Friday, January 21, 2011

Serger Lace

This is something that has been done many times using many different techniques. But I thought maybe some of you have never heard of it or done it. So here it is.

Take a strip of wash away stabilizer. (Looks like interfacing but dissolves with water.)

Set up the serger for a 4 thread decorative edge stitch. (put heavier decorative thread in both loopers.)

Serge the edge of the stabilizer, then serge just slightly on top of the edge of the previously serged edge. Note - stitches catch on the edge.

Keep making rows until you have made enough lace for what you would like to attach it to. suggestions - tote bag, purse, blouse cuffs, collars etc.

Using variegated, metallic or different color thread - makes sensational lace. also if you use ecru color thread - looks vintage or antique.

This is also a great start for making flowers or corsages.


Tuesday, January 18, 2011

BFF - has BOOK published!!!

One of the sweetest kindest people I know has had her book published!! "ALISON NEWMAN" I am so proud of her and her accomplishments.

I haven't purchased a sewing book in years - probably because I already own every one that was published since Betsy Ross and I worked on the Flag. :-)

But I have to say that this one is a keeper. It is an easy read, great instructions and super graphics and photos.

It now resides in my sewing library, pages already stained and marked from constant use.

This is not only a great gift for yourself, but for any of your sewing friends.

Note - new projects are coming soon. And I am still working on the video.

Sew Happy to share good news!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Happy New Year!

The holidays are over and a new year begins. The next gift ideas will be for Valentines day. I will put on my thinking cap and get some projects posted. If anyone would like to have your idea posted here, just let me know. I am always glad to share and give credit for amazing inspirations.