More Featured Creativity + Forum Links

on July 8 | in Sewing Inspiration | by | with 20 Comments

The forum’s always hopping with great new topics. Have you seen these threads?:

These photos from the Sew,Mama,Sew! pool have us thinking about sewing by hand… Do you have a favorite blog with a hand-stitching focus? Have you seen some incredible hand-stitched projects lately (crewel, embroidery, chicken scratch, hand appliqué, hand piecing, yo-yos, needlepoint, hand quilting?)? Share your links in the comments!:


Sample Circles Pillow Cover by Chawne, cauchy09

Be sure to click over to Chawne’s photo in Flickr for stitch and pattern details.


Hexagon Colorway from turning*turning

turning*turning wrote about her hexagon paper piecing and about finishing something on her blog.


Needle Case from Hausfrau in Melbourne

Benlouelt used a Rothenburg Decorative font for the letter. She has a tutorial for the needle case on her Hausfrau in Melbourne blog, and more examples of her cases in Flickr.


Monday Mini Quilt by Hope, Going Sew Crazy

Hope created this mini mushroom quilt with embroidery, appliqué and some nice, rounded corners!


Planner by Megan, penny carnival

Megan has lots of pictures on her penny carnival blog showing the back and middle pages of her planner.

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20 Responses to More Featured Creativity + Forum Links

  1. Kim says:

    Love the needlecase, are there patterns here?

  2. Sue says:

    Thanks for some great links here! I love hand embroidery 🙂

  3. Page says:

    I have really been wanting to learn hand embroidery. I have saved quite a few items that my grandmother hand stitched beautifully. Thanks for doing this post (:

  4. Ananda says:

    I love the carnival project. So cute.

  5. I love the circles pillow.

  6. Megan says:

    Thank you, Alissa! I first saw the idea of embroidering children’s art in Amanda Soule’s book “The Creative Family.” Since then, a friend of mine told me her grandmother used to give her and her sister a white dish towel (like a flour-sack towel, I assume) and have her draw on it with a pencil. Then the grandma would embroider the doodles.
    Besides the planner, I’ve also made an apron for my daughter’s preschool teacher with a drawing my daughter made embroidered on the pocket. It was a hit.

    And thank you SMS for featuring my day planner project!

  7. Jennifer says:

    I must recommend Janet’s blog, quiltsalott, for hand applique and hand quilting inspiration!

  8. Monica says:

    I love the circle pillow. I don’t know if i would have the patience to make it though.

  9. Margie says:

    Wow I’m in awe of all handstitchers. I can’t get along with it. I really love that mimi quilt T the round pillowcover!!

  10. Charity says:

    Here is one of my favorite links.. She has some wonderful embrodery. If only she had her designs more available in the U.S.

  11. Alissa says:

    That notebook is so cute! The sketch of the family is SUCH a great idea! I am inspired! Thanks so much!

  12. Unity says:

    Oh, wow! thank you for the links to these sites! I think I’ll loose a lot of time today perusing them. 😀

  13. Jean says:

    Nicole over at Follow the White Bunny, and Amy at Early Bird Special, are a continuous souce of inspiration for embroidery to me!

  14. Mrs. JP says:

    I have so many WIP’s it’s overwhelming. Thanks for the advice. One project at a time…one day at a time.

  15. larissa says:

    cool projects, thanks for sharing. everything Christy at makes is handstitched, as she owns no sewing machine. She does some really delightful things.

  16. Pamela says:

    Jude Hill at Spirit Cloth does the most amazing handwork.

    She is an inspiration to me every day!

  17. Muriel says:

    I was also going to tell you about Mairuru from Japan, but I see that Katie already did in the comment above. Mai is very sweet and very inspiring. She is my idol!! Check out her blog!!

  18. Katie says:

    Mai of Mairuru ( makes the most beautiful little objects and each and every one is uniquely designed and stitched entirely by hand. I lurk over at her blog for hours at a time and am totally inspired while I’m there. Reading her blog reminds me that I can enjoy the slow-crafting-process too, not just the outcome. And that if I kept my head on and stayed organized, I could churn out beautiful hand-crafted items one by one as well, even if I only have a few minutes a day. Check out Mai – you won’t be sorry you did!

  19. Amy Hodge says:

    Check out Q is for Quilter at She’s been embroidering individual alphabet blocks (with letters and illustrations) to set into a quilt. They’re wonderful! She also does some beautiful hand quilting!

  20. Marilyn says:

    Such a pretty “circles pillow”

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