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Draft and sew simple spandex gloves

Gloves are sometimes the finishing touch for an action hero, Day of the Dead, or a character costume. Also gloves are a great addition for a childs dress up trunk. Make a pair in the color of your choice following these easy instructions. Supplies needed: freezer paper 1/4 yard of a two...
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Sewing tips for plush

This post is to try out a new skill! Blogging and sewing have their own learning curves, and trying out new stuff is what makes life fun. So today, I am trying out placing a video on my blog. If  you would like a little demo-tip about sewing plush animals,...
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Sew festival wear with batik fabric

For years batik fabric has had a solid presence in the quilting and big box sewing stores. Every time I pass the bolts of batiks I think: “those beautiful organic colors and prints are a diy just waiting to happen!” Well here it is! Batik is the inspiration for some...
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18″ Doll hair ornaments

Need a special finishing touch for a doll’s dance or party dress? A flower crown can be it…       To make a flower wreath you will need a spool of floral wire and a branch of beautiful small silk flowers.     Wrap together 2 flowers and one set of leaves with 4″ pieces of floral...
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Get ruffled up

Ruffles are an easy detail to add to girls fashion or doll dresses. A “finish” frequently seen on ready to wear are raw edges, a perfect finish technique for whipping up some fast and easy ruffles at home! Below are two 3/4″ wide ruffles with raw edges.   First choose a lightweight, tightly woven fabric that rips easily...
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