Canvas Directors Chair DIY

By Sharon Schneider / April 15, 2021 /

I am updating some very old directors chairs this week. The solid colors are the old pieces and are very heavy  canvas. I am replacing them with a printed canvas from  Art Gallery Fabrics One yard was plenty for both chairs. Step One: remove the old covers. The seat piece has a slat of wood in each short end that I needed to save when I put the chairs back together. I just laid out the…

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Sewing Tutorial – Dish Towels

By Sharon Schneider / March 4, 2021 /

Here is a great project for your own kitchen or to use as gifts. I just measured my favorite size kitchen towel and added 2 inches for the initial cut. Always pre-shrink your fabrics when sewing anything that will be washed again and again. It may still shrink a bit over time, but will keep it shape much better if you wash and dry once before cutting and sewing. If you use the measurements (or…

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Sewing DIY – Heated Rice Bag

By Sharon Schneider / February 5, 2021 /

We have a cold, cold weekend ahead of us in Minnesota. This will be the perfect time to sew up a few Heated Rice Bags.   Sort through those scraps left from holiday sewing – I will be using flannel today, but quilters cotton works great too. I have a mix of white rice, flax seed and dried lavender. You can use a number of different fillers for this project. Here is a great link…

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First Pattern Release

By Sharon Schneider / February 3, 2021 /

2020 was a crazy year for everyone. I had a surge of fabric and mask sales in April 2020 that kept me busy for months! I was also able to give my wholesale sights a bit more attention and now have my buckets in over 20 small brick and mortar and online shops. During the MN shut downs I had lots of time to think, dream, plan and WORK! It resulted in finalizing a sewing…

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New Beginnings for 2021

By Sharon Schneider / January 11, 2021 /

2020 was a crazy, crazy year. Shaggy Baggy saw some great growth and I plan to carry it into 2021 and beyond! I am starting the year by joining Julie at The Intrepid Thread for her Sew365Project.  My goal won’t be to sew everyday this year – I already do that, but I want to sew once a week for me! I have already hemmed some curtains for our new townhouse and I patched a torn…

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Easy Gift DIY – Kitchen Towels

By Sharon Schneider / December 2, 2020 /

I am making dish towels for Christmas gifts, but they can be used and given all year long. I found these waffle towels in a pack of 4 online. They are a nice size at 16 x 24 inches. I want to use up some scraps from my stash, so I chose to add one 6 inch piece on one end. You could also make a patch work piece with multiple smaller strips of fabric…

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T-shirt Bracelet DIY

By Sharon Schneider / April 27, 2020 /

I have been prioritizing a little time every week to make something new. This week, I am back to repurposing t-shirts. I can’t begin to guess how many t-shirts I have cut up and repurposed over the years. If you do a “t-shirt repurpose” search on Pinterest, you will find more projects that you can do in a lifetime. Here is mine:   I have an old kid’s size t-shirt that is about 17 inches…

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Staying Busy and Staying Creative

By Sharon Schneider / April 14, 2020 /

I am determined to stay busy while at home this month.  I want to bake something new every week and create something new every week – maybe some new items for the shop, but hopefully just some home sewing and craft projects I never seem to get done. Last week I ordered a kit to make dryer balls from Darn Knit Anyway in Stillwater, MN. Everything I needed came in the kit. Super easy directions…

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Crafting at Home

By Sharon Schneider / March 17, 2020 /

Stay home to flatten the curve. Stay home Save Lives. Self quarantine. All these new phrases and new feelings in our Country right now as we deal with the Coronavirus. If you are looking for some affordable and easy craft and sewing ideas – I suggest you start with  YouTube and Pinterest A link to my Pinterest boards can be found HERE I have added some of my spring fabrics to the ETSY shop to purchase by the yard…

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Re-usable Snack Bags – DIY

By Sharon Schneider / February 24, 2020 /

I am always looking for easy ways to use less plastic at home. These re-usable snack bags are an easy and quick diy. Not a new idea from me,  just my version of many – you can find more ideas on Pinterest for these snack bags and other great ways to create less waste. My tutorial for cloth napkins is HERE. I make 3 different sizes. The pictures shown are of the small size which holds…

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