4 Ways to Develop Your Creativity: Try Sewing!

develop your creativity

Contrary to popular belief, creativity is not possessed exclusively by those who were born with it.  Like any other skill, such as communication or leadership, creativity can actually be learned, developed and enhanced.  The act of nurturing creativity itself can be compared to any other hobby in that you first study it, … Continue reading

How to make and attach embroidered patches to velvet

attach embroidered patches

Last week the embroidered hoodie pattern got many of you guessing how to attach embroidered patches to stretchable velvet.  I’m sure the advanced sewists out there got the clues immediately after looking at the fabric swatches.  For the others, I’m now going to show you how I did it and … Continue reading

Floral Embroidered Velvet Hoodie Pattern- well almost….

embroidered velvet hoodie pattern

This project started as an experiment.  I wanted to make a floral embroidered velvet hoodie.  Very happily I thought I had found the perfect fabric at my local fabric store.  It was a beautiful embroidered knit and on sale too.  What could be better?  However, upon approaching the checkout counter, the … Continue reading

Sewing Waterproof Fabric: A Basic Step-by-Step Guide

sewing waterproof fabric

Have You Ever Wondered How to Sew Waterproof Fabric? There are many uses for waterproof fabric ranging from outdoor furniture, tents, and awnings to sports clothing. Waterproof items are, however, only as good as the type of seam that is used when making them. If the seams on something leak … Continue reading