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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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SCI-FI SEWING: Going Retro

SCI-FI SEWING: Going Retro

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…

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10 Super-Easy Sewing Hacks

10 Super-Easy Sewing Hacks

SEWING HACKS Learning these hacks would be a great plus! 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…

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Fabric By The Decade: Vintage Fabrics

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

choosing the right color palette

Choosing a Color Palette for Your Next Project The right choice of color would always create an advantage with the sewer. START WITH THE BASICS                   A color wheel is the best…

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SEWING TIPS FOR A VINTAGE LOOK

SEWING TIPS

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. While many high-end stores now cater to the vintage-inclined, there are less expensive…

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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 Have you ever watched those vintage movies and shows on TV and drool over that chic style of the Golden Era? You can achieve that Betty Page, vintage, style for yourself with some cost…

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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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