McKenna Powell

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3 Fresh Ways to Tie a Scarf

Donni Charm's founder Alyssa Wasko takes a step by step approach for tying a scarf like never before.<p>Donni Charm's founder Alyssa Wasko had been working at Chanel when she began designing her own scarves. Often while in the elevator, fellow employees would compliment her on her neck-wear and …

Knitting

How-To: PVC Pipe Christmas Tree

Have a stylish modern home? Make yourself a stylish modern Christmas tree! Check out this neat DIY PVC pipe christmas tree tutorial from Martha Stewart.<p>Unexpected materials, fantastic results!<p>Ready to give it a try? Click here to see the full how-to.

How-To: DIY Faux Card Catalog Cabinet

Give boring storage cabinets a beautiful and bookish makeover with this DIY faux card catalog cabinet tutorial from Nate and Michelle at Decor and the Dog.<p>I love card catalogs—someday I hope to have enough room for a real one in my own studio—but a cabinet like this would certainly do now!<p>Ready to …

16 Tasty Hanukkah Recipes

If you’re still working on your Hanukkah menu, Babble has put together a helpful slideshow featuring recipes for mandel brot, curried sweet potato …

7 Tips Your Camera Manual Never Told You About Portrait Photography

Many people will avoid picking up a camera because they think they don’t have an eye for photography. Contrary to popular belief, it doesn’t take …

Landscape Photography

How to Properly Resize Images for Facebook

Love it or hate it, Facebook has become an important social media platform for not only promoting your work, but also for finding new clients. …

8 Snappy Beginner Tips for Creating High Quality Digital Images

Digital cameras are capable of producing incredibly high-quality pictures these days. That is only one part of the equation, however. You, the …

Understanding Depth of Field for Beginners

Learn how depth of field (DoF), can enhance your photos and the three main factors that influence depth of field in photography.

The Food Lab: 11 Essential Tips for Better Pizza

Making pizza is a year-round activity for me, whether it's a No-knead, no-stretch pan pizza in the winter, a grilled pizza party in the summer, or a Neapolitan pie baked in my Baking Steel/Kettle Pizza kit.<p>Pizza can be as simple or as difficult as you'd like it to be, but here are 11 good, …

Beautiful Photos Depict Quiet Moments Throughout New York

No matter where you look, the streets of New York City are almost always filled with hundreds and thousands of people. But, in the 1960's, American photographer Duane Michals found the rare and quiet moments along back alleys, inside offices and shops, and riding in a subway car, where not a single …

How to Make Addictive Flaky Bread—Plus Dips!

The warm, buttery, pull-apart 'flaky bread' at Brooklyn’s Glasserie is versatile and easy to throw together<p>There are certain restaurant dishes that become instant classics, even if the restaurant hasn't been around for long. The flaky bread from Glasserie in Brooklyn is one of those dishes. At the …

Onions

Tutorial: Use a serger to help make a French seam

A serger does not typically come to mind when you think about finer seam finishes. But Sarai from Colette Patterns shows how you can use a serger to …

It’s beginning to look a lot like a Christmas Dress!

It is a tradition in my family that the girls all have a new dress to wear on Christmas Day. As time has progressed, my children are grown and my …

Tutorial: Sew your own panties

Cute panties can set you back a pretty penny, but cheapy panties tend to wear out in just a few washings. My sewing friends, you have another option. …

Tutorial: Fix a bra with a poking underwire

When the underwire pokes through the bottom of your bra, don’t pitch it. You can fix it instead! Laura from Make Life Lovely shows how. Go to her …

Tip: Marking buttonholes without chalk or disappearing markers

Jessica from Sew Chic shows how she marked the placement of buttonholes on the back of a dress. It was a special garment and she didn’t want to put …

Tube Top

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 …

Sewing with Knit Fabric {Knits}

Sewing with Knit Fabric {Knits}<p>Sewing with knit fabric can be a little tricky, this post will walk you through the best way to sew this type of …

Sewing

Colette Voucher WINNERS! + Vogue 1108

Thanks guys for all your lovely words of support (and angst) over google reader breaking up with us. It was daunting at first, but now I've embraced …

Tutorial: Pretty pintucks with no end threads showing

Angela Osborn shows how to make pintucks. The narrow tucks can be used in a purely decorative manner, or as a way to remove fullness (and create …

Tutorial: Self-bound seam finish

Abby from Autumn Street and Things for Boys shows how create a self-bound seam finish. This method of finishing a seam allowance has one of the …

How-To: Fix a Zipper

Instructables user marcellahella posted this handy tutorial illustrating a simple way to fix a troublesome zipper!<p><b>More:</b><p>MAKE | How-To: Mend a Fabric Tear Near a Zipper<br>• MAKE | How-To: Repair an Old Backpack<br>• MAKE | How-To: Shorten Metal Zippers

The 40s Knit Dress (aka Vogue 8728)

I think there are quite a few of us who have this pattern in our stashes. I’ve certainly had it for about a year now and was originally inspired to …

Clean-Finish a Curved Shirttail Hem - Threads

Get the latest including tips, techniques and special offers straight to your inbox.<p>Many shirttails have very tight curves at the side seams, and it …

Grosgrain

I'd love to try this sometime to make an entire dress. Use tin foil to make a pattern from an existing garment! Just lay your garment on a large flat …