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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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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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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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…

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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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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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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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