I'm sure that like me, you try to get the most out of your creative purchases. We all like added value especially when we work hard for our money. So, when I designed my embroidery templates I was keen to explore other ways to use them. Of course you can use these creative suggestions for any templates that you may already have. More than just embroidery templates Alfie, Ethan … [Read more...] about Embroidery templates: Thinking outside the box
This week I wanted to share with you how easy it is to screen print your own designs. This step by step presentation guides you through the entire process from stencil to finished design. Preparation Before you begin printing, you will need to prepare your work surface. I usually put down an old towel and cover it with a piece of lining paper, which I tape in place. This … [Read more...] about Learn How to Screen Print
Design your own fabric using decorative machine embroidery! I'm sure you'll agree, beautiful fabric is one of lifes' necessities...erm...ok...luxuries; the colour, the texture, the feelings it can evoke, the endless creative possibilities. You'll also be aware of how expensive good quality fabric can be. I'm not trying to talk myself out of my surface design job, but I want to … [Read more...] about Creative uses for machine embroidery.
Bespoke Buttons Buttons are a great way to embellish a project. Bespoke buttons that totally match or co-ordinate beautifully with either your outfit or your craft or sewing project are particularly eye-catching. This is also a great little stash busting project because you only need relatively small amounts of fabric. In this slideshow I show you just how easy it is to … [Read more...] about Buttons: Make Your Own
A stitch library is something every sewer should make. "I finally bought the sewing machine, now what?" I bet this question resonates with lots of people who've bought a sewing machine. You've dreamt of the day you can fill your world with things you've sewn yourself. The entire new wardrobe of clothes you'll be able to make, the curtains and cushions...lots and lots of … [Read more...] about Stitch Library – Ultimate Guide