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Smocking a honeycomb texture. Finishing a Hoop with Felt. How To Videos. Pencil skirt from scratch, baby! Learn How to Hand Quilt. Sarah from Hip to Piece Squares is a fabulous quilter, and loves to hand quilt her work.

Learn How to Hand Quilt

We asked Sarah to share her expertise with us today. Enjoy Sarah’s introduction and her hand quilting tutorial… From Sarah: I am hand quilter by necessity. Away at school and determined to make a quilt, I was missing a crucial tool for the process: a sewing machine. Instead, I just quilted it all by hand! You’ll need a few special tools to get started. Before you make your first stitch, you’ll need to make a knot at the end of your thread. Holding the end of the thread connected to the needle in your left hand 2 inches away from the the pinch and needle, wrap it around the needle, going from front to back 3 to 4 times.

Then, making sure that the end of the thread is on top of the long tail, slide (without releasing your pinch on the end and wraps) your thumb and index finger around the wraps and let go of the thread in your left hand. (For the next steps, I do things a little unconventionally. 20 Minute Simple Skirt Tutorial AND GIVEAWAY!!!! CLOSED. Did you ever have a piece of fabric you loved but didn't have any idea how to use it?

20 Minute Simple Skirt Tutorial AND GIVEAWAY!!!! CLOSED.

Any leftovers from a previous project? Bought too much of a bolt you just had to have but never found a use for? If you're anything like me you either buy too much or too little. First thing's first, DON'T GO OUT AND BUY A SKIRT PATTERN. Most of them are just rectangles! The tutorial will teach you how to make each of these skirts which are included in the giveaway as well. I'm all about sewing the quick and dirty way! The key is to have all your materials in front of you before you begin. Once you have all those things you can begin. First take your material and fold it in half so that the two sealed sides meet.

Second. Third. Fourth. In my photo I sealed the raw edge with my serger. Modern Mood Quilt Along. Ever since my fascination with mood rings when I was a kid in the 70′s, I’ve been drawn to the symbolic, cultural, and emotional aspects of color.

Modern Mood Quilt Along

Easy Hooded Bath Towel. I’ve made each of my kids their own bath towel hoodie when they’re born, starting with my son 6 years ago.

Easy Hooded Bath Towel

I make them one with their name on it and one with a fun appliqued shape on the back. These towels are super easy to make, needing only limited sewing know-how. And they make for great birthday or baby shower presents for others. Supplies for Bath Towel Hoodies: one large bath towel – any colorone hand towel – any colorfabric for letters – can be anything. First, cut your hand towel in half horizontally. Updated: You only need one half of the hand towel to make one hooded bath towel. Pin the cut hand towel to the large towel and sew in place. Fold your hood together in half, pairing the cut side together. Freshly Picked: Elastic Waist Skirt Tutorial - Mama Edition. Charming Window Pillows. Hi!

Charming Window Pillows

I’m Angela from My Three Sons and I was a mechanical engineer in my life before kids. Really an engineer to the core, I’m all about optimized processes and well-utilized materials. I tried to figure out the best way to make the elusive cathedral window block. The Shirt Skirt. July 28, 2010 I’m so excited to post about this!

The Shirt Skirt

When I met Dana, I fell in love with the skirt she was wearing. She made it herself (obviously) and she showed us how simply she’d shirred the waistband. The next day, during the mystery workshop at Whipstitch, we were encouraged to use thrifted tees. Tutorial: Scrap Buster Fall Pillow. This is my favorite thing to do with my little scraps, and since its Scrap Buster month over at Sew, Mama, Sew, I made a quick tutorial so you can make your own.

Tutorial: Scrap Buster Fall Pillow

This pillow cover is 16" square with an envelope back & the design possibilities are endless! I added some pillows I’ve previously made with this same method at the end of this post. Happy Sewing! You’ll Need: 1. How to Make a Girl’s Emergency Clutch. The Crafters File Box: The "Planket": A Tutorial From the File Box. Something Special Card + Envelope Tutorial. We hope Jennifer Casa’s Something Special Card + Envelope Tutorial inspires you to create something beautiful for someone you love.

Something Special Card + Envelope Tutorial

Learn more about Jennifer in her introduction, and make a visit to JCasa*handmade part of your daily routine. After you make the basic card + envelope as a foundation piece you can then embellish, embroider, quilt, print… Do something to make it unique! Mix things up, and personalize your card to make it the perfect something for your special someone. Create your personalized fabric card or Valentine with Jennifer’s tutorial by February 12th, share it in the forum and you might win one of these fantastic prizes. This is just the start of a full month of February “True Love” at Sew,Mama,Sew!

From Jennifer: Our lives are overrun by email, texting, and virtual hellos-– With this simple fabric card + envelope project, I encourage you to take a step back from the everyday and make something memorable, something as one-of-a-kind as your special someone. 2. 6.