Adding a Faux Fur Collar – a tutorial

| Apparel, Tutorial

This is a re-post of a tutorial I did last month for Pellon. Adding a quick faux fur collar to a plain t-shirt or blouse can make any shirt ready to wear to a party.  It is a very simple and quick project. This tutorial uses a child’s size t-shirt, but this can be used […] Read more…

Simple Zippered Pouch – a Tutorial

| Bags, Totes and Zips, Tutorial

    Zippered pouches are really easy to make and once you start, you’ll see so many possibilities (and you won’t be able to stop making them).  This tutorial shows how to make a simple lined zippered pouch with a boxed bottom.  There’s a contrasting stripe at the bottom.   This little zippered pouch I […] Read more…

Easy Quilt Basting

| Quilts, Tutorial

I just discovered 505 Basting Spray!  It. Is. Awesome. It is (very nearly) odorless.  Spray starch is way stinkier than this.  It doesn’t gum up the machine and it makes quilting a dream.  To use it, iron your bottom and quilt top very well.  I also like to iron my batting, but that’s up to […] Read more…

Pretty Patches

| Apparel, Tutorial

I have a big pile of mending — mostly pants with holes.  Connor’s tend to get holes very fast.  Mine get holes too — I find a pair of jeans I love and I just wear them out.  Patches can be pretty and fun — not just economical.  These patches were inspired by a friend […] Read more…

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