Each season, my pillow covers take a beating in the hot sun, so I need to replace them, even though they are covered by our porch! Do you have the same issue? It seems like you have to buy new pillows every year, right? Or maybe yours don’t fade, but you want to be able…Read More
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Let’s Sew Baby Swaddle Blankets!
This weekend, I am headed to my niece’s baby shower. I’ve already had a gift sent to her from her registry, but I always like to sew a few items and tuck them in a basket so the mama has something to open on her special day. In keeping with the animal theme of this…Read More
How to Reupholster a Bench
Do you have a bench you’d like to recover? Do you want to change the color of it? Is it old and worn out? Is it new, but the wrong fabric? Come along with me and I’ll show you how to reupholster a bench that is ready for a facelift! It’s fast and easier than…Read More
How to Repair and Care For a Vintage Quilt
Have you found an old quilt at an antique store, or in your attic, and you love it but it has areas where it is worn out and dirty? Are there holes in it that need mending? No need to worry. You’ve come to the right place. I’m going to teach you how to repair…Read More
How To Alter a Dress Without Taking Out the Zipper!
Once in awhile, a dress comes along that is too long in the bodice length and it is just plain uncomfortable to wear. It feels big and baggy and droopy. In this alteration, I needed to raise the waistline in order to make the dress fit better. (There were some other alterations that needed to…Read More
How To Make a Personalized Name Pillow
It’s really easy to learn how to make a personalized name pillow. This DIY personalized name pillow makes a great gift that can be made any time of the year. You can make them for Christmas, birthday, Mother’s Day or any reason! You may even want one for yourself! This pillow can be made with…Read More
DIY Your Wedding Dress Alterations…with “No Sew” Solutions!
During this pandemic, and this season of quarantine, you may be having difficulty finding a seamstress to alter your wedding dress. I have had several calls from brides asking what they can do. You may be in the same situation…getting married soon with a dress that doesn’t fit. You might feel like there is no…Read More
A Quick Christmas Gift Idea!
This is a cookie bag made two ways: a gnome and a simple decorated bag. The instructions in this tutorial include all you need to know to make both bags as well as the recipe for the cookies that you will package inside. I think you’re going to love what a quick Christmas gift idea…Read More
How to Hem a Kimono
One of my customers has more than 60 vintage kimonos in her closet. She loves them! Each one is so unique. Most of them are made from a solid colored pure silk fabric with gorgeous embroidery on them. This one is different. It is a multi colored fabric with no embroidery. Most of the kimonos…Read More
How To Hem a Dress with Tulle or Netting
Several of you have been wondering how to hem tulle. This post will explain how to hem either a dress or skirt made of tulle. Usually, I will get a dress from a customer that has the tulle only on the bottom of the dress. This time, I received an entire dress of tulle! It…Read More