Sewing Techniques

3 Ways to Gather

Gathering is a simple technique that is easy, even for beginners. You can stitch a long length of fabric to a shorter piece of fabric, creating fullness. Gathering is found in all types of projects. You’ll see it in garments such as gathered skirts and puffed sleeves as well as home dec items such as […] Read more…

paper appliqué

7 Tips for Stitching Paper

If you like to explore sewing beyond fabric, paper is a logical step. Create greeting cards, mixed media art pieces, bookmarks, scrapbook pages, and other paper items. Making these types of projects is an inexpensive way to be creative because most, if not all, of the supplies needed may be things that you already have […] Read more…

Do You Pintuck?

I love adding texture to flat fabric. One of my favorite ways to do this is by stitching double needle pintucks. I’m working on an embellishment project, and I created a diagonal grid with pintucks. Add this technique to quilt blocks, pillow fronts, purses, and to almost any other type of project. Pintuck Supplies To […] Read more…

3 Ways to Gather

Gathering is a simple technique that is easy, even for beginners. You can stitch a long length of fabric to a shorter piece of fabric, creating fullness. Gathering is found in all types of projects. You’ll see it in garments such as gathered skirts and puffed sleeves as well as home dec items such as […] Read more…