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How to Make A Fabric Bead Necklace

The moment I saw the pink colorway of the Panda-rama collection by Maude Asbury for Blend Fabrics, I knew the Garnet Dress, Skirt and Top pattern for Girls would be perfect to showcase these playful prints.  The pattern is available in sizes 12 months – 10 years and includes the dress pattern with knit bodice … Continue reading “How to Make A Fabric Bead Necklace”

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How to Sew a Hem Facing

Sewing a hem facing is an alternative to turning a hem on a garment. It adds a special touch and is useful for lengthening an existing dress or top, or when you are sewing a garment and have alllllmost enough fabric but are a little short. It also makes hemming A-line tops and dresses simple … Continue reading “How to Sew a Hem Facing”

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Tie Dye Diva Fairytale Dress for Halloween – Using a Directional Print

Today I have the most fun Fairytale Dress to share with you!  This is a pattern I adore and it is perfect for this time of year.  It can be transformed into just about any Halloween costume.  It layers beautifully.  And it’s great for featuring fun fabrics.   I had the privilege of sewing with … Continue reading “Tie Dye Diva Fairytale Dress for Halloween – Using a Directional Print”

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Hey Girl, How About a Giveaway?

Hey girl, let’s have some summer fun! We’ve got five 1/2-yard cuts of Snow Day by Maude Asbury for Blend Fabrics. (for a total of 2-1/2 yards) by AND this awesome, brand-new, Hey Girl journal to give away. All you have to do is make a funny sewing meme. The journal, well, it hardly needs … Continue reading “Hey Girl, How About a Giveaway?”

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Tutorial Tuesday: A Brief Overview of Selvedges

Selvedges… most seamstresses surely know what selvedges are, they are the lengthwise edge of fabrics specially woven not to fray, but why are they there and what can be done with them? For the word lovers like me, we turn to Wikipedia for a little historical information.   Selvage and selvedge are both proper spellings. … Continue reading “Tutorial Tuesday: A Brief Overview of Selvedges”

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Tutorial Tuesday: How to Make Double Fold Bias Tape

Today I will show you how to make your own double fold bias tape from any fabric, how to sew it to your Tie Dye Diva creations (or any garment) and how to finish overlapping ends for for the most professional look. Jen’s patterns that require bias tape include a complete tutorial on how to … Continue reading “Tutorial Tuesday: How to Make Double Fold Bias Tape”

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Sewing for Fall (and Winter) – Boots and Dresses Roundup!

There’s no need to stop sewing your children’s clothing when the weather turns chilly! You can sew up long-sleeved patterns at every skill level, or layer sleeveless patterns with t-shirts beneath or a cute cardi on top. I love, love, love, boots and dresses for the perfect Fall look. Here is a fun round up … Continue reading “Sewing for Fall (and Winter) – Boots and Dresses Roundup!”