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Make a Quick & Easy Oilcloth Luggage Tag

Vacation season is just around the corner, which means it’s time to dust off the old suitcases. This season, why not fancy up your bag with a personalized luggage tag? Having spent much of the past month on the road, I came home excited to get back to my sewing machine. This fun luggage tag…

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How to Create a Flawless Bias Tape Insert

Great sewing is centered around flawless details. One of my favorite techniques is to apply a contrasting bias tape to trim my garments, quilts, and wall hangings. Using this bias tape as a trim grounds a project and ties all the fabric and design elements together. Taking the time to apply bias tape elevates a…

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Sew a Chic Chevron Pillow with Zipper Closure

Decorating a new home is both fun and exciting. After painting my bedroom I decided I needed a few throw pillows to pull the room together. I’ve always loved chevrons, and I realized this was the perfect project to employ my favorite zigzags. You too can add a touch of sassy fun to any decor…

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Booze Bottle Gift Bag Pattern

Learn how to make a nautical-themed booze bag that’s perfect as a gift or to keep for yourself! This bag will fit either a regular-sized wine bottle or a 20 oz. bomber bottle of beer. All this project needs are a few scraps, rope or cotton cord, and grommets. For my nautical design, I created…

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Zippered Pouch Pattern

This small zippered pouch pattern is a quick and easy sewing project you can make in no time. You can use the pouch to store makeup, carry toiletries while traveling, keep your purse organized, or even as a casual clutch. The possibilities are endless with this cute and easy-to-sew design. Related Video: How to Sew…

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Sewing Stuffed Toys with Coloring Book Patterns

If you’re interested in learning how to sew stuffed animals, hand-sewn stuffed toys are great for simple weekend projects or last-minute gift ideas for little ones, and they are easy to customize using coloring pages as patterns! You’ll need access to a printer and scanner or some sort of image enlarger to transfer your coloring…

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Collars, Cuffs, and Pockets: Mastering the Shirt Essentials

Men’s dress shirts can be great projects for sewers looking to get into garment construction. They have less fitting and shaping requirements than other garments and also tend to have fewer pieces. However, there are several components that need to be mastered in order to give it a real professional finish. Over the years I…

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Oilcloth Wallet Pattern

Oilcloth is a great material to sew with. It’s more affordable than many of the cottons out there today and comes in a wide variety of fun patterns and colors. Unfortunately it can be a little bit stiff to work with, but this pattern for a cute wallet is perfect for oilcloth because you don’t…

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How to Sew a Lined Patch Pocket

Many bag or tote patterns that you buy off the shelf have all the beautiful detail reserved for the outside of your bag. A lot of the time they do not incorporate any of that detail – specifically pockets – into the inside of the bag. Or if they do have pockets worked into the…

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