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DIY Spring Moss Wreath Tutorial

It is not too often that I actually make something for myself. I actually do not have a great place to display this wreath, but I made it anyway and I really love it! I had some foam wreath forms a friend had given to me a long time ago and I just hadn’t found a use for them. Recently, I was browsing Pinterest and saw some cute moss wreaths I thought I could make.…

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Elastic Sleeve Doll Peasant Dress Pattern and Tutorial

Peasant dresses are really easy to make and there are a lot of simple variations that can drastically alter the style. It is a perfect beginner sewing project! The next step up from the basic peasant dress is the addition of elastic to the sleeves. Now, for a peasant dress for a human girl I would just make an elastic casing, but since doll clothes have smaller pieces I like to just add the elastic…

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Ribbon Bow Mini Hair Clips Tutorial

Several years ago I was very ambitious and made hair clips for my girls. I got a bunch of supplies to get started. Then, over the years, I collected more. And more. And more. And made less. And less. And less. They are so cute! You can make them for holidays, stocking stuffers, and Easter egg fillers. At one point I wanted to have headbands or hair clips to match all of my girls’ outfits!…

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Doll Peasant Dress Pattern and Tutorial

Peasant dresses are a really easy beginner sewing project. When I teach my daughters to sew doll clothes, this is our first lesson. I have to help with a few of the steps, but they can handle most of it. After you learn how to make this basic dress, there are a lot of options to change it up for a totally different look. I also have tutorials for making peasant dresses in girls’ sizes.…

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How to Tuck Serger Threads into the Seam

I absolutely LOVE my serger! I have the Brother 1034D, which seems to be a very popular model. I have had it for 7 years and sewed hundreds of dresses with it (FOR REAL!) Today I thought I would share how I tuck in all of those thread ends when finishing a seam with the serger or overlock machine. Maybe it is just common sense stuff that everyone who uses a serger knows, but at…

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DIY Handwriting Copy Sign Tutorial

A new trend I have noticed is displaying portions of handwritten notes enlarged as a sign. I think it is a lovely way to remember special words. I was recently asked to create a sign with a portion of Clarence’s note from It’s a Wonderful Life so I thought I would snap a few pictures of the process to share a tutorial on the blog.   I happened to have the perfect size board already…

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Women’s Dress to Girls’ Skirt Refashion Tutorial

I love living in the country. Except for my kids, it is nice and quiet. We have a little farmette with lots of animals and the kids have plenty of space to play outside. We are pretty much in the middle of nowhere. The downside to this is that there aren’t very many places to shop for fabric, especially apparel fabrics. We do, however, have a really big thrift store nearby, so I often get creative…

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