Tag Archives: sewing tutorial

How to make a comfortable face mask – video tutorial

My previous face mask tutorial uses ear loops and I find them a bit comfortable after a while. So this time I’m using bias tape instead.

How to make a face mask with bias tape

You can use store bought bias tape or make your own. I made my own so I could choose my own print.

Learn how to make continuous bias tape

 

Fabric collections

The fabrics are 100% organic cotton which is great if you’re wearing them against your skin. I really love these collections.

Dancing in the water by Marketa Stengl:

Sealife by Adena Jooste

Spring with birds by Adena Jooste

Get a 10% discount from Haerae Organic shop when purchasing the fabric featured on the video. Use link https://www.etsy.com/shop/haeraeorganic?coupon=TERESA1

Coupon=TERESA1

Offer is valid up to 9/9/2020.

Download

If you don’t have a printer, you can download my face mask guide (PDF) to get the details on how far apart to make the folds.

Information about cloth face masks

Use of Cloth Face Coverings to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19.

My book Turnabout Patchwork

“Turnabout Patchwork. Simple quilts with a twist” is all about playing with blocks – making a block, slicing it up, and turning or repositioning the pieces to make a completely different block (sometimes two smaller blocks) to yield endless quilt tops.

See all the quilts in the book in a real life project

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How to make a comfortable cloth face masks

Continuous bias tape – video tutorial

This is a quick way to make continuous bias tape with a big 18″ x 18″ square. You can use a fat square for this.

How to make over 4 yards of continuous bias tape

We’ll use this bias tape in our next video tutorial. Stay tuned!

Fabric collections

The fabrics I used are 100% organic cotton by Haerae Design Studio. The fabrics belong to 2 different collections. It was hard to pick just one of each collection. All the fabrics are beautifully designed. Check them out!

Sealife by Adena Jooste

Spring with birds by Adena Jooste

  • Hummingbirds

Get a 10% discount from Haerae Organic shop when purchasing the fabric featured on the video. Use link https://www.etsy.com/shop/haeraeorganic?coupon=TERESA1

Coupon=TERESA1

Offer is valid up to 9/9/2020.

My book Turnabout Patchwork

“Turnabout Patchwork. Simple quilts with a twist” is all about playing with blocks – making a block, slicing it up, and turning or repositioning the pieces to make a completely different block (sometimes two smaller blocks) to yield endless quilt tops.

See all the quilts in the book in a real life project

Do you wish to receive my tutorials in your inbox?

Share your work!

If you make any of my tutorials this is how you can share your pictures:

  • On Instagram please tag me with @teresadownunder and hashtag #teresadownunder
  • Join my Facebook group and post your pictures there
Continuous bias tape video tutorial

Face mask pdf tutorial

To make the tutorial more widely available I’ve made a PDF step by step tutorial as well so you can download it. Feel free to share around.

How to make an easy surgical face mask

My book Turnabout Patchwork

“Turnabout Patchwork. Simple quilts with a twist” is all about playing with blocks – making a block, slicing it up, and turning or repositioning the pieces to make a completely different block (sometimes two smaller blocks) to yield endless quilt tops.

See all the quilts in the book in a real life project

Do you wish to receive my tutorials in your inbox?

Share your work!

If you make any of my tutorials this is how you can share your pictures:

  • On Instagram please tag me with @teresadownunder and hashtag #teresadownunder
  • Join my Facebook group and post your pictures there

Video tutorial: Add a smocking touch to your quilting

Video tutorial: Add a smocking touch to your quilts - 4 types of smocking you can learn in minutes

I love texture in quilts.

This is a compilation of 4 different fabric manipulations I have used in my quilts. They are all a type of smocking and they are easy to make in every instance.

You can see smocking on my textured quilt and get all the tutorials for free:

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Easter crafty projects

Easter bunny basket

Do you have a lot of fabric scraps? This is your project then. I recommend using stronger interfacing for the ears, something you’d use for a handbag, to keep them up longer.

Funny bunny softie

I made this softie a long time ago but it’s still cute. It is easy enough as your first softie.

 

Spring chicken

This is a very funny chicken softie. The pieces a very large so it’s very easy and quick to make. It makes a great gift all year round too.