After I wrote about machine quilting, I did a little playing with free-motion stitching. It was fun to see if I could actually write with my sewing machine, and it was a good way to practice control over my movements. Then I turned that little practice sample into a soft case for my glasses.
Tina_Hilton, contributor | June 13th, 20082 comments
I used the quickest, easiest felting technique to make this darling little felted purse— and there was no knitting involved. So put down those needles, and try an entirely new way of working with wool.
If you have a lot of fabric scraps lying around, you might want to try your hand at string quilting (strip piecing). This traditional technique involves sewing pieces onto a foundation, and here is an easy project to teach you the basics.
Tina_Hilton, contributor | June 5th, 20089 comments
What is more precious than a newborn baby?—a newborn baby wearing a hand-knit hat! Many local hospitals have newborn cap programs so that knitters can make special use of their talents. Here’s a pattern to get you started.
susanstars, contributor | May 31st, 20086 comments
Here's how to turn a wedding ring (or any ring) into a pretty pendant. I've made an easy-to-follow video tutorial in the companion post so that you can learn how to make the center-bead dangle, using a wrapped-loop technique.
Ultrasuede is the perfect fabric for chic, modern appliqué. No need to worry about finishing the raw edges;it cuts clean and doesn’t fray. It’s easy to sew and is available in so many great, rich colors. Make this 9-patch-circle pillow top with some Ultrasuede, and see for yourself.