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Tutorial: Homemade Playdough

Written by guest blogger, Kat from You Fancy Thing You know when you were a kid, and homemade playdough always smelled weird, and was gritty and salty, or slimy, or made your hands sting? This stuff isn’t any of those things. … Continue reading

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tutorial: fabric wrist cuff

making wrist cuffs is a fun way to use up small scraps of fabric that are just too nice to part with. these sew up so quick and easy you can make one to match pretty much any outfit! difficulty level: … Continue reading

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Tutorial: Lined Zippered Pouch

Someone asked me recently how I make change purses so I thought I would update this tutorial. Here it is!  For many years I lived in fear of the dreaded zipper, but then I made friends with my zipper foot! … Continue reading

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Tutorial: Zippered Pocket

This is the method I use to put zippered pockets in purses, because pockets are good! The pockets are put into the lining before the bag is sewn together. Materials: – Lining for your bag that you want a pocket … Continue reading

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Tutorial: Invisible Seams, The Hidden Stitch

To close up a seam without showing any stitches you can use the hidden stitch, sometimes it is also called a ladder stitch. This is a really useful stitch to use when you are closing up stuffies, a turning hole … Continue reading

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Tutorial: Embroidery Hoop Wall Art

I made these to hang in my daughter Hazel’s room over her crib using some left over fabric from the quilt and curtains I made for her. This a simple little project that’s very rewarding for those of us who … Continue reading

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Tutorial: Cloth Baby Wipes

Materials to make 30 wipes: 2 metres of soft unbleached organic cotton flannel (cost: $4.49/metre) World’s tiniest serger (borrowed from a friend) thread scissors rotary cutter (optional) Directions: 1. Wash and cut  You should pre-wash & dry your fabric before … Continue reading

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