Marie O'Neill

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I'm a big fan of reusing as much as possible of a refashion "before" garment, though most of the time, the scraps languish in my fabric stash for …

Sew Cute: Monogrammed Notebook

Any journalers out there? I’ve been a writer for pretty much most of my life—I have notebooks dating back to when I first learned to form letters, …

How to Sew a Waistband

1<p><b>Calculate the size.</b> Some factors that must be considered are your waist measurement, fastening/overlapping fabric, and seam allowances. The format …

Sewing

What is a Dart and How Are Darts Used in Sewing Patterns?

I love to create dimension with fabric. What draws me most to fabric as a material is the ability to cut two pieces of flat cloth into shapes that, …

Sewing Basics: Marking and Cutting Fabric

With so many options for both marking and cutting fabric, it’s easy to see how a new sewer might feel a bit overwhelmed. Sound familiar? Start your next project with confidence using this helpful guide to the basics of marking and cutting fabric from Tilly at Tilly and the Buttons!<p>Every maker has …

Pre-Washing Your Fabric: Pros and Cons

Ask any sewing or quilting enthusiast if you <i>really</i> need to pre-wash your fabric and, pro or con, you’re sure to get an impassioned speech. In the same way that every knitter knows the best way to turn a heel on a sock and every embroiderer knows the secret to a perfect french knot, every …

How-To: Machine Quilting Basics

Use your home sewing machine to complete your quilting projects! Learn the tips and tricks for successful straight line and free motion quilting on your own machine with this helpful guide that Sherri McConnell from A Quilting Life shared on Craftsy.<p>Give it a try this weekend! Head on over to …

Quilting

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If 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 …

Summer of Skirts - Circle Skirt Tutorial

Some announcements first: The Dorothy Dress Giveaway will be ending Sunday (6/27) evening. Check the post for rules to enter- but remember, if you …

Denim Do-it-All Bins

<b>By Betz White</b><br>Repurposing with denim is a natural. Who doesn’t have an extra pair of jeans lying around that are outgrown, out of fashion or worn out in some way? Put that denim to good use by making up a few Denim Do-it-All Bins. They’re great for organizing your yarn stash, magazines, or craft …

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Incredible Portraits Of Boston Marathon Survivors With Messages Of Healing And Hope To The World

"Keep running."<p>As the one-year anniversary of the bombing at the Boston Marathon approaches, photographer Robert X. Fogarty, known for his message-on-skin portrait project called "Dear World," asked marathon survivors, first responders and supporters to return to the finish line.<p>He captured their …