Sewing With Cinnamon

Sewing A Themed Wardrobe: Topic Overview and the Beach Scene Outfit Tutorial

Hi Everyone! Welcome to the topic of Sewing A Themed Wardrobe! I'm super excited to introduce this as a new series, one that we'll revisit a few times during the year with a new emphasis each time! For this month's topic, the theme is "So-Cal Lifestyle Scene". Early on, when we first launched Liberty Jane...

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Sewing With Cinnamon - Appliqué 2 Ways!

This week we are continuing with our celebration of National Sewing Month with a look at a very popular technique, machine-stitched fusible Applique - yay!

What is Applique, you might ask? According to Wikipedia, Appliqué is ornamental needlework in which pieces of fabric in different shapes and patterns are sewn or stuck onto a larger piece to form a picture or pattern.

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Hand Sewing Mastery - Hand Embroidered Embellishments

Hi Everyone! To wrap up the topic of Hand Sewing Mastery we are going to take a look at using our hand sewing skills to do some hand-embroidered embellishments. I love this type of detail work because a little bit can make a big impact on the overall look and feel of the garment.

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Sewing Trims - Embellishment Ideas and Tutorials

Hi Everyone! In Part 4 we wrap things up with a look at using trims to create 3D embellishments. This is a technique that mesmerizes me, I haven't done it that often and am still perfecting my skills in this area too! Melinda, the designer of the Melody Valerie Couture brand, provides us with a look at a technique called passementerie and I have selected a few other tutorial videos that show how to use silk ribbon to create accents like flowers! 

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Sewing With Tiny Trims - Inserted Trims

Hi Everyone! In Part 3 we are going to take a look at sewing inserted trims to design interest to your pieces. Inserted trims can be sewn into seam lines, such as princess seams or between two cut pieces of fabric. Follow along with me as I demonstrate a few different ways to insert trims!

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Sewing With Trims - Applied Trims

Hi Everyone! In Part 2 we are going to take a look at sewing applied trims to add a decorative element to your garment. These can be used to cover seam lines or to simply add an interesting design element. Follow along with me as I demonstrate a few different ways to use trims!

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Sewing With Tiny Trims - Topic Overview

Hi Everyone! Let's talk about tiny trims! 

Throughout this 4 part topic, we will cover a variety of ways to use trims effectively in your design work!

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