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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 …

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No-Webbing Yoga Strap

Want to make your own yoga strap? Don’t have 1.5” cotton webbing? In this tutorial I’ll show you how to make a yoga strap using cotton canvas instead of cotton webbing. It’s a no-webbing yoga strap! I’ve been making lots of scrapbuster projects lately. I have several pieces of unbleached 100% cotton canvas in my …

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Sew A Fabric Can Cover

Despite having a place for everything in my sewing space, my marking pens and pencils always go missing. In my office my highlighters and the pens that write also seem to go missing. Recently I’ve een using empty food cans as improvised storage containers. While it’s much easier to find my pens, pencils and highlighters, …

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Continuous Bias Tape

In the previous post (Continuous Bias Strip) showed you how I create continuous bias strips. In this post I’ll show you how I transform those strips into continuous bias tape. Bias tape is a bias strip that has been folded (wrong sides together) and pressed. It’s used for concealing cut fabric edges in a variety …

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Continuous Bias Strip

In my previous post I mentioned that I didn’t have any solid white fabric to make my own bias tape. Making your own bias tape allows you to match your project’s fabric perfectly. It’s also a good way to use up some of your fabric stash. In this post you’ll show you how I make …

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Emery Pin Cushion

My pin cushions are filled with batting. In my previous post (Common Sewing Tools2) I mentioned that I’ve noticed that some of my pins are dull. I’ve heard that an emery-filled pin cushion keeps pins sharp. (As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.) I ordered a package of “Yarn Tree 4333 Sewing White …