Sewing

Sewing

Whether you sew by machine or by hand – making clothes or a quilt, there’s a technique that’s perfect for your next sewing project.

If you are looking for inspiration for your next sewing project, look to our Spotlight interviews on Create Whimsy. We highlight great garment seamstresses like Barbara Emodi, creative wearable artists like Lorraine Torrence and embroidery artists like Lynn Krawczyk.

We’ve talked to modern art quilters like Carole Lyle Shaw, traditional quilters like Jenny Doan, and art quilters like Laura Wasilowski.

Or pick up some tips and tricks for quick and easy sewing projects like making a snap on scarf for your dog, or fiber wrapped bowls.

Smooth gemstones feel so good on your wrist! And when you line up enough for an entire bracelet, they make a statement, too. I like to play with different shapes,...

After 35 years of creating, exhibiting, teaching and writing about textile art, Susan Brandeis is as enthusiastic as ever about creating her own visual language and helping others do the...

Growing up with artists as parents, Libby Williamson explored many ways of creating, and that is reflected in her fiber art today. With complex layers of fabric, paint, dye, print,...

Jacquie Gering begins each quilt with an idea, but lets inspiration lead throughout her process, sometimes taking the work on unexpected, but welcome, turns. Known for her use of clean,...

I love scraps. To me, they are the comfort food of quilts. My first contact with quilts was not the ornate Baltimore Album quilts or the intricately hand quilted whole...

Stephen Wilson uses modern technology to create contemporary artwork rooted in traditional craft. He uses fabric and thread to create his images in the same way a painter might use...

Valerie Bothell found crazy quilting over 20 years ago and has never looked back. Intrigued by the infinite combinations of fabrics, colors and stitches, every new project is a fresh...