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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Just a few quick, easy Valentine decor ideas using scraps of fabrics. I used a cookie cutter and cardboard templates to trace hearts on fabric scraps. I stitched a row together to use as a garland to hang on my winter tree. The rest I stitched onto card stock, then tape the card stock to…

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January is always an opportunity for me to refresh our house a bit after the holiday decorations are packed away. This year, I wanted to add some more cloth napkins to my stash. I am still trying to perfect how I finish the edges. I made (and sold) hundreds of flannel napkins last fall and…

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