Category Archives: sewing

Displaying embroidery in a hoop

Q: Why shouldn’t I just take a pair of scissors and hack off all the excess fabric that sticks out behind my wooden embroidery hoop? A: 1) Because you’ve gone to all this trouble to stitch something nice, it’s a shame to rush through the finishing like a knucklehead. 2) Because you are not a knucklehead. Continue reading

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Ice-cream sandwiches part 2

Part 2 of the felt Ice-cream sandwich tutorial. Continue reading

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Ice-cream sandwiches part 1: Biscuits

Part 1 of the Felt ice-cream sandwiches tutorial…making the biscuits. Continue reading

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Low-brow patchwork

This is a favorite method of mine for putting together quick fabric patchwork pieces that I then use to cover my handbound books with. Want to give it a go? Here’s the how-to. Continue reading

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Tutorial : : Felt Doughnut Softie

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How To : : Headbands (bookbinding)

Most frequently used by bookbinders today, the Headband with a Bead on the Edge features a two-color stripey band with little ‘beads’ of alternating colors that sit right on top of the paper and just underneath the headband itself. Continue reading

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Make a Spool Bird

The Project: There is a very cute bird softie project over on Spool Sewing that I fell in love with the instant I saw it. Right away I made a trial bird, in pink and yellow— a week later she … Continue reading

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