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Sewing 101: making a duvet cover

Sewing 101: making a duvet cover
I don’t know about you, but I never cease to be shocked at the price of bedding. And nothing sets off my “I could make that myself so much cheaper and better” instincts like duvet covers. It’s just a big flat case of fabric, yet even the simplest options easily soar into the three digits—but all it takes to make your own is a bunch of fabric, a few straight seams, and a spare afternoon. Not only will going DIY with your duvet cover save you some cash, it’ll also allow you to custom-make exactly what you are looking for. What’s better than that? Let’s go! *if you missed any of brett’s sewing 101 columns this month, check out her archives: curtains, zippered throw pillows, ottoman slip cover CLICK HERE for the full how-to after the jump! What You’ll Need Approximately 10 yards fabric (see below to calculate exact amount; I suggest buying extra just in case) Yard stick, long quilter’s ruler or tape measure Sharp scissors Straight pins Sewing machine Iron and ironing board Fabric Tips Getting Closure

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Picture 208 « Sewing Tutorial: Piggy Pillow As promised, I have completed the tutorial and the pattern for the “Be My Valentine – Piggy Pillow”, which was published 3 weeks ago. This time I made a pair for my kids, they love it. You may not be able to do it in time for this valentine but as I said, if you have love in you, everyday is valentine. Hope you sew some for your loved ones no matter if it is Feb 14.

teapot flower arrangement how-to – Design*Sponge last week sarah brysk cohen from blossom and branch joined us for a fun floral arrangement how-to using a cocktail shaker and coffee tin. this week sarah is back for another fun arrangement how-to using something we all have around the kitchen- a teapot! i always love learning how to use everyday household objects for beautiful arrangements, so i’m thrilled to have sarah back this week. thanks, sarah! {the amazing photos are from maggie harkov photography} ps: sarah is still teaching “bodega flower” workshops in new york right now, so email sarah here to sign up and get more info! CLICK HERE for the full how-to after the jump! Some basic principles for flowers: RESIZING AN OVERSIZED BACK-ZIPPERED DRESS (TUTORIAL) A few weeks ago I posted about resizing an oversized side-zippered dress, and promised a tutorial on a back-zippered dress. So today is the day, friends. I found this dress at Kohl's a few months ago, and with the holidays approaching, I just had to have it. The only problem was that it was about 5 inches too short.

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Inner Message Ring by Jungyun Yoon Jungyun Yoon's newest Inner Message Ring has a heart symbol inside leaving a heart shaped impression when removed. Heart Symbol is the newest addition to Yoon's Marry Me and Always Inner Message Rings. The rings can also be customized with a personal message. + yoonjungyun.com How to sew a fagoted seam A fagoted seam is a decorative seam that joins two pieces of fabric together with a space between them and a row of hand stitching. It’s a very pretty detail seen most often in vintage clothing. It’s easy to incorporate this kind of seam into any patterns you make that have a yoke, or any other simple seam.

sewing 101: curtains [today i’m thrilled to welcome brett bara of manhattan craft room to d*s with a special guest column. you’ve been asking for more sewing how-tos, so brett will be joining us for a sewing 101 primer, covering all the basics for getting started with home sewing. welcome, brett!] Hello there! I’m very happy to be here at design*sponge to spread a little sewing love. I hear a lot these days from folks who want to learn to sew, but don’t know where to start. I’m here to tell you how EASY sewing can be—especially home décor sewing. There’s so much you can sew for your home that requires only the most basic sewing skills, from curtains and duvets to pillows and slip covers—so that’s what we’re going to explore in this column.

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