Just in case you are not quite sure whether you would be able to do applique lettering, I want to ensure you that it is very easy. Here is a small tutorial on the “How to of Applique Lettering”. Soon, you will find a free alternate “A” posted for my Country Garden Alphabet to allow you to practice what I am going to show you in this tutorial. I think once you do this, you will be “hooked”. There are so many advantages to doing applique lettering or applique in general. What are some of those advantages? (keep reading….)
Hi, I just finished writing the Emily Bag Tutorial and feel like I wrote a long lecture – like in my “old” teaching days!! It took me about two days to put this together and I hope that it is to your liking. Let me know what you think of it. I also made available for you two labels similar to what I have on my bag – only with the space for the name empty, of course. I made them available in 4×4 and 5×7 formats. Enjoy!!
For years I have been making little girls’ dresses and making bow ties in the back of the dress on pinafores, etc. I always struggled with that little metal “turner thingie” that leaves holes in the fabric when you pull to strongly on it. You know what I mean? Well, I am just about finishing the Farbenmix “Feliz” dress and looked at the instructions for making the string ties in the back of the dress. They recommended to use a “turning ribbon”. You can look at the pictures of how they do this here:
The instructions are in German but I think the pictures speak for themselves. You basically attach a temporary long ribbon that you use as a pull string.
You probably all knew about this trick. Just in case you hadn’t I thought I’d let you in on this little trick. It certainly made that part of the dress a lot easier than I used to do it.
I am 61 yrs old and still learning new tricks. Love learning new things about sewing! 🙂
Now, I need to tell you that I just LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this Feliz dress. “Feliz” means happy – and that is so true for this dress. I am sure Saarah, who will be getting this dress for her birthday, will be just that. It’s so much fun to make, too. Give it a try. The pattern has just come out in English and remember you can get discounted patterns at the yahoo group posted below. Also, if you have any questions regarding these patterns, the yahoo group is always willing to answer them and I would be happy to help you enjoy these patterns as well. Feel free to post your questions here. This is the direct link to the yahoo group:
As promised, here is the tutorial on Flannel Burppads. It’s been a lot of fun making these. I think I prefer these to the diaper ones. It’s certainly easier to embroider on them and I think the final product is more refined looking. Just my personal opinion.
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It seems to be “baby season” and I have been very busy making baby items for gifts. Very popular have been my burp pads and I am planning to post two tutorials showing how to make them right here at Oma’s Place. This is the first “installment” – making burp pads from cloth diapers. The second tutorial will show how to make burp pads “from scratch” using flannel fabric. Sometime in the not too distant future I also hope to be publishing a tutorial on how to make a simple tote bag.
Let me know what you think. Positive feedback might lead to more tutorials, you never know!:)