Tsuno Tie bag sew along

Sew along as we walk trhough all the steps to construct the Tsuno Tie bag. I'm showing all the steps so even a beginner can follow along. If you are a more experienced sewer, speed up the video by using the gear icon to find the speed options or skip ahead. I'll cover the French seams, mitered corners and the double fold hem.

 

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Introducing: Tsuno Tie Bag

Are you a beginner behind the sewing machine? Or are you a more experienced sewer with the stash to prove it?

Look. Don't get me wrong...I'm all for having a stash to shop from, but not in such enourmous amounts that it gives me a sewing block.

Sometimes you just need a fun project for those left over bits 1 yard and 1/2 yard fabric in your stash. You know...those fabrics you love and can't bear to part with, but just don't know what to make?

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You Always Have to Run With Scissors or Always Sew Without Pins...Pick one

If you are Dutch you are probably familiar with “Dilemma on Dinsdag” or in English “Tuesday Chooseday”. It’s a fun game where you get a hilarious and absurd dilemma, and you HAVE to pick one.
But wat does it have to do with sewing? Well…while I’m chipping away at the new pattern I’ve got a dilemma (and a solution) for you eventough it's not even Tuesday yet ;)!
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Slow Fashion October, week 1: What’s your look?

DIY wardrobe inspiration for slow fashion October

It's Slow Fashion October! Curious what it's all about, you can find the details and the backstory here on Fringe Association

Slow fashion, slow everything is dear to my heart. through the years I've slowly  taken steps in a more sustainable direction. I've given a lot of thought to what works for me and what aspects are important for me.

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Sewing knits on your sewing machine - Tips & Tricks

sewing knits without an overlocker

I've owned a serger (or overlocker) from when I started sewing, so I've mostly been able to use a serger instead of a sewing machine. That being said, I have used a sewing machine on knits (hemming, attaching elastic, sewing underwear, topstitching, etc.) So below are a few tips and tricks from my experiences working with knits. Continue reading

Workshop - Sun Printing Rotterdam

Sun Printing Creatieve Workshop Rotterdam Zuid Holland

A little impression of the Sun Printing Workshop @ Niche in Rotterdam om the 2nd of September '18. It was a great day with perfect sunny weather to actually use the sun for printing.

Next workshop will be on the 7th of October and there are still a few spots available

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PS: looking for a fun and free sewing project? Sign up to the newsletter for a free copy of the smallest Tsuno Tie Bag and sew up some scraps. If you ​​​​​​​sign up you also get access to the free printable swatch library, sewing project planner and a few other handy templates. You'll receive the files in your welcome mail :)

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Introducing Parsec Leggings PDF Sewing Pattern

pdf sewing pattern leggings

Run a mile or a parsec in these basic leggings made for 4-way stretch fabrics.

These easy to sew leggings are a great canvas for bold prints or for adding your own style lines. The leggings  are a quick and easy project, because the sewing pattern only has one piece, there is no side seam, only an inseam.

It features 3 inseam lengths and an elastic waist. The pattern has a lot of negative ease and works best with 4-way stretch fabrics with at least 70% crosswise stretch and 50% lengthwise stretch.

Check out the details here

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How to: Embroidered Ginkgo Leaf Brooch

free embroidery pattern ginkgo leaf and tutorial

I’ve just added a new embroidery class to Skillshare My class is on hand embroidery and, you’ll learn how to embroider a small ginkgo leaf using the chain stitch and turn it into a small brooch with a leather or corkleather backing. It's an intermediate level class, but if you are a confident beginner you can give it a try. The class includes a free ginkgo leaf embroidery pattern in different shapes and sizes.

What we'll cover in this online embroidery class:

- Materials & tools

- How to transfer the embroidery design onto fabric light and dark fabrics

- Threading your embroidery needle & invisible ways to start your thread

- Chain stitch & reverse chain stitch

- Double Running Stitch or Holbein Stitch to outline the leaf

- How to turn your embroidered leaf into a brooch with textile glue and (cork)leather

If you’re not familiar, Skillshare is an online learning community with thousands of classes on everything from business to graphic design to sashiko embroidery and sewing – it’s the Netflix of learning.

By using this link to my class to sign up for a Skillshare Premium Membership, not only will you be able to enroll in my class, but you’ll also gain access to all other classes on Skillshare starting with a 30-day free trial.

If you know of anyone else that’d be interested to learn ho to embroider a ginkgo leaf brooch  I’d appreciate if you’d share the link with them too.

Thanks and enjoy your weekend!

Tutorial how to make an embroidered brooch ginkgo leaf

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