Monday, February 22, 2010

Sewing Patterns that are Perfect for Spring

Jalie Great T Shirts Sewing Pattern

Jalie Great T Shirts Pattern

Tops with jewel, mock neck, V neck and henley necklines for women and girls. For knits with at least 25% stretch across the grain. 

Fun Spring Sewing Patterns and Projects

Sunflowers Table Topper Pattern
Create pot holders, mug rugs or several sizes of table mats from two circles and a simple petal shape!

Hedge Fun! Hot Pad Sewing Pattern
Adorable hot pads to add some whimsy to your kitchen decor!

Home Sweet Home Bench Pillow Pattern

Slice of Summer Bench Pillow Sewing Pattern

Market Bag Quilt Pattern

Country Critters Tea Towel Pattern

Flag Pillow Sewing ePattern

Backseat Pet Hammock Sewing ePattern

Bug Pillow Trio Sewing ePattern

Janome 2212 12 Stitch Full Size Freearm Sewing Machine & FREE BONUS

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Create a Victorian Inspired Historical Looking Stencil with a Kit

Quickly and easily create a Victorian inspired, rich and fabulous, historical ambience in your home with this Victorian Damask Wall and Floor Stencil! This detailed, elegant laser-cut stencil is a professional designer's dream along with our production size stencils with additional repeats for the installation team. Our laser-cutting produces crisp, clean smooth edges. We suggest you visit your local paint store for color ideas using contrasting colors or even trying a semi-gloss urethane (over a previously painted/stained surface) for a subtle effect.

Victorian Baroque Wall and Floor
Victorian Baroque Wall and Floor StencilActual Size: 19.5"" x 19.5"" (for single repeat only)You can use this Victorian Wall and Floor Stencil to create your own patterns all over your wall or Floor. Quickly and easily create a Victorian Baroque historical ambience in your home! This detailed, elegant laser-cut stencil is a decorators delight for creating intricate patterns on walls and floors.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Knit or Crochet How to Convert Your Knitting or Crochet Projects

Knit or Crochet--Have it Your Way: 15 Fun Projects with Complete Hook and Needle Instructions for Each
If you are a knitter sometimes you may come across a project that is in crochet that as a knitter you would like to make but the project is crocheted.  Maybe you know how to knit but lack the crochet skills to make certain projects.  It is the same for crocheters who may want to convert knitting projects into crochet. 

Changing a pattern from knitting to crochet isn't as easy as replacing stitches with single crochet.

Margaret Hubert is a longtime knitter and crocheter shows how challenging and fun it can be to convert patterns. In her book Knit or Crochet--Have it Your Way:  she makes it relatively easy to from knitting to crochet and visa versa. 

The patterns are fairly easy and the instruction are easy to follow.  The patterns include scarf, slippers, sweaters, hats and more.  This book is a great resource for knitters and crocheters to learn how to convert patterns and complete some great projects.

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