I mentioned last week that when I attended the Sewing and Stitchery Expo in Puyallup WA, I stumbled upon the Bear Wear Patterns booth. Designer and owner, Lori created these perfect patterns for Build a Bear fans who love hand-stitched wardrobes and a variety of modern, trendy designs.
It’s nice and sunny here in Southern California, but if Spring is eluding you still, why not brighten up your surroundings with this tissue paper flower banner? And since March is National Craft Month, there’s all the more reason to get crafting.
I have just returned from five days in Puyallup, WA where I attended the four day Sewing and Stitchery Expo. The show, open to the public, was a full four days of fabric, sewing machines, threads, quilts, bags, and scissors! I was demonstrating a few new Fiskars products (the Rotary Cutter and Ruler Combo and the Amplify fabric shears) in the Hancock Fabrics booth.
I had never been to Washington before, so it was a real treat for me to experience such a beautiful state. Can’t say I saw the scenery every day, since the weather became increasingly misty and wet as the week on, but on the first day or two I definitely caught breathtaking glimpses of imposingly beautiful Mount Rainier.
The show itself was packed full of enthusiastic seamstresses: beginners, professionals, teachers and other enthusiasts. I felt right at home.
When you choose to use laminated fabrics in your sewing projects, you open yourself up to being able to create a wide variety of projects. Bags, sacks, tablecloths, aprons, rain coats etc can take on a whole new dimension when you decide to use laminates, and with a few careful adjustments, you can easily sew them up in a neat and professional way.