How to Get Started with Fashion Embroidery

In this tutorial I’m sharing everything you need to know to get started with fashion embroidery. We’ll go over supplies and notions, how to transfer your designs onto fabric, as well as setting up your embroidery hoop. I share demo’s on how to trim your floss skeins into two different lengths, hooping, wrapping your embroidery hoop with twill tape, as well as starting and stopping with waste knots and the long tail method and weaving in your ends and trimming. Join me as we go over the basics of embroidery!

Learn more on my sewing blog, Sew Pomona:

embroidery designs on my Etsy Shop:

Lace Insertion Techniques

Sewing tutorial on using lace insertion techniques for the apparel sewist using your sewing machine.

Free Pattern: Flora Girl’s Swimsuit

I’m back today with a free pattern and tutorial for the Flora Girl’s Swimsuit!  The Flora Swimsuit is a comfortable and easy to make swimsuit for your active little swimmer.  I designed this suit for my 4-year-old daughter Ami (size 4/5T) but it should be easy to grade up or down to your own size preference. The Flora has a cute cut out back that ties closed, an a-line …

Flora Girl’s Skirted Swimsuit

I’ve been slowly improving my swimwear sewing and drafting skills this past year and here are the results.  The perfect little swimsuit for my daughter Amelie!  Ami just turned 4 last month and has been growing like a weed!  She’s been obsessed with wearing the same outfit lately, her purple sparkly swimsuit- plus leggings – almost every day.  I’m thrilled that she loves the swimsuit I made her …

%d bloggers like this: