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The Ultimate DIY Ironing Board Cover! free sewing tutorial It's way more fun to press on a clean ironing board, don't you think? I'm embarrassed to show you how bad my ironing board cover was before… but if I don't, you won't believe the transformation! First let's talk about the notions I used:.

Maven Patterns Rochester Dress at the Confetti Fields Recently, my mom told me about the Confetti Fields in Pershore, part of a farm which grows and sells dried flower petal confetti. For 10 days each year some of the fields are open to the public, and they have pop-up stalls selling cake and tea, and bouquets of the flowers.

Pretty little pattern hack Butterick 6318 and Butterick 6453 Sometimes an idea for a dress sticks with you. I have a wonderful and annoying job where I constantly search for fabric for the magazine. Mostly the thrill of featuring the prettiest fabric in the magazine is enough but a lot of the time I become obsessed with getting some for myself.

Liesl's summer classic shirt Or, if you prefer a simpler style for children without the two-piece collar, our Sketchbook Shirt pattern has been a very popular pattern over the years, in part because of its easy-to-sew once-piece collar. Go have fun and stay cool! Comment. Name. Email.

Workhorse Pattern Ione shirt When the Workhorse Ione shirt came out, I knew I needed it. And then we got an offer from Becky to get the pattern for free for a CSC post. As usual, my opinions are my own in spite of getting free shit. Unlike other boxy style shirts with cut on sleeves, this top has an interesting yoke feature and sleeve bands.

Blueberry Pie - free quilt pattern - it's a log cabin variation! I used my walking foot for straight line quilting in a grid. Here's my all-machine binding method too. I first started using it on mini quilts, but now I sew almost all my quilt bindings that way. You might also like these collections:.

U-Pick Sewing Project Success - my Triple Zip Bag! It took me an extra week to complete, but I finally finished my prototype Triple Zip Bag! This was the U-Pick Project that you voted for this month, and I'm so excited about how it turned out! You can see the inspiration photo and the other possible contenders on our U-pick tutorial voting page.

June Amazon Haul I am so excited to be sharing my June amazon haul/favorites! This one is accessory-heavy, which I LOVE! I hop you find something you'll love too! As always, I'm sharing this haul in my stories on Instagram so you can see the items in motion! I think it's always so helpful to actually see the clothes on someone who is wearing them.

Rob Is Right, Or: We're Starting a YouTube Channel I was going to title this post "A Love Letter To My Husband" but OOOOOO WOULD HE EVER HATE THAT HERALD! We're not the kind of couple that posts mushy sentences on social media about anniversaries, or Valentine's Day, or any whathaveyou occasion of love.

Rob is Right, Or; We're Starting a YouTube Channel A sewing blog by Marcy Harriell with plenty of thread, plenty of color, and a little libation. Filling up my closet with DIY technicolor fashion.

The Concord T-Shirt Gets a Fresh Look! We recently had the opportunity to give the Concord's cover a fresh look, and we had some fabulous sewist-models in the studio to help us! Syreeta, Sierra and Aizhan showcase the versatility of the Concord. We hope you love the new pics as much as we do at Cashmerette HQ, and maybe they might inspire your next make!

Introducing The Big Book of Embroidery Every summer BERNINA hosts a convention to inspire and educate BERNINA dealers, introducing them to new products and promotions. One of the most exciting and useful new products introduced this year was The Big Book of Embroidery. This book is a guide to BERNINA machine embroidery.

Sewaholic Shirtdress Labels: dresses indie patterns my style sewaholic granville sewing shirtdress Thank you to Harts Fabric for providing the fabric for this project. Wow, y'all are still tuning in to read about about me making Granville variations? I'm back, again, with yet another.

Ashton Top and Justine Skirt Last week I showed you my version of one of Helen's Closet's new Summer patterns, the Donovan skirt, and this week I'm back with my tester version of the other pattern, the Ashton Top. The Ashton top is a basic woven tank with an a-line shape. It comes in two lengths, cropped and hip length.

Same Pattern, Different Bodies: Tania "Curve" Culottes I have had my eye on the Tania Culottes for ages. They've looked great on most women, and I loved the idea of work-appropriate shorts that can masquerade as a skirt. However, with Megan Nielsen's previously limited size range, I didn't want to grade up the pattern nor support a pattern maker with a non-inclusive size range.

Liesl's gelato dress with drawstring I eliminated the double-welt pockets for simplicity's sake, but if I was going to keep them I'd just lower them by a couple of inches so they wouldn't interfere with the drawstring casing. I used the blouse cutting line to line up the bottom edge of my drawstring casing, so that part was easy.

10 Design Hack Ideas for the Stevie Tunic Are you part of the Stevie tunic appreciation society? If you have caught the bug for this speedy-to-sew and addictive-to-wear style, you might be looking for ways to hack your favourite pattern to make even more! It's Louise here from team Buttons, and Stevie has to be one of my favourite TATB patterns.

Show Off Saturday… some cute quilted Pixie Cups with Five and Dime Fabric! This week I received a darling bundle from Penny Rose Fabrics…

Sew Reporter - 23 June It's officially summer and the sun finally decided to come out! We're gearing up for hotter days and dreaming of wearing floaty dresses! Scroll down for some fantastic summer sewspiration, and things we think you should read, see and listen to. Also on the blog this weekend; The Sew Down!

Maroon Crepe Evie Bias Skirt Hello readers, it has been a while! An extremely busy few months of long hours at work has left me with limited time to sew and often little motivation to do so. When I have been sewing I've had two quite big projects to work on which has seen my sewing output dwindle considerably.

Another summer dress! //The Annie Dress by Tessuti From my last dress, I fell in love with using this entredeux trim and really wanted to use it again. I had a second Tessuti pattern in my pattern stash that I thought would be great to try out - the Annie dress! Annie is a loose fit high neck strappy summer dress with a gathered skirt and pockets and a lined bodice.

My Holiday Handmade Wardrobe I thought it might be fun to share with you the clothes that I made and took on my holiday to Mexico this year. I made quite a few outfits leading up to my holiday. On occasion I got very excited about this holiday and made too many summer clothes. I did not make everything I took on holiday.

Show Off Saturday… A Review of my Machine Embroidery Cruise to Alaska! My sister and I went on a Machine Embroidery Cruise to Alaska! This was my first time to take a sewing themed cruise and while it wasn't exactly what I expected, I had a fabulous time. In this post I'll share a brief review of how it was organized and what was included in the cost.

The Sew Down - June 2019 Welcome to The Sew Down where each month we bring you a run down of some of the interesting stuff we have found and bought in the world of sewing! We will be talking fabric hauls, new sewing patterns and sharing some of the interesting things we have seen, eaten, listened to and sewn over the month of June.

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