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March 11, 2014
8 Helpful Tips for Cutting Out Sewing Projects. Great information!

8 Helpful Tips for Cutting Out Sewing Projects

I have a confession to make: As much as I love to sew, there are many times when I find the process of cutting out to be absolutely, positively tedious! Over time, I’ve come up with ways to streamline that portion of each project, and today I’m sharing favorite tips and tricks to make cutting […]

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February 4, 2014
This list of 10 essential sewing tools is full of great information! Every home sewist should have these!

10 Essential Tools Every Sewist Should Have

After sewing avidly for a number of years, I have found myself reaching again and again for the same essential tools that make any sewing project easier. Today, I’ve compiled my top 10 essential sewing tools to pass this information along to you. Did you receive a new sewing machine recently, and are wondering what […]

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October 21, 2013
Adorable fox applique design with free templates from Positively Splendid.

Fox Appliqué Design (Free Templates!)

Nothing can give a sweeter, more homespun feel to a sewing project better than appliqué, and if you think doing professional, high-quality appliqué requires a fancy, expensive sewing machine, think again! Requiring just a few small scraps of fabric, my fox appliqué design can be added to wearable items, home decor items and more, and […]

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September 25, 2013
Creativity U at Positively Splendid: How to Sew a Boxed Corner

Creativity U: How to Sew a Boxed Corner

Did you know that it is possible to turn two flat pieces of fabric into a dimensional tote or bag with one little tweak? The secret: boxed corners! If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to sew a boxed corner (also referred to as a box corner) but have never known where to start, today’s […]

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July 9, 2013
7 Time-Saving Sewing Tips ::

7 Time-Saving Sewing Tricks

One of my continual challenges is finding ways to maximize the limited creative time I have at my disposal. Between cleaning house, playing with my kiddos and keeping up with my blogging business, sometimes it seems as though there aren’t enough hours in the day to fit in any creative time at all! Fortunately, when […]

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July 8, 2013
Brother SE-350 Sewing Machine

My Sewing Machine

A question I often hear from my readers is regarding which sewing machine I use. Truly, when purchasing a machine, nothing is more helpful in selecting and buying a new sewing machine than the advice of a friend, so today I thought I would tell you a bit about my machine, the Brother SE-350, and […]

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June 19, 2013

Custom Monogram Pillow Covers (Marine Vinyl Tips & Tricks)

Are you familiar with marine vinyl? If not, allow me to introduce you to my favorite sewing secret! Marine vinyl is a great way to add a professional touch to any applique project, as it adds a layer of terrific dimension to pillows, wearable accessories and more. Let me show you how I used marine […]

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June 18, 2013

Creativity U: How to Sew a Simple Envelope-Back Pillow Cover

Learning how to sew a throw pillow is one area where true home decor savings can be accomplished, proving that some of the simplest sewing projects can turn out to be the most cost effective. Take, for instance, a set of handmade throw pillows. Using the latest styles and color palettes, a set of throw pillows […]

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May 17, 2013
5 Simple Tips to Improve Your Sewing ::

5 Simple Tips to Improve Your Sewing

What would you say if I told you my best sewing tips are some of the simplest? Today I’m sharing five simple techniques and tricks that will immediately improve the quality of your sewing projects and help you take your sewing to the next level! A comment I have been asked many times by PS […]

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February 1, 2013

How to Sew a Pillow Closed by Hand (Blind/Ladder Stitch Tutorial)

If you ever have wanted to make a pillow but have been intimidated by the hand stitching involved, today’s tutorial for how to hand stitch a blind stitch (sometimes referred to as a ladder stitch) will be invaluable to you! This hand-sewing technique really is very simple to execute, and with a bit of practice, […]

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