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A selection of projects and gifts that can be sewn for yourself and others throughout the year.

5 Quick & Easy Sewing Projects For Gifts

For a long time used to make those last minute purchases for Christmas gifts – the ones where you’ve dashed into a general store, frantically searching for items that can be gifted the next day. Yes, I was a Christmas Eve shopper. As I got older, and more aware of sustainability, I realized it was …

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6 Different Ways to Make Clothes for Yourself and Others

Making your own clothes is a great way to show off your personal style. And for others it’s a way to save money instead of spending so much on fashion in stores. The great news is that there are many different ways to make clothes for yourself and others, and each of them can be …

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My Spring Sewing Projects (March, April and May 2022)

Every year I mean to write an article about spring sewing projects and every year I forget until it’s too late. Not this year! I’m currently sewing up a storm so that I have some summer clothing to wear and I’m sharing the different sewing patterns that I’m using as well as details on the …

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Rectangle Skirt Tutorial: How To Make A Gathered Rectangle Skirt

So you want to know how to make a gathered skirt with an elastic waistband? This rectangle skirt tutorial is not only one of the easiest skirts you can make, but if you follow the instructions, it’ll be a DIY zero waste skirt too! This skirt is lovingly referred to as a ‘grandma skirt’ after …

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DIY Mules: Refashion Brogues Into Studded Mules

This tutorial on up cycling brogues into DIY mules came about after I popped onto Pinterest and searched for tutorials and found nothing. I also searched Google, and again came up empty. But why was I looking to refashion some mighty fine brogues you’re surely asking? Well, I have always wanted a pair of brogues, …

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