Hey everybody! For those of you into Spoonflower, I thought I might share this newest update with you! I gave some of my older cut & sew patterns a spooky Halloween treatment! 🙂 I know it’s still super early, but us sewists know that you have to plan really far ahead to get your sewing done, right? If you’re not familiar with Spoonflower, it’s a … Continue reading Update! Spooky cut & sew fabrics!
Hey everybody! For those of you into Spoonflower, I thought I might share this newest update with you! I’m going back and revisiting some of my older patterns to give them the cut & sew treatment 🙂 If you’re not familiar with Spoonflower, it’s a great service with offices in North Carolina and Berlin. They custom print on all kinds of fabric. It’s a fantastic … Continue reading Shop update! More cut & sew fabrics!
Hey everybody! For those of you into Spoonflower, I thought I might share this newest update with you! Some of my other patterns have been given the cut & sew treatment like my bat plush from before. In the new collection there’s my dolphin plush, narwhal plush, and tiny dino plush. Just like with the bat plush, all of the pieces you need are already … Continue reading New cut & sew fabrics! Dolphin, narwhal, & tiny dino
Hey everyone! Over the last few months I’ve really been getting into Spoonflower – the awesome service where you can get custom-printed fabric. I’ve been using them a lot for custom gifts for friends and family, and I thought I’d try them out to make a custom-printed version of my popular bat plush pattern. This way the fabric itself has a lot of fun details, … Continue reading New Product! Cut & Sew Bat Plush
I’ve got another infographic for you all today! I’ve gotten a lot of requests for this one 🙂 It’s an infographic showing the basic terminology and vocabulary you might want to know for plush sewing. It covers a lot of the terms that are thrown around that intermediate and advanced sewers might take for granted that everyone knows. It took all of my determination to … Continue reading Infographic: Plush Sewing Basics Vocabulary
I’ve got a new infographic for you all today! I often get people who tell me that they can’t wait to start sewing, but they don’t have any money yet for any of the tools. And I completely sympathize with that notion. I had pretty much nothing when I started sewing. In fact, my mother’s sewing machine broke shortly before I started getting serious about … Continue reading Plush Sewing Basics Infographic: Starter Tools
Today is a continuation from my previous infographic ❤ This one delves into fabric anatomy and properly cutting fabric for your plush projects. There are lots of other guides out there that overlap what I’ve written here, but it never hurts to be doubly sure, especially since fabrics for plushies (like minky and faux fur), create an extra challenge at times. My patterns up until … Continue reading Plush Sewing Basics: Fabric Anatomy & Cutting
Hi everyone! I’m back with another infographic, getting into the nitty gritty of working with plush fabrics. This one is about general tips and tricks for working with fabrics like fleece and minky. Fleece is generally easy to sew, but this graphic has a few pointers to make it foolproof. There are also tips for working with minky as well, which is known to be … Continue reading Plush Sewing Basics: Working with Fleece and Minky
Today I’ve got a tutorial that is meant to help out with tomorrow’s project! Consider it a little bit of a sneak peek to what it is ^-~
Most of the projects I create involve a lot of appliqué, a kind of embellishment that involves sewing small shapes of fabric to other, larger pieces of fabric. It’s probably my favorite kind of embellishment which is why I use it so much and it offers a lot of variations and options. However, it doesn’t always work with everything, and next favorite way of embellishing has to be with fabric paint. This method is a like a faux kind of screen printing, where you use freezer paper as a fabric stencil.
Whenever you see one of my patterns calling for an appliqué, a lot of the time you can swap it out for a freezer paper fabric paint stencil instead.