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

Let the holidays begin!

Greetings and Happy Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving marks the beginning of  holidays loaded with memories and memories in the making. Wherever you are and whoever you are with, it’s time to give thanks for all good things! Sending best holiday wishes your way!...
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Styling with Burlap

Styling with simply off white, tan, and brown coordinates is sometimes the easiest way to go when planing a burlap project. When planning a color scheme, tracing paper or  a light print out (about 40% transparency) can be helpful. Then you can experiment with color pencils, working with the color scheme...
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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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