Posts Tagged ‘accessories’


Happy Sunday!  I hope everyone is maintaining well through The Situation.  To that end, yesterday we published a tutorial video on the fabric face masks that are currently in such hot demand.  Sew an easy pleated face mask with Cultured Expressions’ quick tutorial by Lisa and Edie!


Cultured Expressions DIY Face Mask Video

These are not intended for hospital use necessarily, but for personal use. There are numerous tutorials, guidelines and opinions on the use of these masks…we encourage everyone to do some research on what will work best for you. Stay safe!!
***Note that in the video, after the pleats are sewn down on each short side, you should continue around the long edges of the mask as well. You can see this stitching in the photo above.  This will finish the edges nicely and close the open edge where you turned the mask inside out!! .
Due to the demand, we’ll be creating a limited number o finished masks, beginning April 1. Be sure to follow us@culturedexpressions on IG and FB as well as Cultured Expressions!

Video Music by @ericparker20

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VintagePurseBogoHey East Coasters!  Snowbound again?  We hope sew!!  Pull out some African fabric and whip up a lil somethin’.  We’ll call it the Cultured Expressions Sew-in-the-Snow Challenge… 

Here’s what I’m working on: a bogolan version of the Vintage Coin Purse, complete with high-impact lining ; )  I told you these things are addictive.  Next week I’ll pull out some douppionis to piece together with batik scraps…I hope it snows again!

If you’ve pre-ordered your African Vintage Coin Purse kit, it will be on its way to you this week, so have your fabric picked out, and immerse yourself ; )


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MudTabletCoverOpenISE Check out my second segment of It’s Sew Easy TV, airing now on PBS, and on YouTube!  You’ll learn how to stitch a travel-worthy cover for your tablet or reader device, from a simple fabric placemat.  Take a look, leave comments, bookmark it, share it, and let me know what you think  ; ) Enjoy

… and if you happen to be coming to Ghana with us, and happen to have such a device, thsi is the Perfect project for you – brings your newly-sewn cover on the trip to earn “extra credit”


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