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A Beginner’s Guide to Sewing Patterns

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The sewing pattern, or where the magic happens! Here is a beginner’s guide on how to get started using sewing patters for your creations.

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3 Easy Steps to Personal Fashion Sustainability

It has become nearly impossible to be unaware of the issues our planet is facing. This extreme awareness may have you feeling overwhelmed by all the potential steps you should take. Not to worry however, there are changes you can make within your reach.

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Whites not White Enough

Whites not White Enough

Not being quite white Everybody knows the feeling — that white shirt you love so much, or your favorite set of sheets, even your lucky socks — of your whites not being quite white enough. White is the most fickle…

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Having Trouble Finding the Perfect Pair? Try Raw Denim!

Genuine Leather Isn’t so Genuine

What are Raw Denim Jeans? Everybody knows that there is no replacing that perfect pair of jeans: some of us have tried and failed, and others have never quite found the perfect pair in the first place. However, you may…

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Genuine Leather Isn’t so Genuine

Genuine Leather Isn’t so Genuine

Identifying Genuine Leather From jackets to belts, purses to wallets, and boots and shoes, leather is a hugely present part of many people’s day to day wardrobe and accessorizing. The reasons for this is numerous, but leather is chiefly prized for…

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Tips for Beginner Sewers

Best tips for beginners sewers

Some might say your work is only as good as your tools. Beginner sewers, I cannot emphasize this enough — spend a little more to get good tools! Even if it is painful to invest at the moment, do not…

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Sewing French Seams

Sewing French seams

Every beginner should know about French seams how to sew them.   French seams just sound intimidating. Put French in front of anything, and it sounds sophisticated, yes, but also complicated. French cooking for example. The idea of cooking an egg casserole…

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What Is On a Care Label?

what is your clothing telling you

Take a moment to look at what it is telling you before you tear out that seemingly annoying tag in your new sweater. Understanding the care label on your garments will save you time and money. It also keeps your…

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Keeping your Sewing Machine Happy

Keeping your Sewing Machine Happy

It seems like sewing machines are becoming invincible. Newer models have such a wide range of complex and advanced computerized functions, it feels like it won’t be long now before they can fly themselves to the moon. That being said,…

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Common Issues with your Sewing Machine

Troubleshooting Common Issues with your Sewing Machine

A sewing machine is a complicated piece of equipment and is therefore prone to its share of malfunctions and mechanical issues. Regular maintenance can go far in preventing major problems, but small issues are still bound to arise that can…

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The Easter Basket DIY

Easter Basket

Easter is one of my favorite holidays of the year. Spring seems like it’s finally coming to stay. The crocuses are out and the daffodils are blooming. There is something fresh in the air and the If you are lucky,…

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DIY Gifts for Skiers this Winter

DIY Gifts for skiers

I have had skiing gifts on the brain recently  – mostly because I just returned from an amazing stay in beautiful Breckenridge, Colorado. There I tumbled and slid and skidded my way from the top of the slopes to the…

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