• embroidery on sheer fabric with metallic thread

    Embroidery on Sheer Fabric with Metallic Thread

    Embroidery on Sheer Fabric with Metallic Thread by Katrina Walker Learn tips for embroidery on sheer fabric with metallic thread to create fashions worthy of any New Year’s Eve party. The holiday season is the perfect time to add some shimmer and shine. Embroidery on a lovely sheer silk organza with metallic thread always looks so elegant. Whether used on a blouse (like the one above using a BurdaStyle pattern, from Creative Machine Embroidery) a simple scarf, or even home décor – it’s a fabulous accent perfect for any festive occasion. Embroidery on sheer fabric with metallic thread may look intimidating but it’s actually quite easy to do if you…

  • The Color of the Year 2015 Project Inspiration: Marsala

    Since the year 2000, the experts at Pantone have been choosing a color of the year every year. Last year was Radiant Orchid (Sulky Color: #1032, Medium Purple). This year Pantone has picked Marsala and I for one, could not be more thrilled with this choice for color of the year 2015! I love this rich earthy color. I love the warm tone and sense of home it invokes in me. In Sulky threads, it matches several of our colors. For Rayon, it is color #1237 Deep Mauve, in Sulky Cotton Thread it is #1190 Medium Burgundy, in Sulky Metallic Thread it is color #7010 Dark Copper but in Sulky…

  • Machine embroidered snowflake with Sulky Sliver thread

    Machine Embroidery on Organza and Pattern Review

    Like every other little girl in America, my 9 year old just had to be Elsa from Frozen for Halloween. Since I have been working on my apparel sewing skills lately, and I found  McCalls M7000 pattern at Hancock’s on sale for $1, I decided I would make the costume. The pattern overall was really good. I did make a few changes, like eliminating the front part of the organza overlay (My daughter informed me that Elsa’s cape did not come to the front.) I also only did the sequin fabric in the front panel (Also per my daughter’s instruction). I cheated on the lining in the bodice. Instead of doing…