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EASY Sewing Projects for Kids + FREE Practice Sheets! The Mary Frances sewing book; or, Adventures among the thimble people : Fryer, Jane Eayre, 1876- : Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming. DIY – Reusable Cotton Rounds. Ahhh, the scrap fabric bin.

DIY – Reusable Cotton Rounds

Doll + Toy Carrycot Tutorial. Folding Templates (free download)! I've gotten so much great feedback on the printable folding templates that I include with most of my e-patterns.

Folding Templates (free download)!

They are just little cardstock guides, but they are really great for making accurate folds. I've gotten to the point where I use them with almost every project, and if I don't have one that has the fold I need, I'll draw an extra line (or I'll try to eyeball it, which I'm not so good at - ack). Anyway, I thought it would be nice to have some universal folding templates with multiple lines.

I've put together a pdf "e-booklet" that you can download here. It includes a straight template and a curved template, each marked with multiple lines at 0.25" increments. Folding TemplatesTemplates are great tools for making accurate folds. For a straight fold, place the numbered edge of the Straight Folding Template near the edge of the fabric to be folded (a). Slide the template over to one end of the fabric piece and press (d). How to Make a Satin Sleep Bonnet.

Seam Finishes Simplified. Tess has style.

Seam Finishes Simplified

She’s full of fun, creativity and her talents are limitless. She produced this comprehensive Seam Finishes Simplified guide to share some of her sewing expertise with all of us. Armed with this guide you can create even more style in your women’s clothing, incorporating finished seams for a more beautiful and sophisticated final product. Tess blogs at Made by Tess and she has a Made by Tess shop featuring beautiful pins, bags, aprons and much more. Tools of the Trade: Add a Seam Allowance. Using A Seam Ripper What is the little ball for? Have you ever wondered what that little ball is for on your seam ripper?

Using A Seam Ripper What is the little ball for?

I’ve been sewing all my life and just found out a few years ago! I had been doing it wrong all this time. I’ve even taken sewing lessons and no one ever explained it. I just thought it had no purpose…..but it does! So I thought you might want to know, too! Put the ball under the seam you want to rip out. The ball lets you glide the seam ripper through the seam as the edge cuts the seam. How to Sew Your Own Sleeping Bag. How-To Thursday: Create a Bias Tape Maker - Stitch-N-Smile. Tonight, the Great Britsh Sewing Bee‘s semifinal is on and to celebrate, how about a sewing How-To?

How-To Thursday: Create a Bias Tape Maker - Stitch-N-Smile

While sewing my new blouse the other day, I had to make a sort of binding to encase the waist ties. The instructions said to cut a 60 mm/2″3/8 wide rectangle and fold 10 mm/3/8″ on each side, kind like a binding, but only in a weird size. After struggling with my iron and failing to make a neat band, I decided to try and find a way to help the edges fold themselves before pressing.

I’m well aware that there’s already bias tape makers on the market. However, there’s only a few sizes available. DIY: Sew a Kids Bean Bag Chair in 30 Minutes - Project Nursery. All kids deserve a snuggly spot to call their own.

DIY: Sew a Kids Bean Bag Chair in 30 Minutes - Project Nursery

Whether it’s for lounging, movie nights or just curling up with a good book, a pint-sized bean bag chair fits the bill. And while there are many of these available in stores, wouldn’t you rather make one as unique as your child? Complicated bean bag tutorials can be intimidating with all their sections and circle-ness. But what if I told you that with two pieces of fabric, one zipper and a straight stitch you could have an adorable kids bean bag chair in 30 minutes—would you believe me? Materials: two pieces of fabric (upholstery weight fabric is preferable), one 22″ zipper, 3.5 cubic feet of bean bag filling In the following directions, all seam allowances are 5/8″. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Face Mask Pattern - Free Sewing Patter. Bag Hag: How to Make Upcycled Grocery Totes with Old T-Shirts (in 5 Minutes) - Paper and Stitch.

Last weekend, Jeff and I cleaned out our dresser and when we got to the pajama drawers, I realized that the pjs section is starting to consist almost solely of t-shirts that neither one of us really wanted anymore.

Bag Hag: How to Make Upcycled Grocery Totes with Old T-Shirts (in 5 Minutes) - Paper and Stitch

So, we stacked them all up in a pile and I brought them to the studio because I’m a hoarder so I could repurpose them for something new. And that’s how these DIY reusable grocery bags came about. There’s only a couple lines to be sewn and the rest is just clever cutting, so this project literally takes less than 5 minutes to make. Can’t beat that. Click through for the tutorial. Materials. Toddler Backpack Tutorial-Crazy Little Projects.

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