Tag Archive: technique

December 1, 2017   /   by Free Designs Admin   /   , , ,

Free Class – Machine Sewing: Needle and Thread Basics

Free Class – Machine Sewing: Needle and Thread Basics

Description Beginner | 3 min Taught by Liesl Gibson Before you start a sewing machine project, it’s important to make sure you’re using the right needle and thread. Liesl briefly explains the range of thread options available for different purposes, and talks through your needle and pin choices, too.  Download Now

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November 10, 2017   /   by Free Designs Admin   /   , , ,

Free Class – Painted Single Page Books

Free Class – Painted Single Page Books

Learn how to make multi-paged books out of a single sheet of paper. This video originally appeared on Facebook Live on April 18, 2017. Download Now

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November 1, 2017   /   by Free Designs Admin   /   , , , , , ,

Free Project – How to attach magnetic bag clasps. Free tutorial

Free Project – How to attach magnetic bag clasps. Free tutorial

PATTERN DETAILS Magnetic bag clasps are really handy for lots of projects, and they are super easy to fit once you know how. Just follow the steps in this free tutorial. Download NOw

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September 25, 2017   /   by Free Designs Admin   /   , ,

Free Class – How to Use Ink Pads and Stamps

Free Class – How to Use Ink Pads and Stamps

Learn how to stamp like a pro with this quick tutorial. Courtney demonstrates the proper way to ink up your stamps and discusses uses for different kinds of ink. Learn how to: Use different types of ink Properly ink up your stamps What you’ll get: 1 HD video lesson you can access online anytime, anywhere […]

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August 30, 2017   /   by Free Designs Admin   /   , , , , ,

Free Class – Picking Up Stitches Along a Curved Edge

Free Class – Picking Up Stitches Along a Curved Edge

Picking up stitches along a curved edge is a little different than picking up along a straight selvedge. In this quick class, Edie shares her tips for creating a smooth, pucker-free edge. This is especially helpful to keep in mind when picking up stitches around a neck edge or the armholes Download Now

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July 28, 2017   /   by Free Designs Admin   /   , , , ,

Free Project – Embellished Hook Clasp

Free Project – Embellished Hook Clasp

PATTERN DETAILS Level: Easy Page Count: 9 Number of step: 10 Being able to make your own components for your jewellery not only makes the item truly handmade, it also means that you can co-ordinate your jewellery as well as using up all those scraps of wire! This is a very robust clasp and yet […]

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June 19, 2017   /   by Free Designs Admin   /   , , , ,

Free Sewing Tips – 5 Ways to Hem Stretch Fabric

Free Sewing Tips – 5 Ways to Hem Stretch Fabric

PATTERN DETAILS Learn 5 different techniques for hemming stretch fabric, like knits, with this photo tutorial from sewing expert Andrea Brown. Download Now

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June 14, 2017   /   by Free Designs Admin   /   , , , , , ,

Free Class – Complete Knife Skills

Free Class – Complete Knife Skills

Master the most important tool in your kitchen and cut prep time in half with this FREE mini class! Become faster and more accurate with your knife work, and create dishes that cook evenly and look truly professional. Guided by chef Brendan McDermott, you’ll explore proper hand placement and the four fundamental cuts. Learn to […]

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May 17, 2017   /   by Free Designs Admin   /   , , ,

Free Sewing Pattern – Bias Binding Tutorial

Free Sewing Pattern – Bias Binding Tutorial

PATTERN DETAILS Bias tape can be really intimidating to make and attach with inadequate instructions, this is to help our customers feel more confident producing it, as it is used in a great many patterns. This also functions as a stand alone tutorial, with lots of links to other great binding tutorials. Hoping this helps […]

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May 15, 2017   /   by Free Designs Admin   /   , , , ,

Free Tutorial – How to WireWrap Beach Glass the Easy Way

Free Tutorial – How to WireWrap Beach Glass the Easy Way

PATTERN DETAILS Beach glass, or sea glass, is one of the prettiest pieces of garbage you’ll ever see. I am lucky to live on Cape Breton Island in the Atlantic Ocean and I’m able to collect my own beach glass. If you aren’t so lucky, you can buy them on Ebay. This technique also works […]

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May 10, 2017   /   by Free Designs Admin   /   , , , ,

Free Class – Creating Embossed Birthday Cards

Free Class – Creating Embossed Birthday Cards

Watch as Ken Oliver creates wonderful watercolor birthday cards using stamps, Color Burst, Mineral Burst, Alpha Stamps, embossing powder and more! Just add water and watch the stunning burst of color appear right before your eyes. The possibilities are endless!! Download Now

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May 5, 2017   /   by Free Designs Admin   /   , , , , ,

Free Class – Watercolor 101: The Basics

Free Class – Watercolor 101: The Basics

Talented artist Sarah Richards introduces you to watercolor by showing you the beauty in the basics. Sarah’s simple yet creative approach to teaching will leave you feeling relaxed, motivated, and ready to paint! You will learn how to choose the best watercolor brush for you, why texture and weight of watercolor paper are important, and […]

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May 5, 2017   /   by Free Designs Admin   /   , ,

Free Project – Reversible cable scarf

Free Project – Reversible cable scarf

PATTERN DETAILS Here is a scarf that looks the same on both sides, with a big cable in the middle. You can add the background stitches to make it wider. It creates a curve naturally at both ends. I use super chunky yarns for quick knitting, but any size yarn will work. Worsted weight will […]

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May 1, 2017   /   by Free Designs Admin   /   , , ,

Free Class – Painting Flowers in Acrylic

Free Class – Painting Flowers in Acrylic

Paint a stunning floral still life with ease in this FREE class! Learn how to bring color, composition and technique together to create an acrylic work of art. Capture nature’s brilliance on canvas with guidance from expert Micah Ganske! Working from a beautifully photographed bouquet, you’ll create a monochromatic sketch using loose brushstrokes and light […]

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April 26, 2017   /   by Free Designs Admin   /   , , , ,

Free Class – Lumi: Shadow Printed Pouch

Free Class – Lumi: Shadow Printed Pouch

Beginner | 19 min In this class, Jesse shows you how anything that casts a shadow can be used to print a striking, colorful pouch. Jesse uses Inkodye – a light-sensitive fabric dye that develops into rich, permanent colors in the sun. If you coat the fabric in dye and lay an object on top […]

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March 29, 2017   /   by Free Designs Admin   /   , ,

Free Class – Hip To Be Square Quilt Kit

Free Class – Hip To Be Square Quilt Kit

This easy-to-sew quilt utilizes simple shapes in an impressive design. Simple squares surrounded by a framework of vivid stripes provide a stunning contrast. Easy to follow directions make this an ideal kit. Finished size: 50âx68â. Made of high quality cotton fabric by ADORNit Download Now

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December 21, 2016   /   by Free Designs Admin   /   , ,

Free Class – Craftsy Block of the Month 2013

Free Class – Craftsy Block of the Month 2013

CLASS OVERVIEW The Craftsy Block of the Month is back and better than ever in 2013! Sew along with quilting legend Laura Nownes as she teaches you how to make 10 blocks of various sizes, including LeMoyne Star, Tumbling Blocks, Strippy Spools and Offset Log Cabins. You’ll learn techniques such as 45-degree and 60-degree triangles, […]

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December 8, 2016   /   by Free Designs Admin   /   , , ,

Free Class – Creating a Mixed-Paper Sketchbook

Free Class – Creating a Mixed-Paper Sketchbook

A sketchbook featuring a range of fun and colorful papers makes the perfect background for on-the-go sketching, journaling or list making. Learn how to create a mixed-paper sketchbook by gathering together interesting papers and sewing them together with an easy pamphlet stitch. Pam Garrison also shows a few of her own mixed-paper sketchbooks, featuring solid-colored […]

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November 28, 2016   /   by Free Designs Admin   /   ,

Free Project – How to make no sew piping

Free Project – How to make no sew piping

PATTERN DETAILS In this tutorial we explain how to make no-sew piping. Adding piping to your bags also adds a certain – je ne sais quoi. For a lot of people sewing with piping is somthing they have on their wishlist but are affraid to tackle. You can buy premade piping or you can make […]

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