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Designer Spotlight: Sewing a Dress Pattern How-To

Posted by on Sep 21, 2014 in Sewing |

The Craftsy pattern shop is extensive, loaded with so many fabulous patterns — I can admit to having spent hour after hour just browsing through all the goodies on there. I quickly developed a long list of things to try and have a few favorite pattern designers on the site. Check out how to sew a dress from one of my favorite pattern designers!

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Fashion Design 101: How to Manipulate Darts on a Bodice for Princess Seams

Posted by on Sep 20, 2014 in Sewing |

As a longtime garment sewer one of the most rewarding and fun things to do is to create my own designs. I get a kick out of taking a basic pattern that I can manipulate to create something entirely different and all my own. You can do it too! All it takes is a little know-how and a desire to try something new. How’s it done? It’s as simple as converting a few darts! Learn how to create your own designs just like the pros with this simple technique.

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7 Free Autumn Patterns to Get You Excited About Fall Weather

Posted by on Sep 19, 2014 in Crocheting, Embroidery, Food & Cooking, Jewelry Making, Knitting, Paper Crafts, Quilting, Sewing | Comments

Happy Friday crafters! Don't let the coming fall weather leave you feeling chilled — these fall-themed free patterns are sure to warm you right up!

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Sewing Upcycle: DIY Sandals from Flip-Flops

Posted by on Sep 18, 2014 in Sewing | Comments

Follow along with this step-by-step tutorial for turning inexpensive flip-flops into adorable, classy sandals you’ll want to wear again and again (Psst: You can even use fuzzy fabric for a DIY slipper you'll wear all winter long!). Read on!

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Posted by on Sep 17, 2014 in All, Cake Decorating, Crocheting, Drawing, Embroidery, Events, Fiber Arts and Felting, Food & Cooking, Gardening, Jewelry Making, Knitting, Painting, Paper Crafts, Photography, Quilting, Sewing, Spinning, Weaving, Woodworking |

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Posted by on Sep 17, 2014 in Cake Decorating, Drawing, Embroidery, Food & Cooking, Gardening, Knitting, Sewing |

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