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How to Apply Fabric Protector to Your Handmade Bags

Posted by on Jul 27, 2014 in Sewing | Comments

Have you ever sewn a bag or purse? If so, then you know how much time you spend laboring over fabric choices, cutting out fabrics, fusing interfacing, installing hardware and finally sewing. Plus, the monetary expense of making your own bag or purse can be pretty hefty, so don't forget to do one final thing — protect your purse from spills and stains! Read on to learn how!

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Home Away From Home: How to Sew Travel Slippers

Posted by on Jul 26, 2014 in Sewing |

When you are traveling, taking along a little piece of home can be really comforting. For me, one of the items that always comes along with me are simple folding slippers I sew myself. Ready to make your own comfy pair to take on the road? Here's how:

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Free Pattern Friday: Get Nerdy With 7 Geek-Loving Patterns!

Posted by on Jul 25, 2014 in Crocheting, Embroidery, Jewelry Making, Knitting, Paper Crafts, Quilting, Sewing | Comments

Hey there all you free pattern lovers — it's hip to be square! From Star Wars to science, get geeky with these FREE nebulously nerdy patterns.

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Shop the Summer Clearance Sale: Act Fast, While Kits, Fabric & Yarn Last!

Posted by on Jul 24, 2014 in All, Crocheting, Knitting, Quilting, Sewing, Spinning, Weaving |

Save up to 75% off kits, fabric and yarn in our summer clearance sale. From best-selling sewing kits to your favorite Fat Quarters, these clearance items are going fast, so don't wait a single second. Shop now for amazing savings!

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Sew Like a Pro: How to Finish Armholes With Bias Strips

Posted by on Jul 24, 2014 in Sewing | Comments

Looking for that ready-to-wear polish in your handmade garments? Give your garments a professional finish you've been looking for by learning how to how to finish armholes with bias strips in this step-by-step photo tutorial.

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Uniquely You: How to Sew and Embroider a Wrap Skirt

Posted by on Jul 23, 2014 in Embroidery, Sewing | Comments

Combining a free skirt pattern along with crewel embroidery techniques, I made a skirt that showcases my unique style and creative flair. See how I did it and be inspired to create your own unique embroidered skirt design!

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