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Susan's Blog – November 2010 Archive (17)

Make Unique One-Of-A-Kind Christmas Sweater Stockings



Sweaters with unusual pockets, embroidered plackets, beaded yokes, collars, or buttons make excellent and unique stockings, and making a stocking from a patterned sweater creates the illusion that you knit them yourself. Shhhhh don't tell them any different....…





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Added by Susan on November 29, 2010 at 5:00am — 1 Comment

Simple Sweater Hat Tutorial - Upcycling Project



Nancy, of Nancy's Couture makes making winter hats a snap using sweaters. It's so easy - it's not even funny... check out this tutorial and whip out some of those old sweaters you won't wear to make some new hats!…



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Added by Susan on November 25, 2010 at 3:30am — No Comments

Burp Cloths Tutorial by A Chelsea Morning



I am expecting a new niece or nephew on both sides of our family this spring. That's baby x 2! So this tutorial caught my eye. I am definitely going to try this, I love the idea of using the prefolded diapers as they are so nice and absorbent. Barb of "A Chelsea Morning" developed this tutorial and she did a really nice job of taking us through…

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Added by Susan on November 23, 2010 at 4:00am — 2 Comments

Winter Snow Blossom Fleece Hat Sewing Tutorial by Rae

This fantastic tutorial by Rae Hoekstra demonstrates how to make a custom-sized fleece hat for any size head (adult, baby, or child). The tutorial shows you how to make the hat with flowers. Rae recommends…

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Added by Susan on November 22, 2010 at 4:00am — 3 Comments

Pattern Perfect Sewing







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Added by Susan on November 19, 2010 at 3:00am — 1 Comment

Tutorial - Patching Ripped Jeans







Kris @ "Resweater" wrote up this tutorial and dedicated it to everyone with little boys. She recently got a new sewing machine, a Baby Lock BL9, and was trying out some of the cool features on it. Kris used a piece of felted cashmere to patch her little boys jeans.



Visit Kris' blog to find out how easily she did…
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Added by Susan on November 18, 2010 at 4:30am — 3 Comments

Frosted Flowers Cardigan Upcycle Project



Want one of these? You will need a cardigan and an old t-shirt.



Steps:



Download this flower cut-out pattern…



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Added by Susan on November 17, 2010 at 3:00am — 3 Comments

Sweet Confection Pillow Tutorial by Susan @ Living with Punks



This really is a simple pillow to make. It's just rows of pom-pom fringe sewn on with a zig-zag stitch. The back is an easy envelope closure. Susan @ Living with Punks developed this tutorial and shares it with everyone here. I really like her style!…





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Added by Susan on November 16, 2010 at 4:00am — 2 Comments

Festive Fabric Envelopes Challenge



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Added by Susan on November 15, 2010 at 4:00am — 5 Comments

Playful Partridge Ornament Pattern & Tutorial

Four partridges


"Four Partridges"




Here is a… Continue

Added by Susan on November 12, 2010 at 5:00am — 1 Comment

Make a Fabric Poppy for Veterans Day

Here's a quick tutorial on how to make a fabric poppy pin for Veteran's Day by Cheryl of

Fiber Arts & Quilting blog.



You will need:


- needle and thread black buttons or beads

- scraps of red fabric 10 inches long and 2 1/2 inches wide

- a pin back with holes to sew through


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Added by Susan on November 10, 2010 at 6:19pm — No Comments

Dishtowel Makeover Tutorials

Dishtowel makeovers. When I saw these tutorials that

Maya @ Sew Chic & Unique shared, I wanted to share them with you too. My dishtowels are looking kinda... well, they are really blah! I am sew going to do this today! What was I thinking when I picked up those *white* kitchen towels at the kitchen accessory store anyway...

well, I did get a smoking deal. I'll spruce them up with …

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Added by Susan on November 10, 2010 at 4:00am — 1 Comment

Super Easy Removable Pillow Cover Tutorial by Sparkle Power

Candace at Sparkle Power posted this easy removable pillow cover tutorial. These covers make washing a breeze. I agree with Candace, it's nice to simply be able to slip the cover off and replace it with another when you're ready for a new look. If you have kids, grandkids, pets, the ability to wash the covers is appealing. You could even make them out of holiday fabric and change them with each of the holidays throughout the year.… Continue

Added by Susan on November 9, 2010 at 4:00am — 1 Comment

Great Outdoors Fishing Vest - Free Sewing Pattern

A free pdf sewing pattern to sew fishing vests!  A friend of mine wrote today asking me if I knew of a pattern for one as her husband goes fishing in Florida pretty much year round, and she was hoping to make him one for Christmas. So I did some snooping online and found…

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Added by Susan on November 4, 2010 at 4:00am — 1 Comment

Sew a Bagsket

This is a great project for your scraps! I can think of so many different ways to use this nifty bag that Suzanne of Foofanagle has created. I may try one myself to give to my stepdaughter to carry her soccer gear in, and make it out of soccer…

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Added by Susan on November 3, 2010 at 5:30am — 3 Comments

Betty Ninja's Hot Pink Cross Quilt Tutorial



Use this tutorial to make cross blocks fast. Here Betty shows you how to make hot pink cross blocks that have one inch wide crosses. Mix up your quilt by using different widths. Color combo inspired by this pillow.…

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Added by Susan on November 2, 2010 at 2:30am — No Comments

Thanksgiving Sewing Projects & Ideas

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Added by Susan on November 1, 2010 at 4:30am — No Comments

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