To make a fashion classic for the next generation: Start with a simple, classic shape: The Circle. Add a touch of floral embroidery. Put a fun new spin on a junior fashion. …and your little one is ready for the runway.
Were you inspired by Erika’s Sunrise Baby Quilt? Then I think you’ll like this “Straight & Narrow” quilt as well. Kari Carr of New Leaf Stitches provides a free quilt pattern and shows us how to combine stitches on the BERNINA 550 QE and use them for a nifty variation on traditional straight-line quilting.
Sore neck? The last thing you need is a complicated sewing project. The solution? This quick and easy wrap filled with rice and lavender. Hot or cold, its calming scent will bring relief to your neck and shoulders. Make several to give away, but keep one for yourself and remember to take time to relax.
My name is Melissa Mortenson and I blog at the Polka Dot Chair. I am very excited to be working with Bernina, I love new adventures!
I was looking for an appropriate post for Earth Day, and then Jenelle over at TrashN2Tees told me about these little bags she makes out of t-shirt sleeves. Super idea! I pulled a pretty purple sleeve out of my stash of deconstructed t-shirts and 20 minutes later I had this cute little pouch!
Floral impressions meet practicality. Stitch up this special purse and treat yourself to a great fashion add-on, a perfect canvas for free-motion stitching or any type of embellishment. Let your artistic side out of the bag. Useful has never been so beautiful.
While a single chevron is a V shape made with a line or a stripe, rows of chevrons next to each other create zigzags. And, these repeating chevrons have been turning up in all kinds of sewing projects lately – here are some of my favorites!
With just a few straight lines of stitches you can make this perfect gift for yourself, friends, and family. This is a great project for beginning sewists.
Bonnie Kimbrough sent this photo of her super-cute Easter table topper, made from Amanda Murphy’s free tutorial. Bonnie’s new to free-motion quilting; This is a nice project for practicing free-motion stitching skills, as the stitches don’t need to follow any particular line or design. Great job, Bonnie!
Get your guest room ready for special visitors using your sewing machine, a little fabric, and a lot of ingenuity. Beginner-friendly projects include simple-to-make pillows, a thoughtful bedside basket, and a felted mug rug.