Heirloom Hints

Wing Needle Stitches

Here are some designer details with machine embroidery & wing needle stitches that you might find useful on some of your future projects. Hope is working on a magazine article for Sew Beautiful magazine and has provided us with a sneak peak at a few of the “how to photos”:  Shadow English Lace Ovals The directions on […]

Texturizing Embroidery with Hope Yoder

As avid sewers we love texture. Just the other day I saw lady at church who was wearing a pretty jacket & even thought I didn’t know her; I just had to ask her if I could touch her jacket.  I hope to inspire you with 3 simple techniques to add texture to any project. […]

Re-Purposed Lace Inspiration Part 2

Re-purpose lace for an unforgettable silk camisole (pictured below in Part 1) that will turn heads. The ingredients for this blouse include Hope’s Nashville Lace embroidery designs that are re-embroidered over lace fabric. This is the Part 2 where Hope shares more of her designer details.   Detailed instructions for this project will be published […]

Re-purposed Lace Inspiration Part 1

Re-purpose lace for an unforgettable silk camisole that will turn heads. The ingredients for this blouse include my Nashville Lace embroidery designs that are re-embroidered over lace fabric.  I will share a few of my designer details over the next few weeks. Detailed instructions for this project will be published in the March/April issue of an […]

Praise for Hope

The following message was received via our website.  We were so impressed that we wanted to share it with everyone – Well Done Hope… from the Team at Secrets. “I first saw Hope on Pfaff’s, Behind The Seams.  It really took my breath away.  I have been sewing for over 40 years, and I have wanted to […]

Twin Needle Embroidery

I would like to twin needle embroidery. I did it quite some time ago and can’t remember what had to be done. Do I have to shift the needle position etc. I have a Janome 10001. Any help will be appreciated. Thankyou – Jill Dear Jill, There are some machine embroidery designs that are digitized […]

English Cotton Netting

I’ve read several tutorials by Hope Yoder and she talks about using English cotton netting.  I have asked our local sewing store for English cotton netting but they do not know the material. What is English cotton netting and where can it be purchased? Thanks – Connie Dear Connie, Below are the answers to your […]

Using Wing Needles

The uses of wing needles other then heirloom sewing…. I’ve seen where you can use wing needles to (I’m going to say) hem a piece of flannel to where you can crochet an edging around it. I have tried and tried and not been successful at this. What am I doing wrong or not doing […]

Hemstitching on Flannel

Hope, I was wondering if you could instruct me on how to do hemstitching on the edge of flannel baby blankets and bibs so that I can crochet a nice decorative edging on them.  I have purchased a wing needle and that is as far as I have gotten. Thank you. Bobbie   Dear Bobbie, […]