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Repairing the Elastic on Fitted SheetsRepeated use and laundering can breakdown the elastic in your fitted sheets. This is a page about repairing the elastic on fitted sheets.

 

Handy Stitch Machine

Threading a Handy Stitch MachineThis little handheld sewing machine, made by Singer, is often purchased by people who want to do a bit of mending. Getting it threaded correctly is the most important step. This is a page about threading a Handy Stitch machine.

 

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Pattern for Fitted Queen Sheets?Making your own bed sheets allows you to choose your fabric and perhaps get a better fit. This is a page about pattern for fitted queen sheets.

 

Dog Poop Bag Dispenser

Making a Dog Poop Bag DispenserThis is a page about making a dog poop bag dispenser. One way to always have a poop bag handy when walking your dog is by having a supply with you.

 

Handy Stitch Sewing Machine

Using a Handy Stitch Sewing MachineThis is a page about using a Handy Stitch sewing machine. The Singer Handy Stitch sewing machine is a small, battery operated handheld sewing machine.

 

A person welding.

Welding Cap Patterns?Welding caps were originally designed to help keep sparks from burning exposed skin when welding, but they are worn by non-welders as well. Making your own welding caps allows you to create ones that match your personality and it also can save you money. This page has advice about finding welding cap patterns.

 

Polka dot fleece socks.

Making Fleece SocksThis page is about making fleece socks. Fun gifts can be made using fleece to make warm and cozy socks.

 

Making Crown Royal Bag Quilts

Making Crown Royal Bag QuiltsThis page is about making Crown Royal bag quilts. A collection of these soft bags can be made into an attractive quilt.

 

Sewing with a sewing machine.

Keeping Seams Together When SewingThis is a page about keeping seams together when sewing. There are varying schools of thought on the best way to keep seams together when sewing. Do you pin them or use some other method?

 

Locating Sewing Machine Model and Serial Numbers

Locating Sewing Machine Model and...This is a page about locating sewing machine model and serial numbers. When you need parts, finding your sewing machine's important identifying numbers can be a challenge.

 

A woman altering a blouse.

Making a Blouse Fit Better?This is a page about making a blouse fit better. Whether your blouse doesn't fit as well as it used to or you have something new that needs altering, there are many easy ways to fix up a blouse and make it fit better.

 

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How Can I Make a Rain Cover for a Power Wheelchair?Recently I became the happy owner of a power wheelchair. It gives me so much more freedom than before, but I do have one problem that I'm hoping you good members of ThriftyFun can help me with.

 

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A sewing machine at work joining fabric.

Sewing Stretchy FabricThis is a page about sewing stretchy fabric. Sewing stretchy fabric can be tricky. You want to follow a few simple steps to ensure that the finished seams lie nice and flat and at the same time do not break when the garment is worn or the item used.

 

Applique Patterns

Printable Applique Patterns?This is a page about printable applique patterns. Applique is a popular craft that is often incorporated into quilts and other fabric arts. Finding printable applique patterns can be an adventure.

 

Three photos of accessories.

Making a Bathroom Accessory Set Using Bed SheetsBedsheets that you no longer use or inexpensive ones can be used to make a lovely set of bathroom accessories including the shower curtain, mat, and toilet seat and tank lid covers. This is a page about making a bathroom accessory set using bed sheets.

 

Potholders From Fabric Scraps

Making Potholders From Fabric ScrapsThis is a page about making potholders from fabric scraps. Fabric scraps can easily be made into beautiful potholders, both simple and more complex quilt style blocks.

 

Denim Toilet Seat and Tank Covers - Toilet seat cover made from denim.

How to Make Denim Toilet Seat and Tank CoversUsing lightweight denim scraps, lace, and a doily you too can make this toilet seat and tank cover set. This is a page about how to make denim toilet seat and tank covers.

 

White Men's T-shirt

Altering Men's T-shirts for a WomanThis page is about altering men's t-shirts for a woman. A t-shirt made for a man can be changed and shortened to make them fit a woman better.

 

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Drawstring Square Tissue Box Cover?I would like directions/pattern for sewing a square tissue box cover that has a square bottom, one piece of material, and a draw ribbon near the top. It could also be used as a gift bag.

 

Sewing Machine Cover

Making a Sewing Machine CoverThis is a page about making a sewing machine cover. You can save money, keep your machine clean, and have fun making a cover for your sewing machine.

 

Spa Towel Wrap With Shoulder Straps

Making a Spa Towel WrapThis is a page about making a spa towel wrap. You can make your own spa style towel wrap easily at home and save money as well.

 

Vacuum Cleaner Cover

Making a Vacuum Cleaner CoverThis is a page about making a vacuum cleaner cover. You don't have to hide the vacuum away in a closet if you make a decorative, maybe even whimsical, cover.

 

Clothespin Apron - person wearing the apron and holding a couple of clothes pins

How to Make a Clothespin ApronIf you have chosen to use a clothes line to supplement or replace your dryer this cute apron is exactly what you need to carry your pins. This is a page about how to make a clothespin apron.

 

Material for Pot Holders?What kind of material will protect hands when picking up a hot skillet? You can make a handle potholder from a regular square or rectangular potholder. Take the potholder and fold it in half.

 

Men's Shirt

Shortening Men's Shirt Sleeves?This page is about shortening men's shirt sleeves. Altering the length of sleeves can add extended wear and save you money.

 

Sewing Needle

Making a Homemade Sewing Needle...This is a page about making a homemade sewing needle sharpener. If you don't have a needle sharpener, maybe one of those little red ones attached to a pincushion, you can make one.

 

Hand sewing elephant crafts

Sewing Craft Items to Make Extra Money?This is a page about sewing craft items to make extra money. If you like to sew, perhaps there are projects that you enjoy doing that can also help you to make some extra money.

 

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Happy Toddler wearing a pink hooded blanket outside.

Making a Hooded Blanket?Hooded blankets make great baby blankets. In this page, learn how to make a blanket with a hood using fleece.

 

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How to Load the Bobbin on a Singer 6268?Loading the bobbin is an important step for setting up any sewing machine. This is a page about how to load the bobbin on a Singer 6268 sewing machine.

 

Quilted Photo Album Cover

Making a Quilted Photo Album CoverThis is a page about making a quilted photo album cover. Dress up a plain photo album with a pretty quilted fabric cover.

 

Converting a Twin Size Quilt to Full Size?How difficult is it to convert a twin size bed quilt to a full size bed quilt? This bedding is identical to my daughters crib set but I need it to be full size for her bed and it only comes in twin... any suggestion from all you craft seamstresses?

 

A puppy snuggled under a turquoise blanket.

Making Fleece Pet BlanketsThis is a page about craft: fleece pet blankets. You pet will love having a fleece blanket that you have made.

 

finished bunny

Making a Fabric Bunny DoorstopThis cute decorative bunny is also a functional door stop. This is a page about making a fabric bunny doorstop.

 

Adjusting the Size of Fitted Sheets - sew a wider seam if needed

Adjusting the Size of Fitted SheetsOne way to adjust the size of too big fitted sheets is to take in the corner seams. Try this fix if your sheet is ill fitting.

 

Fabric Chicken Doorstop - being used as a doorstop

How to Make a Fabric Chicken DoorstopThis adorable chicken doorstop is easy to make and customize for your home decor. This is a page about how to make a fabric chicken doorstop.

 

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12 Year Old Learning to Use a Sewing Machine?My 12 year old daughter is interested in a sewing machine. She has never used one, nor have I for that matter. If I purchase a cheap model, can she learn how to use it by following directions that come with the machine and of course patterns? Just a thought for Christmas next year. Thanks.

 

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Sewing VinylThis page is about sewing vinyl. A special needle and setting may be needed on your machine to sew this type of fabric.

 

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Making Terry Cloth Potholders?This is a page about making terry cloth potholders. Terry cloth is a good fabric choice for making your own potholders. It is inexpensive to buy and easy to clean.

 

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Does Sewing Your Own Things Save Money?We have recently started living more frugally to reduce our debt load. I am very excited about our new life and visit this site for ideas and tips usually more than once a day. :) I am considering buying a beginner type sewing machine and learning to sew so that I can make things for our home instead of buying them at the store.

 

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Free Fleece Shawl Pattern?I am looking for a free fleece shawl pattern.

 

Outdoor wicker style chairs with fabric covered seat cushions.

Recovering Outdoor Furniture CushionsThis is a page about recovering outdoor furniture cushions. Sun and weather in general takes a toll on outdoor furniture, especially the upholstered cushions. Rather than buying new ones, you can potentially save money and achieve just the look you want by recovering them yourself.

 

A mom teacher her daughter to sew.

Teaching a Child to SewThis is a page about teaching a child to sew. Teaching a child to sew is a very rewarding experience and provides them with a skill they can use for their lifetime.

 

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felt Teddy bear holding Dum Dum

Making a Felt Teddy BearThis is a page about making a felt teddy bear. This little teddy makes a great gift or use it as a package decoration. It is also fun to make.

 

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Fixing Shrunken Sheets?My queen size sheets have shrunk. Is it possible to put a gusset in each side to make them a tad bigger? Has anyone done this and how did it work out? Were you satisfied with the results? Can some one suggest another option for fixing this problem?

 

Fixing Too Big Pants

Fixing Pants that are Too BigThis is a page about fixing pants that are too big. If your pants are too large, you can size them down yourself.

 

Crafts Using Yo Yos

Crafts Using Yo YosThis is a page about crafts using yo yos. Those cute little yo yos can be used to make a wide variety of crafts.

 

Smocked Gingham Pillow Pattern?I am looking for a pattern to make a smocked gingham pillow.

 

A woman wearing a blue turban.

Free Turban Sewing Patterns?Some sewing projects can be done using free patterns found at stores or on the internet. This is a page about free turban sewing patterns.

 

A bobbin and a thimble for sewing.

Keeping Bobbins From UnwindingThis is a page about keeping bobbins from unwinding. Many of us have a sewing drawer or box filled with bobbins happily unwinding and creating a tangled mess.

 

Pot holder folded into triangle for scissors.

Making a Pot Holder Scissors PouchThis is a page about making a potholder scissors pouch. A pretty or seasonal potholder is the first step in making a simple scissors pouch.

 

Antique sewing machine

Treadle Sewing Machines InformationThe manual treadle sewing machine harks back to a time when in-home electricity was not common place. It is still used in areas worldwide that lack electricity. Some crafters and seamstresses enjoy the excellent stitching quality and the gentle clickety-clack of the foot powered mechanism. This page contains treadle sewing machine information.

 

closeup of sewing machine foot and needle

Finding Coronado Sewing Machine...This is a page about finding Coronado sewing machine manuals. Sewing machines purchased second hand or inherited often come without their manuals.

 

A pincushion made from fabric and a terra cotta pot.

Making a Clay Pot PincushionThis is a page about making a clay pot pincushion. You can easily create a unique pincushion starting with a small clay flower pot.

 

A jacket with cuffs.

Replacement Cuffs for a Jacket or SweaterThis is a page about replacement cuffs for a jacket or sweater. A well loved piece of clothing can get an update to extend the life of the garment.

 

A little girl wearing a pioneer bonnet.

Finding a Pioneer Bonnet PatternSchool skits, harvest festivals, and Halloween are times when you might want to make a pioneer style bonnet for yourself or your child. They are also very good sun bonnets. This is a page about finding a pioneer bonnet pattern.

 

Pink and blue aprons.

Making a One Yard ApronThis is a page about making a one yard apron. One yard of 45 inch fabric and some thread is all you need to make this quick and easy apron.

 

Mason Jar Pin Cushion and Sewing Kit

Making a Mason Jar Pin Cushion and Sewing KitAn easy project to customize for a gift. People of all ages need a needle and thread for mending or to replace a button. This is a page about mason jar pin cushion and sewing kit.

 

A homemade sewing kit.

Making a Travel Sized Sewing KitThis is a page about making a travel sized sewing kit. Buttons fall off and tears can happen that require immediate repair. Having a travel sized sewing kit allows you to fix these items when you are away from home.

 

Hand holding a SD memory card

Using a Generic Memory Card in a Brother SE425 Sewing Machine?It may be possible to use a generic memory card in your Brother SE425 machine as long as it is completely compatible and does not affect your warranty. This is a page about using a generic memory card in a Brother SE425 sewing machine.

 

finished pin cushion with pins

Making a Thread Spool Pin CushionUse an old spool to make these cute and handy pin cushions. This is a page about making a thread spool pin cushion.

 

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Making Kitchen Appliance CoversThis page is about making kitchen appliance covers. A small appliance can be kept clean and attractive by adding a covering.

 

A sewing machine with material for a comforter.

Making a Comforter?This is a page about making a comforter. Puffy comforters are very cozy for cold nights. Buying one is an option although sometimes an expensive one.

 

Cutting Fabric Straight With Scissors

Cutting Fabric Straight With ScissorsThis is a page about cutting fabric straight with scissors. Cutting a straight line, using scissors, when working with fabric is not always that easy.

 

A stack of Mexican blankets.

Making a Coat Out of a BlanketThis page is about making a coat out of a blanket. Sometimes the best way to reuse a blanket is to make a warm coat.

 

piece of batting attached to sewing table

Making a Thread Catcher?This is a page about making a thread catcher. Wouldn't you like to have a cute little thread catcher near your machine for thread ends and even fabric scraps; try making one.

 

Tea Bag Wallet

Making a Tea Bag WalletThis is a page about making a tea bag wallet. Make a neat little tea bag wallet to carry your favorite flavors with you.

 

A green-blue fleece blanket.

Making Fleece Lap Blankets?This is a page about making fleece lap blankets. Making a fleece blanket will help keep you or a loved one warm and makes a great gift.

 

Elderly man wearing a bib while eating.

Making an Adult BibThis page is about making an adult bid. People of all sizes need a bib at one time or another to keep their clothes from being soiled.

 

A pile of sewing pins with bright heads.

Picking Up Pins and NeedlesThis is a page about picking up pins and needles. When sewing, pins and needles seem to always find their way to the floor. As they can be dangerous to small children and pets, in particular, they need to be completely picked up after your sewing session.

 

Fabric Napkin

Making Fabric Placemats and NapkinsThis is a page about making fabric placemats and napkins. If you sew, you can easily make beautiful placemats and napkins to coordinate with your decor.

 

Green fabric in a craft room.

Removing Stitch Witchery ResidueIf you make a mistake using Stitch Witchery, you will be left with a sticky residue that can be difficult to remove. This page offers advice about how to remove Stitch Witchery residue.

 

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Pattern For Capes For Beauty Shops?Where can I obtain a pattern for capes used in beauty shops, etc?

 

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Transferring Cross Stitch Patterns to Aida Cloth?I like to do larger cross stitch patterns, but find myself getting frustrated by losing count on these. Has anyone tried to transfer counted cross stitch patterns to aida cloth? If so does it help?

 

Denim Wallet

Making a Denim WalletThis is a page about making a denim wallet. Whether you use leftover denim from altering a pair of jeans or other clothing project, or buy new yardage, you can make a great wallet for yourself or as a gift.

 

orange thread

Preventing Tangled ThreadIt is extremely frustrating to have your sewing thread get tangled in the middle of a project. There are products you can buy such as bees wax, but sometimes it is more convenient to just grab something you have at home such as a bar of soap. This is a page about preventing tangled thread.

 

Book Pocket Pillow - finished pillow with book in pocket

How to Make a Book Pocket PillowThis cute reading pillow has a special pocket to fit a beloved book, making a reading nook wherever it goes. This is a page about how to make a book pocket pillow.

 

Fabric pincushion with polka dot top and gingham base

Homemade Pincushion IdeasThis is a page about homemade pincushion ideas. We are all familiar with the ubiquitous tomato pincushion. However, if you are looking for something more unique consider making your own. Whether you sew, knit, crochet, or dabble in other craft areas, there are endless ways to make your own cushion.

 

Keeping Cording from Unraveling

Keeping Cording from UnravelingThis is a page about keeping cording from unraveling. If the cording on a garment or tie begins to unravel, it is best to fixed it as soon as possible.

 

Fabric Yo Yo

Making Fabric Yo YosThis is a page about making fabric yo yos. These fun to make gathered fabric circles are a favorite with quilters and other fabric artists. They can be used to accent many projects, sewn together into quilts, or in a number of other exciting craft projects.

 

Making a Fabric Dinner Roll Holder

Making a Fabric Dinner Roll HolderThis is a page about making a fabric dinner roll holder. A fabric dinner roll holder will help complete your holiday or special dinner table.

 

clothing pattern

McCall's Patterns Reviews?This is a page about McCall's patterns reviews. McCall's patterns are one of the major sewing patterns available at your local fabric store.

 

Sewing Fleece

Sewing Fleece on a Sewing Machine?If you have difficulties sewing fleece fabric on your machine, there are a few things you can try to make it easier. This is a page about sewing fleece on a sewing machine.

 

Using the scales as sequins.

Sequins from Fish ScalesIf you need sequins to decorate something not big, but do not want to spend money, then make sequins yourself from fish scales. You can also dye these sequins any color.

 

Two completed sachets with decorative flowers.

Lacey SachetsJust a little pretty gift to give a female friend

 

Fabric Keyboard Cover

Fabric Keyboard CoverI needed a custom-made keyboard cover to protect this keyboard I inherited from my father who passed away in 1998.

 

Mask Organizer/Hamper - finished organizer/hamper

Mask Organizer/HamperMy daughter has about 30 masks because she works at a school and must change them out daily, sometimes more than once a day. In order to keep them organized, I came up with this organizer/mini mask hamper which she can hang in her closet. It also helps her choose what color she wants to coordinate with what she wears each day. It has a front and back for efficient storage!

 

Fabric shoulder bag.

Savannah BagI've made a lot of bags, but my favorite is the Savannah bag. I named it after my daughter because it's pretty in pink.

 

Scrappy Funky Doll - finished doll

Scrappy Funky DollThis doll is made from scraps of muslin, fabric, and felt.

 

Upcycled Bridal Garter

Upcycled Bridal GarterI had a bridal garter that we couldn't even give away in my area. I made it into a skirt for a Barbie doll. I also cut off the long ribbons in the front to a more manageable length.

 

Canning Jar Sewing Kit - finished kit

Canning Jar Sewing KitThis is a miniature sewing kit, which holds a few basic sewing supplies, for the beginner seamstress. I put straight pins on the pincushion top, a pair of scissors, some thread, a measuring tape, some needles, and small scraps of fabric into the jar.

 

A pile of folded sheets.

Converting SheetsIf you have sheets that are the wrong size, sometimes you can modify them to fit. This works best if you are going from larger to smaller.

 

A bottle of clear nail polish.

Keeping Thread Knots SecureAfter finishing any type of hand sewing, I use a small dab of clear nail polish right on the knot to keep the knot/thread secure and from unraveling.

 

A woman using a seam ripper.

Ripping Seams EasilyI do a lot of sewing and sometimes make mistakes, resulting in having to rip out seams. While ripping the hem of an old flannel sheet to make pet bed covers, I knew it would take too much time.

 

A little girl in bed with her stuffed animal.

Making a Bedhugger ComforterOne way to keep the comforter on your bed it to sew a pocket at the bottom to fit over the mattress. This page contains some suggestions for making a bedhugger comforter.

 

Tissue Case with Pocket - finished case

Sewing a Tissue Case with PocketMake a cute little fabric case for a purse/pocket sized facial tissue package. This example goes one step beyond and incorporates a nice little pocket for lip balm, hand sanitizer, or lotion.

 

Fabric Bowl Hot Pad - finished two colored fabric bowl

Making a Fabric Bowl Hot PadFabric and quilt batting are sewn up into a form fitting hot pad for your next bowl of soup or other hot dish. Let one of our crafters show you how to make this practical scrap fabric project.

 

Tufting a Comforter - tufted comforter on bed

Tufting a ComforterTufting is one method of tying the layers of a comforter or quilt together to keep the batting from moving or bunching up inside the fabric sandwich. Learn how to add tufting to a comforter on this page.

 

Mermaid Tail Purse - finished purse

Making a Mermaid Tail PurseThis craft will help you to make a cute mermaid tail inspired purse. Supplies, instructions, and photos follow.

 

tan felt donut shaped pin cushion with pink felt frosting

Making a Donut Pin CushionMake a cute pin cushion in the shape of a donut, for yourself or to give a crafting friend. Felt and stuffing are needed and then you can decorate as you like.

 

Bottlecap Pincushion - looking down on pincushion

Making a Bottlecap PincushionTransform a plain plastic bottle cap into a pretty, useful pincushion. You will need fabric scraps, Polyfil or other stuffing material, and glue as the basic supplies. Decorate as you like or follow the instructions provided below.

 

The finished luggage tag.

Fabric Luggage TagThe tutorial found on this page makes it easy to create your own fabric luggage tags in a variety of colors and prints.

 

A dress made from a metallic mesh fabric.

How to Sew Metallic Mesh?Metallic mesh fabric presents a unique issue when deciding how to make sewn items with it. This page offers some very helpful tips for working with metallic mesh fabric.

 

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A completed reversible hot pad

Reversible Hot PadThese are hot pads I made to coordinate with my dishes for a more decorative table setting. Definition of a hot pad - a pad for use under a hot dish to protect a table. (They are not potholders! Potholders are used for protection from the heat when removing something hot from the stove or oven.)

 

Scrappy Funky Doll - finished doll

Scrappy Funky DollThis doll is made from scraps of muslin, fabric, and felt.

 

The finished Japanese knot bag.

Reversible Japanese Knot BagUse old jeans of different colors to sew this original Japanese bag. This bag is made of two different fabrics and is reversible. You will get two different looks in one bag.

 

Mask Organizer/Hamper - finished organizer/hamper

Mask Organizer/HamperMy daughter has about 30 masks because she works at a school and must change them out daily, sometimes more than once a day. In order to keep them organized, I came up with this organizer/mini mask hamper which she can hang in her closet. It also helps her choose what color she wants to coordinate with what she wears each day. It has a front and back for efficient storage!

 

Upcycled Bridal Garter

Upcycled Bridal GarterI had a bridal garter that we couldn't even give away in my area. I made it into a skirt for a Barbie doll. I also cut off the long ribbons in the front to a more manageable length.

 

Fabric Bowl Hot Pad - finished two colored fabric bowl

Fabric Bowl Hot PadHere is another project to use up scraps and that is quick to make. Do you ever have leftover batting from a quilt? And anyone who sews usually has fabric scraps! So put the two together and in about 45 minutes you can make a cute soup bowl hot pad. Use your imagination and you could use it as a roll basket, a place for car keys, etc.

 

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Yo Yo Keychain

Yo Yo KeychainUse fabric yoyos and a button to make a personalized keychain. Learn how to make it in this short video.

 

Padded Kindle Pouch

Padded Kindle PouchCheck out how to make this cute kindle sleeve with this short video. These make a perfect gift for the kindle users in your life.

 

Ring Pincushion

Ring PincushionThis cute and handy pincushion is conveniently attached to a loop to fit your finger. Learn how to make it with this short video.

 

Golf Tee Bobbin Holder

Golf Tee Bobbin HolderUse extra golf tees to hold sewing machine bobbins. Learn how to make them in this short video.

 

Padded iPad Pouch

Padded iPad PouchThis video shows you the process of making an iPad sleeve. This pouch is super cute and makes a great gift.

 

Fleece Hand Warmers

Fleece Hand WarmersThese cosy hand warmers can be made with leftover fleece from crafting projects. Learn how to make them in this short video.

 

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A bottle of clear nail polish.

Keep Thread Knots SecureAfter finishing any type of hand sewing, I use a small dab of clear nail polish right on the knot to keep the knot/thread secure and from unraveling.

 

Fabric Keyboard Cover

Fabric Keyboard CoverI needed a custom-made keyboard cover to protect this keyboard I inherited from my father who passed away in 1998.

 

Two completed sachets with decorative flowers.

Lacey SachetsJust a little pretty gift to give a female friend

 

Pictures showing how to keep thread from unwinding.

How to Keep Thread From UnwindingSome spools have a ring. You can pop this ring up, wrap the thread around the visible part of the bobbin and then pop back down the ring to keep the thread from unwinding. Not all spools have this ring. Then make such ring yourself.

 

Canning Jar Sewing Kit - finished kit

Canning Jar Sewing KitThis is a miniature sewing kit, which holds a few basic sewing supplies, for the beginner seamstress. I put straight pins on the pincushion top, a pair of scissors, some thread, a measuring tape, some needles, and small scraps of fabric into the jar.

 

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Keeping Seams Together When Sewing?What is a good way for keeping seams together when sewing?

 

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How Do I Thread a Sewing Machine?How do I thread my machine? Where is C and F?

 

An old and worn baby blanket.

Saving An Old Baby Blanket?This blanket is from 1977. It was my mom's when she was a baby and maybe her unborn older brother's first, we are not sure. I've had it my whole life (I'm 14). I've come to terms that it is normal for teens, even adults to have emotional support blankets. I'm want to share my life with this blanket, but the thing is, even when I was a new born baby I rubbed in between my fingers, and still do, just not as much.

 

Repairing Holes in a Baby Blanket - closeup of a large hole in a baby blanket

Repairing Holes in a Baby Blanket?I have a baby blanket and I want to fix the holes. I have tried sewing the holes together, but the fabric tore more. Any suggestions? I love the blanket and don't want it to tear apart! There are holes like the one is the picture is 4 or 5 other spots as well!

 

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Convert King Sized Sheets to Split King?We currently own a king bed with many sheet sets. We just purchased an adjustable frame for our new split king. A split king is basically two XL twin mattresses. I have some nice sheets that I would like to convert the fitted sheets. I have an idea on how I could do it but I wanted to see if anyone has ever done this or has an idea on how to do it?

 

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What Type of Elastic for Sewing Fitted Sheets?I'm replacing the elastic on my fitted sheet. I know I need 1/4inch and I know the length. But I'm finding elasticity descriptions that say "highly elastic" or "heavy stretch." Any guidance on what's best? My main goal here is NOT having the sheet come loose at night, even if it means a little more effort when I make the bed. Thanks for the help!

 

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