Friday, October 4, 2013
Sherri D wrote a blog post for Craftsy which includes her Carry On! Travel Bag. We love, love, love your bag! Thanks for sending us a picture and blogging about us. Be sure to check out her article here.
As always, send us in your projects as we love to see them.
You can order the Carry On! Travel Bag pattern, as well as many other patterns, here.
Monday, September 30, 2013
Thanks to Linda C. for sharing this picture and story:
"I just thought you'd like to see my latest "beyond" adventure with Soft and Stable.
I was visiting my daughter to help with My Little Pony costumes for her daughters for Halloween. One needed wings and after my bag adventures with the product, I was pretty sure it would be just the ticket for this project as well.
We searched all the (local) sewing/quilting shops for it...or something else that might fit the bill, with no luck.
So I placed an order for some threads and more Soft and Stable (I have several packages at home...800 miles away)to be shipped. It arrived in time to create these awesome wings (if I do say so myself) before my "sewing holiday" was over.
We thought the costume was cute before...but the wings are its crowning glory. Thanks for a great product. Since my design and sewing adventures take me in so many different directions, it is great to have another amazing tool in my toolbox that can help my dreams come to life.
I used a double layer under the smaller wings "overlay" and quilted around them to give them more dimension. And because I did, I was able to hand stitch the elasticized straps through more than just the fabric, to make them more durable without the stitching creating dimples in the top layer of S&S."
We agree that the wings just make the costume. Thanks so much for sharing, Linda!
If you are making Halloween costumes, remember that Soft and Stable gives great structure while staying lightweight and comfortable. Be sure to check out another great Halloween costume idea in this earlier blog post.
Send us pictures of your projects. We always love to see them!
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Friday, August 9, 2013
Thursday, August 8, 2013
About a year ago, Linda E. asked if it would be possible to use Texture Magic with sheer fabrics as she wanted to make a project using her 50-year-old silk organza wedding dress.
Having had great success texturizing all types of fabric, I encouraged Linda to give it a try and suggested that she might like to try my Special Occasions Purses pattern.
Just this week I received these pictures from Linda along with the following comments:
"It does work with a couple of suggestions. This is your Special Occasion Purses pattern.
I also added a pocket on the opposite side; the strap can be tucked in there if a clutch bag is preferred or a hankie or lipstick can be kept handy.
The texturizing was all done as bobbin work using YLI's Candlelight metallic yarn Rainbow for a little bling.
Your directions suggest using wool batting for the flap and placing it between the fabric and Texture Magic for greater definition. I realized right away that with the natural color of the wool and the sheer white this was not going to work so I did it in the traditional way so it is between the textured fabric and the lining. This still caused a slight variation in color so I would use a high loft synthetic in the future. With sheer colors you might have a different outcome.
As you can imagine I am still very pleased with the outcome and I will be giving it to grand daughter at her shower on Sunday. Thank you for the encouragement to go for it." Linda
Linda wrote later to say that her granddaughter was most appreciative and excited and that many of the moms had tears in their eyes when she presented the purse at the shower.
Thank you so much for sharing the story of this wonderful project with us, Linda.
Has anyone else tried texturizing a precious fabric to make a family heirloom?