Mary Ann Abella

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buy + diy: zipper book clutch tutorial!

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Hidden Bookcase Doors to Secret Lair

Introduction: Hidden Bookcase Doors to Secret Lair<p>View Contest<p>Every super villains evil lair need a secret entrance. That was the motivation for this …

Crochet Circle Cuff

Crochet Circle Cuff<p>The idea for this bracelet has been cooking away in my brain for nearly two years, always getting bumped down the priority list …

Easy Sewing Projects for Beginners

So you've got to grips with your sewing machine, and now you're itching to make something! How do you get started? Here are my tips for choosing a …

Tilly and the Buttons

26 January 2018<p>If you're planning to make the Mila dungarees sewing pattern - or maybe you aren't sure and need to imagine it made up in different …

a little fox dress

Hello! I'm doing a small run of these baby fox dresses and they are up for preorder of my website now! They might be my favorite baby item i've put …

Tutorial: Fabric tissue pouch

Lisa from A Spoonful of Sugar shows how to make a simple fabric pouch to hold your tissues. They’re quick to sew up and keep them from getting yucky …

The Sewing Machine of the Future?

Normally, anything that could be termed as 'an innovation' will remain unknown to me until it has blown up big enough for it to be visible from …

Tutorial: Shorten a metal zipper

I have quite the stash of vintage zippers that I’ve scored from estate sales. I <i>always</i> have a zipper on hand. The only problem is, they’re rarely the …

30 favorite projects, tutorials and topics of 2012

Going through the blog for this last year to put this together was pretty astonishing.<p>I’m especially impressed by all the fantastic discussions we’ve …

Tutorial: Add a center divider pocket when making a bag

Abby from Things for Boys shows how you she added a zippered pocket right down the middle of her Big Tote. Though she shows it with her Big Tote …

Fave Finds: Posie’s Sweet Citrus Dress!

<b>Who:</b> Posie of Plaid & Posies<p><b>What:</b> 1960s citrus dress<p><b>Where:</b> Goodwill<p><b>How much:</b> $5.99<p><b>When I use it:</b> “I pull this dress out of my closet anytime I feel like I need a pick-me-up. I can’t help but feel bright and cheery when I’m wearing it!”<p><b>Shopping tips:</b> “I like to browse thrift shop racks for fabrics …

fabric friday: natural fibers used to make fabric

I missed you last Fabric Friday! I was in Colorado at The Makerie Sewing retreat last week (I’ll tell you all about it shortly), and I didn’t have …

Free Lunch Bag Pattern

I always appreciate a ringing endorsement from not only friends and family, but from bloggers I love to follow. The Nerdy Sewist is raving about The Long Thread’s free (for personal use) simple lunch bag pattern. From the looks of Kristina’s finished bags she shared yesterday (pictured above), this …