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Pillowcase Dress Tutorial

Welcome to my Pillowcase Dress Tutorial

 

This will be one of the easiest dresses you ever make.

 

A pillowcase dress can be made from any size pillowcase.  There are three different sizes shown here:  Full (standard), Queen and…

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Added by Angee Barbe on January 7, 2011 at 8:21pm — 23 Comments

Bias Tape Tutorial

Don't be afraid of the big bad Bias! I used to be and then found a great way to make it easily. I want to share it with you.

Bias tape takes a good bit of fabric, but it's still less expensive than buying the pre-packaged kind. In my estimate and experience, you can make approximately 5-6 yards of bias tape form 1 yard of fabric.

Okay, let's begin.

Step #1

Lay your fabric on a flat surface. Open the fabric…

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Added by Angee Barbe on December 10, 2010 at 1:57pm — 24 Comments

Sewing Areas

Upon browsing my inbox and Miss Creative's blog spot this afternoon, I got inspired. It got me to thinking....yeah, dangerous, we all know that by now! :)

 

Let's have a little FUN shall we!

 

Miss C is the luckiest seamstress I know. She's getting a brand new and improved sewing room (area)! How awesome is that!? That's when I thought......wouldn't it be interesting if we could glance into one anothers…

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Added by Angee Barbe on November 19, 2010 at 4:00pm — 19 Comments

Productive days!

As I sit here on the couch watching college football, digesting turkey and talking to y'all.......I reflect!

I hit the floor running at 6:30 am. I could have slept in today because of the holiday, but no.........I got my usual wake up call from the kitchen with my 14 year old rummaging around the pantry looking for breakfast. Suprising, I wasn't even upset about this unstoppable hunt for food. I was excited about what was on my own…

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Added by Angee Barbe on November 11, 2010 at 9:00pm — 4 Comments

Holiday Gifts

It's time to take a trip down memory lane........come on now, bear with me. It may be a little sad, but it's worth it.

First off, this is a dedication to my loving mom and what she taught me. I wish I had only known sooner the impact she and her crafting adventures had on me and expressed that to her. Unfortunately, I did not get the chance because she went to be with our Lord last November. She is missed!

Now, let's travel. I remember my mom was huge into…

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Added by Angee Barbe on November 10, 2010 at 9:24pm — 14 Comments

The Finish Line

Why is it so hard to stop in the middle of a project?

Maybe it's the fear of not finishing it. Maybe it's the anticipation of seeing it complete. Or, maybe it's because we just love to sew that much!

I prefer to think it's because I love to sew that much. However, I'm plagued by this 'finish line' phenomenon with other activities too.....cleaning, painting, organizing, cooking, etc.

Is it really a bad thing? I mean, lots of tasks…

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Added by Angee Barbe on November 9, 2010 at 6:26pm — 6 Comments

More Fabric....................40%, is a good deal or not?

Call me crazy.....okay, probably most people do.....but I just can't seem to pass up a 40% coupon at Joann's! IT IS, truely, crazy......because the discount only applies to non-sale items and most items in that store are on Sale. The items that aren't on sale are usually the ones that are way out of my budget anyway...........and yet........I can't help myself.

I'm beginning to wonder if I should start FBA (Fabric Buyers Anonymous). We could all meet at the discount fabric…

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Added by Angee Barbe on November 8, 2010 at 3:59pm — 4 Comments

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