Category Archives: Styling and Design

Spring into accessories, sew a Bohemian tote.

With signs of spring, it’s time to look over our wardrobes. Consider bohemian style totes to add some flavor to your outfit combinations. Bohemian style is the ultimate in expressing yourself. Ethnic and folkloric prints, rustic textures, dangly fringes, sparkly trims and beads, all can be considered when creating a bohemian tote. An...
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Kid art and outcomes

It’s great to display a beautiful timeless piece created by your child. Kid art can be so amazing. When setting up for craft creation time for children, it’s best to think out some limitations. Otherwise their creations may become a crazy mush of everything available to them. The younger a child, the...
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Thrift store finds for 18″ doll sewing

When shopping for 18″ doll fashion sewing projects, consider the thrift store as a place to find some special fabric contenders. Below are just a few repurposed thrift store and consignment finds that were used to create special 18″ doll wardrobe pieces. Below are a T shirt and a pullover sweater using...
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Ruffle lots? Sew using a ruffle accessory foot.

To add extra girlyness and romance to an outfit, ruffles often are the solution. That’s why a gathering foot is one of my “can’t live without” sewing machine feet.       Below is an old simple sewing machine I use exclusively for ruffling.   The tension and the stitch length are...
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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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