Sewing Tutorial – Dish Towels

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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Sewing DIY – Heated Rice Bag

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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Easy Gift DIY – Kitchen Towels

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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Re-usable Snack Bags – DIY

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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Scrap Fabric Valentines

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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Make Your Own Linen Napkins

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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Sweater Refashion DIY

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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Clothing Upcycle – DIY

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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Mending Jeans

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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Back on Track and a SALE

October was a crazy, crazy month for me and my family. I am happy to be getting back on track and back in the sewing room this week. I want to start my mornings with a healthy breakfast. Overnight oats are an easy, make ahead meal. I bring 4 cups of water and 1 cup…

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