Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Sew Love Fabrics

I have found a new fabric shop. It's called Sew Love Fabrics. I just got my first order (of many) in today and I could not be any happier. The fabric is perfect, the price was great and the service fast!

Here's what I got...............
I have 3 crafts shows in November so I'm trying to stock up and start making all the bags and things I'll need. With beautiful fabric like this its hard not to be inspired!

Friday, July 25, 2008

Ruffles tutorial

I have always hated doing ruffles until I figured out how to do them on my sewing machine. I thought ya'll might like to know my little tip!

For this tut I used material that was 4 inches wide but you can do it with whatever size you need or the pattern calls for.
fold the material over wrong sides together and iron flat

on your sewing machine set the tension to as tight as it will go, mine will go up to #9 then set the stitch width to as high as it will go, mine is at a 4
now for the fun part......simply sew
make sure you support the material at the back of your sewing machine, do not let it just fall or it may distort some of the gathers
and ta-da! A beautiful ruffle to attach to anything! Hope you enjoy!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

My new projects....a new bag for me

I also made rocking chair cushions for a gentleman my husbands knows. He made the chairs for his granddaughter and wanted cushions for it.

heres the top of it and heres the seat