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BACK TO SCHOOL PROJECTS

August is here, and that means that school is right around the corner. In these dog days of summer, stay busy with some of these fun and easy DIY back to school projects! Pull out your scrap fabric and sewing…

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DIY BUNTINGS

Buntings are an easy and festive way to spice up a room or yard for a party. Here are the steps to make your own. 1. Create A Template                      …

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SCI-FI SEWING: Going Retro

I’ve been talking a lot about vintage fashion in the past few weeks. With shows like Stranger Things  dominating the public consciousness, my mind has been taking a turn toward the science fiction side of retro fashion. It seems that…

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10 Super-Easy Sewing Hacks That’ll Make Your Sewing Life Easier

sewing hacks

Sewing Hack# 1. Thread a needle using hairspray  This makes getting the thread into the needle so much easier. You only need to apply a little to keep thread perfectly straight. Sewing Hack# 2. Use a Rubber Band as a…

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Fabric By The Decade: Vintage Fabrics

The upward trend in vintage clothing is especially exciting for sewers, who don’t have to rely on hours spent combing through second-hand stores or boutiques to get that retro look: all they need is right at the tip of their…

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DIY sewing projects For the beach

beach day sewing

In these dog days of summer, I can’t stop thinking about long, peaceful days on the beach, so I’ve put together a list of crafty DIY sewing projects for your next trip to the seashore. STAY DRY WITH THIS BOOK…

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HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT COLOR PALETTE FOR YOUR NEXT PROJECT

choosing the right color palette

Choosing a Color Palette for Your Next Project START WITH THE BASICS A color wheel is the best place to start when determining a color palette.  The wheel can be divided in multiple ways, creating lots of diverse pattern options.…

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3 SEWING TIPS FOR A VINTAGE LOOK

3 sewing tips for a vintage look

Nail That Vintage Look With These 3 Tips Since the advent of popular period shows like Mad Men, fashion has taken a definite turn for the vintage. And while many high-end stores now cater to the vintage-inclined, there are less…

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How to add some vintage flair to your look

How to add some Vintage Flair to your look

How to nail that vintage look Ever watch those old classic movies and shows on TV and drool over that chic style of the Golden Era? With some cost effective accessorizing and a detailed shopping eye, you can achieve that…

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UPCYCLING: 5 DIY Ways to Repurpose Pillowcases

DIY Pillowcase Projects

DIY Upcycled Crafts The onset of warmer weather often means house-cleaning, but it doesn’t have to mean throwing out the old! This summer, try repurposing your old things instead of tossing them away. Upcycling a simple pillowcase can provide hours of entertainment…

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4 More Summer Sewing Projects for Kids

4 more summer sewing projects

KID’S SUMMER SEWING PROJECTS School’s out for the summer, and that means your little ones are at home looking for something to do. The next time your child tells you they’re bored, pull out some of these summer sewing projects…

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DIY Jelly Roll Quilt

diy jelly roll

DIY: Make A “jell roll” Quilt Top in 3 Easy Steps   First, take a jelly roll. No, this isn’t a recipe. Nor are we talking about the American rapper. A “jelly roll” in the sewing lexicon refers to a…

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