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 learn or to practice sewing... Let us know if its working!

Recent Posts by elaine

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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New two piece animal sewing pattern

EASY PLUSH TO SEW “Two-piece animals” are a great introduction to sewing stuffies. Once you get a hang of sewing these two-piece babies, you can easily make many…. Just to show that you are not limited to any one fabric; each bear, cat and dog are made in fleece, minky, and flannel. The...
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Make hat and scarf sets for a cool fashion attitude

As temperatures drop, fashion attitude and sassy character can be had by wearing the current beret and slouch trend.   FINDING FABRIC So many beautiful sweater knits are now available. Can over-choice be a problem?.. No, just make many! If you need a start on a quest for fabric, check...
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