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Fast and Easy Pleated Ruffle Ottoman Slipcover {tutorial}!!

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Fast and Easy Pleated Ottoman Slipcover! I recently ordered this pretty blue chevron materialfabric.com.  I love the color because it can go in almost any room in my house. I bought this ottoman at a discount store about 15 years ago and for the past 5 years it's been sitting in my basement, waiting for a makeover. So I decided to give it a little facelift with my new fabric. This was … [Read more...]

Make a Summer Reading Tent/Teepee!! {tutorial}

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Summer’s here, let the fun begin!!! Although we plan to spend plenty of time at the pool and goofing around this Summer, I always try to emphasize reading and quiet time too. So I decided to make a Reading Tent. After thinking about it for a few days, the plan kind of evolved into more of a teepee than a tent, but I am really pleased with how it turned out. Now, I have only been sewing … [Read more...]

"Summer Social" Guest Project — The Surfer’s Poncho {tutorial}

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Woohoo!!! I can't believe I'm here guesting for Jen on Tatertots & Jello! My name is Kyla and I'm visiting you from Funky PolkaDot Giraffe! I feel like the kid from the Willy Wonka movie who yells - "Look at me! I'm on TV!" That's seriously how awesome this is for me. I adore Jen and hope to meet her in real ASAP! I've lived all over the country. Born in Las Vegas, jr. high and high … [Read more...]

Guest Project — Make a Zippered Pouch with coordinating fabric liner!!

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Happy Thursday!!  We are still enjoying Spring Break at The Happiest Place on Earth, but in the meantime, I have a super talented guest who is sharing a beautiful tutorial today! I'd love to introduce you to Katy from Lil' Alice. Katy inherited a sewing machine from her beloved grandma Alice and taught herself how to sew. Now she has a beautiful shop and makes all sorts of awesome … [Read more...]

Guest Tutorial — Make a "Helping Hand" {all-in-one apron/dishtowel/double-handed hot pad apparatus}

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UPDATE: I'm unable to reach the original guest poster, so the downloads are no longer available. Sorry! Hey, fellow Tatertots and Jello fans! I’m Tyra, and I blog over at Ucreate Foods. I want to thank Jen so much for inviting me be here today to share this fun, easy, and practical project with all of you. It’s the ideal sewing project, even for a beginner, and it’s the perfect … [Read more...]

30-minute Textured Embellishment Pillow

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 I made this little pillow the other night. I guess I didn't realize that St. Patrick's Day is so close!   But you could actually make this pillow for any occasion -- just change the word out to whatever you want to say.   This is a basic, envelope pillow which requires no zipper. Cheryl from A Pretty Cool Life has a great 10-minute Pillow Cover Tutorial that will show you how to make … [Read more...]

Spring Sweater Refashion 2011 {#3}

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  Welcome to the next installment in my quest to refashion my wardrobe :) My third sweater refashion started off with a plain white cardigan from Target. Add a few chiffon flowers and you have a sweater refashion that is super easy, fast and requires no sewing machine.  … [Read more...]

Spring Sweater Refashion 2011 {1}

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Last Thursday I went on Studio 5 and shared a bunch of sweater refashions.  Now, let me preface this by saying that I have only been sewing for about a year. So these are really easy, straight-stitch kind of projects!! The first one I'd like to share is also one my favorites {I have 11 to share}. This is a kind of coral v-neck sweater with a blue and white nautical mix.   I love this … [Read more...]

{{{Valentine Pillows}}}

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I never really decorated for Valentine's Day, until last year. And then it was like a big light bulb went off in my head!   Now I think Valentine's Day is in my top 3 favorite holidays to make projects for.    Here's a little project I made last week, using cute fabric, heat transfer material and my Silhouette. {{Valentine's Pillows}} … [Read more...]

Make Valentine’s Day Ruffle Balls — PLUS a giveaway every crafty person needs!!

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I found some Decorative Ball Forms on clearance after Christmas, so I thought it might be fun to make some ruffled fabric balls. **This is a fast and easy project** … [Read more...]