Pleated style face masks made simply.
In a time of crisis, a maker makes things. I'm making pleated style face masks. One thing I do well, other than making beautiful things with fabric is to share quick and efficient, step-by-step ways to make things. So during this time of unrest and unease, I thought I would share with you how [...]
2020 Home Decor Color Trends
I was recently asked to help with a project to create a visual to show the home decor color trends for 2020. Rather than showing the colors in home decor products, the fabrics were made into clothing and displayed on manikins for a fun twist You may be wondering why a soft furnishings designer [...]
Pillow Making – dog ears or no dog ears?
Let's talk about pillow making. With so much information available online these days, I can see where someone getting into the soft furnishings/workroom business may get confused on fabrication techniques. Today, let's talk about pillow making. Specifically how to sew the corners of pillows. Do you taper the corners of the pillows to [...]
Top Tips for Inserting Zippers Next To Welt Cord
Tips for Inserting Zippers Next To Welt Cord Zippers next to welt cord. How are you doing inserting zippers next to welt cord in pillows, cushions, and bedding? Do you ever wonder if yours are sewn well enough? Do you ever struggle with the size or type of zipper you should use? In this [...]
Learn To Sew Blocked Squares Pillows
A blocked squares pillow, or color blocked pillow is a fun and creative way to add color and texture to any room. Pillows are the Jewelry for your Furniture. Have you ever struggled when designing pillows? Or have you ever struggled with pillow fabrication? Or are you ever challenged with not having [...]
Learning to upholster a chair through the eyes of a drapery gal
Plaid chair no more! Now it's fun and happy with new colors, patterns, and textures. A drapery gal's perspective on learning upholstery. Learning to upholster furniture is a totally different skillset than drapery making. For one thing, you don't have to strip naked before making draperies. My friend, [...]