How to Sew with a Sewing Machine for Beginners

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Today I’m continuing the sewing basics for beginners series by walking you through how to get started with you sewing machine.   Learning how to sew with a sewing machine especially if you’re a beginner can seem a little daunting.  The truth is that the basic mechanics of every sewing machine (no matter the make, model […]

New Video Tutorial: Sharpie Mugs for Valentine’s Day

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In December I released the “Sharpie Mug Hack tutorial.  Now it’s in video form with a couple of Valentine’s day templates!.. Easy, fast and little artistic ability required.   While I’m great on the computer – my hand drawn items are terrible.  Seriously I ‘m talking stick figures and really rough sketches.  But one I […]

New sewing tutorial: Pinwheel Pillowcase

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It’s been a grey January here. No snow, no sun. Just grey and bleak. And to add insult to injury Phil says that there will be six more weeks of Winter!  Time to create something bright and happy! This Pinwheel Pillowcase is happiness personified. The colorful charm pack from Shannon Fabrics makes it easy to […]

Pattern Review: Heart Pillow

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Hearts are perfect for this time of year.  Nothing says “Valentines” more than a heart shape!  This easy to follow pattern comes in three sixes, plus it includes directions on how to work with ruffle fabric.  These pillow are easy to make and a classic, plue they look really cute on a little girl’s bed […]