About: elaine

When I learned to sew, I was totally hooked! My mission is to provide sewing projects that are easy enough for anyone to try... Let us know if its working!

Recent Posts by elaine

Holiday decorating and style boards

Decorating a holiday room is a process of collecting (and discarding!) each year. There are so many appealing color and style themes, sometimes its easy to loose focus and go random when shopping the holiday scene. One classic base theme for a holiday room is vintage-cozy. Add a bit of...
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Sew a tote for gifting and creative expression

Any fabric or trim find can be the pivotal point of inspiration for a new sewing project! Found these cords and straps perusing the trim department the other day. They sparked a motivation for making totes for gifts.         Designing a tote is a small exercise in...
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Halloween and creative costuming

Halloween is just a few weeks away, so the quest for a perfect costume may begin. If you plan to sew one up, there is enough time to do so. When my kids were growing up I always wanted to be creative, yet make something quickly. Of course there always...
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Stuffed animals. Easy!

These sassy little guys are made with woven cotton and Minky. Only 2 pattern pieces are used to make each animal. Set aside a couple of hours and you can make a bunch of these (click each photo for full details). Great project for a beginner. Stitch on!  ...
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Want to generate school spirit? Make a flag!

by Guest writer Betty Paxton Early in the school year, my son announced, “I need a flag.” I am the least crafty person I know, so I appealed to the craftiest person I know: Elaine. Once we established the colors and size of a flag: 45” by 36”, Elaine took...
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