Category Archives: Sewing tips and tricks

Fashion tweaks

Does it drive you batty when you look over your wardrobe and find a piece you loved last year seems somewhat out of fashion? I especially find this issue with collars and skirt lengths! When something is too long or too big, sometimes a little tweak can be an easy solution....
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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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