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

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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Give a DIY circle skirt a twirl!

This post I’ve hedged a bit with. It’s just so easy to pick up a pattern at the fabric store, but this is a little exercise so you can draft one on your own. What was the most fun about this project was that I had an opportunity to engage...
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