Category Archives: Sewing

It’s Giveaway Day!  Win a PDF Pattern!

It’s Giveaway Day! Win a PDF Pattern!

We have a winner!!  Congrats to Kristy!! Welcome to all visitors from Sew, Mama, Sew!  If you aren’t visiting from Sew, Mama, Sew you will want to go and check out all of the amazing giveaways offered today! I know you have lots of great giveaways to check out, so I’ll keep this short and…

How to Turn a Thrift-Store Shirt Into Useful Fabric

How to Turn a Thrift-Store Shirt Into Useful Fabric

I love thrift store shopping. I love the great prices and the thrill of finding something unusual or unique. I also love that my purchases are not only easier on the planet, but often in support of worthwhile causes. And thrift stores can be a great place to find fabric for sewing projects. Blankets, quilts,…

Everything You Need for a Handmade Christmas

Everything You Need for a Handmade Christmas

The Christmas season is quickly approaching. For those of us who long for a holiday filled with homemade decorations and handmade gifts, it’s time to get crafting! I was one of those kids who started listening to Christmas music in July and had my Christmas cards finished before the first snowflake fell. Years later I…

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My First Sewing Pattern

My First Sewing Pattern

For the past two years I have had an item on my to-do list that never gets checked off.  That item is: create a PDF sewing pattern. As of today, that item is now checked off!  After months (er…okay…years) of percolating I finally took the plunge and just did it!  It was perhaps just a…

Sewing Basics: How to Sew a Button

Sewing Basics: How to Sew a Button

This is one of those basic sewing tasks that everyone should be able to do.  Seriously.  Everyone has had a button fall off at some point in their life and it only takes a minute or two to sew it back on, and no stellar sewing skills are required. Materials needle thread that is close…

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