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Scrap- Bustin' DIY Hanging Kitchen Towel

Scrap- Bustin' DIY Hanging Kitchen Towel

Do you ever contemplate, What am I going to do with all these scraps? I know I do. I am not one to waste, especially if its a favorite fabric print. I was fishing round on the web on creations I could make with scraps the size of a fat quarter or less, and low and behold I found the perfect all season craft located on Pinterest. “Jackpot”...Not only could I use up my scraps, but I could make gifts for any occasion. You can gift these for house warming gifts, Christmas presents, birthdays, Teacher Appreciation or Anniversary. I plan to make many of these for my kitchen to reflect the changing of seasons and holidays. 

This scrap-bustin' do it yourself craft is a hanging kitchen towel. With this quick step by step tutorial you will be able to sew a kitchen towel with a tab at the top that can be used to fold over and attach to a drawer pull, oven door or towel rail. These hanging towels are perfect, the hanging tab allows the towel to stay in place. Let's have some fun!
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How To Reverse Coverstitch for Decorative Effect

How To Reverse Coverstitch for Decorative Effect

Hi everyone! Today we’re looking at how to Reverse Coverstitch for decorative topstitching effect on your clothes! I’m using the Kid’s Joggers, one of my favorite patterns and always my go-to for fun hacks like this. For this tutorial, we will be using a coverstitch machine. If you don’t have one, don’t worry!
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Swapping Bands for a Facing, a Finishing Technique Tutorial

Swapping Bands for a Facing, a Finishing Technique Tutorial

Hey y’all!! It’s Lakeisha from Sincerely, Shantelle, again. Today I’m sharing with 
you a technique to help transform the neckline of ANY Ellie and Mac 
pattern. Many of them come with neckbands. While neckbands are a quick 
and neat way to finish a knit garment, I find that sometimes I desire a 
different look for the finish. This was the case when I made my first Breezy top
I decided I wanted to omit the neckband, but I did not want the bodice 
lined either, because I was using French Terry. A facing was the perfect 
compromise, and I have used this technique in various other patterns 
since.
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High Hopes Lucky Girl Mash Up

High Hopes Lucky Girl Mash Up

Pinspiration, ever heard of? Pinterest, so many ideas, and so little time …
These days I keep quite a few screenshots of items of clothing that I like. I keep them as inspiration. I recently took these screenshots:

I came across these while testing for the High Hopes Dolman Top by Ellie & Mac. 
Immediately I was reminded of one of the previous tests I participated in, that of the Lucky Girl Top by Ellie & Mac. 
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Moto Patch Hack: How to Add a Moto Effect to the Kids Joggers

Moto Patch Hack: How to Add a Moto Effect to the Kids Joggers

Hi crafty friends!! Today I want to show you how to get this awesome moto look on your kid’s joggers! Lucky for us, there are already sweet color-blocking pattern pieces included, so we just have to create the moto look on the fabric. Here is how I created mine!
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How To Add Pockets To Any Dress

How To Add Pockets To Any Dress

Kendall here again! 

I’m in love with having pockets on my clothes (who isn’t?) and now, so is my daughter! She’s 22 months, and when I get her dressed in the morning she is searching for “pockee.” Taking this into consideration, I now have to make sure to add pockets to any outfit that I make for her. I have made in seam pockets, welt pockets, and applique pockets without a pattern, and my plan over the next two of my blogs is to teach you the same thing!
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Side Waist Adjustments: How To Adjust For Your Perfect Fit

Side Waist Adjustments: How To Adjust For Your Perfect Fit

So, back to business. I am going to show you:
- how to measure your sidewaist
- how to calculate the adjustments to make to the pattern pieces
- how to adjust the pattern pieces

After reading this blog, you will be able to adjust your romper, and therefore any pattern, to your own sidewaist. And this is really great stuff to learn, because every body has their own measurements. Some of us have a long torso, some of us short one. And when you adjust your pattern pieces to your height, it is very helpfull to know if you need to adjust the bodice, the legs or both for height.
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How To Attach Labels

How To Attach Labels

Sewing clothing is a lot of fun, and it gets better if you can make labels for your designs. Having a pretty label with your name or the cloth’s description will give your handmade clothing an authentic feel. You can choose to use ready-made labels or make your own.

Ready-made labels come in different designs, colors, shapes, and sizes. You may also decide to buy a tag from a store that custom makes them so that you can have something that resonates with your style.

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True Beauty Band Hack

True Beauty Band Hack

I’m sharing how I modified the True Beauty I posted to the Ellie and Mac group page a few weeks ago. I wasn’t expecting the attention it got, but I had several people in various groups asking how I made it. I figured I’d make another one and share my process! Let’s begin…
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How To Make a Fancy Dress Using the School Cool Dress

How To Make a Fancy Dress Using the School Cool Dress

One of my favorite things about sewing is being able to see something on the internet or in a magazine and figuring out which pattern I can use to replicate it. I can sit for hours looking thought Pinterest and taking screenshots of outfits I want to make. I saw one a while back that I thought would make a great “Last Day of School” dress. Considering school is over in May and we are now in March, I figured I better get cracking. So I pulled up the picture on my phone again. 
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Shirring Tutorial: supply list & tips

Shirring Tutorial: supply list & tips

Hello everyone!!! I am so excited to be back to write this blog! Today I will be going over how I hack the Honest Swing Top and Dress pattern to have a shirr back. I pick this pattern because Easter was coming up and my daughter needed a Easter dress. I also bought some of that bunny fabric from walmart that you have been seeing everywhere, lol and this dress is made for woven fabric so this was a effect match.
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Printed Patterns Storage for Small Spaces

Printed Patterns Storage for Small Spaces

Here’s Livia from LIVIALITY.COM and am here today to share with you my method of assembling and storing my printed patterns.

This has been one of the biggest challenges for me since I started sewing.
I would love to be able to use the hanging method, but my storage space is very limited and with the number of patterns I print, it would, unfortunately, not be viable.

The best solution I found was to use plastic sleeves and ring binders.
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