Category Archives: diy

Want to generate school spirit? Make a flag!

by Guest writer Betty Paxton Early in the school year, my son announced, “I need a flag.” I am the least crafty person I know, so I appealed to the craftiest person I know: Elaine. Once we established the colors and size of a flag: 45” by 36”, Elaine took...
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Give a DIY circle skirt a twirl!

This post I’ve hedged a bit with. It’s just so easy to pick up a pattern at the fabric store, but this is a little exercise so you can draft one on your own. What was the most fun about this project was that I had an opportunity to engage...
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Stitch in a pinch

Twisting the old adage: ” need is the mother of invention” to: “need is the mother of motivation” is what got this craft post in motion. Yesterday I had a random gift to give a friend. To my dismay I was totally out of generic wrapping paper. Somehow to give...
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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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Easy or super speed sewing: what do you prefer?

Are you looking for easy sewing or super sonic quickie sewing? Our flag project posts are examples of what can make a huge difference in sewing time. The difference in sewing time is the way the edges are finished. After posting the easy party flags it haunted me that there...
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