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T-Shirt Mod: Appliqué

This is very similar to the t-shirt mod I did before, only with regular appliqué you sew the shape you want directly onto a shirt. 203 more words


T-Shirt Mod: Reverse Appliqué

I have a lot of boring old t-shirts that I wanted to modify so I learned about reverse appliqué. With this style of appliqué you sew a piece of fabric underneath another piece and then cut the top layer away. 368 more words


A Sweater Fail

My friend D. recently remarked on our kid’s relatively high risk of failure while they are learning to sew.   That equation relating to of cost of fabric vs chances of success which we must negotiate with them.   259 more words

Learning To Sew

Felt Flower Garlands

These garlands are really easy to make. You just cut out a ton of felt flower and leaf shapes and feed them through a sewing machine. 90 more words


Getting to the point

The unexpected challenge of Simplicity 5728 so far has been the point where the midriff comes up between the two pieces of the bodices. In my sewing naivete, it didn’t occur to me that sewing a pointed seam where three pieces meet might be kind of tricky. 214 more words



         Hi, I’m Erin and this is my new online home. I’ll be sharing my creative adventures here! I hope you like it.

          I’ve been doing some sewing lately. 49 more words


I Made a Skirt!

So I made a skirt! Then I finally took some pictures of it. I am really pleased with this skirt actually, I think it fits really well and has turned out to work with nearly ever top I have. 424 more words

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