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How to print embroidery patterns onto fabric with an inkjet printer: a tutorial

[UPDATED 11/14/2017 FOR THE NEW AND RE-RELEASED PRINTABLE EMBROIDERY PATTERNS IN THE SHOP.]
With this series, which included the re-released Snowdrop and the brand new Morning Bouquet patterns, I wanted to try something I’d heard about that would make transferring an embroidery pattern quick and painless: that you can use your home inkjet printer to print embroidery patterns quickly and neatly right onto the fabric you’ll stitch on.
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Stitching tip: hacking some needlepoint

bewitching botanicals in jeweltonesfrom the Bewitching Botanicals embroidery pattern set, available here
I’ve always been drawn to folklore embroidery. There is something about the way I imagine it used to fit into everyday life that I find appealing, even if I know that some of what I imagine about it is pretty much just fantasy. A nostalgic, sweet pastoral fantasy of Read More…

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Pressing matters, or how to iron a nice-looking seam

One of the things I do a lot of these days is press seams while sewing samples.
samplemaking
Pressing matters. A lot. And there are any number of methods for pressing seams (or ironing them). As many methods as people who sew, I suspect.
So, I’m adding my own method to the mix – not because I believe you should never again press a Read More…

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