Tips And Tricks
Using Fabric Paint and Appliqué with Hand Embroidery Patterns
Posted by Emily Irby on
Hi everyone, this is Emily (@byemilyfi on Instagram), and I’m going to show you how to add fabric paint and appliqué to your hand embroidery. I love how hand embroidery can be displayed as beautiful art or decoration on its own, or it can turn any piece of clothing into a wearable work of art. Painting the fabric or adding appliqué can add additional layers of depth and colour to already gorgeous designs. For both techniques, you’ll need to pre-wash and dry your fabric before getting started. Painting the Fabric Adding fabric paint can be a great...
- Tags: hand embroidery
How to Determine the Stretch and Recovery of your Knit
Posted by Angie CHIA on
Hi Everyone, this is Angie from Peony Patterns (you can find me on Instagram at @pocketful_of_rainbows88). Today, we're here to show you how to determine the stretch and recovery of your knit. In order to determine if the fabric is suitable for the pattern, the fabric recommendations with the necessary stretch and recovery can be found under the Section titled "Pattern Information". An extract of the pattern information and the fabric recommendations is attached below. These stretch percentages and recovery are particularly important to ensure that the neckline sits beautifully and circle skirts where relevant, hangs evenly. It is highly recommended to stretch test the fabric before cutting the pattern...
- Tags: knits, Stretch Test
Adding Trim to your Rosemary Dress Sleeves
Posted by Emily Rickell on
Hi everyone, I’m Emily (you can find me on Instagram at @emmysews1), and today I’m going to show you how to add lace or trim to the sleeves on Rosemary. Adding trim to your sleeves be a fun (an addictive!) way to add some creative flair and something a little different to your outfit. If you're wanting to add trim to the sleeves of Rosemary, you will need to construct the sleeves in a slightly different order to the tutorial. But don't worry, below steps will help you along your way, and you will be adding trim to everything in no time! If...
Tips to Embroider on Knit Fabric
Posted by Jessica McCoy on
Hello again, fellow sewists! It’s Jess from @mcmamamade with some more tips to enhance your beautiful makes. I love how hand embroidery can create a truly one of a kind piece and I’ve found myself adding some of Peony’s beautiful hand embroidery patterns to almost everything I sew. Today I’m sharing how I embroider on knit fabric like cotton Lycra and stretch velvet. If it’s your first time embroidering on knit fabric, I would suggest starting with a slightly thicker, more stable knit like cotton Lycra. You’ll also want to choose a hoop large enough to fit your entire embroidery...
Embellishing a Bodice With Vintage Handkerchief
Posted by Becky Taylor on
Hello sewing friends! It's Becky here from Georgia Kates! Do you ever get creative blocks when you are planning the design of your dress? This happens to all of us, but adding a vintage Hankie or some lace and buttons can change the whole aesthetic of your piece. I wanted to share a few simple ways to add details to my designs using different trims and handkerchiefs. Sometimes I even plan my whole dress design from a Hankie that I really love! I collect most of my hankies from antique stores and thrift shops, but if you don’t have access to those,...