Category Archives: Sewing Tutorials

What To Do When Your Fabric Is Crooked

How to Correct Crooked Fabric (5)

Wonky Fabric. Has this ever happened to you? You roll out fabric for a new project and the pattern on the fabric is wonky…as in uneven, not straight, crooked…wonky. Options: Cut fabric as is with a crooked pattern. Cut fabric … Continue reading

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Easy Tutorial: How to Make Fabric Flowers

How to Make Fabric Flowers

I am so excited about how CUTE these flowers turned out! And they’re so easy! Jennifer asked me to make a couple of fabric flowers to be used as tie backs for her daughter’s creamy velvet curtains and this is … Continue reading

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How to Recover a Lamp Shade #2 ~ Neutrals & Pom Poms

Lamp Shade Makeover (15)

Let’s begin this post by saying that this lamp shade and lamp base are not meant to go together. I feel much better. I’ve put off writing this post because I have this darling new lamp shade tutorial to share … Continue reading

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How to Recover Chandelier Lamp Shades

Recovering Lamp Shades Tutorial

Recently, after selling my living room lamp shades, I received several requests for tutorials on how to recover lamp shades. And since then I’ve had the opportunity to recover three different lamp shades with three different methods and I took pictures of … Continue reading

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How To Make A Double Ruffle Boxed Pillow

Floral Box Pillow 1

This is one of my favorite pillow styles. It’s cross between a pillow and a cushion…but more pillow than cushion especially if you use a feather insert. And even though the “box” part of this pillow may be a bit … Continue reading

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How To Sew a Mitered Corner Pillow Flange

1-HowTo-Mitered Pillow Flange (19)

As much as I like ruffles you just can’t put ruffles on every pillow. Well, I suppose you can…because they sure are cute…but it’s not necessarily a good idea. When making a collection of pillows I like to mix it … Continue reading

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How to: Making a Ruffled Bell Valance

Flange and Ruffle Detail

I call this sweet little valance a Bell Valance. I’m sure it has other names but since it looks like “bells” this just seems to make sense. This valance is a favorite among my clients as well as you guys … Continue reading

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Top 10 Unexpected Tools in My Sewing Room

Painters Tape as Sewing Tool

I recently noticed that my sewing room/work room holds an inordinate amount of random things that I use while working that I loosely call “tools”. Today I thought I’d share a glimpse of my sewing room and these “tools” both … Continue reading

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