20140720-093410-34450355.jpgSomeday, a very smart sewing machine engineer will design a bobbin that doesn’t start unwinding the second it’s removed from the machine. Wouldn’t that be nice? Until then, very smart sewists have come up with ways to store their bobbins …

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20140720-082337-30217821.jpgEden from Sugar and Charm shows how you can make this modern style decor pillow. It’s made from a home dec weight fabric with a leather stripe pieced in the middle. It would make a nice edition to your living …

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Tutorial: Folded fabric globes

Tutorial: Folded fabric globes

Ama from Ohoh Blog shares a tutorial at DIY Ready showing how to make these folded fabric globes.  They’re made from scraps of fabric and inexpensive styrofoam balls.  Use the colors and patterns on your scraps …

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Tutorial: Sling library book bag

Tutorial: Sling library book bag

We make good use of our public library during the summer.  Becky from Patchwork Posse guest blogs at Skip To My Lou with a tutorial showing how to make this sling library book bag that …

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Free pattern: Little girl's tiered sundress

Free pattern: Little girl’s tiered sundress

Preethi from WIDI shares a free pattern for the beautiful tiered sundress she made her daughter.  It has an empire waist bodice, with three gathered tiers for a skirt.  In the back, elastic at the …

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Free pattern: Modern Curves Tote Bag

Free pattern: Modern Curves Tote Bag

The Modern Curves Tote Bag is a free pattern from Remona from The Stitching Scientist.  The front of the bag is pieced in a curved design, and has a zippered pocket off to one side.  The …

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Tutorial: Single tiered skirt for girls

Tutorial: Single tiered skirt for girls

Becky from U Create shares a tutorial at Simple Simon & Co. showing how to make a girl’s singled tiered knit skirt.  The drop waist style is cute worn with a simple t-shirt.  Her tutorial …

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Tutorial: Beach Goddess Maxi

Tutorial: Beach Goddess Maxi

This is the Beach Goddess Maxi that Rae from Made By Rae created from some gorgeous cotton rayon challis.  It’s super easy to make, using elastic thread shirring to create the stretchy strapless bodice.  (Straps are an …

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Tutorial: Little monster tooth fairy pillow

Tutorial: Little monster tooth fairy pillow

Amy from One Artsy Mama shares a tutorial showing how she created this cute monster tooth fairy pillow.  The monsters mouth is the pocket that will hold the tooth – and the money after …

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Tutorial: Scallop neck t-shirt

Tutorial: Scallop neck t-shirt

Melissa from Polka Dot Chair shows how you can applique a colorful scalloped border around the neck of a plain t-shirt.  You can use any color shirt with any color scraps, but the white she uses …

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Tutorial: Pleated hem band

Tutorial: Pleated hem band

Meghan from The Sewing Geek has written a tutorial showing how to make a pleated hem band for a skirt.  Instead of vertical pleats, like ruffles, these pleats are horizontal.  It’s a lovely finish for a …

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Tutorial: Minky crib or toddler bed sheet

Tutorial: Minky crib or toddler bed sheet

Shelly from Giggles and Beans shows how you can make a fitted crib or toddler bed sheet out of soft, cuddly Minky.  Minky comes wide enough that you could also make one to fit …

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Tutorial: Strappy Fitness Mat Carrier

Tutorial: Strappy Fitness Mat Carrier

Erin from Sewbon shares a tutorial at Elna how to make her Strappy Fitness Mat Carrier.  She uses it to carry her mat to and from class.  It’s made from strong cotton webbing and decorative …

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Tutorial: Vintage pillowcase skirt

Tutorial: Vintage pillowcase skirt

Justine from Sew Country Chick shows how to make a simple pillowcase skirt for little girls.  It’s easy to make and absolutely charming when made from a vintage pillowcase, as she did.  Her tutorial is part …

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Tutorial: Boho romance ribbon trimmed shirt

Tutorial: Boho romance ribbon trimmed shirt

Anna from Plan B shows you can add boho romance to a plain white shirt.  She does it by adding ribbons, decorative stitches, and tassels.  It’s a great project to put some of your sewing machine’s …

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