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Repurpose knits

Thrift stores, consignment shops, and gently worn closet castoffs are my favorite sources for sweater knits. The knits I have collected are great, but the styles..eh…not quite my taste or fit. Sooo they each are going to become something else.   This little bear friend fellow below (Simplicity 8155) is designed to fit within a...
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Make A Face

  When sewing up a plush design, one of the final design decisions is eye placement. A sewing pattern does include eye placement, but for a “make-it-your-own” approach, you can experiment with eye size and placement on your creation…         Here is a example of some eye placements on one guy....
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SEW FOR PARTY & EVENTS

Party! Party! Dress up your events and celebrations with easy to make banners, buntings and flags.   Below are 3 flag and banner ideas  to consider making for your events. The little flags below are the zippiest way to go. Just cut on the bias, stitch a casing, and string...
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SEW SIMPLE SHAPES

Valentines Day and Mothers Day inspired these mini projects. A little heart is always a sweet greeting to give to a friend any day of the year!       Stitch mini shapes to make and create a dangling charm. Click here for patterns and instructions. Show us your designs and ideas! Tell us about your heart making!...
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SEW A PILLOWCASE

Make a pillowcase with a fun novelty print to commemorate a special occasion or favorite pastime. This is a great project for a beginner! All you need is one yard of 45″ wide fabric and basic sewing equipment and tools to make this standard size pillowcase. No pattern is required. CUT...
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