Sewing

How to Make a Draft Dodger

1<p><b>Measure the area where your Draft Dodger will be placed (along the bottom of a door, the inside ledge of the window, etc.</b>). This will help you …

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These 2 Easy Swimwear DIYs Make for a Perfect Retro Beach Day

If you could live in another decade, which would you choose? For me, it’s always the 1950s — I can’t help but daydream of diners, <i>Mad Men</i>-esque design, and drive-in movies. Most of all, I love the fashion of the ’50s, and how clothes of that era celebrated curves and bright colors and patterns. Now …

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Star Crossed - Featured in McCalls Quilting!!

Today I am excited to share another secret finish from a few month's ago. This is called Star Crossed and I just love that it combines my two …

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Thermal Binding Or Any Other Binding Options – Which Is The Best

The need to search a binding solution arises on various occasions by businesses and individuals. This need leads them to consider whether or not they …

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Best diaper bags you'll want to carry on your travels

<i>If you are looking at buying a new diaper bag (changing bag), here is our round up for the best diaper bags for travel, chosen for look, comfort and</i> …

Babies

Little Folks Voile Summer Quilt

Wednesday, June 21, 2017<p>Happy First Day of Summer! I'm happy to have a finished quilt to share! This is my first week back after spending the last …

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Butterfly Kisses Pattern and NTT

Welcome back to Needle and Thread Thursday! My beach vacation was wonderfully relaxing, though I did miss hosting NTT last week, and I'm glad to be …

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How to Hem Pants with a Sewing Machine using a Straight Stitch

If you’re short like me chances are you are going to need to take up new pants before you can ever wear them. Booo! In this tutorial I’m going to …

Sewing Machine

How to sew a gusset (for sleeves)

I have recently undertaken the making of a delightful cropped jacket using a 1950's vintage pattern. Unfortunately, when it came to sewing gussets …

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Baby Girl Quilt - Perfect Ten Pattern

I don't know if there are any cuter fabric lines for baby girl quilts, than Pam Kitty Morning fabrics by Holly Holderman of Lake House Dry Goods. <br>So …

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Beach Duffle Backpack: TokyoMilk presents Neptune and the Mermaid by Margot Elena for Coats

<b></b> <b></b>It’s a duffle and a backpack in one! The drawcord top looks great and makes it fast and easy to load and unload the bag’s contents. Then, slip it on …

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Mischief Quilt Pattern by The DIY Addict

I’m embarrassed to think about how long I’ve had the Mischief Quilt Kit from Karen at The DIY Addict in my possession before making a start on it. …

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Man wants quilt marking violent deaths to inspire conversation, action

Sidney Brodie poked a needle through layers of quilt and stitched the newest name into the fabric of a tragic Durham club.<p>Bernabe Dubon, 62, died …

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Latest Finish to Share – My Hometown from I Love House Blocks

I’m back with another fun finish to share, my contribution to the “Blockbuster Series” of quilt books – I Love House Blocks.<p>My quilt is shown on the …

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Sewing with Kids

Recently my 13 year old Emmalie has been stitching up a storm making gifts for friends. I asked her a few questions that I could then share here with …

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Week 15 | Long Time Gone Sew-along | Pineapple Log Cabin Block

Welcome to the week we’ve all been dreading; pineapple log cabins! I confess I was putting these off and putting them off because I thought they’d be …

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How This Seamstress is Reconnecting With Her Body After Sexual Assault

Lydia Grace was 19 when she was stripped and assaulted at gunpoint. Now she's channeling her trauma into an ambitious project to build her wardrobe from scratch.<p>On New Year's Day in 2016, Lydia Grace woke up and went to her studio in Bristol, UK, to sew a pair of turquoise silk knickers. It was the …

Clothing

Costumes at Jocob's Pillow

<b>Over the last week the Pillow has burst into life, tells our travelling dance historian Caroline Hamilton:</b><p>22 ballet students from 9 countries arrived …

Dance

The Backstitch for Hand Embroidery

The backstitch for hand embroidery is a versatile stitch and I’ll be showing you exactly how to do it in this video tutorial. The backstitch is a …

Crafting

Life is Sweeter With You Hoop Art

Hello friends! I have another fun Summer hoop art for you today! I just can’t resist these cute summery hoops – they are so fun to change out with …

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Starry Night Prom

Things used in this project<p><b>Hardware components:</b><p>SparkFun LilyPad Coin Cell Battery Holder - Switched - 20mm<p>×<p>1<p>Arduino Arduino LilyPad Main …

Arduino

DIY Bathroom Vanity Ideas Perfect For Repurposers

A bathroom vanity isn’t exactly a complex piece of furniture so you could safety assume that you might be able to build one yourself. The easiest …

Sewing Machine

For the Perfect Mattress, the Perfect Pillow

<i>This content was produced as advertising by Remodelista in collaboration with Casper.</i><p>New York–based sleep brand Casper built its business on the idea …

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value quilt workshop | Seattle Modern Quilting and Sewing Studio

I took my finished Heart Value quilt along on retreat. I like to have a quilt with me as a little reminder of home and knew I would have some helpers …

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Summer Sew Along – Day Three

You’re back! I hope that means you were able to lay out and cut your fabric pieces. If you had any trouble, don’t hesitate to email me at …

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Latitude Lattice ~ A Finished Quilt ~ Fresh Lemons Modern Quilts

I’m a bit overdue sharing this quilt, but I didn’t forget! Latitude Lattice is one of two gift quilts I made for the end of the school year. I used a …

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Texture Check: Free Quilt Planner - Love Patchwork & Quilting

Nicole Calver’s Texture Check quilt in issue 49 is perfect for pairing up tonal rainbow prints. She used fabrics from the Friedlander collection, but …

Quilting

Summer Sampler 2017: Block 6 – Marine Star

Summer Sampler 2017 Block 6 is here! This week, we’re doing a simplified mariner’s compass block—Marine Star by Katie Blakesley of Swim Bike Quilt. I …

Crafting

DIY Midori Insert Cover With Storage Flaps (With Step-by-Step Images)

Welcome to this step-by-step guide about how to make your own Midori insert cover, with storage flaps; made from your favorite fabrics.<p>Last year, I …

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