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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...]

Guest Project — Turn an old pair of pants into a Sleek, Stylish, Comfortable Skirt! {Clothing Refashion}

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 Hi - I'm Lisa from This Mabey Heaven!  I love trying new things and writing about my crafting and mothering experiences.  I'd love to share an easy clothing refashion with you today. Take an old pair of pants and turn it into a sleek, stylish, comfortable skirt!!   The Panelist Skirt has the sleek look of a tailored skirt, but is extra comfy because of the inside panel. When you're … [Read more...]

Simple Sewing Project — Tiny Bunting Dishtowels!!

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Here's a little neighbor gift idea that's inexpensive and I think it's fun because it's something that can be used after Christmas as well.   Little Bunting Dishtowels. … [Read more...]

Guest Project — Make Handmade Holiday Pillows {gift idea}!

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Hi! I'm Pamela Michelle fromA Few of My Favorite Things!! My idea of a great "Last Minute Gift Idea" is something that is in tune with the Holiday spirit!  And what is more Holiday Spirit-ish than Holiday Pillows?!? So simple to sew up and sew sew cute!  Here is a quick glimpse of the end product: … [Read more...]