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

Draft and sew simple spandex gloves

Gloves are sometimes the finishing touch for an action hero, Day of the Dead, or a character costume. Also gloves are a great addition for a childs dress up trunk. Make a pair in the color of your choice following these easy instructions. Supplies needed: freezer paper 1/4 yard of a two...
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Sewing tips for plush

This post is to try out a new skill! Blogging and sewing have their own learning curves, and trying out new stuff is what makes life fun. So today, I am trying out placing a video on my blog. If  you would like a little demo-tip about sewing plush animals,...
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Sew festival wear with batik fabric

For years batik fabric has had a solid presence in the quilting and big box sewing stores. Every time I pass the bolts of batiks I think: “those beautiful organic colors and prints are a diy just waiting to happen!” Well here it is! Batik is the inspiration for some...
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18″ Doll hair ornaments

Need a special finishing touch for a doll’s dance or party dress? A flower crown can be it…       To make a flower wreath you will need a spool of floral wire and a branch of beautiful small silk flowers.     Wrap together 2 flowers and one set of leaves with 4″ pieces of floral...
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Get ruffled up

Ruffles are an easy detail to add to girls fashion or doll dresses. A “finish” frequently seen on ready to wear are raw edges, a perfect finish technique for whipping up some fast and easy ruffles at home! Below are two 3/4″ wide ruffles with raw edges.   First choose a lightweight, tightly woven fabric that rips easily...
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