Efficiency

Take Your Pillow Designs To the Next Level

Take your Pillow Designs to the next level by first learning the basics. When designing pillows do you jump into your pillow designs and add all the details right from the start?  Only to realize you're missing a necessary skill in order to make the pillow as perfect as you'd like it to. You've [...]

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 [...]

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 remove [...]

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 [...]

Drapery panels at 25 widths each & how to tackle such a project.

Drapery panels at 25 widths each?  Have you ever been asked to make a really wide drapery panel?  What did you do?  Did you turn and run the other way?  Or did you accept the drapery panel project and then wonder how you were going to tackle the job? I was recently hired to [...]

Flowery Branch is a beautiful place to visit.

Designs by Donna is located in the cute town of Flowery Branch, GA.  So let me show you around downtown, in case you're wondering what there is to do when you come and visit while taking a workshop at Designs by Donna. Flowery Branch crossroads of Railroad Ave. and Main St. Don't you love [...]

Contrast Mitered Flange Pillow – our latest instructional PDF

Let me introduce to you the latest instructional PDF we've added to our website, the Contrast Mitered Flange pillow.  This pillow is easy to make once you understand the process.  The instructions include photos with step by step directions for you to follow along with as you sew. This contrast mitered flange pillow is [...]

Zippers In Pillows course for The Workroom Channel

I love pillows.  And I love inserting zippers in pillows.  Invisible zippers, lapped zippers, zippers next to welt cord, bound zippers in pillows, and zippers as embellishments in pillows.  Love them all!  I love inserting them so much, it always surprises me when someone tells me they would rather close a pillow with hand stitching [...]

By |2018-06-29T16:05:26-04:00June 29th, 2018|Efficiency, Pillows, Zippers|
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