We kicked off our Serger I Online Licensing this week, and if you’d like to join us there’s still time – we’re keeping registration open through the end of the month! Have you missed anything? Not at all. This course lasts until Jan. 31, 2016, and you can watch the videos and work on the assignments at your own pace and on your own schedule! Click here to learn more and sign up to join the Serger I fun. We’e also gearing up for our next live event, our School of Art Fashion Boutique in Fredericksburg, VA Sept. 28-30. We have five great sewing schools you can choose from taught by me, Missy Billingsley, Connie Palmer, Linda Lee and Cynthia Guffey. Martha Pullen will be attending too – visit our School of Art Fashion page to learn more and register for the school of your choice!
Fall is just around the corner, and the start of a new season is a great time to organize your sewing to-do list and think about upcoming projects. We have a number of great sewing books available in our online store that are full of ideas and inspiration – below I’ve gathered a few of my favorites to share with you. All of these are available to instantly download as digital eBooks, so you can look inside and start sewing right away:
Whimsy Flowers & Trims: Take a trip to Kari Mecca’s land of whimsy as you learn how to create flowers, trims and medallions that can lend a designer touch to clothing, accessories and home decor. The book includes 35 techniques that will teach you unique ways to work with ribbons, rickrack, picot trim, soutache, rat-tail, fabric strips, spaghetti bias and lace.
Fabric Sewing Guide: Claire Shaeffer’s Fabric Sewing Guide is a great reference book for your sewing library. The book includes answers to all kinds of common sewing questions, detailed illustrations for basic techniques like hems, hem finishes, closures, seams, seam finishes, tips about which fabrics to choose for specific garments and more.
Sew Pretty for Little Girls: Create a little girl’s wonderland with this book by Alice Caroline owner Alice Garrett. The book features 20+ simple sewing projects sewn up in classic Liberty florals. The projects range from bedroom decorations to sweet garments and accessories.
Doll Costume Dress Up: Joan Hinds is a master of designing doll clothes, and this imaginative book includes 16+ fun costume patterns to sew for 18-inch dolls. You’ll find a superhero, a pretty princess, a ladybug, a mermaid and much more! There are also all sorts of cute little accessory projects that match the costumes. Your daughters and granddaughters can learn sewing basics as they help you create each design.
Quilts from the House of Tula Pink: You’ve probably heard of this fabric designer and quilter who has taken the quilting world by storm lately. This book includes 20 patterns – 10 large quilt patterns and 10 accessory sewing projects – showcasing Tula’s whimsical, colorful, fanciful style.
We released our September Internet Embroidery Club designs to 2015 IEC members this week. This month’s collection includes a cute Pumpkin, Cat and Hat design in both machine embroidery and appliqué versions. Visit the IEC site to download the designs!
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