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3D Aquarium Mug Rug Pattern

November 22, 2014

Ok…I KNOW everyone is thinking holiday right now, but sometimes inspiration hits me. Sometimes it’s super random. Like this project for example. I thought “How can I create a mug rug that looks 3D and lets a more intermediate sewist play a bit?” Then I walked by my son’s fish tank. This mug rug pattern […]

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JOY Mug Rug

November 22, 2014

This sweet little mug rug is an easy way to get into the holiday spirit! This is a great project that doens’t take too long and lets you mix and match holiday fabric patterns (or even scraps!) however you would like.  I’ve put the free pattern up for you guys in my Craftsy store…click here […]

19 Sweet Christmas Sewing Crafts

August 25, 2014

Get a jump start on your holiday sewing and crafting with this collection of Christmas-inspired projects. You will find sewn ornaments, patterns, tree skirts, cute little doll patterns and so much more in this post! Enjoy! 1.Easy felt Christmas tree ornaments pack – So Sew Easy To accompany the Felt Christmas Tree I shared with […]

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Pineapple Craft Ideas

June 29, 2014

What is the freshest trend in fashion, home decor, and even crafting right now? Pineapples! I know. No, I don’t know why decorating with this yummy fruit has become the coolest thing going, but I have to admit…pineapples applied to things are actually really cute! Some of these are yummy and edible crafts, some are […]

Delightful Details – Simple Pops of Personality For Your Sewing

March 4, 2014

Sewing expert, Heather Valentine, offers this excellent tip for taking basic sewing to the next level. She says to add personality by adding unique details to your handmade pieces. Heather says that adding small details can make the difference between something basic and something with real “wow” factor.  She suggest these ideas: ~Outline a print […]

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How To Sew A Coat

February 12, 2014

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The office supply that’s a ‘must have’ at your sewing table

February 4, 2014

I love it when something I already have can be used for something else too…and this one is kind of brilliant! Sewing expert Heather Valentine shares this great tip for holding projects together: “Need an extra hand when sewing? Raid the desk drawer and grab a few binder clips. They are great for holding quilt […]

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The First Thing I Ever Made

January 21, 2014

When I was a little girl, I had a TON of energy. What do you do with a high-energy kid who’s driving you crazy? My Mom found a smart solution: She put me in sewing lessons. First, Mom dropped me off at a sewing 101 class in a local shop. The class was more of […]

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Make a Quilted Mini Bag: Pattern Freebie!

January 8, 2014

Sometimes, I work on projects ahead of time and just cannot wait to share!! This is one of them… I created a super cute little mini bag pattern that is great for beginners learning how to sew and quilt. It is a simple little reversible tote that has a simple pieced quilt top and is […]

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How To Make Bias Tape

January 5, 2014

Bias tape is simply strips of fabric that are cut on the diagonal, folded into the center, and folded once more. Cutting and prepping it this way allow the fabric to bend and stretch easily around corners and curves, making it perfect for binding quilts and other sewing projects. Want to make your own? Is […]

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Quickie skills: digitize or resize your sewing patterns

November 1, 2013

Have you ever wondered how to digitize your patterns, make additional sizes, or do other cool sewing stuff in Photoshop? Look no further! The lovely Lauren Dahl is offering this awesome (and free!) series of tutorials on her blog to help you learn how to do that and more. Learn something brand new or simply […]

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