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

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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Love them? Darn it.

A loved pair of jeans inspired this blog post. Worn out jeans mean either toss out or repair….toss is not an option for these loved jeans, so repair it is! Having sewn for years, I’ve had many fancy sewing machines. I must admit I tend to use only the basic features...
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Go “Rough-Luxe”: sew burlap pillows

Want to add texture and character to your space?  Burlap can be a way to go. The “rough-luxe” trend was the inspiration for this Simplicity pillow pattern. (Click here for product info.) These are a couple of tips for working with burlap: To air out the burlap scent, run your...
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