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I have a lot of sewing projects I’；d like to do –； making pillow covers our of sari fabric， aprons out of gorgeous linen， for example –；？ but didn’；t know where to begin. So I asked my friend Lydia， who is the absolute best and most gifted textile person I know.？ (She’；s masterminding some projects that I’；ll be posting， with patterns and pictures for d-i-y. ) Here’；s Lydia’；s advice for beginners：“；Firstcustom wedding gifts， don’；t buy an expensive machine. Just get an inexpensive (under $150)， really basic one， that’；ll totally do the trick. Just make sure it：
-has zipper attachment and button holer-does the zig zag stitch-the bobbin works easily (if second-hand)accent pillow case baby boudoir
“；What’；s a good basic book？”； I asked.
“；The best book I know was written in 1975 and has been re-printed many times. It’；s called Mother Pletsch’；s Painless Sewing with Pretty Pat’；s Perfect Pattern Primer. It is really goofy-looking，？ illustrated with corny cartoons and some of the language is like the title. But don’；t be put off by that. It is GREAT， with really solid information that will get you sewing right away.”；
I ordered it and am？ heartened by the Table of Contents， which starts by addressing the thwarting notion “；But I don’；t have the patience to sew”； and moves onto organization， fabric basics， essential tools before walking you through， with illustrations， essential techniques like cutting， hems， zippers and buttonholes.
Now I’；m in the market for a sewing machine. (A full report tk)
Note： The title image in this post is a series of beautiful Artists Trading Cards that were displayed on flickr： twelve machine-sewn collages with muslin， copies from vintage catalog， letter stamps， and sewing notions.
We are all hearing so much about junk journals these days, but one thing we have not heard much about is how quick they are to create. ?Unlike some lengthy paper craft specialties like detailed scrapbooking layouts or mixed media art that can take quite a bit of time, junk journals are pretty quick and simple. ?Now you can take lots of time with them too, no judging going on around here, but it is fun to know that there is a new craft trend going that is quick, easy and really fun to do.
On every big and small occasion, we give gifts to honour the occasion and the host as it is considered a sweet gesture. But thinking of birthday gifts for friends or cousins can make you ponder a lot as you would definitely need some of the unique gifts for them. Gifting some handmade gifts can be a great idea as it is something out of the box and will help you to connect with them better.Learning to make a button bracelet can add to your skill set and also will help you in making handmade gifts for your near and dear ones. And for making this homemade surprise all you need is an assortment of buttons as per your choice, sharp scissors, a ruler and 15-30 inches of 1mm cord to string the buttons on. If you are wondering what more would you need to add magic to your craft, a bit of imagination would do the rest.