How to Make In The Hoop Banners Using Bernina Embroidery Software

Posted September 26, 2017 by Peggy David Designs
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Making a Doll Skirt Using the Technology of Bernina’s Design Works Software

Posted September 26, 2017 by Peggy David Designs
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How to Sew a Tee Shirt With Ready-to-Wear Techniques

Posted September 20, 2017 by Peggy David Designs
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I love making tee shirts. While there are so many cute woven patterns out there, many of us rely on on knits for day to day wear and having custom made tee shirts gives you such creative options. For children, coordinating several fabrics together stretch clothing budgets and give kids options of what to wear together. I have incorporated ready to wear techniques, making this tee shirt even faster to sew.

 

Making a Fall Display

Posted September 15, 2017 by Peggy David Designs
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I love the Autumn season with its display of color. This season really lends its self to decorating and this video shows how easy it is to add some fall season color to your porch or deck

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Travel Tissue Holder Tutorial

Posted May 7, 2017 by Peggy David Designs
Categories: How To

Just in time for Mother’s Day this travel tissue holder will bring a smile to her face. With only 4 straight seams, it makes a great project for kids to sew too.

 

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Supplies:

  • 2 Coordinating fabrics or scraps of fabric
  • Pocket Tissue pack (I used Kleenex Brand)

Instructions:

1/4″ seam allowance

Cut the outside fabric to measure 6″x 61/2″

Cut the inside fabric to measure 6″x71/2.” the inside will be wider, this is what makes the trim when we turn it right side out.

Your fabrics will look like this

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Sew the 6″ sides right sides together. There will be a bubble since the lining fabric is wider.

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Turn the fabrics right side out and press flat so that there is a 1/4 trim on each side.

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Now press the fabrics in half, trim sides together. This will help us find the middle.

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Now fold both sides to the middle and pin in place.tissue cover5.jpgSew across the top and bottom edges.

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Trim any look threads and turn inside out. You can use a chop stick or other tool to make the corners nice and sharp.

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Press it flat and insert a travel kleenex pack inside.

Perfect for gifts. Enjoy!

Cameo Pillow

Posted April 28, 2017 by Peggy David Designs
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This beautiful custom cameo pillow is certainly an heirloom and will be cherished for many years. The process to make this pillow is quite fun and I thought it would share it with you here. finished pillow.jpg

It starts with a photo of course and sometimes its hard to get kids to pose. This is the photo I took.

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I imported the photo into photoshop. there I separated the head from the background.

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Of course that unnatural pose had to be adjusted.

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Next into Adobe Illustrator where I hand traced the outline of the child’Screenshot 2017-04-28 11.40.11s head.

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And I added a more cameo-like silhouette. and the border around the artwork. This is then saved into bmp format and imported into my sewing software. where I turned it into an ink file. To be inked on my sewing machine.

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the sewing machine does the bulk of the work. When it’s finished I hand touch up any areas that need it, and finish making the pillow. Once heat is applied to the fabric it becomes permanent.

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A bit of a process and 3 softwares, but I think its worth it.

Changes, Changes

Posted April 21, 2017 by Peggy David Designs
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Those of you who have known me as a Videographer will find big changes in my focus. I have not worked on videos for quite some time, and I’ve been enjoying more and more creating children’s clothing, home decor, accessories, and printable papers. This wide variety of interests was perplexing for me, as I felt I should choose one area and go with it. Recently we moved to the country and with my love of vintage and rustic things, I finally found focus. Make a wide variety of items, but let them be vintage or rustic style. My web site will change to this as soon as I’m finished fiddling with it. It must stay pointed to video until I’ve worked out all the kinks. I hope that will be soon.

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