008 00:05:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/6236/how-to-make-a-bullion-knot http://www.craftstylish.com/item/6236/how-to-make-a-bullion-knot How to Make a Bullion Knot Posted by JenniferStern
Here is an easy tutorial for another basic embroidery stitch. ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/6236/how-to-make-a-bullion-knot
<![CDATA[How to Transform an Embroidered Beach Cover-Up into a Trendy Tunic]]> Fri, 01 Aug 2008 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/5912/how-to-transform-an-embroidered-beach-cover-up-into-a-trendy-tunic http://www.craftstylish.com/item/5912/how-to-transform-an-embroidered-beach-cover-up-into-a-trendy-tunic How to Transform an Embroidered Beach Cover-Up into a Trendy Tunic Posted by JenniferStern
Take the pattern pieces you designed in Pattern Drafting 101 and make this stylish tunic. ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/5912/how-to-transform-an-embroidered-beach-cover-up-into-a-trendy-tunic
<![CDATA[Pattern Drafting 101: How to Close a Bust Dart and Move the Fullness to the Hem]]> Fri, 01 Aug 2008 00:05:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/5855/pattern-drafting-101-how-to-close-a-bust-dart-and-move-the-fullness-to-the-hem http://www.craftstylish.com/item/5855/pattern-drafting-101-how-to-close-a-bust-dart-and-move-the-fullness-to-the-hem Pattern Drafting 101:  How to Close a Bust Dart and Move the Fullness to the Hem Posted by JenniferStern
With a few simple adjustments, you can transform a standard shirt pattern into a stylish tunic pattern. ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/5855/pattern-drafting-101-how-to-close-a-bust-dart-and-move-the-fullness-to-the-hem
<![CDATA[Christian Lacroix--On Fashion]]> Tue, 29 Jul 2008 11:19:56 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/6255/christian-lacroix-on-fashion http://www.craftstylish.com/item/6255/christian-lacroix-on-fashion Christian Lacroix--On Fashion Posted by JenniferStern
Flipping through my latest issue of Australian Vogue, I spied a review of this new book featuring the flamboyant couturier, Christian Lacroix--I ran out and got a copy! ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/6255/christian-lacroix-on-fashion
<![CDATA[More Bobbin Tips: Try Magic Genie Bobbin Washers]]> Sun, 27 Jul 2008 11:35:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/5744/more-bobbin-tips-try-magic-genie-bobbin-washers http://www.craftstylish.com/item/5744/more-bobbin-tips-try-magic-genie-bobbin-washers More Bobbin Tips: Try Magic Genie Bobbin Washers Posted by JenniferStern
Put these little Teflon discs under your bobbin to eliminate backlash and bird nests in your bobbin case while you’re embroidering. ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/5744/more-bobbin-tips-try-magic-genie-bobbin-washers
<![CDATA[ Embroidery Term: Prewound Bobbin]]> Sat, 26 Jul 2008 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/5741/embroidery-term-prewound-bobbin http://www.craftstylish.com/item/5741/embroidery-term-prewound-bobbin  Embroidery Term: Prewound Bobbin Posted by JenniferStern
Winding bobbins is not on anyone’s top ten list of fun thing to do while machine embroidering. A prewound bobbin is a bobbin that comes with the bobbin thread already on it. They are very convenient to have on hand when you are working on a big project, but there are pros and cons to using them. ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/5741/embroidery-term-prewound-bobbin
<![CDATA[Embroidery Term: The Jump Stitch]]> Thu, 24 Jul 2008 15:27:51 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/5729/embroidery-term-the-jump-stitch http://www.craftstylish.com/item/5729/embroidery-term-the-jump-stitch Embroidery Term: The  Jump Stitch Posted by JenniferStern
A Jump Stitch is not really a stitch at all. So what are they? Read on for a little primer and some jump stitch tips to save you time ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/5729/embroidery-term-the-jump-stitch
<![CDATA[Machine Applique Flip Flops right in the Hoop!]]> Thu, 24 Jul 2008 00:05:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/5416/machine-applique-flip-flops-right-in-the-hoop http://www.craftstylish.com/item/5416/machine-applique-flip-flops-right-in-the-hoop Machine Applique Flip Flops right in the Hoop! Posted by JenniferStern
You can embroider these adorable flip-flops right in the hoop! If you’re new to machine embroidery, this is a great project to work on because it focuses on one technique...machine embroidered appliqué. ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/5416/machine-applique-flip-flops-right-in-the-hoop
<![CDATA[Handmade by RosiePink]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2008 17:15:42 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/5643/handmade-by-rosiepink http://www.craftstylish.com/item/5643/handmade-by-rosiepink Handmade by RosiePink Posted by JenniferStern
Inspiration for wool felting projects infused with machine embroidery stitching. ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/5643/handmade-by-rosiepink
<![CDATA[All Crafters Need Inspiration!]]> Tue, 22 Jul 2008 09:01:37 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/5653/all-crafters-need-inspiration http://www.craftstylish.com/item/5653/all-crafters-need-inspiration All Crafters Need Inspiration! Posted by JenniferStern
Get Inspired at the StyleHive. ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/5653/all-crafters-need-inspiration
<![CDATA[Do You Have Lots of Duplicate Embroidery Design Slowing Down Your Computer?]]> Mon, 21 Jul 2008 22:06:51 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/4889/do-you-have-lots-of-duplicate-embroidery-design-slowing-down-your-computer http://www.craftstylish.com/item/4889/do-you-have-lots-of-duplicate-embroidery-design-slowing-down-your-computer JenniferStern
The Embroidery DeDuper can clean your computer right up! ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/4889/do-you-have-lots-of-duplicate-embroidery-design-slowing-down-your-computer
<![CDATA[Are You Wondering Which Book Is Best for Beginner Sewers??]]> Mon, 21 Jul 2008 21:38:32 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/5636/are-you-wondering-which-book-is-best-for-beginner-sewers http://www.craftstylish.com/item/5636/are-you-wondering-which-book-is-best-for-beginner-sewers Are You Wondering Which Book Is Best for Beginner Sewers?? Posted by JenniferStern
Spend less time trying to figure out a sewing technique by keeping a great reference book beside your machine. ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/5636/are-you-wondering-which-book-is-best-for-beginner-sewers
<![CDATA[How to Tell If Your Fabric Has Enough Stretch for the Pattern You Picked Out]]> Sat, 19 Jul 2008 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/4840/how-to-tell-if-your-fabric-has-enough-stretch-for-the-pattern-you-picked-out http://www.craftstylish.com/item/4840/how-to-tell-if-your-fabric-has-enough-stretch-for-the-pattern-you-picked-out How to Tell If Your Fabric Has Enough Stretch for the Pattern You Picked Out Posted by JenniferStern
Have you ever bought a pattern designed for knit fabric, measured twice, cut once, and still ended up with a finished garment that was on the tight side? Maybe it wasn't the size you cut out; maybe your fabric wasn't stretchy enough for the pattern. ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/4840/how-to-tell-if-your-fabric-has-enough-stretch-for-the-pattern-you-picked-out
<![CDATA[How to Machine-Embroider Your Own Refrigerator Word Art]]> Sat, 19 Jul 2008 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/4911/how-to-machine-embroider-your-own-refrigerator-word-art http://www.craftstylish.com/item/4911/how-to-machine-embroider-your-own-refrigerator-word-art How to Machine-Embroider Your Own Refrigerator Word Art Posted by JenniferStern
Clever word art is just a push of a button away when you machine-embroider your own! ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/4911/how-to-machine-embroider-your-own-refrigerator-word-art
<![CDATA[How to Place Pattern Pieces Straight on the Grainline]]> Fri, 18 Jul 2008 13:46:57 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/4844/how-to-place-pattern-pieces-straight-on-the-grainline http://www.craftstylish.com/item/4844/how-to-place-pattern-pieces-straight-on-the-grainline How to Place Pattern Pieces Straight on the Grainline Posted by JenniferStern
Here's what to do with that long, straight grainline marking printed on all your pattern pieces... ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/4844/how-to-place-pattern-pieces-straight-on-the-grainline
<![CDATA[Quick Tip: Stitch and Place from Nancy Zieman]]> Fri, 18 Jul 2008 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/5425/quick-tip-stitch-and-place-from-nancy-zieman http://www.craftstylish.com/item/5425/quick-tip-stitch-and-place-from-nancy-zieman Quick Tip:  Stitch and Place from Nancy Zieman Posted by JenniferStern
In this video, Nancy shows us how to get our embroidery designs to stitch out in exactly the right place. ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/5425/quick-tip-stitch-and-place-from-nancy-zieman
<![CDATA[Crafty Chat]]> Fri, 11 Jul 2008 20:23:42 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/4861/crafty-chat http://www.craftstylish.com/item/4861/crafty-chat Crafty Chat Posted by JenniferStern
If you want to check out what other crafters and crafty business people are doing, check out Crafty Chat for weekly on line chats about what's selling and being made ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/4861/crafty-chat
<![CDATA[Did you have a sock monkey when you were a kid...]]> Wed, 09 Jul 2008 13:44:50 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/4891/did-you-have-a-sock-monkey-when-you-were-a-kid http://www.craftstylish.com/item/4891/did-you-have-a-sock-monkey-when-you-were-a-kid Did you have a sock monkey when you were a kid... Posted by JenniferStern
I was cruising around looking for cool embroidery, instead I found cool Socktopus!  They remind me of one of my favorite childhood pals--my sock monkey ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/4891/did-you-have-a-sock-monkey-when-you-were-a-kid
<![CDATA[Transform Your Embroidery Mistakes by Changing Your Outlook]]> Thu, 03 Jul 2008 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/4703/transform-your-embroidery-mistakes-by-changing-your-outlook http://www.craftstylish.com/item/4703/transform-your-embroidery-mistakes-by-changing-your-outlook JenniferStern
Mistakes and boo-boos fall into two different categories—Designer Details and Character Builders. ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/4703/transform-your-embroidery-mistakes-by-changing-your-outlook
<![CDATA["Patching the Hole" in My Stabilizer to Do Multiple Embroideries Saved My HTML Tee!]]> Wed, 02 Jul 2008 14:47:26 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/4602/patching-the-hole-in-my-stabilizer-to-do-multiple-embroideries-saved-my-html-tee http://www.craftstylish.com/item/4602/patching-the-hole-in-my-stabilizer-to-do-multiple-embroideries-saved-my-html-tee Posted by JenniferStern
Using a "patch the hole" method to embroider the same design over and over saved my shirt...and probably my machine when it got jammed. ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/4602/patching-the-hole-in-my-stabilizer-to-do-multiple-embroideries-saved-my-html-tee
<![CDATA[Crafty in Connecticut]]> Tue, 01 Jul 2008 19:45:22 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/4524/crafty-in-connecticut http://www.craftstylish.com/item/4524/crafty-in-connecticut Crafty in Connecticut Posted by JenniferStern
If your 4th of July social calendar isn't full yet, why not check out the 22nd Annual New England Arts & Crafts Festival in Milford, CT. ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/4524/crafty-in-connecticut
<![CDATA[Stitch, Dissolve, and Distort with Machine-Embroidery Stitches]]> Mon, 30 Jun 2008 15:37:44 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/4255/stitch-dissolve-and-distort-with-machine-embroidery-stitches http://www.craftstylish.com/item/4255/stitch-dissolve-and-distort-with-machine-embroidery-stitches Stitch, Dissolve, and Distort with Machine-Embroidery Stitches Posted by JenniferStern
We pay so much attention to stabilizing so that fabric won't pucker. Try loosening up a little and go for the wrinkles, puckers, and crinkles. ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/4255/stitch-dissolve-and-distort-with-machine-embroidery-stitches
<![CDATA[The Last Stitch: How to Finish Your Hand-Embroidery ]]> Sun, 29 Jun 2008 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/3155/the-last-stitch-how-to-finish-your-hand-embroidery http://www.craftstylish.com/item/3155/the-last-stitch-how-to-finish-your-hand-embroidery The Last Stitch: How to Finish Your Hand-Embroidery Posted by JenniferStern
When it comes to the end of a design, a color change, or running out of thread, a secure finish without adding bulk is what you need! Here's how to make a clean finish! ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/3155/the-last-stitch-how-to-finish-your-hand-embroidery
<![CDATA[Check Out SWAK Embroidery.com and Enter to Win a New Janome 350E!]]> Sun, 29 Jun 2008 09:26:25 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/4403/check-out-swak-embroiderycom-and-enter-to-win-a-new-janome-350e http://www.craftstylish.com/item/4403/check-out-swak-embroiderycom-and-enter-to-win-a-new-janome-350e Check Out SWAK Embroidery.com and Enter to Win a New Janome 350E! Posted by JenniferStern
Seal it with a kiss and enter to win this fantastic embroidery-only machine—it's the perfect companion to your trusted sewing machine! ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/4403/check-out-swak-embroiderycom-and-enter-to-win-a-new-janome-350e
<![CDATA[Machine-Embroider a Tee with a Slogan: HTML Style!]]> Sat, 28 Jun 2008 00:05:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/3889/machine-embroider-a-tee-with-a-slogan-html-style http://www.craftstylish.com/item/3889/machine-embroider-a-tee-with-a-slogan-html-style Machine-Embroider a Tee with a Slogan: HTML Style! Posted by JenniferStern
Computer techies, express yourself by stitching some code. Embroider a bit of code on the back of a tee and display the results on the front! Recycle an old tee to deliver your "Go Green" message. ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/3889/machine-embroider-a-tee-with-a-slogan-html-style
<![CDATA[Be Sweet Products...Everything From Sweet Knitting Patterns to Felted Rocks and Pebbles!]]> Wed, 25 Jun 2008 14:53:38 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/4060/be-sweet-productseverything-from-sweet-knitting-patterns-to-felted-rocks-and-pebbles http://www.craftstylish.com/item/4060/be-sweet-productseverything-from-sweet-knitting-patterns-to-felted-rocks-and-pebbles Be Sweet Products...Everything From Sweet Knitting Patterns to Felted Rocks and Pebbles! Posted by JenniferStern
Visit this website for out-of-the-ordinary knitting patterns and other unusual fiber arts...like wonderful felted wool pebbles. ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/4060/be-sweet-productseverything-from-sweet-knitting-patterns-to-felted-rocks-and-pebbles
<![CDATA[How to Make a Mini Tote out of Embroidered Jeans]]> Tue, 24 Jun 2008 00:05:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/3341/how-to-make-a-mini-tote-out-of-embroidered-jeans http://www.craftstylish.com/item/3341/how-to-make-a-mini-tote-out-of-embroidered-jeans How to Make a Mini Tote out of Embroidered Jeans Posted by JenniferStern
If you have some cool embroidered denim lurking around in your closet that you haven't worn in years...or maybe months, pull it out and remake it into a hip bag! ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/3341/how-to-make-a-mini-tote-out-of-embroidered-jeans
<![CDATA[Hot Fashion at the Freedom of Expression Fashion Show]]> Sat, 21 Jun 2008 22:58:54 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/3839/hot-fashion-at-the-freedom-of-expression-fashion-show http://www.craftstylish.com/item/3839/hot-fashion-at-the-freedom-of-expression-fashion-show Hot Fashion at the Freedom of Expression Fashion Show Posted by JenniferStern
Gibbs College held its students' Spring Fashion Show on Thursday, June 19th. ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/3839/hot-fashion-at-the-freedom-of-expression-fashion-show
<![CDATA[The Laton Jacket Revisited]]> Sat, 21 Jun 2008 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/2848/the-laton-jacket-revisited http://www.craftstylish.com/item/2848/the-laton-jacket-revisited The Laton Jacket Revisited Posted by JenniferStern
I checked in at the Plimoth Plantation to see the latest progress on this beautiful hand-embroidered re-creation. I was delighted to see that they were working on the lining fabric. ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/2848/the-laton-jacket-revisited
<![CDATA[How to Hand-Stitch an Outline Stitch]]> Fri, 20 Jun 2008 08:41:31 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/2851/how-to-hand-stitch-an-outline-stitch http://www.craftstylish.com/item/2851/how-to-hand-stitch-an-outline-stitch How to Hand-Stitch an Outline Stitch Posted by JenniferStern
Did you know that this basic stitch, primarily used for outlining, is actually made up of straight stitches that overlap? Learn the steps to making a graceful stitch. ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/2851/how-to-hand-stitch-an-outline-stitch
<![CDATA[Can you Machine Embroider a Bathing Suit?]]> Wed, 18 Jun 2008 13:30:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/3545/can-you-machine-embroider-a-bathing-suit http://www.craftstylish.com/item/3545/can-you-machine-embroider-a-bathing-suit Can you Machine Embroider a Bathing Suit? Posted by JenniferStern
Use the "Secret" to learn how to add hot embroidery to your own swim suit...and much more! ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/3545/can-you-machine-embroider-a-bathing-suit
<![CDATA[ Bobbin Embroidery Takes Center Stage ]]> Wed, 18 Jun 2008 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/2169/bobbin-embroidery-takes-center-stage http://www.craftstylish.com/item/2169/bobbin-embroidery-takes-center-stage  Bobbin Embroidery Takes Center Stage Posted by JenniferStern
Here is a new way for you to try out bobbin work: a cool technique that lets you stitch out embroidery designs on the underside of your hoop. ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/2169/bobbin-embroidery-takes-center-stage
<![CDATA[Initial Your Work with Snazzy Monograms]]> Sun, 15 Jun 2008 00:05:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/2074/initial-your-work-with-snazzy-monograms http://www.craftstylish.com/item/2074/initial-your-work-with-snazzy-monograms Initial Your Work with Snazzy Monograms Posted by JenniferStern
Monograms have long been symbols of elegance and luxury. Although they are fairly simple to make yourself, the hardest part is usually finding a cool monogram style to suit your personality. Here is a nifty embroidery tool that allows you to choose just about any font type for any size monogram. ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/2074/initial-your-work-with-snazzy-monograms
<![CDATA[Circles all around the Cocktail Party]]> Sat, 14 Jun 2008 23:13:48 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/3437/circles-all-around-the-cocktail-party http://www.craftstylish.com/item/3437/circles-all-around-the-cocktail-party Circles all around the Cocktail Party Posted by JenniferStern
This dress was created from hundreds of silk organza circles. ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/3437/circles-all-around-the-cocktail-party
<![CDATA[Amy Butler Jeans]]> Fri, 13 Jun 2008 08:20:05 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/3351/amy-butler-jeans http://www.craftstylish.com/item/3351/amy-butler-jeans Amy Butler Jeans Posted by JenniferStern
I love quilting, but I rarely have the time...When I get the chance to add a quilting technique to a garment that I'm working on, I go for it. ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/3351/amy-butler-jeans
<![CDATA[Make Your Own Large-Spool Stand]]> Wed, 11 Jun 2008 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/1780/make-your-own-large-spool-stand http://www.craftstylish.com/item/1780/make-your-own-large-spool-stand Make Your Own Large-Spool Stand Posted by JenniferStern
I love to pass on new ideas I get from friends, teachers, students, and customers. Here is a great way to manage large spools of thread such as those used for your bobbin: Use the spool from packages of new, blank CDs. ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/1780/make-your-own-large-spool-stand
<![CDATA[Check Out the Hand-Stitching Wonder of Jenny Hart]]> Sun, 08 Jun 2008 00:05:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/2166/check-out-the-hand-stitching-wonder-of-jenny-hart http://www.craftstylish.com/item/2166/check-out-the-hand-stitching-wonder-of-jenny-hart Check Out the Hand-Stitching Wonder of Jenny Hart Posted by JenniferStern
Jenny Hart’s thought-provoking portraits feature breathtaking detail. See her work at a new exhibit at The Art Center in St. Petersburg, Florida from May 23 to August 16, 2008. ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/2166/check-out-the-hand-stitching-wonder-of-jenny-hart
<![CDATA[How to Make Your Embroidery Thread Behave]]> Wed, 04 Jun 2008 00:05:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/2086/how-to-make-your-embroidery-thread-behave http://www.craftstylish.com/item/2086/how-to-make-your-embroidery-thread-behave How to Make Your Embroidery Thread Behave Posted by JenniferStern
Whether you are hand embroidering or machine embroidering, how you handle your thread can make or break its performance. Here are some tips to keep your thread in line and running smoothly. ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/2086/how-to-make-your-embroidery-thread-behave
<![CDATA[Embroiderers Style Accessories with Needlepoint]]> Sun, 01 Jun 2008 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/2031/embroiderers-style-accessories-with-needlepoint http://www.craftstylish.com/item/2031/embroiderers-style-accessories-with-needlepoint Embroiderers Style Accessories with Needlepoint Posted by JenniferStern
Needlepoint is making a huge comeback. The pages of fashion magazines are showing how this traditional, hand-crafted embroidery technique gives super-trendy flair to belts, bags, and home décor. ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/2031/embroiderers-style-accessories-with-needlepoint
<![CDATA[Use Specialty Bobbin Thread for Your Embroidery]]> Wed, 28 May 2008 12:05:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/1941/use-specialty-bobbin-thread-for-your-embroidery http://www.craftstylish.com/item/1941/use-specialty-bobbin-thread-for-your-embroidery Use Specialty Bobbin Thread for Your Embroidery Posted by JenniferStern
Are you new to embroidery? Did you know that there is special thread that is made for use in the bobbin while you’re embroidering? ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/1941/use-specialty-bobbin-thread-for-your-embroidery
<![CDATA[Embroidery Meets the Needle-Felting Machine]]> Sun, 25 May 2008 00:05:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/1911/embroidery-meets-the-needle-felting-machine http://www.craftstylish.com/item/1911/embroidery-meets-the-needle-felting-machine Embroidery Meets the Needle-Felting Machine Posted by JenniferStern
Have you tried those new needle-felting machines yet? They’re fantastic! It’s like embroidery with wool roving and other fibers (instead of threads). When I first got my hands on one, I used it to (of course) embroidery on my jeans! ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/1911/embroidery-meets-the-needle-felting-machine
<![CDATA[Use these Tricks for Embroidering with Metallic Threads]]> Wed, 21 May 2008 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/1889/use-these-tricks-for-embroidering-with-metallic-threads http://www.craftstylish.com/item/1889/use-these-tricks-for-embroidering-with-metallic-threads Use these Tricks for Embroidering with Metallic Threads Posted by JenniferStern
I was inspired to share this information with you because I just finished making a cool embroidered skirt out of my favorite pair of old jeans. To give this restyled garment some sparkle, I embroidered with some metallic threads. I was happy to find that some true tricks of the trade made the project easier, and the resulting skirt is now a new favorite. ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/1889/use-these-tricks-for-embroidering-with-metallic-threads
<![CDATA[Restyle Alert: Vintage is Hot!]]> Sun, 18 May 2008 00:05:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/1781/restyle-alert-vintage-is-hot http://www.craftstylish.com/item/1781/restyle-alert-vintage-is-hot Restyle Alert: Vintage is Hot! Posted by JenniferStern
Vintage has exploded onto the pages of Vogue magazine, and embroidery designer, Hope Yoder, is way ahead of the curve! I almost swooned when I saw this dainty, girly shrug that was adapted from a new shrug pattern. It's so sweet, and sweeter still, Ms. Yoder says that there's more to come. ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/1781/restyle-alert-vintage-is-hot
<![CDATA[ Quick Tips for Embroidering on Leather]]> Wed, 14 May 2008 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/1741/quick-tips-for-embroidering-on-leather http://www.craftstylish.com/item/1741/quick-tips-for-embroidering-on-leather  Quick Tips for Embroidering on Leather Posted by JenniferStern
Have you ever tried to embroider on leather? One would think it would be easy to work with because it’s obviously stable enough to support embroidery, but embroidering on leather has some surprising obstacles, such as stretching! Thankfully, these obstacles are easily overcome, and once you know what kind of stabilizer and needles to use, it’s a snap! ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/1741/quick-tips-for-embroidering-on-leather
<![CDATA[Always pre-wash fabric before you embroider on it]]> Sun, 11 May 2008 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/1492/always-pre-wash-fabric-before-you-embroider-on-it http://www.craftstylish.com/item/1492/always-pre-wash-fabric-before-you-embroider-on-it Always pre-wash fabric before you embroider on it Posted by JenniferStern
There is one major embroidery mistake that doesn't actually appear until after you have washed your creation for the first time: shrinkage. Too many times, I've completely destroyed beautiful creations. Luckily, this error is easily avoided if you just remember to take this one simple step. ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/1492/always-pre-wash-fabric-before-you-embroider-on-it
<![CDATA[Embroidery Term of the Week: Redwork ]]> Fri, 09 May 2008 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/1699/embroidery-term-of-the-week-redwork http://www.craftstylish.com/item/1699/embroidery-term-of-the-week-redwork Embroidery Term of the Week:  Redwork  Posted by JenniferStern
Today, the term "redwork" can be used to describe a general form of outline stitching, but this artful technique using red, cotton floss dates back to the 18th century when this craft’s simplicity and affordability made it very popular. ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/1699/embroidery-term-of-the-week-redwork
<![CDATA[How Often Should You Change Your Needle?]]> Sun, 04 May 2008 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/1451/how-often-should-you-change-your-needle http://www.craftstylish.com/item/1451/how-often-should-you-change-your-needle How Often Should You Change Your Needle? Posted by JenniferStern
Did you know that one of the simplest ways to keep your machine in shape and increase the time that you spend stitching beautiful stitches is to change your needle often? Here are some simple tips to guide you towards getting the best out of your machine stitching. ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/1451/how-often-should-you-change-your-needle
<![CDATA[Cross-Stitching on Knitted Fabric]]> Sun, 27 Apr 2008 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/1336/cross-stitching-on-knitted-fabric http://www.craftstylish.com/item/1336/cross-stitching-on-knitted-fabric Cross-Stitching on Knitted Fabric Posted by JenniferStern
I may use my embroidery machine a lot, but there are times when only hand-worked embroidery will do the trick. ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/1336/cross-stitching-on-knitted-fabric
<![CDATA[Embroidery Term of the Week: Weave Fill]]> Sun, 20 Apr 2008 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/1329/embroidery-term-of-the-week-weave-fill http://www.craftstylish.com/item/1329/embroidery-term-of-the-week-weave-fill Embroidery Term of the Week: Weave Fill Posted by JenniferStern
This week’s embroidery term is weave fill, or the tiny stitches that are used to fill in an embroidery design. While there are several different kinds of fill stitches, weave fill is one of the most commonly used, especially when working with larger shapes or design elements. ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/1329/embroidery-term-of-the-week-weave-fill
<![CDATA[Inspiration Everywhere�From Coast to Coast!]]> Fri, 11 Apr 2008 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/1230/inspiration-everywherefrom-coast-to-coast http://www.craftstylish.com/item/1230/inspiration-everywherefrom-coast-to-coast Inspiration Everywhere�From Coast to Coast! Posted by JenniferStern
Wherever I am, at home or on the road, I am always on the lookout for embroidery inspiration. Recently, right from the comfort of my own home in Connecticut, I came across this amazing blog on the Metropolitan Museum of Art site. And last month, I found plenty of inspiration at the Craft & Hobby Show in California, where I met up with my Craft Stylish colleagues and got to partake in one of my favorite pastimes: fashion watching. ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/1230/inspiration-everywherefrom-coast-to-coast
<![CDATA[Embroidery Term of the Week: Topping ]]> Sun, 06 Apr 2008 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/1030/embroidery-term-of-the-week-topping http://www.craftstylish.com/item/1030/embroidery-term-of-the-week-topping Embroidery Term of the Week: Topping Posted by JenniferStern
No, it is not an ice cream topping, but an indispensable tool for embroiderers. You'll get crisp, clear lines and your designs will look awesome. The name of the miracle stabilizer? Topping. ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/1030/embroidery-term-of-the-week-topping
<![CDATA[Using Hand Embroidery Stitches to Make a Personalized Card or a Vintage Valentine]]> Sat, 05 Apr 2008 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/1021/using-hand-embroidery-stitches-to-make-a-personalized-card-or-a-vintage-valentine http://www.craftstylish.com/item/1021/using-hand-embroidery-stitches-to-make-a-personalized-card-or-a-vintage-valentine Using Hand Embroidery Stitches to Make a Personalized Card or a Vintage Valentine Posted by JenniferStern
After visiting the Plimoth Plantations’s website earlier in the week, I was inspired to dig out my own hand embroidery project.I love Lavender and Lace Designs, and I started this one a few years ago to celebrate my two daughters. ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/1021/using-hand-embroidery-stitches-to-make-a-personalized-card-or-a-vintage-valentine
<![CDATA[Laton Jacket Project]]> Fri, 04 Apr 2008 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/1010/laton-jacket-project http://www.craftstylish.com/item/1010/laton-jacket-project Laton Jacket Project Posted by JenniferStern
Plimoth Plantation is producing an incredible opportunity for embroidery enthusiasts: over the next few years the museum will be re-creating a 17th century laton jacket. ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/1010/laton-jacket-project
<![CDATA[Quick Tip of the Week: Incredible Shrinking Thread]]> Thu, 03 Apr 2008 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/817/quick-tip-of-the-week-incredible-shrinking-thread http://www.craftstylish.com/item/817/quick-tip-of-the-week-incredible-shrinking-thread Quick Tip of the Week:  Incredible Shrinking Thread Posted by JenniferStern
My friend Gail started experimenting with this cool thread to embellish a sweatshirt jacket she was working on. She used it instead of traditional decorative thread to stitch across panels of her jacket. After she was done, she steamed it with her iron. The thread shrunk up, creating interesting texture similar to smocking. ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/817/quick-tip-of-the-week-incredible-shrinking-thread
<![CDATA[How to Create Signature Bath Linens]]> Wed, 02 Apr 2008 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/669/how-to-create-signature-bath-linens http://www.craftstylish.com/item/669/how-to-create-signature-bath-linens How to Create Signature Bath Linens Posted by JenniferStern
I love nothing more than stepping into my bathroom and being greeted with a fresh set of personalized bath linens. All you need to plump up plain-Jane towels and shower curtains is your embroidery machine and a bit of contrasting thread. ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/669/how-to-create-signature-bath-linens
<![CDATA[Embroidery Term of the Week: Dongle]]> Wed, 02 Apr 2008 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/815/embroidery-term-of-the-week-dongle http://www.craftstylish.com/item/815/embroidery-term-of-the-week-dongle Embroidery Term of the Week:  Dongle Posted by JenniferStern
“Dongle” is such a goofy-sounding word, when I hear people talking about their dongles, I always imagine something silly like they’re referring to their latest fashion accessory. Actually, a dongle is the security device that allows you to open embroidery software programs. ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/815/embroidery-term-of-the-week-dongle
<![CDATA[How to Make Corset Ornaments]]> Wed, 02 Apr 2008 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/985/how-to-make-corset-ornaments http://www.craftstylish.com/item/985/how-to-make-corset-ornaments How to Make Corset Ornaments Posted by JenniferStern
Holiday decorations don't have to be the traditional red and green to be festive. These tiny symbols of fashion not only make great ornaments, gift tags, or saches, but they're also super easy to make: you can prepare, quilt, and construct them in less than an hour. ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/985/how-to-make-corset-ornaments
<![CDATA[Quick Tip of the Week: Review of Embroidery Threads]]> Wed, 02 Apr 2008 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/1034/quick-tip-of-the-week-review-of-embroidery-threads http://www.craftstylish.com/item/1034/quick-tip-of-the-week-review-of-embroidery-threads Quick Tip of the Week: Review of Embroidery Threads Posted by JenniferStern
Let's face it, embroidery is basically the artful application of a bunch of thread—I say that because it is so easy to forget how utterly confusing it can be when it comes to picking out the right brand and type of thread for a particular embroidery project. ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/1034/quick-tip-of-the-week-review-of-embroidery-threads
<![CDATA[Did you know you don't have to hoop your fabric? ]]> Tue, 01 Apr 2008 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/807/did-you-know-you-dont-have-to-hoop-your-fabric http://www.craftstylish.com/item/807/did-you-know-you-dont-have-to-hoop-your-fabric Did you know you don't have to hoop your fabric?  Posted by JenniferStern
I recommend trying this simple “hoopless” technique the next time you embroider on tricky fabric. ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/807/did-you-know-you-dont-have-to-hoop-your-fabric
<![CDATA[Hooked & Pricked]]> Mon, 31 Mar 2008 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/805/hooked-pricked http://www.craftstylish.com/item/805/hooked-pricked Hooked & Pricked Posted by JenniferStern
Hi, my name is Jennifer Stern, and I am so pleased to have this opportunity to share my embroidery stories and adventures (filled with both designer details and character builders) with you. Oh, and be sure to check out the Pricked exhibit at the Museum of Art and Design. ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/805/hooked-pricked
<![CDATA[Make a Bracelet in a Flash!]]> Thu, 30 Aug 2007 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.craftstylish.com/item/1280/make-a-bracelet-in-a-flash http://www.craftstylish.com/item/1280/make-a-bracelet-in-a-flash Make a Bracelet in a Flash! Posted by JenniferStern
Try this fast, easy and fun project from our Sew Stylish: Gifts to Make edition. ]]>
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/1280/make-a-bracelet-in-a-flash