How To : Make your own fabric appliques or patches

Applique is fabric cut in a fun shape that is applied like a patch, directly onto the fabric. This tutorial shows you how you can use fun woven print fabrics and fusible interfacing to create your own appliques and patches for your projects.

How To : Sew a dress shirt collar

By using sewing pattern Simplicity 4670, the author of this tutorial video takes you through the steps needed to produce a great shirt collar. First you should attach interfacing to one piece of the shirt collar. Here you will be using fusible interfacing and taking the facing ...more

How To : Make felted baby booties

Crafter Dawn Huntington shows how to make felted baby booties. You will need felt, fusible webbing tape, iron, needle and thread sewing machine, binder clips, snaps and a templete which you can get from the article part of the video. Make felted baby booties. Click through to ...more

How To : Make a Cozy Beanie from an Old Sweater.

Step 1: Identify an Old Sweater and Get Your Supplies Get an old sweater that you hardly wear or hit up the thrift shop. YOu will also need: Scissors, No Fray Glue, fusible fabric glue, measuring tape, sharpie, and ruler. Step 2: Watch This Video Video: .

How To : Use an applique foot for a sewing machine

To use an applique foot for a sewing machine, select zigzag stitch with very short stitch length 0.30 to 1, width of 1.5 - 4.0. Loosen tension to about 3. Transfer pattern to paper side of fusible backing. Mirror all letters or numbers. Iron fusible backing onto applique mater ...more

How To : Cut fabric with your Cricut

Cricut can be used to cut fabric. In order to cut fabric with your Cricut, you will need the following: Steam A Seam 2 (a double stick fusible web), blue painters tape, iron, and the Cricut with cartridge. Choose fabric. You can use Cricut fabric swatches or your own. Cut the ...more

News : Sewing Pouches - Favorite styles and patterns

So I totally blanked on taking pictures of my last project so I could share it, mea culpa. Instead, I figured I'd write a post on all the different ways you can sew a pouch. One of my favorite pouch patterns is Butterick B5371, which is actually a collection of patterns, some ...more

How To : Apply appliqué templates

In Part I, Kirsten showed you how to create templates for your applique. In this video, Part II, we'll show you how to use these templates, along with a heat-fusible sheet, to pre-cut and easily apply our applique fabric. Our apron project is completed in this video! This vid ...more

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