Deby tells why, when, and how to press your seamsDid you know that an iron is one of your most important sewing tools?  Pressing seams is often the difference between a project that looks ”right” and one that looks “homemade”.  Deby from Sew So Easy devotes a blog post to pressing seams, giving the …

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Tutorial: Wolverine claw gloves for a Halloween costumeAllie from Freshly Completed shows how she made these awesome wolverine claw gloves for her son’s Halloween costume.  They’re fingerless gloves with long wolverine claws sticking out from the back of the hand.  When he forms a fist, the claws are …

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Tutorial: On the Go Baby Changing PadMarni from Haberdashery Fun shares a tutorial over at Pellon showing how to make her On the Go Baby Changing Pad.  The inside (the layer that baby will lay on) is made from a PUL or laminated cotton.  The outside can be any cotton fabric you like.  Fusible …

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Tutorial: Cute tulle ghosts for HalloweenCaila from Caila Made shows how to make floaty tulle ghosts for Halloween decorations.  They’re quick to make and the materials are super cheap (tulle and Styrofoam balls) so you can make up a bunch of them to hang in …

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Tutorial: Wrist pincushion on an elastic strapMiriam from  Mad Mim shows how to make a pincushion you can wear around your wrist.  She recently purchased a wrist pincushion on a whim, and then found out just how handy it is to have your pins always with …

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Post and giveaway sponsored by Pennington Vertical Gardens, but all opinions are my own. Please see below for additional disclosure.

Garden_Full ShotI’m posting over in our Giveaways section with a review of the Pennington Vertical Garden and a giveaway for a …

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Post and giveaway sponsored by Pennington Vertical Gardens, but all opinions are my own. Please see below for additional disclosure.

The winner of this giveaway is commenter #84, Emily C!  She says, “I have morning glories, coleus and alyssums.”  See

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Tutorial: Taggie blanket square with fabric loopsLaura from Behind the Hedgerow shows how she made a taggie blanket square for a new baby.  Her variation on the taggie toy was to make it from all fabric, no ribbon.  Liberty fabric, y’all!  The blanket square is made …

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Tutorial: Football uniform Halloween costumeEmily from Nap Time Creations created football costumes for her two sons for Halloween this year.  They boys were given the jerseys as birthday gifts, but she thought the outfits needed more.  They needed sport pants to go with the …

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Free pattern: Mini wallet made from fabric scrapsHeather from The Sewing Loft guest blogs over at Craft Snob with a free pattern and tutorial for making a mini wallet.  The tutorial is part of the Bite Size Sewing series at Craft Snob.  The small pouch is a …

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Tutorial: Leather bow collarGina Michele at Rock Mosaic shows how to make a leather bow collar.  Her inspiration was a leather bow collar by Saint Laurent.  It’s a long, layered leather bow that you can wear at the neck.  It’s dressy but edgy at …

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Tutorial: Make a slouchy hat from an old sweaterYou can make slouchy cool hats out of an old sweater with just a few easy steps.  VixenMade shows how to do it.  This is a great way to upcycle a sweater that’s no longer wearable due to staining, holes, …

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Tutorial:  DIY eye print sweatshirtElsaMuse shows how she created this awesome Kenzo-inspired eye sweatshirt.  It’s a no-sew project, using only transfer paper, glue, and rhinestones.  She shares a downloadable printable with the eye illustration she used.  She used a purchased sweatshirt, but this would …

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Tutorial: Easy swing dress with 3/4 sleevesFarrah from Mingo & Grace shares a tutorial over at The Sewing Rabbit showing how to make a little girl’s play dress with 3/4 sleeves.  It’s fast to put together.  She says she can make one in just 30 minutes!   …

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Tutorial: Little girl's ruffled cardiganJess from The Sewing Rabbit shows how to make this super cute ruffled cardigan for a little girl.  Made from a knit fabric, it’s just the thing to layer over an outfit to give a little extra warmth for cooler …

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