Why does a pillow make a good sewing project for beginners, you might ask? 1. It’s all straight stitching, with a few corners so you can practice pivoting. 2. There’s just a small amount of hand sewing on the pillow itself, which might sound daunting to a newbie, but hand sewing is a practical skill every seamstress should have. 3. Unlike clothing, you don’t have to worry too much about “fit” with a pillow. 4. Who doesn’t need a cool throw pillow or two? Functional projects are always a win for me.Read more…
What’s up dudes and dudettes? Today I’m going to show you how to make a snuggly soft blanket with quilting cotton on one side and minky on the other. It’s Fall here in Michigan. It’s starting to get chilly at night, so who doesn’t need a super soft blanket to curl up in?
This scarf is great because it’s easy, quick, and inexpensive to make! Plus, you can wear it like a traditional scarf, or wind it up around your face, kind of like a Victorian ruff!
I’m using fleece, but if you’re feeling ballsy, try it with a lighter weight fabric, like jersey knit.Read more…
Here’s my video tutorial for fabric appliques / patches. Appliques are a great way to embellish or customize a project. You can add them to bags, clothes, Xmas stockings, and more. Appliqued handmade goods make great gifts because you can tailor each one for the recipient!
If you scroll down, there’s also a photo tutorial version so you can go at your own pace, or go to a specific step.
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Here’s the photo + text version of the tutorial: