Here are three ways to make an easy tassel. Tassels have been made and used for centuries from the times of ancient Rome until today as ornaments, embellishments, and decorations. They were often viewed as symbols of power and prestige. Today, they mainly just make things like our handbags and curtain … Continue reading →
Do you need to get you home ready for Christmas? Well, nothing looks more Christmassy than Christmas pillows around the house. Here’s a huge list of Christmas pillow sewing patterns that should give you some good ideas. Pillows are really easy and quick projects too that they make an excellent … Continue reading →
Halloween is just around the corner and this year I’m determined to scare the living daylights out of my neighbor’s kids (all in good fun, of course..). For this, I’m definitely going to need a Halloween witch hat pattern. I haven’t really participated much in Halloween since my kids stopped trick or … Continue reading →
Remember the last time you slept without your pillow? I know someone who simply will not travel –no matter when, no matter where– without his own pillow, (my hubby).. The “thing weighs a ton” and enjoys a ritual: 1. spread the “thing” flat in the suitcase taking half of the available … Continue reading →
Just in case you missed this, last year I took part in a Halloween sewing blog tour and made this Bargello style reversible table runner. Well, that was a year ago and no doubt there’s a lot of new readers here now so here it is in full again. You … Continue reading →
So the kids have costumes to wear. What about you? Pretty much as soon as we published our recent roundup of Halloween Costumes for Kids, the adults started to write in and ask what ideas we had for them. Many grownups have Halloween work functions to attend or just want … Continue reading →
This Christmas table runner is a good project for those trying to learn quilting and it is also my way of getting to know my new sewing machine. Many of you have followed my battles with my Juki. Well, those days are over, I’m happy to say, thanks to a … Continue reading →
We do not know exactly when and where quilting originated but there is no doubt that it was used as a garment, decoration, and furnishing in many parts of the world many ages ago. From the carved ivory figure of a Pharaoh of the Egyptian First Dynasty to a quilted … Continue reading →
Nowadays, people prefer to buy ready-to-wear clothing for convenience. However, sewing your clothes is a great idea that allows you to create the apparel you want to wear and apply your creativity, especially when certain designs aren’t available in the market or are too expensive for your pocket. You can … Continue reading →
Printing using fabric stencils is one of the easiest ways to decorate a garment in need of a bit of excitement. To tell you the truth, the princess I “borrowed” for the photoshoot a couple of weeks ago for the Easy Princess Dress Pattern didn’t like the costume at first. Who … Continue reading →
I have been looking for the perfect shopping handbag. After a lot of research, I now realize there is no such thing. Unless you want to walk around with a safety deposit box as a handbag, there is not a completely secure handbag. However, there are certainly a lot of … Continue reading →
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