Embroidered-Pearl-Dot-Sheets-3Stef from Girl. Inpsired. shares a neat idea for dressing up a plain set of sheets.  She uses a decorative stitch on her sewing machine to add a contrast embroidered edge to the sheets and pillowcases.  It’s a quick project to …

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Tutorial: Install an invisible zipperAn invisible zipper isn’t as hard as what you think to install, especially if you use a special invisible zipper foot.  Ajaire from Call Ajaire shows how to do it in a step-by-step tutorial.  The invisible zipper foot keeps her …

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Tutorial: Simple felt phone sleeveNancy from Do Small Things With Love guest blogs at Sugar Bee Crafts showing how to make a simple felt phone sleeve.  You can put the whole thing together with easy hand sewing, even the reverse applique.  You could also …

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Tutorial: Pizza Toppin' quiet book page or play foodJennifer from Be Still My Crafting Heart shares a tutorial at Riley Blake’s Cutting Corners College for making this Pizza Toppin’ quiet book page.  Young hands can use buttons and snaps to attach cheese and toppings to build a pizza.  The …

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Tutorial: Tea light base pincushions

Karen from I Always Pick the Thimble shows how to make a pretty little pincushion out of a fun cotton print and a tea light candle base.   A little embroidery in the center of the fabric makes them even prettier.  The …

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Tutorial: Vintage-y pillow with a fabric rose heartJessica from Sweet Briar Sisters shows how to make this gorgeous pillow with a heart made of dimensional fabric flowers.  The muted palette and the rolled fabric roses (with pearl centers, sigh..) give it a lovely vintagey look.  Make it for …

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Tutorial: Oilcloth reusable snack bagsAnne from Dodie Gray shows how you can make an oilcloth reusable snack bag.  It’s fast to sew up, with an easy Velcro closure.  They don’t take much fabric to make; 1/2 yard of oilcloth would be enough to make a whole …

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remotepillowPalak from Make It Handmade shows how to make a throw pillow with pockets to hold your remotes.  On the front, it’s a pretty throw pillow for your sofa.  On the back, there are several pockets to hold various remotes.  …

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Tutorial: Sewing smooth curves and crisp cornersIf curves and corners on your sewing project end up a bumpy, lumpy, rounded mess, check out this post from Liz from Simple Simon & Co.  She tells how she sews smooth curves and sharp corners.  There are just a few …

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raglantunictopJamie from Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom shares a free pattern for making a child’s raglan sleeve tunic top.  I’m loving the sequin fabric she used!  It’s sparkly and sporty at the same time.  Her pattern comes in child sizes 4-8. …

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Tutorial: 10-minute felt iPad sleeveSibylle from Funkytime shares a tutorial at Handmade Charlotte, showing how you can make a felt iPad sleeve in just 10 minutes.  The cutting and sewing is super simple, and because it’s felt you don’t have to finish the edges.  You’ll need …

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Tutorial: Big Bow Zippered WalletMichael Ann from Michael Ann Made shows how to make her Big Bow Zippered Wallet.  It’s just what the name suggests – a small zippered pouch embellished with a big fabric bow.  It’s just big enough to hold a phone, …

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Tutorial: Chain embellished blazerSylvia from Dare to DIY shows how she embellished the lapels of a blazer with rows of chain.  The look is inspired by a Rachel Roy jacket she saw.  The chain is all stitched down by hand, so you might want to …

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Tutorial: Ribbon wrapped pattern weightsJess from Craftiness Is Not Optional shows how to make a set of ribbon wrapped pattern weights.  Her post is part of the “What I wish  had known when I started sewing…” series by Simple Simon and Co.  I agree with Jess, …

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Free pattern: Plantain t-shirtAnna from Deer and Doe shares a free pattern for her Plantain shirt.  She designed the Plantain to be “the perfect t-shirt”.  It’s fitted through the shoulders and flares out to a loose fit through the hips.  It has a …

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