DIY Fleece Blanket

I am slowly replacing all the fleece throws in our house. As durable as fleece is, they are wearing out. I decided to go with a neat zig zag stitched egdge instead of the tied edges that the girls helped me do so many years ago. If you are looking for an easy no sew…

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My first DIY for 2018 is just in time for Valentine’s Day. These hearts are the perfect use for scrap fabric. You can hand sew or machine sew. I traced a cookie cutter to make my template. Then cut out the hearts from scrap fabric. With wrong sides together sew two hearts together using a…

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Cleaning out closets this week. I decided to combine a sweater that was to short with a button down that was to tight. I cut the shirt first. All I needed was the collar/yoke, cuffs and lower five inches. I finished the raw edges with a zigzag stitch and pinned in place. I stitched them…

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I recently cut the tag out of this top and made 2 small holes along the neckline. ugh. I pieced together some scraps of fabric to form a binding. Trimmed it down to cover the holes, pressed the raw edges down to form a binding and attached to the neckline. I am happy with the…

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Over Thanksgiving break, I replaced a torn belt loop adding just a bit of  color. At Christmas, I patched a “split in the butt”.  Simple mix of fabrics to make a patch, press under the raw edges and machine stitch in place. January – and another patch just in time for Valentine’s Day! This time…

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This may be it for my fall decor this year. I salvaged what was left of a beautiful “funeral arrangement” and put it in a vase in a pumpkin. Before: During: After:

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Updating my front door this week: Problem #1 – no privacy (but I love these locally made stained glass leaves) Problem #2 – Princess Hershey likes to sit and look out the window. Solution – 4 yards of $2 tulle (2 yards for each window). 2 tension rods. Iron in hemming tape – or sewing…

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Sewing buntings is a great way to use up scraps of fabric. You can cut your scraps into various sizes and shapes. I chose to stay with traditional triangles. I cut them with a 2 1/2 inch base and 4 inch length to the point. Feed through your sewing machine to stitch together. The fun…

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Just a pile of trimmings: Carefully pieced together on some batting.   Top-stitched over the raw edges (yes, some fraying will occur!) Finished as a fun zipper pouch.

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This quilt was a wedding gift made by Steve’s aunt.  This quilt has been on our bed for 27 years. It is starting to show some wear and tear.  I made some simple mixed fabric patches with a few pre-cut fabric squares. simply cut the squares into triangles take two triangles and sew together to form…

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