Hi there We All Sew Readers! My name is Melissa Mortenson. I’m the founder of the Polka Dot Chair blog and a fabric designer for Riley Blake Designs. I’m excited to be sharing with you a free tutorial for this cute Halloween Cat Pillow.
The Teal Pumpkin Project is all about making Halloween safe for everyone. There are now faux Teal Pumpkins you can get at various stores, but you can also make this quick banner in just one afternoon. When finished, hang it out on your door to show your neighbors that you are offering safe, non-food trick or treat options for those with food allergies or sensitivities.
Tombstones, and Jack-o-lanterns and skeletons, Oh, my! Create a fabulous border on your next Halloween project by stitching a spooky fence motif and then add a few creepy creature embellishments. Learn how to create this spooky skull border here at #WeAllSew: https://weallsew.com/how-to-free-motion-quilt-a.../...
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Project Linus is a nonprofit that provides handmade blankets and afghans to children who are seriously ill or traumatized. These warm blankets provide these children with an abundance of
love and a sense of security, warmth and comfort when they need it the most. Project Linus relies on volunteers they refer to as “blanketeers” to donate handmade blankets and afghans.
As part of our Sew to Serve series for the month of October, BERNINA of America is urging our creative community to create a blanket and donate it to Project Linus. To serve as a guide,
those who want to participate can use the following quilt tutorial to create something that will fill a child in need with joy.
No matter what type of sewing you do, pressing is an important part of it. Garment makers use the iron to press seams open and shape the fabric to fit their bodies, home dec sewers want smooth drapery hems and crisp edges for their pillows and quilters need flat blocks and wrinkle-free quilt tops.
Enjoy this free design, Grapevine from the Studio BERNINA Trapunto Collection, Vol. 1.
Embroidery Tips - PDF file:
Free BERNINA Hoop Basting Outline files are available in V.5 and V.4 formats.
Sewn on a BERNINA L 890
The BERNINA L 890 is perfectly suited for working with all types of fabrics, particularly highly elastic and knitted materials, and threads. As a combo machine, it offers three different functions: overlock stitches, cover- and chainstitches and 4-thread or 5-thread combo stitches.
Sewn on a BERNINA L 850
Flawless finishes abound with this specialist on your team. The L 850 is the perfect complement to your sewing machine, since seams and hems of all sorts are its specialty. The One-step BERNINA Air Threader makes threading the looper threads unbelievably easy.
As you can already see on the picture, there is this beautiful kimono dress in soft rosé. The free instructions can be found here!
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Perfect for over your Cocktail Dress!
Create this beautiful jacket the perfect complement your outfit and stay cozy too!
Sewn on a BERNINA 830
Lovely flowers and delightful vines enhance this trio of silk pillows.
Stunning designs from the Divine Flowers and Vines Embroidery Collection add luxurious detail. The specially-designed tufted velvet embroidery stitches provide a unique velvety effect. With the BERNINA 830 as your design partner, you can create simply divine pillows with ease.
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Sewn on a BERNINA 830
Experience tradition and distinctive design with a self-stitched quilt!
In many countries, sewing a quilt for special occasions is part of family tradition. Unique and personalized designs make this traditional artwork a special and valuable gift.
Lovely flowers and delightful vines enhance this exquisite patchwork silk quilt. Stunning embroidery designs from the Divine Flowers & Vines Embroidery Collection add luxurious detail. The specially-designed tufted velvet embroidery stitches provide a unique effect.
With the BERNINA 830 as your design partner, you can quilt and embroider this simply divine quilt with ease…
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The Versatile Accessories for BERNINA Adjustable Ruler Foot #72
This eBook will walk you through the anatomy of the Adjustable ruler foot #72. You'll also learn how to use the Echo-quilting Clips to create perfectly evenly spaced ruler-work and free-motion quilting. In addition, you’ll see tips on using the Couching Inserts with and without rulers.
This design is a sample from BERNINA Exclusive Embroidery Collection Life is Rosey 82024, a collection of floral letters, frames, phrases, and accents.
Perfect to Add Your Own Name or Monogram to this Rosey Design.
Embroidery at its best.
Now you have the chance to download the amazing embroidery designs of Yaya's Zhenji costume, a character of Dynasty Warriors 8 video game.
TIPS and TRICKS for Self-made Face Mask Sewing
My name is Sarah Caldwell I am team leader of the Education Team at BERNINA International in Switzerland.
I have been sewing since childhood, as in New Zealand where I was born we made many of our own clothes as there wasn’t the shopping opportunities as there is today. I have gained much of knowledge about all aspects of sewing from all the wonderful creative people I have had the opportunity to meet during my 29 years with BERNINA.
The word on everyone’s lips at the moment is masks. We have never seen such a phenomenon where it seems that everyone is getting involved in sewing face masks, which is great. This started as a help for health workers where people are having small production lines at home and are searching for the quickest construction methods. This is helping with the mask shortage and is a chance to keep busy and to do their part in the community, which is wonderful.
I also started sewing self-made face masks. Fortunately a close family member owed me a favor and posed for me:
In every sewing blog and Facebook group, there are endless discussions about all aspects of mask creation, from fabrics, design, ties, pattern and decorations. BERNINA is active around the world and we are in regular contact with trainers from all over the world, so we are close to this international discussion.
Here are some tips I have gathered from the Education Team at BERNINA International AG and from our market organizations.
There seems to be conflicting information from countries about what masks are accepted for medical use – please check with the rules in your country to know what is correct. We recommend looking at the guidelines from the WHO.
We have received the following additional tips from our partners around the world:
On our overview page you can already find a lot of instructions. Rather than repeat too much what has already been said on social media we would like to offer you links to some of the best videos and instructions we have found.
Gaby Seeberg, BERNINA Switzerland. This is in German with English subtitles and it is very easy to follow the instructions. This is the pattern I used for the mask in the pictures and it was very quick. I used ties as didn’t have elastic at home.