Category Archives: Sewing Tutorials

Ruffled Aqua Damask Pillows plus 3 Gathering Techniques

When I found this aqua damask I knew I’d found the perfect fabric for Lynda’s pillows. The problem was there was only 2 yards and I wanted 6 yards.  With no possibility of ordering more I purchased the 2 yards, as well as a … Continue reading

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How to Fix a Comforter That’s Too Short

Have you ever searched the world over to find the perfect comforter for your bedroom only to bring it home and discover it’s too short? I’m not sure if the problem is the big, pillow top mattresses we have these days … Continue reading

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How-to Make a Lined Valance with Contrasting Band

Today I’m sharing an easy tutorial for this simple lined valance. It’s simple but the contrasting band takes it up a notch. It’s definitely not boring. You can also add trim along the upper portion of the band to jazz … Continue reading

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Pillow Tutorial with Pleated Corner Flange

Today’s tutorial is from another pillow grouping I made for Bobette. Two floral pillows with 1/4″ piping made from the same fabric and an adorable plaid pillow featuring a center fabric covered button and a pleated corner flange. Recently I … Continue reading

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Tutorial – Cafe Curtain with Ruffled Cuff and Trim

Several years ago I made a collection of aqua & brown animal print pillows and window treatments for Laura’s master bedroom & bathroom. Recently she sent the remnants from that project and asked if I could make a small cafe curtain … Continue reading

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Pillow Tutorial Playing with Stripes

Several years ago I accidentally discovered the fact that you can create some pretty amazing designs by playing around with stripes. I was working with a large piece of fabric that featured a big bold stripe. As I tossed it aside, … Continue reading

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Beaded Cafe Curtain and How to Sew On Curtain Rings

When it comes to curtain hardware – rods, brackets and rings – I have a few standards that I tend to use the most often. This small 1″ black metal ring is available just about anywhere curtain hardware is sold. … Continue reading

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Tutorial: How to Make A Grocery Tote Bag

I love bags. I’m not a purse girl but I love bags.  All shapes and sizes and purposes. If I’m honest, this obsession could get out of hand. Today, I’m going to show you how to make your own, inexpensive … Continue reading

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