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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: Basic Sewing Machine Stitches

It’s here! Episode 2 of the Learn to Sew Series. It’s free and you can access it anytime you like. So, pick out a scrap piece of fabric, turn on your machine and crank up those tunes, because THIS is … 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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DIY: Removable Faux Fur Cuffs

Ooh La La! Shopping never looked so good! My beautiful friend Linda is looking mighty fine in these, easy to make, removable faux fur cuffs. No need to make separate cuffs for all of your coats and jackets. Just make … Continue reading

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DIY: You CAN Rock That Too-Small Leather Skirt After All!

I’ve always thought that there is something so extravagant, so luxurious, and so gorgeous about a leather skirt. Leather skirts seemed a bit self-indulgent to me, but you know what?Why not be a bit self-indulgent during the holiday season? We’re so totally worth … Continue reading

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An Easy DIY Fringe Cardigan

Getting dressed in the morning will be so much more fun when you have a couple of these ridiculously easy-to-make fringe cardigans hanging around in your closet. All you need is 1 1/2 yards of knit sweater fabric and about 30 … Continue reading

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How to Add Sleeves to a Sleeveless Dress

I do it all the time. I buy those sleeveless thrift store dresses with a little fantasy playing in my head about how great I’m gonna look when I wear it. When I get home, I try it on, only to … Continue reading

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Fear Not the Zipper

Zippers. Sometimes, your first instinct is to run and hide when you see one. But I’m here to tell you that armed with these simple zipper tricks, you can put away your fear and show those zippers who’s boss! As a matter … Continue reading

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