I don’t about you, but when I think of reading a book I want to snuggle up somewhere cosy & lose myself among the pages. This book pocket cushion brings all the best things together; a cushion for cosiness, a safe spot for your book & an extra space for a torch, cuddly toy or reading glasses. The handle makes it easy to escape to your favourite spot. And there is no risk of corner folding savagery… there’s a bookmark too!Continue reading “How to: Make An Easy Reading Cushion”
You have probably noticed our slight obsession with fusible woven interlining, we use it in lots of our tutorial projects. But it’s easy to see why: check out the ‘spring’ in the fabrics above – the fabric with interlining sits higher and rolls into a smoother curve.Continue reading “What is Fusible Woven Interfacing and How To Use It”
Treat yourself to a new bag – from old jeans!
If you have some tired looking jeans, their destination doesn’t need to be the charity rag bag yet. Give them a new lease of life with a transformation into this fabulous handbag. There is a massive selection of bag hardware & accessories here at Plush Addict, so let your creativity flow and produce a one of a kind masterpiece.Continue reading “Upcycled Denim Bag Tutorial”
We’re continuing out theme of helping you create a more sustainable Christmas… Fabric napkins are a fabulous step into sustainability & will make your Christmas table look amazing!
With some clever folding, a coordinating runner & some homemade Christmas crackers you will create an incredible focal point for your Christmas feast.
Follow this tutorial & learn how to stitch a mitred corner in just 15 minutes!Continue reading “15 Minute Napkin With Mitered Corners”
The Ultimate At-A-Glance Guide to Vilene/ Vlieseline Products
Interfacings and interlinings are some of the most useful products to have in your sewing room.
Vlieseline offer a vast range of products which can add shape and structure to your fabric but there are so many choose from so how do you know which you need for your project?
First off, let’s talk about Vlieseline.
If you’re based in Europe and have been sewing for a while you’ll probably be familiar with the brand Vilene.
Vilene became Vlieseline in the summer of 2016, different name, but the products are all the same and of exceptional quality.
For more than 60 years Vilene (now Vlieseline) has been the essential interlining for all kinds of applications.
Vlieseline products are the most famous and prestigious interlinings for those with a passion for sewing, for studios and for professional tailors/dressmakers!
Did you know that Vlieseline do more than just interlinings?
The Creative Range is the perfect range of stabilisers for all sorts of projects including patchwork, bags, home decoration, or accessories.
Did you know that Vlieseline also offer a great range of waddings/ battings?
Suitable for projects that need a little volume of padding, there are also some flame retardant choices, perfect to offer peace of mind for baby projects.
With the help of Vlieseline we’ve put together a handy at-a-glance guide which will easily help you select the right product for the right project.
As well as the basic weights we’ve included laundry instructions, fabric suitability and properties, a quick guide to how to apply the product.
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Vlieseline/ Vilene & Pellon Equivalent products
Isn’t it annoying when you find the perfect project online, only to discover you don’t recognise the suggested stability option?
If you’re based in the USA you’re probably familiar with Pellon, and here in Europe and Australia the most popular brand is Vlieseline.
We’ve provided Pellon suggestions for Vlieseline products where possible, although we always recommend testing an interlining on scrap fabric first to make sure you’re happy with the result.
Vlieseline have an extensive YouTube channel which you must check out. It has oodles of video how-to tutorials on how to get the best from the range.
We hope you find this guide helpful! Drop us a message and let us know how you get along, we love to see all your amazing makes.
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Let’s face it, working with beautiful fabric is one of the best bits about sewing your own, isn’t it? I’m sure I’m not alone when I say I’ve made a few mistakes along the way and messed up a project because I’ve not given enough care or attention when prepping my fabric. Today I am delighted to welcome Annabelle from Wunder Label who is sharing some invaluable tips about how to measure and cut your fabric perfectly to ensure you don’t end up getting yourself in to a pickle…. Continue reading “How to Measure and Cut Fabric Perfectly for Sewing”
I’d hazard a guess that most people have used felt at some point in their lives.
Who remembers Fuzzy Felt?!
I used to love putting together Fuzzy Felt scenes when I was small.
Felt comes in all sorts of shapes, sizes and quality, here’s a guide on choosing the right felt for your project and some handling tips.Continue reading “A Fabric Guide: Felt Fabric”
Halloween is just around the corner and what better fabric to create a statement with your costumes this year than dress net? We get asked a lot about both tulle and dress net and there seems to be some confusion about this family of fabrics and whether tulle and dress net are actually the same thing (they’re similar, but not the same). We thought we’d put together a fabric guide to help you decide which type of net is best for your project, along with some tips on how to handle this fun and holey cloth! Continue reading “What the Tulle? A guide to net fabric”
We’ve been getting lots of enquiries about taffeta fabric recently and we’re putting it’s popularity down to the fact that both wedding and prom seasons are upon us and taffeta is a very popular choice for posh frocks. With it’s crisp finish and subtle sheen, it’s not surprising it’s often a go-to choice for special occasion garments. Taffeta’s uses don’t stop at evening wear, it also lends itself well to home furnishings such as cushions and curtains where a glamorous feel to a room is desirable. Here’s a quick summary about taffeta fabric and some sewing tips… Continue reading “What Is Taffeta Fabric? A Fabric Guide”