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Ain't Yo Momma's Jean Skirt - Beautiful Ombre Denim Twirl Skirt



A couple of weeks ago, I was introduced to the 

free PDF patterns on the Lekala Sewing Patterns

 website. Upon perusal, I came across this…
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Added by Angela L on October 15, 2016 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

Circle Maxi from a Flat Sheet



I got it in to my head the other day that I would love a long circle skirt. I blame YouTube for their "recommended" section that often lures me in to wasting hours on videos that I didn't plan to watch. It's shameful how much time I lose on that site.... 

Anyway, there was a lady that demonstrated how to turn a…

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Added by Angela L on March 2, 2015 at 11:35am — 1 Comment

Fast & Easy Fabric Bins



I promise that this is the final project that I'm doing for my sewing class! At the last minute, I decided that I needed some fabric bins to hold shears, rulers, fabric markers, etc.. that go on the sewing tables. After several hours of searching sewing sites for a good tutorial, I came across some simple instructions…

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Added by Angela L on February 17, 2015 at 10:19pm — No Comments

How to Make Wrist Pin Cushions



Once I finished , I decided that the kids in my sewing classes needed pin cushions. After scouring the internet for fun ideas that I could sew in bulk, I eventually realized that it was best to keep it simple - a wrist pin cushion seemed the most practical. Circles are my preferred shape, so I found a roll of…

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Added by Angela L on February 16, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

DIY Press/Ironing Boards - Stashbusting!

Thanks to the children's sewing class that I instruct, there has been a lot of stash-busting going on this week! The class will be contributing to the 1 Million Pillowcase Challenge this month, and I have been doing crazy prep work…

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Added by Angela L on February 11, 2015 at 12:54pm — 2 Comments

Scrapbusting! Water Bottle Carrier

 

I have been obsessed with interested in scrap/stash-busting ideas lately, which has added quite a few projects to my, already lengthy, list. One of the tutorials that I came across recently was this …

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Added by Angela L on February 27, 2014 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Girl's Reversible Wrap Dress



A few weeks ago, I found a tutorial online for a girl's reversible wrap dress. The instructions involve altering an existing a-line pattern. Usually, I have to pass on girl's…

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Added by Angela L on February 20, 2014 at 10:18am — 2 Comments

Early Easter Frock



Exciting news! After 6 years of sewing from dress patterns, I havefinally figured out what "understitch" means. For years, I have been trying to decipher the vague instructions and obscure picture.…

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Added by Angela L on February 13, 2014 at 11:42am — 14 Comments

TUTORIAL: Sewing Narrow Hems

I have a confession to make. I am really LAZY when I sew. I mean it. If there is a faster/cheaper/easier way, I will always take that route. 



Circle skirt hems are a great example. First of all, I usually steer clear of circular hems. I have suffered some emotional trauma at the hands of the curving skirt hem, and I generally avoid them. But, when I can't…

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Added by Angela L on January 30, 2014 at 11:04am — 4 Comments

Izzy & Ivy's Macy Giggles Dress - Sewing Pattern Review

 

So, while I wait (impatiently) for my fiberfill to arrive, I thought it would be a good idea to get started on sewing some birthday gifts for my niece.…

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Added by Angela L on January 28, 2014 at 2:30pm — 6 Comments

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