Category Archives: Holiday

18″ girly girl dress sets to sew for spring

Spring is here! When I was growing up it was traditional to wear a very girly girl dress to celebrate Easter. Usually my special dress matched my sister’s. Even though I was an outdoorsy type, I dearly loved these special occasion frilly dresses! Welcome spring with a girly girl design to sew for your 18″...
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Costumes year round

Music festivals, cosplay, “alternative” events, and local parades are costume events that take place year round. Halloween is no longer the primary excuse to wear or view amazing costume creations! Check out some of these venues for future costume wearing and viewing opportunities: Comic Con events take place though out the year...
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Tis the season….to sew like mad!

Sometimes a small piece of information goes a long way! The other day my niece called requesting some tips on how to make a holiday stocking. I just suggested that she draw out the shape she wanted, then sketch an additional 5/8” all around (for 1/2” seams). She ran with that little tidbit of...
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Twinkle, twinkle for parties and holidays

Summer is around the corner and even though winter seems remote, us crafters often have some holiday project ideas brewing. When crafting for the upcoming holidays, whether it be gifts or decoration, an early start helps us enjoy the creative process without a short timeline looming. With that said, here’s a...
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Make a Softie Charm

  This is an easy to make charm that can be draped over a photo frame, clipped to a handbag or keychain. This is my first charm, but for my next ones it will be fun to pull out all the stops! Must have (and give) many! To stitch the...
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