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Welcome to all.  Sorry we haven't posted many new projects lately.  Not sure about you all but we here at In-Weave are excited for what this new year can bring.  We are going to try and cover different projects that involve sewing and some upholstery.  Remember fabric can be used for many craft items as well.  The possibilities are endless.  Have a great day.

Happy Thanksgiving

We would like to wish you all a safe and Happy Thanksgiving. 

Sewing & Upholstery

We have been looking at doing those sewing projects but maybe you have a project that involves upholstery.  If you are afraid to start, don't be.  You just need to take it one step at a time.  if you are unsure of yourself, start with a small project like an ottoman or kitchen chair to get the feel of it.  We have done a few projects in our prior blogs which you can check out.  As well as introducing new sewing projects, we will also be introducing new upholstery projects as we continue to do our blog.


Sewing & Upholstery

Hope everyone had a great weekend.  Now is the time to get started on those projects that you have been putting off before the warmer weather arrives.  Take a moment and see what projects need your attention. Sewing is a great way to create something.  Use it to your advantage.  If you don't need anything special, consider donating your sewing time and make blankets, for example, for nursing homes, cancer victims, ect.  There is always a need out there, we just have to find it.


Sewing & Upholstery

With the weekend almost here, it is time to be thinking of what you want to get started on.  Maybe you want to sew or maybe you would like to update a piece of furniture to that modern look.  Whatever it is, have fun working on it.  If you are need of ideas, we still have our prior blog projects on the website.  Just click on the "Blog" box and you can view them.  Have a great weekend and we will be back on Monday.


Sewing & Upholstery

When you want to begin a project, think of what you would like to do most.  Maybe you want to start out with something simple or maybe you are up for the challenge to sew something more difficult.  Whatever it may be, have fun doing it and don't become frustrated.  You can begin by making yourself something or consider making a gift for someone who is less fortunate that you. 


When looking for fabric, be sure to check out In Weave in Hawarden, Iowa.  They carry great selection of fabric so you should have no problem in getting started on your project.  


Sewing & Upholstery

Think of some projects that you have been wanting to do for a while.  Take the initiative and get started on one.  If you don't know what you want to do, check out some of our previous blog projects.  Surely, there is one that will spark an interest.  We also have done some upholstery projects so be sure to check them out as well.  Remember that it does not matter how long it takes to do your project, but that you do it and finish it.  The feeling that you have made something or fixed up an item is very rewarding.


Sewing & Upholstery

Hope everyone has had a great weekend.  Before we start on our first project, we are going to talk a little about sewing and upohlstery.  Sewing is a great way to the start of something new if you haven't done it before.  It can open many doors and there is a wide area of where you can go with it.  Sewing blankets, clothes, pillows, towels, quilts are just a few of the different items you can create but there is much more.  As for upholstery, taking an old piece of furniture and giving it new life is exciting.  You can save so much by doing projects on your own.  You can also bring an item more up-to-date to fit your decor.  Before you decide to throw away that old piece of furniture, consider upholstering it instead.


We're Back

Good morning to all.  We are finally back and ready for an exciting year of new projects.  We will try to do projects that will introduce the fabrics availalble at In Weave in Hawarden, Iowa.  If you are just a beginner sewer, don't worry, we will do beginner projects as well as more advanced projects.  In Weave carries a wide selection of different fabrics and the possibilities are endless.  Let's begin our year with great enthusiasm.  


As for the project we started last fall and did not finish, we will get back to that project at a later date.  We will be doing projects from sewing to upholstery.  Be ready for an exciting time.   



HAPPY THANKSGIVING to all of you and your families.  We hope you are having a wonderful holiday.  Sewing can be very rewarding and can be beneficia...

Lined Drapery Panels

Good evening to all.  We are going to be starting our project tonight, however, we will not be showing any pictures for the moment.  We are having difficulties in transferring so hopefully we can add those tomorrow. 

To begin, you will need the following:   Drapery Fabric

                                                         Drapery Lining Fabric

                                                             (In our case, we are using the black out lining.)


You are going to take your drapery fabric and cut your selvedges nice and even so you have a nice looking edge on each side. 

Next, you will turn your fabric over and then over again and press so that you will have a nice finished edge.  In our case, the length of our window does not give us much allowance in the drapery fabric that we chose, however, this fabric compliments the décor we are wanting to match.  So you would normally make a 3" to 4" hem, however, in our case, that will not happen as our curtain will be too short.  We are actually going to cheat and use the white selvedge, as you will hopefully see tomorrow, and make our hem based on that. 

We were limited as there is no more of the fabric that we chose.  We took it all so we have very little room for error.  In a normal situation, we would suggest that you always get a little more so you have that room for error.  It is always better to have more than not enough.

You will press your hem so that you can pin it easily and then sew along the edge nice and even.  This is where we will end for tonight as we do not want to get ahead of showing you the steps.  Hopefully we will have this resolved tomorrow and we can post those pictures so you can follow along better.  As the saying goes, technology is great when it works. 

Lined Drapery Panels

Good evening and so sorry for the missed week, however, we hope you all had a great Labor Day holiday.  It is now time to get back on track and get our lined drapery panels going.  We will be using the black out lining fabric for this project.  However, if you do not wish to use the black out lining, you can still line your drapery fabric with a basic lining.  This will help to prevent the sun from weakening your drapery, especially if you have a south or west window.  You will need approximately the same amount of lining as your drapery fabric.  We will begin our sewing process tomorrow so be ready to have some fun.