For some sewers, it is all about making clothes and other items with needle and thread and nothing else.
However if you're one of those creatives who yearns for more control over your end designs, looking beyond the basic sewing techniques alone and developing new decorative skills can be hugely rewarding.
Some of these techniques are just an extension of sewing, such as applique, quilting and cross stitching. Others, though, can take you in quite new and exciting directions and you can exercise maximum control over your work by decorating your fabrics through creative dying techniques or by printing or painting designs.
This is a fun and creative way to add an unusual and personal touch to all sorts of sewing projects. It uses piping that is oversewn with a zig zag stitch…
Added 19 June, 2013
Larger than a coaster but smaller than a full placemat, this mug rug will be ideal for your desk when taking a coffe break. This makes for a great stash…
Added 11 June, 2013
Rag quilts always look super soft and comfy to me with their frayed edges and this tutorial fully explains how to go about sewing your own baby blanket…
Added 8 June, 2013
Here's a fun and easy way to add a personal touch to t-shirts, onesies and other items, using reverse applique. This clearly explained tutorial with photos…
Added 6 June, 2013
This page shares some handy tips on how to embroider letters and give the text a textural raised effect. Using fine ribbon and wrapping each stitch appears…
Added 22 May, 2013
Here's an ever so clever little sewing tutorial that takes advantage of the wavy edges of ric rac to interlock it and form it into a pretty rose embellishment…
Added 20 May, 2013
These pretty flowers start off with a bit of simple origami to form the individual petals, before being sewn together to form the finished flower. These…
Added 16 May, 2013
This is a silly easy sewing project that shows how you can easily sew semi circles of fabric into cute little strawberries. You can change the size with…
Added 5 May, 2013
Cross stitch isn't typically big on zombies, but if you're looking for something a bit different or a gift for someone who's obsessed by zombies, this…
Added 20 April, 2013