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Messenger Bag Upcycle

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Love-ly Letters

Yes, you can make a beautiful fabric envelope and send it through the mail. The wonders of fusible technology make it poss …

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Lace Trimmed Jean Jacket

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DIY Batwing Cardigan/Shrug

Hello everyone, Laura here from Trash to Couture! I’m excited to share a project we started last year around this time with It’s Sew Easy TV.

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Denim Bracelet Trio

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Crazy Quilted Lunch Bag

We recently posted this Crazy Quilted Lunch bag on our website. Not long after we had an email saying, “I love this bag, b …

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Zippered Cosmetic Case

Add a little pizzazz to a zippered bag with contrasting zipper and top stitching. Two simple notions- thread and zipper – a …

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Little Lark Sachets - Sweet, Scented & Slow

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Crossroads Denim Diagonal Pillow by Susan Beal

We are so excited to welcome Susan Beal as our guest blogger! Susan is a craft writer in Portland, Oregon who loves to sew …

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Stylish Picnic Carryall

This stylish carryall will hold all of your picnic supplies …

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Turning a T Shirt Into A Cold Shoulder Top

Turn a simple fitted T-shirt into a “cold shoulder” top by adding Coats Fashion Zippers.

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How to Sew Outdoor Pillows: Beginner Tutorial

Create a variety of simple pillows using outdoor fabrics for a swing, bench or chair. Select outdoor fabrics that are sun …