Category Archives: Accessories

Sew a tote for gifting and creative expression

Any fabric or trim find can be the pivotal point of inspiration for a new sewing project! Found these cords and straps perusing the trim department the other day. They sparked a motivation for making totes for gifts.         Designing a tote is a small exercise in...
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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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Fluffy Time!

Hi All! Around the corner is that fluffy time of year: Halloween and Holidays! Plenty of time now to make decorations, costumes and gifts. Projects are keeping me busy these days, but I hope to add a some knick knacks on the site for you to consider making for the holidays...
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Here’s your hat!

Hats are great to wear as protection from the elements or a way to express character. It’s a fun kick to go on a department store outing and try on a bunch of hats for some laughs or to prepare for a dress up event. For a day out in...
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Design a tote

This week’s basic design project is an open tote. This fashion accessory can be a design classic or created to make a statement. A beautiful fabric can be the beginning inspiration for any tote, and there are many cool trims that can be considered for a tote strap. To further...
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