Helpful Tips

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

"Sewing Tip "- Making Ordinary Pressure Feet Non-Stick Feet

When sewing on vinyl a regular pressure feet stick to the fabric causing a huge mess. I found a neat solution for this problem while looking through my favorite craft supply catalog, PTFE Strips by Kandi Corp. I brought these about a year ago from Home Sew Inc.
To use:
Just apply strip to bottom of pressure foot and remove any excess strip. Make sure your needle and thread can go through the hole in the foot with ease. Then sew as you would with a non-stick foot! Its that easy. I have used these strips on my blind hem foot to edge stitch on vinyl and also on my zipper foot when inserting zippers in vinyl.
I looked a saw that Home Sew no longer carries these strips, but I checked out Kandi Corps website and they are sell a PTFE 5"X 9" sheet for $4.00.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Simplicity 4736- Faux fur bag

I needed a quick and easy sewing project to get things going in the craftroom and Simplicity 4736 was the cure. You can read the review here.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Who Wouldn't Want A " FREE HANDBAG"

My thanks to Sheila for the heads up on the Free Handbag giveaway over at Handbag Planet. This is a new site launching on October 15, 2008 and they are giving away a beautiful handbag every hour for 24hrs. So go ahead and sign up for chance to win. Here are some of the choices you have: