Pillowcases make great gifts for any and all occasions, even as gifts for yourself! Whether you’re just beginning on your sewing journey, or you’ve been sewing a long time, making your own pillowcases is so much fun and so easy! You can whip one up in less than 20 minutes! You can find fabric selections…Read More
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Easy One Piece Pillow Cover Without a Zipper
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
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 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
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!Read More
How to Sew a Zipper into a Pillow, the Easiest Way Ever!
Yes, there are many tutorials online that teach you how to sew a zipper into a pillow. But this method is Different. Easier. As I stitched up some pillows recently, I wondered if there was already a post out there with these instructions. To my amazement, there weren’t any. So I thought I’d share that with…Read More
How To Make Pillows Fast!
Because we have a wedding in 2 months, because my outdoor pillows and cushions are completely sunfaded, and because I had about twenty minutes on my hands, I decided it was time to recover them. And I thought you’d like to come along and learn how to make pillows fast! Heads up: There won’t be…Read More
Sew Many Projects, Sew Little Time
I am working on a few detailed alteration posts which I hope to print soon, but in the meantime, I thought I’d get this off my mind…. I counted up my UFO’s (unfinished objects) today and there are over 30! Isn’t that pathetic? I can’t believe how far behind I get. It was only four…Read More
Mending What the Dog Chewed Up (Part Two)
In the last post, we looked at a technique on How to Mend What the Dog Chewed Up, Part One. In that scenario, I mended a few small spots on two Vera Bradley bags that a customer brought to me to fix. Her dog had chewed them both to pieces. Today, let’s look at one of the bags.…Read More