Why go traditional with your Christmas decor? Have a little fun with your mantel in two ways: A funny, elf-shoe shape and bold, funky fabric. I’ve chosen some fun red, chartreuse and white fabrics in bold patterns and found the perfect tutorial to guide you through this easy project.
Go look at your Christmas tree skirt. How bad is it? Is it made of white flannel with some goofy Santa picture printed on it? All right then, it’s time to get fancy with your under-tree decor. Making your own Christmas tree skirt is easy. If you have a sewing machine and can sew a basic straight line, you can do this. Really!
Last week, I did a post on a funky green jacket. This week, we’re going to look at the inside of the jacket. What you see from the inside is the lining. What you don’t see is the interlining, or the batting I added for extra warmth. The jacket pattern (McCalls 5060) included lining but not interlining, and so I wanted to discuss how to add that, and also what the difference is between interlining and lining. It’s very easy! This week, I also have a post on making your own covered buttons, related to this jacket.
I used to think covered buttons were too complicated. Silly me! It’s really quite easy, and sometimes they are just the thing to finish your project. This post refers to the green jacket I posted about last week. You can also find a post on jacket interlining and linings related to this project.
When I first saw this fabric, I immediately thought that I would like to make a jacket from it. I’m not sure where the idea came from, and I know it’s sort of a bold fabric for a long jacket, but I really liked the idea. I’m really pleased with the results, even if my husband did point out that it, well, “really stands out.” With men, you’re just not really sure what that means. I think it will make a perfect spring jacket, but I don’t mind wearing it even now. It was a time-consuming project, that’s for sure,…
Or, how I fought the piping, and the piping won. You know when you have those sewing days when you know you should just give up and try again later? Well, this post didn’t go exactly as planned. I initially planned to use the piping from the piping tutorial I did last weekend. But, you know, sometimes things just don’t work out. I broke three needles and knocked over my box of carefully organized quilting blocks, so they all got mixed up. That knocked out my power strip and turned off my lights and sewing machine. I knocked my thread/scrap…
Sure, it’s easier to buy store-bought piping, but how often do you have trouble finding piping that matches just right? Plus, homemade piping made out of the fabric you’re using adds extra pizazz and looks professional. It takes a little more time, but it’s worth it.
Welcome to the Warehouse Fabrics Inc. blog! It’s great to have you here, and we hope you’ll stop by often. No matter what type of sewer you are, you’ll find something you’ll love working on here. I’m so thrilled to be living in the Internet age, especially as a sewer/crafter. There are endless ideas shared by millions of really creative people around the world. I’ll provide projects from my own patterns that you can replicate, projects from purchased patterns and projects from tutorials around the Internet. I’ll also offer sewing tips.