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How to Sew the Ladder Stitch – Hand Sewing Tutorial

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Good morning, class! Today lesson is on the infamous ladder stitch that I just can’t seem to stop mentioning in my other tutorials lately.

The ladder stitch is also called the slip stitch or the invisible stitch.

If you don’t have a lot of hand sewing experience, getting out the ol’ needle and thread can be a bit daunting. But I’ve got a few tips to make things a little easier for you!

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How to Make a Cheeseburger Pincushion – DiY Craft Tutorial

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It’s a cheeseburger! It’s a pincushion!
It’s a cheeseburger pincushion!
Who knew felt could look so tasty? Speaking of which, I’ve used a wool blend felt here. It’s a bit more durable than the poly craft felt you can buy for a few cents a sheet at the craft store, not to mention it looks and feels nicer. But it’s not as expensive as 100% wool felt. Best of both worlds!

Make sure you grab the free pattern here.

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How To Make a Slouchy Hobo Bag – Sewing Tutorial with Free Pattern

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Today’s tutorial is for a nice roomy bag with a whole boatload of optional details that you can mix and match to suit your needs. Don’t want leather details? Skip it! Add a zipper pocket inside or a crossbody strap for extra functionality.

Two important notes before we get started: make sure you grab the free bag pattern here. And if you are adding leather/faux leather details, check out the tips I’ve posted here if you’ve never worked with this type of material before.

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