• Friday, July 13, 2018

    Recycle those denim waistbands!

    Coming up with ideas on how to use the denim waistbands from the jeans stash can be tricky!  Love this clever design!

    Click here to go to the tutorial and while you are there, explore the rest of the collection of Vicki Myers designs.

    Thursday, July 12, 2018

    Jeans Resurrection: A Small Clutch Bag

    What a cute little clutch!  Click here for the basic pattern and then let your imagination run wild with the embellishments.

    Since I sell vintage jewelry and have an overabundance at my fingertips, I love using bits and pieces of old jewelry that I can't sell to embellish these DIY sewing projects.  I'll be posting some new projects as soon as I get back into my sewing room.  

    Use what YOU have an abundance of for the embellishments . . . if you are a fabric hoarder, another favorite for me are fabric appliques.  No need to go out and buy more stuff to make this little clutch a special little treasure!

    The pattern and inspiration comes from Alida, whose blog is on hiatus, but has lots of great ideas, patterns and inspiration.  Her personal story is touching . . . check out her blog, Alida Makes.

    Wednesday, June 27, 2018

    Beginning Embroidery? 15 Stitches You Should Know

    15 Hand Embroidery Stitches

    If you are an embroidery beginner, click here for an article that is a must read to learn the 15 stitches you should know.

    Once you are ready to tackle some projects, click here for 25 free top embroidery designs.

    While you are at this website, The Spruce Crafts, check out the rest of it for all types of crafts . . . I highly recommend it!

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