DIY Simple Bow

DIY Simple Bow Tutorial Video

Follow along with this video to learn to make

a simple bow for a hair accessory, a package or any other embellishment.

List of materials and tools needed are below.

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DIY Bow Materials and Tools List

Ribbon
Needle
Glue Gun
Lighter (to singe-finish raw ribbon edges)
Metal Barrette or Clip (if making a hair accessory)
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DIY SIMPLE BOW VIDEO
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Video by:  Daisy Club Crafts
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HOW TO IRON EMBROIDERY

HOW TO IRON EMBROIDERY

40132_8_ LAURASTAR PULSE ANNIVERSARY - IRON - PLATE

  1. Make sure you are ironing on a thick, cushioned ironing board or surface to assist in absorbing moisture from iron steam.
  2. Place embroidery face down on ironing board surface.  Never iron directly on embroidery.
  3. Use an iron with a protective, soft-press sole plate to reduce the pressure on the embroidered surface.
  4. Use an iron steam setting that is low ~ for delicate or dark fabrics

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Video “How to Iron Embroidery”

by Laurastar

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WHO PAYS THE HIGHEST PRICE FOR FABRIC?

WHO PAYS THE HIGHEST PRICE FOR FABRIC?

Those

who love those

who love fabric

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INSPIRATION AND CREATIVITY

INSPIRATION AND CREATIVITY  

To create…to make art…is a desire to clothe inspiration.

A great artist is but a conduit for an expression that resonates with something that is greater than him or herself.  When we craft beauty, our creation is the utterance of inspiration.  When we are creating, we are conduits, mediums, instruments being played to serve as inspiration to the greater good.

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and to remind you that….

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HOW TO SEW A DOG COLLAR

HOW TO SEW A DOG COLLAR

Instructional Video and a clickable list of materials

for making a collar for a medium to large sized dog.

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List of Materials Needed/Links:

Fabric Scissors

Sewing Gauge

Straight Pins

Fabric Sealant/Stop Fray

Flexible Tape Measure

1 Inch Wide Strap (Purchase measurement x 2)

7/8 in. Wide Fabric Ribbon (Purchase measurement x 2)

Parachute Buckle

Strap Adjuster

D-Ring

Top Stitch/Heavy Duty Thread

Sewing Machine

Heavy Duty Sewing Machine Needle

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PERIODIC TABLE OF SEWING ELEMENTS

PERIODIC TALBE OF SEWING ELEMENTS

Isn’t this a creative spin on the elements?

The chart was created by Scientific Seamstress.

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Threads 101- Part 2

THREADS 101 – Part 2

Weight, ply and needles.

By Jenn Long

Thread

WEIGHT AND MEASURES

Thread weights are pretty confusing.  There are many different ways manufacturers determine the weights and measurements of threads.

THREAD WEIGHT

Most thread in U.S. stores print the thread weight on the spool.  Some sources state that this system is actually a length system, i.e. how many meters equal one gram. However, all one needs to remember is the smaller the number the THICKER the thread.   Commonly used are 12wt, 30wt, 40wt, 50wt, and 60wt. This system is not entirely dependable because one brand will have 50wt which could actually be different from another brand.  We will go into greater details about these weights in the next section.

THREAD DENIER

Denier relates to weight in grams of 9000m of thread. A larger number indicates a heavier thread.  This is usually applied to the fineness of silk, rayon, or nylon yarns.

THREAD TEX

Thread Tex relates to weight in grams of 1000m of thread. Larger Tex numbers are heavier threads.  This method is becoming more and more the new standard.   Wiki Article

THREAD NUMBER STANDARD 
 Note:  You may encounter thread that is only stamped with the number standard.  This number system was developed in Japan and is known as the Gunze Count system.  The number standard is used on many thinner threads and is written as No. 50 (or #50) or No. 100 (or #100). Many people confuse this with a weight measurement. The smaller the number, the heavier the thread.  That part is the same as by weight. But a spool of thread stamped with No. 100 does not mean it is a 100 weight thread. One spool of thread may be stamped No. 100, another spool may be stamped 100 wt., and yet another spool of thread may be stamped 100/2. All three of these are measured using different standards and don’t assume they are similar in size.
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When comparing threads, make sure you use a consistent standard of measurement.

Generally, 40 wt =240 denier=Tex 25.

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NEEDLES

There is no reason to talk about thread without considering needles.  Generally, you match the type of needle to the fabric.  Jeans needles for denim, etc.  But the size of needle should correlate with your thread.

Schmetz, a leader in the sewing needle industry states that 40wt/240 denier/Tex 25 all work in a size 75/11 needle. Schmetz also advises that the diameter of the eye of the needle should be 40% larger than the diameter of the thread.  A bit confusing?  Yes.  So in plain-talk, consider a larger needle when using threads heavier than 40wt/240denier/tex25. Consider using a smaller needle when using finer threads.

THREAD PLY

Yep you have seen it but what in the world does it mean!? We are not talking about toilet paper, but thread ply.   When thread is made, the ply refers to how many strands are twisted around to make the thread.  A 3-ply will be stronger then a 2-ply.  You may see on a spool 50/2 or a 50/3.  This means it is 50wt thread but one is 2 ply and the other is 3.  This is why measuring by weight (although it is really length) is not accurate.  A 50/2 will be lighter thread then a 50/3.

Stay tuned for Threads 101 – Part 3

Read Threads 101 – Part 1 here!

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Sewing Threads by the Number