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DIY portable ironing pad

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A solid 50% of my private sewing students do not own an iron or ironing board…true story! (I was shocked at first, until I realized that the only time I use MY iron is when I’m sewing…not to iron my actual clothes!) So I found myself toting an iron and mini ironing board to my […]

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DIY domino-style mask

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Are you one of those people who has already finished their Halloween costume (handmade, obviously), have already posted multiple Instagram pics, and have already RSVP’d to all the events and parties that will be graced with your presence (and your awesome costume)? Then this post is not for you! I made this tutorial and pattern […]

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bad sewing habits that are making your life harder

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So much of successful sewing is muscle memory…experience and practice makes all the difference! So you can imagine how repeating bad habits can make your sewing more frustrating than it needs to be. No matter how long you’ve been sewing, you can improve your work by breaking some bad habits. If you’re still new to […]

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it’s not the tension: troubleshooting steps to get your sewing back on track

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In the last several years, I have taught hundreds (thousands?) of people the basics of sewing, and helped many of them improve their skills beyond the beginner level. I’ve seen a lot of frustration with bent needles, dull scissors, stubborn fabric, and the myriad other woes that sewers of all experience levels regularly must deal […]

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