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 [...]
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. Bolster pillows are simple to make and can have fun and creative embellished ends. Have you ever made a bolster [...]
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. Sewing the interlock stitch is quick and easy when using your thumb to pinky measurement. Here are [...]
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. Check-in fabric and hardware as soon as it arrives. [...]
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 [...]