Category Archives: Sewing tips

Success tips for sewing doll clothes

Sewing 18″ doll fashion is a sewing category with immediate satisfaction, you can sew a finished outfit with little effort, time, and fabric! If you are sewing “in the small” (doll scale) here are a few quick tips to insure you success: Tips about fabric choices: Woven cotton is the...
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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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Love them? Darn it.

A loved pair of jeans inspired this blog post. Worn out jeans mean either toss out or repair….toss is not an option for these loved jeans, so repair it is! Having sewn for years, I’ve had many fancy sewing machines. I must admit I tend to use only the basic features...
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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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Be an idea machine

If you have so many crafting and sewing project ideas that it overwhelms you, I hear you! Here is a process that can help control the madness. First of all It’s great to have tons of ideas. Jot, doodle or sketch each and every one! Save inspirational tear sheets and...
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