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Learn to Sew: DIY Sunglasses Case and a Winner

I don’t know about you, but weather like we had yesterday makes me want to grab my suit and towel and head for the nearest pool party. 70 degrees on April 1st? That’s no joke! So grab your fruity tropical drink … Continue reading

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Learn to Sew: Homemade Lavender Sachet

Want to make your drawers or closets smell great and practice your sewing skills at the same time? As the eighth project in the Learn to Sew series, these lavender-filled pouches pack a big punch when it comes to filling spaces with … Continue reading

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Learn to Sew: DIY Travel Makeup Organizer and a Giveaway

I’ve really enjoyed designing this Learn to Sew series for you. I hope it’s been as much fun for you as it has been for me. Next up: A few easy and beautiful projects to practice your newfound sewing skills… Travel … Continue reading

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Learn to Sew: How to Make a Muslin to Check For Fit and a Winner

Whether you’re an expert seamstress or a beginner, it’s always a good idea and well worth the effort to make a muslin before sewing a garment. A muslin is essentially a practice garment made from a cheap fabric similar to … Continue reading

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Learn to Sew: How to Read a Sewing Pattern

Word combos. So. Much. Fun! This one brings a smile to my face and I honestly wish I would’ve thought of it. SEWCABULARY Isn’t it perfect?! Well, today’s Learn to Sew class is all about the SEWCABULARY you need to know in order to … Continue reading

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Learn to Sew: How to Mark the Fabric Before You Cut and a Giveaway

Now that you’ve set up your sewing machine, practiced your stitches, chosen your fabric and pattern, you’re ready to to mark all of those pattern marks to your fabric. But which marks do you transfer and what should you use? … Continue reading

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Learn to Sew: How to Read Patterns

I almost wore my Hawaiian sundress to work yesterday, but I thought that would just be too obnoxious. But can you blame me? We’re finally on our way to Hawaii. Our plane leaves in a few hours and by this afternoon, I’ll be … Continue reading

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A Tote Bag Tutorial

Tote bags, tote bags! Who wants to make a tote bag? Tote bags are an easy first project if you’re just learning to sew or a wonderful way to get back into sewing to refresh your skills. Even if you’ve been sewing … Continue reading

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10 Most Popular Posts of 2015

“Remember, Cooper, something wonderful is going to happen today!” Even though Cooper sometimes sighs and raises his eyebrows when I say this, I can tell by the way the corners of his mouth go up a bit and by the little … Continue reading

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Learn to Sew: A New Series

So, you’ve watched Project Runway for years now. You marvel at the haute couture creations of the young seamstress in the series, The Time in Between by María Dueñas. You run your hands over beautiful textiles as you wander through fabric shops imagining … Continue reading

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