Archives for June 2012

Economizing your stabilizer

To economise on Wet N Gone, cut a sheet of Stitch N Wash [or some other less expensive stabilizer] big enough to fit whichever size hoop you plan to use. [I stitched a 'basting frame' design the size of my embroiderable area as a guide.] Cut a 'window' in that sheet large enough for your design … [Read more...]

Bead the Back of the Button

When a jacket is made to be worn open, so you will see the facing and the stitches securing the button, why not pretty up the sight by attaching a matching or contrasting bead on the back of the button-stitches. Sew your buttons in place as normal, but on the last two passes of the needle, attach … [Read more...]

Using Your Buttons

With all the rage for fabric bags and re-fashioned shopping bags, why not add 4 sturdy buttons to the bottom of the bags to keep them off the ground and keep them looking nice for a lot longer!' … [Read more...]