Category Archives: Styling, Design and Trend

Another reason to sew: create your vision

Sometimes you can shop and shop, and never quite find home accessories  that meet your vision. That is often the case for me, especially for placemats and runners. My dining room table is long and narrow…My intended style is “rough-lux”. After many, many, (many!) shopping ventures, I finally found a...
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Sew the perfect cap for shark viewing

If you are a fan of Shark shows, this is a fun sewing project to get ready for viewing. Below is a pattern for a childs’ hat. The large size fits a 20″ head. You can make this hat as is, or resize if necessary. This is an easy pattern that...
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Another reason to sew: trendsetting

Do ever you notice that sometimes there is a trend you like but when you shop for it you can’t find it anywhere? That is one big reason that I started sewing. In the 60’s there was a clothing brand called Villager. They made the most adorable fitted dresses that...
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Be prepared for Festival season!

These easy to make hands-free accessories, Simplicity 8356, are perfect to enjoy wandering and dancing without wondering where to put your necessities. Choose from amazing trim and fabric combinations to create your accessories as unique as you! Some fabric trends to think about when styling your accessories are indigo and tribal styled batiks....
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Make It Yours

Sometimes when following a plush pattern, you may just want to make your very own character. Check out the blog post “make a face” and see how to go about experimenting. Meanwhile, here’s a little drawing to play with.     post yours on instagram #makeaface have fun!...
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