Posts Tagged ‘sewing tips’

Craft Gossip

October 17, 2011 Leave a comment is a blog full of crafty goodness. It’s divided into sub-blogs (sewing being one) that are managed by separate editors. These editors “scour the net looking for the best craft ideas and projects and review them for you.” They have tons of stuff! It’s fun to browse through the site and see the different projects.

If you like giveaways, they have a tab dedicated to those, as well as a sister site ( that also has giveaways. (To be honest, I don’t care for Craftbits because it doesn’t show project photos until you click on the project page. I don’t think that’s very browse-friendly, but that’s just me.)

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Laminated Cotton Sewing Tips

August 19, 2011 1 comment

I stumbled on this post while looking up what oilcloth is, and I thought it was interesting. The article compares to laminated cotton to oilcloth, describes some of the characteristics of laminated cotton, and gives some sewing tips. I wonder if I can find this stuff locally? If laminated cotton is sturdy and doesn’t ravel, I think it might make a good substitute for ultra suede (which is ultra $$$) in the Martha Stewart shopping bag (remember that from the July meeting?).*

Laminated Cotton Sewing Tips

*Thanks to Ruth and Valerie for leading me to this by suggesting oilcloth!

Snippets from Colette Patterns

August 1, 2011 Leave a comment

Colette Patterns is a nice site with patterns, tutorials, a blog, and a forum. The patterns seem pretty popular in the various sewing blogs that I’ve read (I haven’t tried any myself), and they have a charming vintage vibe to them. But the topic of this post is Snippets, their weekly email of sewing tips. I signed up for it relatively recently, and I like it — the emails are helpful little nuggets of information. Here are some of the Snippets that I’ve received:

  • Sewing with plaids
  • How to sew velvet (and other napped fabrics)
  • 6 ways to get more out of your fabric stash
  • Before you start
  • 3 ways to improve your lighting

To learn more about Snippets and see a sample email, visit the Snippets subscription page.