Bolster pillows are just one of the pillow types I love to make. They’re really very simple to make but sometimes the ends of bolster pillows can be tricky to figure out. Have you ever made a bolster pillow with a sunburst end and ended up with a big hole after gathering all the fabric […]
I hope your year has been a good one too and that 2018 brings you good health and much joy! At Designs by Donna my mission is: To use my passion, gifts, and abilities to bring joy and beauty into the lives of others through exquisite design, teaching, and sharing.
Have you ever had to work with difficult fabrics? If you’ve been sewing for any length of time, you probably have. You know the ones. The slippery fabrics that move around the table by themselves. Or the loosely woven fabrics that begin to fray the moment you begin cutting. Or fabrics with a nap, such as velvet, where special […]
When making multi width drapery panels, adding an interlock stitch at the seams will help keep the seams lined up as they hang. Without this stitch the fabric layers may shift making the draperies look untidy or messy. Here are a few quick and easy steps to add an interlock stitch to your drapery panels. Work from […]
Fabric arriving at Designs by Donna is checked in and inspected as soon as it arrives. Doing so may avoid delays with the project if any flaws, inconsistencies in the repeat, or wrong yardage amounts are found upon inspection. And the same is true for drapery hardware received. There are a few things for you to check when your […]
Today I have three sewing tips for you to use for more efficiency in the workroom. First of all you’ll need a few simple things in order to use the tips I’m sharing. 1. A thumbnail; 2. Blue painters tape; and 3. A magnet. Oh, and as these are sewing tips, you will also need […]