Couching Technique Adds Color and Texture

COUCHING, which is French for “lay upon” or “set in place,” has been around for centuries. It is the process of attaching a fiber to a fabric surface. Couching is an easy and versatile fabric embellishment technique that adds color, texture,...

Scarf Sewing Class

Sew-A-Scarf – $25 (Serger and Standard Sewing Machine) Thursday, April 14 10-1 -OR- Wednesday, April 20 10-1 Make a great gift for family and friends or just something special for you. Serge a rolled hem scarf and/or create a scarf with a standard sewing...

Thread Tension Tips

Thread Tension Tips – HAVE NO FEAR How to get comfortable adjusting your sewing machine’s thread tension.   Lower numbers means less tension; higher numbers means tighter tension.   (higher = tighter — lower = looser: that’s how I remember it.)...

Easy Gathering Technique

The easiest way to gather a long fabric strip or a bulky fabric is to place a heavy cord ) buttonhole test, crochet cord, or pearl cotton) just inside the seamline and zigzag over it with a long, wide stitch. Be careful not to catch the cord on the stitching, or this...

Napkins, Quick and Easy

Napkins, which are simply fabric squares, are quick and easy to make. And they can take on myriad looks depended on how they are folded. Napkins can be any size, but traditional cocktail napkins are 9-1/2″ square and dinner-size napkins are 18″ to...