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How To Sew A Desk Mat Tutorial

Desk mats (aka desk pads) protect the surface of your desk/table from wear. They also provide a soft and  comfortable surface for working on. I wasn’t able to buy a desk mat that would fit my keyboard shelf, so I decided to sew one. This post is a how to sew a desk mat tutorial. …

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How To Replace A Zipper Tutorial

Do you have a purse, bag, or zippered pouch with a missing zipper pull and/or damaged zipper tape? Have you considered replacing that zipper instead of replacing your bag? It’s often less expensive to replace that zipper than to purchase an entirely new bag, purse or zippered pouch. This post is a how to replace …

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Burlap Lace Card Holder Tutorial

About a year ago, I stumbled upon the DIY Christmas Card Holder by Kristen Duke Photography. It’s an ingenious was to display greeting cards so I decided to make two of them. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to find the materials that Kristen used in her tutorial, so I’ve had to improvise. In this post I …

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DIY Hand Warmers Tutorial

Depending upon where you the live, the end of October may be cold enough for snow. A re-occurring theme in my childhood is wearing my Halloween costume over my snowsuit. Once it starts to get chilly a little extra warmth is appreciated. I was inspired to create a diy hand warmer tutorial after reading Little …

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Mini Portfolio Tutorial

Apps can be handy for scheduling and note taking, but sometimes you want to use a pen (or pencil) and paper. If you’re going to carry a physical agenda or notebook then you’ll also need to carry a physical writing instrument. My agenda and notepad are both ~3.5” by 5.5” (8.9 cm x 14.0 cm) …

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Weighted Ruler Holder Tutorial

My 18” long and 2” wide sewing ruler tends to go missing when I’m working on sewing projects. I blame it on the fact that I doesn’t fit in my sewing basket and doesn’t have a dedicated storage space elsewhere. It’s also transparent and clear. In this post I show you how I sewed a …

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Piping & Cording Made Easy

In April 2019, I showed you how I make continuous bias strips and continuous bias tape. If you know how to make continuous bias strips, you can make your own piping. In this post, I’m going to show you how I make piping. What is piping? You may have seen piping and/or cording at your …

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DIY Pot Protectors Tutorial

Do you nest your pots, pans and/or mixing bowls? How do you prevent the exteriors of the smaller ones from damaging the interiors of the larger ones? In this post I’m going to explain how I sewed two sizes of pot protectors. I was inspired by the vinyl pot protectors tutorial by Jenn of Build …

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Re-sizing PDF Patterns Part 2

Most PDF patterns for non-clothing items make 1 size of the project. This post is part 2 of 2 about re-sizing PDF patterns to create custom-sized projects. I’m using the So-Sew-Easy Cosmetics Bag With Fold Over Brush Roll (Ankes Brushes Bag Free Pattern) as the example for this tutorial. Click here to read part 1. …

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Re-sizing PDF Patterns Part 1

My favourite makeup bag and brush roll have seen better days. A few years ago (before I had a blog) I sewed a new makeup bag with attached brush roll using a pattern by So-Sew-Easy (Cosmetics Bag And Brush Roll). It’s a great pattern and I’m excited to be using it again. One caveat… I …