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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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How To Put Gussets in Pants or Shirts

When a garment is really too tight in the crotch area of a pair of pants, yoga pants, leggings or jeans, or in the underarm area of a shirt, you might want to add a gusset. A gusset is typically a diamond or triangular shaped piece of fabric that is sewn into one of those areas…

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This is Luke!

Happy New Year, everyone!!! I hope each and every one of you had a wonderful Christmas and are enjoying the first few days of the New Year! We had an amazing Christmas with our kids and grand kids here and I realized that I never introduced you to the newest addition to our family. But,…

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We’re Cultivating a New Website Here!

Welcome to my new website! If you were looking for “Sew For Dough”, you’re in the right place! I just want to let you know that I am updating, rearranging and adding some new things on this site! One of the new things will be a name change! Instead of Sewfordough, the new name is…

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How to Permanently Restore a Mattress Pad

This post teaches you how to do more than temporarily mend your mattress pad. It shows you how to make a lasting fix that will keep you from getting frustrated with those cheap materials that mattress pads are made of these days!

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An Alteration Dilemma, How Do You Know if a Garment Can Be Altered?

I received a good question via email today. It concerns taking in a garment where the customer has lost a lot of weight. Here is the question I received from a reader: “I need to alter scrub jackets for a woman who lost 22 pounds after she purchased them. They are embroidered with the dental…

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