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DIY Cork Fabric Card Wallet - fast and easy sewing tutorial Sew an easy card wallet using natural cork fabric. This new textile is durable, beautiful, and easy to sew! This free pattern is a great starter project - or a great way to use up scraps.

Tips for BERNINA Zipper Feet Zippers are great closures for all types of projects. Dresses, slacks, purses, backpacks and cosmetic bags are just a few places where a zipper is the logical choice for a closure. This post has a few tips for success when stitching zipper applications.

Ellie & Mac South Shore Romper Since making my Seamwork Sky Jumpsuit, I have been thinking about making another in a knit fabric. In all honesty, I wanted the Paper Theory Zadie jumpsuit since seeing so many incredible versions on Instagram, but it was out of my price range so it will have to wait until I have more money coming in since I am unemployed.

Zippity doo da: All Our Zipper Tutorials in One Place We are continuing our round-up of sewing tutorials pulled from our tutorial archives. This post is going to focus on our favourite thing to sew: Zippers! Oh wait, you don't love sewing zippers either? Well, let's see if we can change your mind with some handy tricks and a few different kinds of zips, as well as methods for installation.

DIY Patchwork Bench Cushion! This Patchwork Cushion is beautiful on my piano bench, but it would look awesome on any other kind of bench too!

Drawstring Ditty Bag - free sewing pattern Need a gift bag, knitting or crochet bag, lunch bag… lingerie, shoe, make-up, scrap, button, or little bag for any other reason? Sew up a delightful Drawstring Ditty Bag with my free tutorial!

Holyoke Variation: A Swingy Above-the-Knee Skirt Turn a maxi skirt into a cute and swingy above-the-knee skirt! Cashmerette sewing patterns are designed for curves in sizes 12 - 28 and cup sizes C - H.

How to Sew a Leather Eyeglasses Case Learn how to sew with leather and make a leather eyeglasses case with a domestic sewing machine. A free tutorial from BERNINA.

Pattern Review: Pattern Scout Hana What is it about the word buttonholes that can send shivers down a sewists' spine? I can't be the only sewist that drools over button up shirts but has always been too scared to even attempt one because…BUTTONHOLES.ick. That is until Pattern Scout tested the Hana tank and dress.

Jessa: Sewing the legs I hope you're ready for the next installment of the Jessa sewalong because it's happening right now :) It's Nikki here, Product Manager at Team Buttons, and today I'm going to cover the process of sewing the legs on your Jessa trousers or shorts.Catching up?

U-Pick Sewing Project Success - my 2-Part Cross Body Bag! My 2-part cross body bag is a success! It took some sewing origami to make it work, but I didn’t give up until my bag looked pretty similar in size and construction to the inspiration bag that you voted for.

The maxium cake dress Please don't think of me as terrible birthday brat but I wanted to share details of day 3 from my long weekend of celebrations. I still have one more day to go before I head back to reality and another press day on Tuesday.

Sew Reporter - 18 August That means it's time to grab a nice hot cuppa and scroll through the Sewing Newspapers. We spotted lots of gorgeous makes this week and we are super excited to share them with you. Seriously, the blogger community is on a roll!

My First Weavers, Spinners, & Dyers Summer School & First Woven Scarf In the last few years, I've become fairly involved with the Association of Guilds of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers. I sit on the General Purpose Committee, produce the Association's monthly newsletter and manage the social media accounts.

Solina Blouse Before I made my Solina Jumpsuit some months ago, I made the blouse version first to test the fit of the bodice. Some of you know that this book is one of my most used pattern books that I have, in the sense that I've made more projects from this book compared to the other sewing books on my bookshelf.

Sew a Narrow Scrappy Dog Leash - and matching Cage Comforter! Here's how I made a narrow dog leash for our new puppy… It's so much fun to make your own pet accessories!

Q&A - ask us anything! Well this is something we didn't think you guys would want. but you asked and here we are. We have a load of really fantastic questions about the business, sewing patterns as well as whether Rachel and I are an item! So if you want to find out a little bit more about what goes on behind the scenes at HQ you know what to do…

Show Off Saturday… Machine Embroidered Sunglasses Case All that’s required to make this beautiful sunglasses case is a few supplies and an embroidery machine with a 5x7 or larger hoop!

Tutorial // how to make a Briar gathered dress Are you enjoying this months pattern of the month - the Briar tee and sweater? Pssssst - it's now available in Curve, and of course - Mini! In celebration of it being the pattern of the month as well as it's new extended sizes, I have a fun tutorial for you today - a gathered Briar dress.

Hand-Look Smocking Traditional smocking is a beautiful but tedious art-it requires precise pleating and hand embroidery but results in incredible heirloom pieces. If you've ever admired this art but lack the time to complete it by hand, I welcome you to try it on your sewing machine!

Holyoke Variation: A Lemony Striped Knee-Length Dress Pattern pieces for a knee-length Holyoke. If all you want change about the Holyoke is the length, you can go ahead and cut out your fabric and sew up your Holyoke according to the instructions. If you also want to add patch pockets, here's how we do that:.

Pencil Point Quilt - Blocks 2 Quilt Learn the basics of patchwork quilting while creating whimsical quilt blocks like the Pencil Point Quilt block. Blocks 2 Quilt.

DIY Easy to Sew Nappy Tote When I first showed you this cute little pouch last Saturday, one of you commented about it, calling it a 'nappy pouch' since that's what you call baby diapers in the UK. I think that's adorable! So that's what I'm naming it and I hope it doesn't cause any confusion here in the U.S.

Friday Spotlight: A Gardener's Dream Bag from So Sew Easy! Today's fabulous Friday Spotlight is a Gardeners Dream Tool Bag and was designed and made by the gals at So Sew Easy! This gardening tool bag is a great gift idea for your favorite gardener - whether they are already in the garden everyday or aspiring to be, this bag is perfect!

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