sewing - CraftStylish
The absolute highlight of my week was my first pattern-making class. In the past, I’ve made many patterns on my own for accessories and home-decorating projects, but I’ve always been too intimidated to attempt to make a pattern by myself for a garment. But I love learning new things, and I'm especially excited to be learning something that I have always wanted to know how to do correctly, such as draft my own garment pattern.view details
From cotton to flax, fibers have been used since ancient times to create everything from blankets and clothing to baskets for gathering food. In this exhibit, they become art.view details
I used to be a teacher with this traveling sewing expo ... But this time, I went for the pure pleasure of being surrounded by so many beautiful fabrics, exciting innovations and thousands of people who love sewing just as much as I do.view details
This has been a year full of new beginnings: I am recently married, recently thinking about moving into a new house, and recently beginning my blog for the new CraftStylish site. Here's little about me and what I hope to bring to the site.view details
It’s what you see and what you feel and for most of us, it’s why we sew in the first place–we just love working with fabric. If you’re new to quilting I recommend starting out with cotton because it’s easy to sew and the cotton fabrics available nowadays are just so gorgeous you may not want to consider anything else.view details
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.view details
Organza envelopes are the perfect gift wrap for sentimental gift-givers. They’re great for heartfelt letters, hard-to-wrap jewelry, and tantalizing chocolates. Learn how to create two basic shapes with this tutorial and let the savvy gift-giving begin.view details
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.view details
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.view details
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