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And Now, for Something Completely Different…

I’ve been super inspired creatively the last few weeks, and need to start catching up on my posts 🙂 But first, something a little different from what I’ve been sharing: pics from a recent photoshoot – just before the snow melted. I made the reversible brocade cape and capelet and shot the photos; Konaa modeled […]

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Sewing Technique Tutorials

A Comfy & Easy-to-Make Pillow Lounger

  I love to sit on the floor with William (age 3) and Emilia (age 1) and play, but I sure don’t love trying to get up again. Nor am I impressed with how hard the floor feels after a while.  Given that and also knowing how much fun the little ones have falling/jumping/snuggling into pillows, […]

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Free Projects Sewing Technique Tutorials

How to Sew a Decorative Pillow Cover with an Invisible Zipper

I’m planning to put my new Baby Lock Jazz through its paces by testing how it performs while making a series of different projects. I’m starting with decorative pillow covers with invisible zippers. If you’d like to make a pillow cover of your own, here is what you’ll need: square pillow form to cover (or […]

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Quilting Reviews Sewing

A New Machine!

I love my Baby Lock Symphony, and plan to keep it; but I’ve had my eye on the Baby Lock Jazz for a while. This month, Brian from Lakeshore Sewing offered a deal too good to pass up and I finally took the plunge. I’m excited about using this machine for home dec (particularly large […]

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Sewing with Seat Belts

No reviews today – just one more day of seat belt fun before moving on to our next topic. 🙂 This time, I’m showing the Market Tote and Pouches from Cozy Nest Design in different colors. I’m using indigo, royal blue, and lavender blue.

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Reviews Sewing

Pattern Reviews

My last post included my review, some helpful tips, and photos of the Market Tote Pattern from Cozy Nest Design. Today I’d like to share 2 additional related patterns: the Pouch Trio and the Cosmetic Bag Duo. Note: All pattern information is from Cozy Nest Design. Seat Belt Series: Pouch Trio Sewing Pattern $5.99 (PDF download) […]

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Pattern Review

Sewing with Seat Belts – Market Tote from Cozy Nest Design Notes: All pattern information is from Cozy Nest Design. Seat Belt Series: Market Tote Sewing Pattern $6.99 (PDF download) The Market Tote sewing pattern will take you step-by-step to creating a customized bag made of seat belt webbing!  Seat belt webbing is shimmery and luxurious, yet extremely durable  and easy […]

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Sewing with Seat Belts – one of my new favorite things!

It has been observed that I’ll try to sew almost anything if it sits still long enough… I get a kick out of trying new things, whether it’s new-to-me fabrics, or more unusual materials such Tyvek, used dryer sheets, specialty papers, or even very thin sheets of metal. One of my most recent discoveries is […]

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Celtic Quilting Sewing Technique Tutorials

Celtic Quilt to Celtic Pillow – Sewing Machine or Serger

The Celtic True Lovers’ Knot has been appliquĂ©d, quilted, and trimmed, and is now ready for the binding. This would allow you to use the completed piece as a wallhanging. I did consider a wallhanging – I especially liked how it looked when I hung it on point –  but I already have several of […]

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Costumes & Garments Free Projects Sewing Technique Tutorials

Infinity Scarves – Sewn with a Serger or a Sewing Machine

Infinity scarves are one of my favorite sewn gifts to give or to receive – easy to make and easy to wear! The continuous loop means no worrying about the scarf sliding out of position or the scarf ends being blown right off your body in a passing breeze. There are many Infinity Scarf tutorials […]

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