Your mind, the internet, literature, and your friend’s and family’s mind is the limit to the imagination you can apply to sewing projects that are available for your home. Here are a few projects to get your wheels turning:
Window Coverings: This can range from full pane curtains to top 1/4 coverings, or from double panels to roller blinds. The fabric applications are also innumerable. Lace curtains can be used for decor; black-out curtains can be Read the rest of this entry »
Parents are often looking for new activities to participate in with their children, and sewing is one of the possibilities. You should look into teaching children sewing because it can help to develop their motor skills. Yes, even very young children can sew if you purchase kits that are made for them.
On top of developing motor skills, you are also helping them to learn something practical. Throughout their lives, they will likely have to mend a pair of jeans Read the rest of this entry »
We all have a different process when it comes to creating art. For me, I like to turn down the lights in my apartment, turn on the Security Choice system I had installed, put on the noise-cancelling headphones, and completely disassociate with the world around me so I can dive into the depths of my own creativity. When I’m there, anything can happen and often does and I express what I see and feel in many different mediums from pen and ink to paints to paper to even needle and thread. That’s right, you heard me – I sew.
For centuries, people have sewn for hobby, necessity and even fun and there are many different sewing patterns and techniques that people use to create some truly remarkable pieces of art. Cross-stitch is always a particularly fascinating method because it requires both patience and precision. Every stitch must be meticulously pulled and placed and spaced and while it may look like a bunch of little cross shapes, the bigger picture is often much more impressive. The process is popular because it requires both focus and attention and is a truly rewarding form of art and self-expression. You really ought to give it a try.
One of the simplest items to start with is a 9-Patch pillow. For a 12-inch pillow, cut five 4 1/2 squares of a dark colored cotton. and 4 4 1/2 squares of a light color. Sew together into three rows of three, with the dark squares in the corners of two rows, and in the center of the third row, with 1/4 inch seams. Press all seams toward the dark squares.
Pinning carefully, sew the row with the center dark square to one of the Read the rest of this entry »
If you love to sew, you are in luck. Unless you are skilled at creating your own sewing patterns, you need to have a pattern with which to work in order to sew your item. The nice thing about a sewing pattern is that it can be used over and over again, if preserved nicely. However, patterns can be expensive — unless you know where to get them for free.
There are many sites online Read the rest of this entry »
Sewing is an enjoyable hobby. It is also a great way to make items for your home or family. Sewing, rather than buying items such as curtains, baby clothes, pillows and other home accessories is a good way to save money. To bring the cost down even further there are ways to save money on the products used for sewing.
5 ways to save on sewing.
- Make your own patterns. If you have the skill to come up with your Read the rest of this entry »
Sewing can be a rather complex hobby for beginners and while it can get rather frustrating at times, there are some things that you can do to make something such as sewing rather enjoyable. Listed below are a few tips and techniques that one can use in order to enjoy sewing as a beginner:
Know your sewing machine: First, you’re going to want to make sure that your sewing machine is functioning properly. If your Read the rest of this entry »
The art and craft of sewing is one that many people associated with making traditional items such as quilts, clothing, furniture covers and even bedding. You can also use sewing as a way to create some truly unique items that are ideal for showcasing in your home or even giving as handmade gifts to others.
One way to use sewing to add a touch of style to an ordinary object is to take basic pillows and transform them in to works of art; simply by adding the right stitches in the right mix Read the rest of this entry »