Learn How to Sew on Clear Vinyl

Learn How to Sew on Clear Vinyl

Episode 133 ~ At your side 🧵 Virtually!  Organizing and Sewing Clear Vinyl

It’s January and that means it time to organize for a new year!  Today I show how to sew clear vinyl for bags to store patterns and ideas for organizing button and beads; two of my my favorite things.  Actually, I have more than two favorite things, but its a good place to start.  

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Be sure to catch At Your Side Virtually! every Tuesday and Thursday at NOON Eastern and Behind the Scenes live on Facebook and YouTube every Wednesday at 1:30pm Eastern.  I will post the replays here on the blog too 🙂 

cheers,

 

 

 

Learn to Sew Knits Online Class: Angela Wolf Academy

Check out Angela Wolf Academy for Sewing Tutorial Online & Virtual Classes!

Embroider 103 Learn How to Embroider on Hats

Learn How to Embroider Hats Join Angela Wolf and Cindy Hogan for a 90 minute virtual class and learn how to embroider hats with any embroidery machine and a 4" by 4" hoop! Learn the best stabilizers and hooping techniques.   This is a virtual class, live with Angela...

VLOG 220 Behind the Scenes ✂️ Angela Wolf Rachel Twin Set Sewalong Part 4

Behind the Scenes with Angela wolf VLOG 220 is the fourth in a series of sew-a-longs featuring the Rachel Twin Set. Today we start cutting out the tank top!

Embroidery 102 Embroider Small Letters Recipe Project Virtual Class

Embroidery 102 How to Embroider Small Letters with Angela Wolf and Cindy Hogan Learn how to embroider small letters on a thin kitchen towel and fine cotton or linen - perfect for napkins!   Learn the best stabilizers, thread, and hooping techniques.  Cindy's digitized...

Drape a Square Sweater Jacket

In this tutorial you will learn how to drape a square sweater jacket with Angela Wolf. Fabrics, techniques, and measurements will be taught in this lesson.

Coverstitch 103 ~ Learn How to Use Your Coverstitch Machine

Learn How to Use the Coverstitch Machine Do you find yourself sewing a lot of knits?  If so, you will eventually want to add a coverstitch machine to your sewing room.  Hemming knits has never been easier! But the Coverstitch is not just for knits, you can also do a...

VLOG 217 Behind the Scenes ✂️ Rachel Twin-Set Part 1

Kick off of the Rachel Twin Set Sew-A-Long with Angeal Wolf. Lean about the Rachel Twin Set pattern, your measurements for this pattern, and fabrics.

Serger 102 Creative Serging ~ Virtual Class

SERGER 102: Creative Serging!   Now that you know the basics of using your serger, let's check out some of the decorative stitches.   Join Angela Wolf for a 90 minute virtual class and learn how to use your serger for a few creative stitches and serger a...

Serging 101: Learn the Basics!

SERGER 101: Learn the Basics! Beginners guide to using your serger! Join Angela Wolf  for a 90 minute virtual class and learn how to set up and use your serger.  Learn the parts on the serger, tips for rethreading,  differential feed,  reasons to adjust the stitch...

VLOG 212: Design and Sew a Zippered Lip Bag

Sew the Zippered Lip Bag This is such a cute bag to sew and embroider for Valentine's Day.  You can draw these lips or download my pattern ANGELA WOLF ZIPPER LIP BAG Supplies: 2 - Fabric 9" X 9" 2 - Fusible Fleece Batting cut 9"X 9" 10" (or longer) Zipper Universal...

Episode 137: My Design Center Embroidery Stabilizer Wraps

Episode 137: At Your Side Virtually! Embroidery Stabilizer Wraps  In this live Facebook and YouTube episode, join Angela Wolf and Cindy Hogan with a tutorial using My Design Center creating embroidery stabilizer wraps.   Download Cindy's wrap design here. I just...
Apron Sew Along

Apron Sew Along

Apron Sew Along

An apron is such a fun accessory to wear in the kitchen, at work, while dyeing fabrics, gardening, you name it!  I thought it would be so fun to sew an apron and each day have guests on the live show showing how to embellish with embroidery, quilting, applique, and more. 

 

I will be using Molly Madison’s Apron Pattern, but feel free to use any apron pattern you might have on hand.  Molly is a friend of mine and I just love the variations on her pattern as you see above.

Here is the schedule of live shows and I will include links to the live shows each morning:

 

Custom 4″ Zipper Case 

Reen Wilcoxson from Embroidery Garden will be showing us how to make a 4″ zipper case.  Here is the link to download the files.

You can find Reen at Embroidery Garden:

Sewing & Embellishing Pillow Cases

Sewing & Embellishing Pillow Cases

At Your Side 🧵 Virtually LIVE

Learn How to Sew, Embroider, & Embellish a Pillow Case

It has been so fun taking over the Brother Sews Facebook and YouTube channel during this stay at home mandate!  I always like to find the positive and this has been the best, being able to hang out with you all virtually.  Many have asked where to find the replay’s, so I will be sure to post them here on my blog at the end of each day. 

So going back, we had an entire week of making pillow cases, embroiderying ideas, BES 4 Lettering tutorial, and more!  Here are all the replays:

 

Now that was fun!  I hope you are inspired to dig into your stash and make a few pillow cases 🙂  Next week the theme is spa and pampering, which we all need a little of right now.

Let me know if there is a specific lesson you might like in the upcoming live shows. 

Cheers,

Embroider Lace on Tulle Fabric Tutorial

Embroider Lace on Tulle Fabric Tutorial

How to Embroider Lace on Tulle

With the launch of my new lace embroidery collection A Touch of Lace, I thought this would be a good time to share a few tutorials showing how to embroider lace.  I am going to start with my all time favorite, embroidering on tulle fabric.  You might have seen my outfits with what I call “removable tattoos”.  These sleeves are designed by embroidering on tulle fabric; then I cut out my sleeves from the embroidered tulle fabric.  Let me show you how easy this is!

 

Supplies:

 

 

Choosing Tulle Fabric

When you start looking for tulle fabric, you might get a little overwhelmed with the options.  The main thing is to check the texture and hand of the fabric.  For example, since I am using the tulle for a garment I want the fabric to be soft to the touch.  I also prefer a drape vs. a stiff fabric.  How can you tell?  If you get a chance to shop for the tulle fabric in person, hold the fabric in your hand.  Does the fabric lay stiff like a sheet of paper, or does the fabric drape softly?  Does the fabric feel soft or scratchy?  If you are shopping online it’s a little harder to tell, but you can always purchase a small swatch.  Although tulle fabric isn’t very expensive, you might as well order whatever you need for your project.  Worse case you can use the tulle in a gift bag!  

Fabric Color

Tulle fabric comes in numerous colors, which makes this fabric fabulous for garment projects.  Black, white, brown, and cream are my go to colors for nude or see through sleeves.  Hold the fabric up to your skin; you might be surprised at how see thru this fabric really is.  Another option is to choose a color to coordinate with a specific project.  Below is a sample using navy tulle with navy thread and black tulle with black thread.   I will talk more about the color of the fabric in the next few tutorials.  

Navy Tulle Sample

Black Tulle Sample

How to Hoop Tulle

1. Open the embroidery hoop and place the lower section of the hoop on a flat surface.  Center the Sew’N Wash Embroidery Stabilizer  over the hoop, making sure the stabilizer covers the entire hoop.

TIP: Sew’N Wash embroidery stabilizer comes in different widths. I usually keep 12″ and  20″ wide on hand; the 20″ wide is ideal for the larger hoops.

2. Layer the tulle fabric, leaving at least 2″ excess around the hoop.

3. Place the top of the embroidery hoop onto the layers.  Gently push the hoop together, leaving the tension loose.

4. Gently pull the Sew’N Wash embroidery stabilizer tight at each corner of the embroidery hoop.  Check to make sure there are no wrinkles in the stabilizer.

5. Do the same for the tulle fabric, but be very gentle when pulling the fabric as the tulle fabric can tear very easily! 

6. Tighten the hoop a little.  Slide your hand across the center of the hoop checking for wrinkles or puckers.

7.  When you are satisified with the hooping, tighten the hoop and you are ready to start embroidering.

Thread & Bobbin

I use different embroidery threads including rayon and polyester, each offers a different look to your project.  I would suggest experimenting with a few different weights and textures to determine your favorite.  Keep the samples in a notebook so you can refer back.   I typically use the same color thread in the bobbin as I use for the top embroidery.  This takes more time when embroiderying a design with multiple colors, but if you are going to see the backside of the embroidery it is worth the extra task. 

Choosing an Embroidery Design

Depending on the area of the garment this embroidered tulle will be used for, choosing a design is very important.  In my embroidery collection A Touch of Lace, I have included low density versions of each design.  A low density designs has less stitches which will offer a softer, less stiff fabric when the embroidery if finished.  If you opt for a dense design, make sure the lace will be used on a fitted area of the garment, for example the bicep area on a fitted sleeve.  The tightness of the sleeve will prevent the thicker embroidery design from curling.  

You are ready to embroider!  Hopefully this tutorial will get you started to embroider on tulle.  The next tutorials will give you some ideas for using the newly embroidered fabric.  Can’t wait to see what you embroider with my new lace collection.  Be sure to share photos of what you are embroidering using hashtag #angelawolf 

Cheers,

Ep. 105 Behind the Scenes LIVE ? Fabric Haul, Sewing, Embroidery

Ep. 105 Behind the Scenes LIVE ? Fabric Haul, Sewing, Embroidery

Episode 105 Behind the Scenes LIVE with Angela Wolf ? A short episode while we are all getting ready for Thanksgiving ? Colin and Cody show how they embroider their hoodies, turkey day tips, a sneak peek at last weeks fabric haul, and schedule for next weeks Birthday Sewing Marathon ?

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Embroider 103 Learn How to Embroider on Hats

Embroider 103 Learn How to Embroider on Hats

Learn How to Embroider Hats Join Angela Wolf and Cindy Hogan for a 90 minute virtual class and learn how to embroider hats with any embroidery machine and a 4" by 4" hoop! Learn the best stabilizers and hooping techniques.   This is a virtual class, live with Angela...

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Drape a Square Sweater Jacket

Drape a Square Sweater Jacket

In this tutorial you will learn how to drape a square sweater jacket with Angela Wolf. Fabrics, techniques, and measurements will be taught in this lesson.

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Coverstitch 103 ~ Learn How to Use Your Coverstitch Machine

Coverstitch 103 ~ Learn How to Use Your Coverstitch Machine

Learn How to Use the Coverstitch Machine Do you find yourself sewing a lot of knits?  If so, you will eventually want to add a coverstitch machine to your sewing room.  Hemming knits has never been easier! But the Coverstitch is not just for knits, you can also do a...

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TUTORIAL: DIY CUSTOM MONOGRAM EMBROIDERED FABRIC ENVELOPE

TUTORIAL: DIY CUSTOM MONOGRAM EMBROIDERED FABRIC ENVELOPE

Easy Sewing Project for Mother’s Day or Any Special Day ♥

I was recently going through memory boxes and came across letters from a few people so dear to my heart that have since passed away.  This made me think, I hardly write letters anymore!  An email, text, and the occasional phone call – that’s the trend these days.  With Mother’s Day coming up I thought this would be a perfect time to get the pen out.  Even better, embroider a custom envelope Mom can keep the letters in ?

Each year I try to come up with something unique and personal to send my Mom on Mother’s Day.  She love’s handwritten letters, so why not add a custom monogrammed envelope that she can keep the letters or use for something else – maybe to hold makeup or coupons.  Something small she can carry that will remind her how special she is to all of us kids ♥

This project is very easy and only takes about 30 minutes (even faster if you are on the Brother 10-needle)

Supplies:

To read the full blog, head over to my post as a Brother Expert Consultant on the Brother Stitching Sewcial. This envelope is a cute idea for any gift, now I just need to add the personal note ♥Let me know what you think and be sure to share photos of your embroidered envelope.  #brothersews #angelawolf

Happy Mother’s Day ♥

 

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Episode 97 behind the scenes with Winn & Angela on the road

Episode 97 behind the scenes with Winn & Angela on the road

DIY Upcycle & Recycle 2 Denim Shirts into 1 Dress

    Upcycle Denim Shirts My husband was cleaning out his closet and handed me a couple of denim shirts to donate.  I couldn’t help but notice the logo on one of the shirts from a marina we frequent on our summer boating trips – I couldn’t bear to allow that...

Embroider 103 Learn How to Embroider on Hats

Learn How to Embroider Hats Join Angela Wolf and Cindy Hogan for a 90 minute virtual class and learn how to embroider hats with any embroidery machine and a 4" by 4" hoop! Learn the best stabilizers and hooping techniques.   This is a virtual class, live with Angela...

Episode 92 Behind the Scenes

Episode 92 Behind the Scenes with Angela Wolf LIVE at the new studio!

DIY Tutorial: How to Design Felt Embroidered Heart Decorations

I am always looking for cute decorations for Valentine’s day, maybe it’s just that I love the color red ?  Custom embroidered felt hearts is a fun way to share the love.  This is a quick tutorial using My Design Center on the Brother sewing machine.  Photo 1 Supplies:...

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