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Do-It-Yourself Halloween Costumes

Do-it-Yourself Halloween Costumes

Halloween Costumes for All! Again, it’s the season for great costumes! It’s the spooktacular time of the year again – no don’t worry, not tax season – Halloween! I love to repurpose and recycle, and there’s no better occasion than…

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The Sewer’s Secret Guide to Fall

Sewer Secret Guide to Fall

Sewer in Fall As a sewer, my favorite season of autumn is finally here! There is nothing better than getting out into the crisp air for a day of pumpkin patches, corn mazes, and apple picking. I love spending Friday…

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Sewer’s Quick Guide: A Beginner’s Glossary

Sewer Quick Guide: A Beginner’s Glossary

When I was a first time sewer, there was nothing more frustrating than encountering a direction in a pattern that I did not understand. Sewing has specific tools and a terminology all its own, and sometimes this can be discouraging…

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The Difference Between Knit and Woven Fabric

The Difference Between Knit and Woven Fabric

Knit or woven, does it matter? You’ve picked out your pattern and you have a print that you love. Well, now you’re ready to get sewing! If you’re confused in many patterns, the directions will specify the type of fabric…

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Modern Retro Inspiration From Great Stars

Modern Retro Inspiration From Great Stars

THE STARS’ RETRO Blonde Bombshell Retro platinum hair and red lips are a staple of retro pinup girls. Among others, Gwen Stefani is the queen of the look. As talented musical artist, Gwen also has a great fashion sense, and…

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Staying Cool With Warm Weather Fabrics

Staying Cool With Warm Weather Fabrics

COOL FABRICS It’s September and the heat could still be unbearable. The last thing I want to do is go anywhere outside, but when I have to leave the air conditioning, I stay cool with the fabrics I wear. During…

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Maintaining Proper Fabric Care

Maintaining Proper Fabric Care

FABRIC CARE Caring for fabric can be tricky. Unless you know the proper washing instructions for your items, you can run the risk of damaging your items. There is nothing worse than starting a project by washing your fabric, only…

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VINTAGE INSPIRATION: AUDREY HEPBURN

VINTAGE INSPIRATION: AUDREY HEPBURN

INSPIRATION: AUDREY HEPBURN I’ve been holed up watching classic movies in the air conditioning and getting some style inspiration in trying to beat the heat this week. One of my favorite fashion stars to imitate is Audrey Hepburn. The queen of…

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UPCYCLING: SEWER’S EDITION

UPCYCLING: SEWER’S EDITION

UPCYCLING Cleaning out your closet for fall? Give old favorites a make-over by upcycling them! Everyone has those favorite items of clothing that they struggle giving up. Sure, they take up space in your closet, but they’re filled with memories!…

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SEWING BASICS: HOW TO CUT ON THE BIAS

SEWING BASICS: HOW TO CUT ON THE BIAS

Cutting the bias is one of the sewing patterns with unfamiliar terms to the novice sewer. Sometimes they may be terms that are known in one context, but make no sense when it comes to sewing. For example, when a…

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BACK TO SCHOOL PROJECTS

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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Do-it-Yourself Buntings

Do-it-Yourself Buntings

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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