Saturday, July 26, 2008

Picture Perfect Knits

I won the intarsia contest for this book so long ago that I'd forgotten to expect Picture Perfect Knits in the mail.  What a happy surprise!  There are so many cool designers included in this book along with me, like my blog-friends Sister Diane of Crafty Pod and Manuela of Macati.  Rock!

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Sewing Vinyl

If you've ever tried to sew vinyl or plastic, you've discovered that the metal presser foot on your sewing machine STICKS to it like nobody's business.  

What can you do?  The solution is simple: just put a piece of tape over the bottom of the presser foot.  Really, that's it.  I used an xacto knife to cut out the bit where the needle and thread go through.  When you're done sewing the vinyl, just peel off the tape. Ta da!

I used this technique to sew a vinyl dress and to add a pocket to the inside cover of a small notebook.