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11 Sewing Chiffon Tips

By Julia Garza

Chiffon is a lightweight, sheer fabric that can be difficult to work with. But sewing with chiffon doesn’t have to be a headache. Learn a few tips and tricks to make your project a success!

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How to Sew a Purse

By Julia Garza
Purses are a great way to make use of your fabric stash, and a fun quick sewing project. Learn how to whip one up! Read more »

How to Apply Bias Tape to a Neckline: Method 2

By Christine Haynes
Bias Tape TutorialIf you found the first version of how to apply bias tape to a neckline to be too challenging, well, you are in luck! This version is even easier for professionally finishing any edge on a neckline or arm hole opening, or anything else with a raw edge. The final result is nearly identical to the first version, with even less effort. Try both and see which you prefer! Read more »

Free Pattern Friday: Quilts, Crochet, Jewelry & More

By Craftsy
Free Crochet PatternsDelight in a new roundup of free patterns this Friday! From a trendy beach tote to a stylish clutch purse or wire wrapped beach glass and a quilt design wall, you're sure to find a pattern you love. So snag the ones you'd like and be sure to check back every Friday to see our latest batch of fabulous free patterns. Read more »
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Tips for Sewing with Satin

By Julia Garza

Satin is a delicate fabric and can be tricky to sew, but with a few tips, like how to pin and press, you'll be sewing satin with ease. Sewing satin is certainly trickier than sewing less delicate fabrics, but with a little patience you’ll be just as pleased with the results.

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Shop Spotlight: Remnants

By Craftsy
Shop Spotlight: RemnantsJoin us for another behind-the-scenes peek at an inspirational crafting retailer that we’ve had the pleasure to meet through Craftsy Connect. This week we were lucky to talk with Remnants owner Jessica Sloan, about the challenges and triumphs of owning a quilting shop in Austin, what makes her shop unique, and her experiences with Craftsy Connect! Read more »

Featured Paper Piecing Pattern Designer: Sewhooked

By Craftsy
SewhookedWith more than 50 patterns available in her Craftsy store it's clear that Jennifer is absolutely captivated by paper piecing as a medium. Learn more about Jennifer's start, her favorite designs, and her success with running a Craftsy pattern shop. Read more »

Our April Fool’s Joke: Did You Know?

By Craftsy
April Fools Part 2You might recall that last year on April Fool's Day we released a pasta crafts class to take part in the spirit of tom foolery typically celebrated on April 1st. Well, this year we were back at it, trying to make our Craftsy members smile again. Did you notice we released Foundations of Foil Fashion on April Fool's Day? If you guessed it was a joke, you were right! Read more »

How to Apply Bias Tape to a Neckline Tutorial: Method 1

By Christine Haynes
How to Sew Bias Tape TutorialAny edge that needs to be finished can be trimmed with bias tape. This method is one of my favorites, as it gives a clean and professional edge with very little effort. Finishing an edge with bias tape instead of a facing is a nice approach for a more informal garment, or for sheer fabrics when you do not want to see the facing underneath. Read more »