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

Sewing for the cool days ahead: fashion accessories

Hi! I just wanted to give a shout out that Simplicity 8273 just arrived. These fur and knit accessories are easy to make..so you can make lots! Do you have a sweater that would be perfect to repurpose? These two hat styles are great for that!     A slouch beret, a...
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Make It Yours

Sometimes when following a plush pattern, you may just want to make your very own character. Check out the blog post “make a face” and see how to go about experimenting. Meanwhile, here’s a little drawing to play with.     post yours on instagram #makeaface have fun!...
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Totes to sew for festival season

Festival season is here! Stitch up a tote to carry you needs… Chevron, batik, tribal, Ikat are  some trends to key in when searching online for fabrics. The hardest part of this project was choosing from a huge selection of fantastic fabric prints (aka over-choice!). Check out our pins on Pinterest for some...
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Sew a bear, or two, or many.

These baby bears by Elaine Heigl Designs are made of plush, minky and repurposed sweaters. Here’s the whole gang! Found some great sweater possibilities when shopping the thrift and consignment shops.   The bear body pattern fits quite neatly within a tweedy chunky sweater. Here’s a close up of the resulting...
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Vintage inspired fashion for 18″ doll clothes

  Rock and roll! These little outfits are inspired by the rock and roll era of the 1950s. Get ready for school, prom, or a sock hop with this 18″ doll fashion pattern pack.         Make sweaters with socks An extra special doll sweater can be made...
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