Does trying out a new skill such as sewing ever cross your mind, but then the “perfectionist” in you halts any attempt at trying? Hey, less than perfect results are ok! Some imperfection can be accepted as folk art, a current trend. If the discomfort of a learning curve makes you want...Read more
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!
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It’s great to display a beautiful timeless piece created by your child. Kid art can be so amazing. When setting up for craft creation time for children, it’s best to think out some limitations. Otherwise their creations may become a crazy mush of everything available to them. The younger a child, the...Read more
When shopping for 18″ doll fashion sewing projects, consider the thrift store as a place to find some special fabric contenders. Below are just a few repurposed thrift store and consignment finds that were used to create special 18″ doll wardrobe pieces. Below are a T shirt and a pullover sweater using...Read more
To add extra girlyness and romance to an outfit, ruffles often are the solution. That’s why a gathering foot is one of my “can’t live without” sewing machine feet. Below is an old simple sewing machine I use exclusively for ruffling. The tension and the stitch length are...Read more
For all princesses! Make a tiara headband cut from craft foam or fancy cardboard. Decorate with glitter, stickers, and rhinestones. Click: tiara crown pattern for a template and instructions. ...Read more
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