Potato prints

Re-experience a childhood favorite craft with surprisingly effective results. A simple activity, great to do with young children at home, this even held my 3 year old’s attention and she loves the cushions we created together for her bedroom. With some planning a simple repeated geometric shape can create a beautiful pattern. What you’ll need…Continue reading “Potato prints”

Against the grain

A practical guide to cutting on the bias When Madeleine Vionnet first cut garments on the bias, nobody had ever before seen garments that draped with such elegant fluidity. The sleek silhouette defined the evening wear of the 1930s, and was revived in John Gallianos’ slinky slip of the 1990s. It’s a sort of sorcery,Continue reading “Against the grain”

What the Quilt…

Every now and then something new comes along that really ignites my excitement for sewing… this is one of those things. Life just got easier… and quilting has become more exciting! I haven’t made many quilts, but the few that I have made, well… the most dreary and worst part of it all is havingContinue reading “What the Quilt…”

Fabric Clearance Sale

Pineapple Fabrics is having a HUGE clearance sale (CLICK HERE to see it now)… we want to share our top 5 favorite fabrics ON SALE NOW! The unique fabrics sold by unique artists on this site is why we just love shopping here, and here are a few of our favorites… Tainted Love, metallic goldContinue reading “Fabric Clearance Sale”

Making Fabric Paper-Like

I don’t know about you guys, but sometimes I am inspired to use fabric for a variety of arts and crafts, but a lot of the time that fabric just won’t “play ball” and do what I want it to do. I have tried a variety of starches, interfacing, backings and fabric stabilizers, but quiteContinue reading “Making Fabric Paper-Like”

Rusted Fabrics

At Sew You Magazine we absolutely love brand new ways of creating, especially fabrics and textile art, so when we cam across this brand new range of dog themed, rusted fabrics by Rusty Dog Fabrics, we just knew that we had to share it with you. About Rusty Dog Fabrics Unique individually rusted fabrics createContinue reading “Rusted Fabrics”