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March 2013 Blog Posts (7)

Neck Tie Apron

 

I thought this was a great idea.  Simply sewing them together creates the perfect shape.  Use the leftovers sewn together to make the essential front pocket.  The ties are a nice weight,…

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Added by Susan on March 30, 2013 at 7:13pm — 9 Comments

I'm in the mood for Easter sewing - finally!

  

I have for you today, a free Easter Bunny bag sewing pattern and tutorial, and a tutorial to show you how to make Easter carrots to put in the bag.  FUN!

 

I'm not typically excited by most holidays for some reason.  Maybe it's because my kids are now a lot older and I'm not inspired by classrooms, day care…

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Added by Susan on March 25, 2013 at 9:02am — No Comments

Refashion: Boxy Button-down to Beautiful Classy Blouse + How to Sew a Dart

I found this refashioning by Extra Petite and had to post it.  It's another button-down shirt tutorial.  She removes the sleeves to make the cutest bow to go around the collar, a couple of darts, a few other small alterations, and voila!  She's wearing a very classy blouse that you could wear *anywhere* and look fab…

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Added by Susan on March 21, 2013 at 4:00am — No Comments

Roll Cuff Sleeve Refashion - by Jen @ My Own Road



This sewing project is a simple refashioning idea that is positively perfect for beginners.  You will need a long-sleeve button down shirt. With just a few cuts and some simple sewing YOU CAN refashion the long…
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Added by Susan on March 20, 2013 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

A Teddy Bear Apron

It's MIL's birthday at the end of this month, and when I asked what she would like, she said one of my aprons.  When I said what do you want on it she surprised me by saying a Teddy!

I have done a Teddy for…

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Added by Karen on March 16, 2013 at 10:52am — 1 Comment

Sew Painful

A few months ago I asked if we could recover the bench seat in my 1963 Chevrolet truck.  We found a professionally renovated and recovered bottom part on e-bay, so the Other Half decided I could just recover the back to match as the padding was okay.  It sort of matches,  insomuchas it's a textured vinyl whereas the other was smooth.  It took a bit more effort than making the sun visors, and I wish I could learn how to do it properly, but this is fine.  It involved…

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Added by Karen on March 9, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

My Strange addiction!

Inspiration can strike me in the strangest of places.

I was recently standing in the least inspirational aisle of my local supermarket (household cleaning) and was absent mindedly choosing some kitchen sponges.

I have for some time wanted to create a simple layer cake for a tutorial and had not been happy with the materials I was experimenting with.

Divine intervention hit me as I saw these brightly colored slices of foam rubber, suddenly transformed in my minds eye to…

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Added by Lisa Pay on March 2, 2013 at 8:30pm — No Comments

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