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DIY Alcohol Inks

DIY Alcohol Inks

If you work with mixed media, then you'll know that alcohol inks are perfect for staining and adding transparent color. I generally use them with stencils and also for adding aged effects and subtle shading effects to both paper and fabric. Alcohol inks can get quite...

My favorite tips for using decorative stitches

My favorite tips for using decorative stitches

The decorative machine stitches on your sewing machine are a quick and easy way to add embellishment and decorative design to all your sewing projects. However many sewers tend to overlook using these type of stitches either because they don't know how to use them...

Tutorial: Machine Wrapped Cording

Tutorial: Machine Wrapped Cording

Using cording to finish the edges of your sewing projects definitely adds a professional quality, however it isn't readily available in a wide variety of types or finishes which tends to limit its uses. Making your own cording is not only fun, but it can be made in...

2017 CD PhotoArt Calendar & Case: Free Template & Tutorial

2017 CD PhotoArt Calendar & Case: Free Template & Tutorial

I wish you all a very safe and Happy Christmas and I thank you for your support throughout the year. I wouldn't be here doing what I love to do without you. As a Christmas gift of thanks, please enjoy this free CD calendar template which is a quick and easy way to...

Free Tutorial – How to make a Fabric Tray

Free Tutorial – How to make a Fabric Tray

Fabric trays are quick and easy to make and are so useful in the sewing room for holding needles and threads and other small items. You can use any type of fabric to make them of course, but I like to be a little more creative in my design, so my favorite method is to...

How to Sew Beads onto Fabric so they don’t fall off

How to Sew Beads onto Fabric so they don’t fall off

Beading on fabric is one of my favorite fabric embellishment techniques, although I have to admit I'm a little addicted to it. I love to bead all sorts of different types of textile art, and sewing projects. I sometimes like to sew beads on individually ... ... and...

How to turn mixed media textures into digital background textures

How to turn mixed media textures into digital background textures

Making mixed media textures using pastes, gels, and other textural elements is one of my favorite things to do. It's more like fun playtime than work. I use some of these textures in my mixed media artwork, but mostly I like to transform them into digital form and use...

Embellishing with Fabric Yo-Yos

Embellishing with Fabric Yo-Yos

Fabric yo-yos are one of the most under-rated embellishments there is. They are really quite simple to make, but then they can be dressed up in all sorts of fabulous ways to create embellishments for all your sewing projects. I remember when I was young that my...

Need a quick weekend project? Try Some Fabric Beads

Need a quick weekend project? Try Some Fabric Beads

Fabric beads are easy and fun to make and can be used to embellish all your creative sewing projects. They are also a great way to use up all those small scraps of leftover fabric and fibers. This tutorial shows you several ways to make embellished fabric beads. What...

Making Fabric Postcards – Finishing the Edges

Making Fabric Postcards – Finishing the Edges

I love to make my own fabric postcards by creating photo art designs in Photoshop Elements, and then printing the designs onto fabric. Making fabric postcards this way is not only fun but it's the perfect way to personalize your cards. My favorite technique for...

How to Print on Sheer Fabric using an Inkjet Printer

How to Print on Sheer Fabric using an Inkjet Printer

Printing on sheer fabric allows you to create fabric prints that are transparent with what appears to be a "ghost image" printed on them. These types of fabric prints can be used to create special effects for use in art quilts and other textile art applications. You...

How to Print on Kraft-tex using an Inkjet Printer

How to Print on Kraft-tex using an Inkjet Printer

Have you discovered Kraft-tex yet? Kraft-tex is a rugged paper that looks, feels, and wears like leather - but sews, cuts, and washes just like fabric. It's available in a number of different colors including white, which means that you can use it as a canvas and...

A Quick Start Guide to Printing on Fabric using an Inkjet Printer

A Quick Start Guide to Printing on Fabric using an Inkjet Printer

Thanks to today's technology, printing your images and designs directly onto fabric using an inkjet printer has never been easier. The creative opportunities for using your own personal photos or your own custom designed fabric are limited only by your imagination....

Ways to use your Digital Photo Art: How to Make a Wrapped Canvas

Ways to use your Digital Photo Art: How to Make a Wrapped Canvas

One of my favorite ways to use my digital photo art is to print it onto fabric and make wall art by wrapping it onto a stretched canvas. Wrapping a canvas is really easy to do, and you can use cheap wrapped canvases found in the craft store, so it's also quite...

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