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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 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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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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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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How to Hem Knits Without a Serger

I’m here to tell you that you can sew most anything on a basic sewing machine. Nothing too fancy here for The Renegade Seamstress. However, one of these days, I just know someone important in the sewing world is going … Continue reading

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How to Make a Pattern From Your Favorite Clothes

 We’ve all had one — that comfortable dress we want to wear every day and wish we had in every color. Well, wish no more. Learn how to create a pattern from that favorite dress, so you can make a … Continue reading

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Winner of The Refashion Handbook and More Fun Ways to Refashion Your Clothes

I’m a Kindergarten teacher. I’ve been a teacher for 26 years and have enjoyed (almost) every minute of it. When I grow up, I want to work in publishing. Magazines have always been my guilty pleasure and I’ve secretly wanted … Continue reading

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