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.
If you've got a mix of flannel fabrics to hand, you might want to give this a go and make yourself an attractive and cuddly rag quilt. You've an option…
Added 17 April, 2015
Anyone interested in giving quilting a go could do worse that take a look at this page. It shares much of the most important information and tips for…
Added 12 April, 2015
Learn how to quilt with this sewing for beginners tutorial on how to make a lovely star quilt block. This beginner quilting tutorial gives you step-by-step…
Added 11 April, 2015
This is a great way to make a striking quilt top using jelly roll fabric strips. If you're not familiar with them, jelly rolls are sets of thin fabric…
Added 24 March, 2015
These attractive ombre Russian Dolls can be used to dress up all sorts of sewing projects and you can see examples including pillows, bags and dresses…
Added 8 October, 2014
Their small size make mini quilts a fun and quick sewing project to have a go at and it can be a great way to use up scraps from your fabric stash. You'll…
Added 9 August, 2014
If you thought that you were alone in making quilt blocks that weren't perfectly square, here you'll discover that it's a common problem for quilters.…
Added 16 July, 2014
How to make a keepsake t-shirt quilt from your children's school sports and activity shirts. This is the final one of three tutorials that cover all stages…
Added 23 May, 2014
This is the fifth out of a series of bright and cheerful cross stitch blocks inspired by the colors of the rainbow. The intention is to form a piece of…
Added 3 April, 2014