Tutorial: Clipping curves and grading seams for a smoother finishClipping your seams correctly can be the difference between a bumpy, lumpy seam and a professional finish.  Pixie Faire shares a tutorial showing how to clip curves – both convex and concave – as well as how to grade a …

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manmanKataryna from Sew Chibi shows that a gender neutral outfit can still be all kinds of fabulous.  The inspiration for this outfit she made for her daughter came from a favorite indie rock band and a favorite blogger friend, Max

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Tutorial: Quiet book page with chick and bunny finger puppetsJoy from Joy’s Jots, Shots, and Whatnots shows how she made this Easter page for a Quiet Book, with removable bunny and chick finger puppets.  The finger puppets store in a pocket stitched down to the page.  The slashed circles at …

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unionjackcosmeticcaseMarnie from Haberdashery Fun shares a tutorial showing how to make this Union Jack fabric cosmetic case.  The zippered top has tabs at either end to make it easy to pull the zipper open and closed.  The boxed bottom gives …

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Free pattern: T-shirt bunny softieMelissa from Blank Slate Patterns and Melly Sews shares a free pattern for making these cute t-shirt bunnies.  They look so soft and squishy!  She designed the pattern to use up the scraps of t-shirt she often has left over from t-shirt …

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Tutorial: Make a rolled hem on your sewing machineHeather from The Sewing Loft shows how to make a rolled hem on your sewing machine using a special rolled hem or narrow hemmer presser foot.  This foot has a twist of metal at the front that rolls the fabric over on …

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Tutorial: Goin' to Camp Duffel BagDeanna from SewMcCool shares a tutorial at Sew, Mama, Sew! showing how to make her Goin’ to Camp Duffel Bag.  It’s an awesome bag for going to camp – or sleepovers!  The bag itself is roomy, and there are pockets between the webbing …

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panda-raglan-tutorialIs this panda tee not the cutest thing ever?  Cherie from You & Mie shares a tutorial showing how to make one.  It’s a raglan sleeve tee with a panda face stenciled on to the front, and panda ears sewn …

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Tutorial: Little girl's twirly pom pom skirtPreethi from WIDI shares a tutorial for making this little girl’s pom pom twirly skirt.  She calls it the Nirma skirt.  It’s a gathered circle skirt with lots of swish when it’s twirled.  The pom pom trim on this skirt …

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Tutorial: Simple gauze swaddle blanketSara and Melissa from alice & lois design studios guest blog at Pretty Prudent today with a tutorial showing how to make a gauze swaddle blanket.  Gauze makes awesome swaddle blankets because they’re stretchy and breathable.  The blankets are easy to …

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Tutorial: "Totes" appliqued tote bagBev from Flamingo Toes shows how to embellish a plain canvas tote with bold letter appliques.  Her design was inspired a tote bag she saw recently online, which was a basic canvas tote with the word “totes” appliqued in large letters.  Her …

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Tutorial: Perfect Summer Swing DressMerrick’s Art shows how you can make her Perfect Summer Swing Dress.  It fits close through the shoulders and sleeves, but loose through the body flaring out in a swingy shape and coming just to your knees.  You can make …

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radiantorchidRadiant Orchid is Pantone’s color of the year for 2014.  Justine from Sew Country Chick shares the recipe to make this color in RIT dye, so you can dye your clothing (or shoes, as she shows in this photo) to …

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Tutorial: Easter bunny treat pocketsThese Easter bunny pouches can be used to hold Easter treats, or as a fun place setting for a special Easter dinner.  Audrey Pettit shares a tutorial at Therm O Web showing how to make them.  They’re made from wool felt …

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Tutorial: No-sew fabric rope Easter basketBrittany from The House That Lars Built shows you you can make this fabric rope Easter basket, no sewing required.  Rope is wrapped with fabric strips, which is then coiled into a basket shape and held together with hot glue.  The …

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