Snippets 27 July 2012
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SEWCO IS OPEN THIS SUNDAY
Great news! Sewco is open this Sunday. In previous communication we advised that the store would be closed this Sunday 29 July 2012, however due to unprecedented demand, we will be postponing our stocktake and continuing our sale for one more week. Who can forget our wonderful discounts:
HUGE 35% off end of bolt fabrics
25% off fabric (excluding Tilda)
40% off selected Machine Embroidery Design CD’s
Machine Demo Sale (be quick only a number of selected models remaining)
Reminder 5D Demonstration Tomorrow
Saturday 28 July 2012
It’s finally here!
The demonstration we have been waiting for is here at Sewco. The 5D QuiltDesign Creator Demonstration is on tomorrow 28 July 2012 between 9:30-11:30am. We still have places available, so bring a friend and come along and see the 5D QuiltDesign Creator in full flight.
Whether you are a frame quilter or an embroiderer, 5D QuiltDesign Creator will help you to quilt a masterpiece. Use step by step software wizards to create quilt blocks, design elements or borders for your automated quilter or embroidery machine.
New Shipment Arrives at Sewco
This week our receiving bay was full of boxes with new shipments from all around the world. This week we are going to dedicate Snippets to showing you some of our new products.
Make a statement with these fashion zippers from Coats. The current fashion trend is to expose the zipper as an embellishment or an accessory for headbands, belts, bracelets and accessorising shoes to name a few ideas. The range of options include a waterproof zipper that is great for anoraks, performance apparel or creating a waterproof carrier for maps.
We have included a free Fashion Zipper Headband Instruction Sheet so you can make the headbands in the photos below. Sewco Sewing and Patchwork have all the requirements you need to make these gorgeous headbands:
- Coats Fashion Separating Zipper
- Matching Thread
- Fabric to cover the headband 3/8″ wide
- Hand sewing needle and scissors
- Optional: Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
For Baby – Babyville Boutique and PUL Fabric Packs
Have a look at these simply beautiful packs Sewco have available to make gorgeous baby nappies/diapers using PUL Fabric. PUL is used as the outer part of your nappies, covers and diapers which is not the fabric, but the laminate that is applied to the fabric. PUL Fabric is relatively new to the nappy world, however it has taken Sewco customers by storm giving us the ability to create wonderful nappies in many different styles.
Each pack contains:
- 1 x Babyville Boutique Cloth Diapers Made Easy Book;
- 1 x pack of three PUL fabrics containing two prints and one solid (choose either boys pack, girls pack or unisex pack colours), and
- 1 x Babyville Boutique Labels (choose either boys pack, girls pack or unisex pack colours) to personally label your gorgeous creations.
Cloth Diapers Made Easy provides step-by-step instructions and photos for sewing a variety of cloth diaper styles. A diaper pattern accommodating four sizes is included. You will learn how to choose fabrics, work with Polyurethane laminate (PUL), use Fold Over Elastic (FOE), apply snaps, and much more!
At Sewco to complete your project we also recommend using the Snap Source -The Snap Setter Tool. The simple design of the snap attaching tools leaves the guesswork behind. The three-part tool literally snaps fasteners into place with the aide of a household hammer. Includes adapter and additional adapters that accommodate a larger snap top. The curvature of the adapters cradle the snap head to prevent crushing or cracking. The post on the tool snaps out enabling you to set a snap anywhere on the garment. We have a range of snaps including baby snaps that will compliment the Babyville Boutique and PUL Fabric Packs.
To view a quick tutorial on how to make these nappies/diapers, please click here to view the tutorial.
The Bottom Line Thread Collection – You asked for it, and we now stock it!
Quilters have been telling us about this product and we now have it at Sewco. Bottom Line is a 60 wt. lint-free filament polyester which is very versatile thread that can be used in many applications.
- Sewco have it available in all 55 colors (see colour chart below);
- Ideal for hand and machine applique, detail quilting, embroidery, stitch-in-the-ditch, bobbin thread, trapunto, binding, free standing lace, heirloom sewing, overlocker thread, and garment construction;
- Several colors blend into fabrics so well that they appear invisible;
- Wonderful thread choice for micro stippling, and
- Available in spools.
Is your Computerised Machine up to date?
Periodically, sewing machine companies update their user guides and software to make improvements or to resolve previous issues then release updates.
Sewco Sewing and Patchwork are committed to keeping our customers up to date with the latest machine updates to ensure that your machine is performing as it should. We have provided a link to the sewing machine manufacturers webpages so you can download the information directly from their site.
If you have any questions regarding these updates, please ensure that you contact Sewco directly on 3849 4176 or email@example.com and we will work with you to determine a solution for your needs.
Exciting new product – BERNINA Skins
Whether it is mobile telephones or laptops, it seems to be the latest craze to cover your possessions in vinyl which is as unique as you. BERNINA Skins are specially designed vinyl stickers for your sewing machine.
BERNINA has decided to rise to the challenge where you can give your sewing machine an exterior makeover by developing pre-prepared designs, or alternatively, you can upload one of your own photos – there are no limits to your creativity! The precisely cut vinyl sticker is very easy to apply and will transform your sewing machine into a unique designer item in the blink of an eye.
BERNINA activa 210;
BERNINA activa 220;
BERNINA activa 230 / 230 PE, and
BERNINA activa 240 models.
For more information on this new product, please click here.
I hope you have enjoyed this edition of Snippets.
Lesley and the Sewco Team