DIY Spotty Pillowcases Tutorial (No Sew!)

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If you're looking for a quick, fun project, this is for you! Make some funky spotted pillowcases with this tutorial from Say Yes! Supplies: Blank cotton pillowcase/s (pre-washed, dried, ironed) Old cardboard or newspaper Fabric paint Small bowl for paint  pencil (or something else to stamp with) Skill level: Beginner See the full Spotty Pillowcase tutorial here! Enjoy the tutorial? We encourage you to pin from the original source. … [Continue reading...]

Lace Skirt Tutorial

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You'll never guess what this pretty lace skirt is made of...upcycled curtains! Love! The tutorial can be found over at Cotton and Curls! Supplies: yard or so of lace fabric (she made hers from thrifted curtains) yard or so of lining fabric (make this a knit, she likes a tricot lining) skirt you like the fit of, one that isn’t too penciled-this tutorial doesn’t have a vent for walking ease matching thread zipper – invisible or regular (hers was a pink metal … [Continue reading...]

Peter Pan Collar (2 Ways) Tutorial

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Peter Pan Collars are classic and lovely! Learn how to add a Peter Pan Collar to a top two different ways with this great tutorial from Kids Clothes Week blog! Supplies: top you want to add a Peter Pan Collar to tracing paper and pencil fabric for collar sewing supplies Skill level: Beginner See the […]

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Fabric Tape Tutorial

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Fabric tape is an awesome and creative way to use up fabric scrap. You can use it so many ways…in scrapbooks, to decorate packages – the possibilities are endless! You’ll find the tutorial over at My Poppet! Supplies: fabric scraps double sided adhesive tape scissors iron (optional) Skill level: Beginner See the full Fabric Tape […]

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Floral Skirt Tutorial

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Still looking for something to wear for Easter? This skirt is absolutely gorgeous and so very versatile! You’ll find the tutorial over at Elle Apparel! Supplies: 2 yards of floral fabric matching thread invisible zipper large hook and eye small strip of interfacing Skill level: Intermediate See the full Floral Skirt tutorial here! Enjoy the tutorial? […]

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Leather Cuff Wallet Tutorial

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What a fabulous idea – a leather cuff (which are so in right now) and a wallet…combined! You’ll find the tutorial over at Melissa Esplin! Supplies: 1-3 ounce leather snaps & setter tape pattern hole punch hammer paint brush & water bulldog clips scissors Skill level: Advanced Beginner See the full Leather Cuff Wallet tutorial here! […]

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Perfect Pleats Skirt Tutorial

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Need a skirt for Easter? This Perfect Pleats skirt is just darling and looks great with a white tee and a cardi. You’ll find the tutorial over at One Little Minute. Supplies: 1-1.5 yards of fabric 9-12″ invisible zipper contrasting fabric for pockets sewing stuff Skill level: Advanced Beginner See the full Perfect Pleats tutorial here! […]

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Baby Sun Bonnet Tutorial

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Protect sweet baby faces with an adorable sun bonnet! You’ll find the tutorial over at Delia Creates!  Supplies: 1/3 yard of fabric 1/8 yard of very thick, stiff interfacing 1/4 yard of 1/2 inch elastic Skill level: Advanced Beginner See the full Baby Sun Bonnet tutorial here! Enjoy the tutorial? We encourage you to pin from […]

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Felt Carrot Tutorial

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These adorable felt carrots are just the thing for Easter! Sew these and stuff them into an Easter basket with a stuffed bunny! So cute. You’ll find the tutorial over at Craftiness is Not Optional. Supplies: orange and green felt matching thread poly fil sewing machine (or a hand sewing needle) Skill level: Beginner See […]

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30 Minute Jersey Sheath Dress Tutorial

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Two yards of jersey, a sewing machine and thirty minutes is all you’ll need to whip up this wonderful sheath dress! You’ll find the tutorial over at Melissa Esplin. Supplies: 2 yards stretchy, lightweight jersey fabric the usual sewing supplies Skill level: Beginner See the full 30 Minute Jersey Sheath Dress tutorial here! Enjoy the tutorial? […]

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Embrace Baby Quilt Tutorial

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This baby quilt is just darling! Even better? You can find the free pattern and tutorial over at Very Shannon! Supplies: 1 piece of fabric 38″W x 42.25″H (this is your quilt top) 2 strips of fabric 38″W x 17″H (this is for your quilt backing) 1 strip of fabric 38″W x 9.5″H (this is […]

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Quilt As You Go Binder Cover Tutorial

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Do you have some ratty looking binders that are heading for the trash? Check out this great tutorial for a binder cover that may bring those binders new life! You’ll find the tutorial over at Patchwork Posse! Supplies: 33″ X 12 1/2″ fabric- background. Won’t be seen, can use any kind of fabric you have […]

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Double Gauze – An Informational Tutorial!

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What is double gauze? How do you use it? What can you make? Read all about double gauze and its uses – this post by Imagine Gnats has tons of great info! Skill level: All See the full All About Double Gauze tutorial here! Enjoy the tutorial? We encourage you to pin from the original source.

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Fleece Dog Bed Tutorial

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Everyone likes to be comfy and cozy…even man’s (or woman’s?) best friend. This fleece dog bed is super squashy and comfortable and is much less expensive than buying a premade one in the store. You’ll find the tutorial over at Dog Under My Desk! Supplies: 1 1/4 yards of fleece sewing supplies stuffing (she uses […]

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Hi-Lo Tank Tutorial

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What do you do when you find a shirt that has a great print, and a few great details but doesn’t quite fit right? You make a hi-lo tank! Check out this great tutorial from Shwin & Shwin! Supplies: ill fitting shirt sewing supplies Skill level: Advanced Beginner See the full Hi-Lo Tank tutorial here! Enjoy […]

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Basic Seam Tutorial

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New to sewing or simply need to brush up on your seams? This tutorial from a Beautiful Mess is an awesome reference! Supplies: something to sew sewing supplies Skill level: Beginner See the full Basic Seam tutorial here! Enjoy the tutorial? We encourage you to pin from the original source.

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Herringbone Quilt Tutorial

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I love the look of a herringbone quilt but am so intimidated by their complexity! However, I’m a pretty tempted to give this tutorial from Maureen Cracknell Handmade a try! It’s step by step and looks like something I could tackle! Supplies: a variety of fabrics cut into 2.5″ x  14.5″ ( she used all […]

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Oceanside Lace Maternity Dress

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If you’re expecting a baby and expecting to go to a wedding or other semi formal event this summer, you’re going to want to check out this adorable Oceanside Lace Dress! You’ll find the tutorial over at iCandy Handmade! Supplies: Lightweight fabric (see tutorial to figure out how much you need) Elastic thread for shirring […]

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Handmade Kids Chess Set Tutorial

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This chess set is just the thing for summer and travel! It is portable and provides hours of challenging fun! You’ll find the full tutorial over at It’s Always Autumn! Supplies: 4 – fat quarters of flannel in various colors (two for the checkerboard, one for the back, and one for the binding) thread 32 […]

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Skater Shorts Tutorial

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These fun shorts are perfect for the warmer days of spring and summer! You can make some with the tutorial and free downloadable pattern over at The Crafty Kitty! Supplies: 1 meter of organic, fairtrade corduroy (or organic, fairtrade denim) 3/4 meter of organic cotton flannel fat quarter of organic cotton fabric Organic Cotton Sewing […]

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Mod Purse Refashion Tutorial

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Cool handbag alert! If you like repurposing and you love purses, you need to check out this fabulous Mod Purse Refashion tutorial from Me Sew Crazy! Supplies: thrifted leather purse seam ripper scissors outer fabric lining fabric fabric glue pins sewing machine Skill level: Intermediate. See the full Mod Purse Refashion tutorial here! Enjoy the tutorial? […]

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Girls 2 Piece Swimsuit Tutorial

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Warmer weather is just around the corner. Do you have a little girl in need of a new swimsuit? This sweet two piece has plenty of coverage and a great ruffle detail. You’ll find the tutorial over at Zaaberry! Supplies: approximately 1/2 yard of swimsuit fabric approximately 1/2 yard of swimsuit lining fabric 2-3 yards, […]

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How to Add an Applique Tutorial

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Learn how to easily add an applique to your clothing with this easy tutorial from Patchwork Posse! Supplies: glue stick fabric scraps Skill level: Beginner. See the full How to Add an Applique tutorial here! Enjoy the tutorial? We encourage you to pin from the original source.

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Great DIY maternity wear tutorials

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Finding maternity clothes uninspired? Time to sew your own! We’ve got some great ideas for you! These maternity top, skirt, dress and pants tutorials will have you looking your best with your baby bump!

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How to Slip Stitch a Seam Closed Tutorial

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Want to learn how to close a seam with a slip stitch? Check out this awesome tutorial from Keyka Lou! Supplies: something to practice with…or that you want to do a slip stitch on Skill level: Adventurous Beginner. See the full How to Slip Stitch a Seam Closed tutorial here! Enjoy the tutorial? We encourage you […]

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Patchwork Bucket Tutorial

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This Patchwork Bucket is a great catchall for any room in your house! You’ll find the tutorial over at Quarter Inch Mark. Supplies: Fabric Cotton Batting { either fusible fleece or none fusible} Craft bond spray adhesive { for none fusible batting} Pick up a round shape item that would allow your making the circle […]

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Child’s Gathered Apron Tutorial

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I love to have my kids help in the kitchen, but I also like to have them wear something to protect their clothing. This adorable apron is perfect for little kitchen helpers or craft time! You’ll find the tutorial over at Craftiness is Not Optional. Supplies: one piece of fabric 18″x12″ for the main fabric…also […]

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Zippered Pillow Tutorial

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Whip up some zippered pillow covers – the easy way! You’ll find a wonderful, step by step tutorial over at My Poppet! Supplies: Fabric/quilted panel for front and back of cover Zipper longer than the width of the cover Pillow insert Zipper foot General sewing supplies Skill level: Adventurous Beginner. See the full Zippered Pillows […]

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Maternity Top with Elastic Waistband Tutorial

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This comfy maternity top is definitely not lacking in style. So cute and easy to pop on over some jeans or a flowy maxi skirt! You’ll find the tutorial over at DIY Maternity! Supplies: 2 yards knit fabric knit top you like the fit off elastic scissors sewing machine thread *optional – serger Skill level: […]

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iPad Mini Cargo Case Tutorial

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I adore this great iPad Mini case and it’s wonderful extra front pocket! You’ll find the tutorial over at Mommy by Day, Crafter by Night! Supplies: 2 fat quarters 1 package of 1/2 double fold bias tape a bit of leftover quilt batting or fusible fleece duck cloth one large snap, magnetic clasp, or velcro […]

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Serger 101 Tutorial

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Did you just get a serger and have no idea what to do with it? Check out this amazing tutorial from Sweet Verbena for some great tips! Supplies: a serger! Skill level: All See the full Serger 101 tutorial here! Enjoy the tutorial? We encourage you to pin from the original source.

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Ribbing Tutorial

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Want to learn how to create ribbing for the perfect finishing touches on tees (and much more)? Check out this great step by step tutorial from Shwin & Shwin! Supplies: rib knit the usual sewing supplies Skill level: Adventurous Beginner See the full Ribbing 101 tutorial here! Enjoy the tutorial? We encourage you to pin from the original […]

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XOXO Pillow Tutorial

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Don’t you just love these fabulous Anthropologie inspired pillows? You can sew some of your own with this tutorial from View from the Fridge! Supplies: 2.5 yards  grey heavier weight fabric. 1/2 yard of off-white heavier weight fabric. 16-18″ ‘invisible’ zipper in a similar grey color Skill level: Adventurous Beginner See the full XOXO Pillow tutorial here! Enjoy […]

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Borderline Skirt Tutorial

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You can make this darling Borderline skirt as a mommy and me project. Or just sew one for your little sweetheart. Or just for yourself! You’ll find the tutorial over at Jojo and Eloise! Supplies: quilter’s cotton in two contrasting/coordinating colors the usual sewing supplies Skill level: Adventurous Beginner See the full Borderline Skirt tutorial here! Enjoy […]

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Full Coverage Wrap Skirt Tutorial

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A wrap skirt is such an easy to wear and elegant wardrobe essential! Make one with this wonderful tutorial from Melissa Esplin. Supplies: 2 yards rayon challis pins scissors (paper and fabric) seam ripper ruler measuring tape pencil paper large roll of paper sewing machine coordinating thread coordinating buttons iron Skill level: Beginner See the full […]

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Clip-On Bow Tie Tutorial

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Nothing is more dapper than a bow tie. However, they can be a little difficult to tie. The solution? A clip-on bow tie! You can make one or a bunch of your own with this great tutorial from A Beautiful Mess! Supplies: Scraps of fabric interfacing iron hand sewing supplies bow tie clip Skill level: Beginner […]

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Travel Neck Pillow Tutorial

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I don’t get to travel by myself often, but when I do, I like to read and I like to nap. Airplanes have gotten so cozy these days, it’s hard to do the former without nuzzling up on your neighbor’s shoulder by accident. Next time I fly, I’m going to prevent inadvertent cuddling with one […]

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Big Kid TeePee Tutorial

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Who doesn’t love a fort? This tee pee is a great place to curl up and read! You can make one with this great tutorial from Cotton & Curls! Supplies: 6 wood poles of some kind about 6.5 feet to 7 feet long (hers were 6.5′) At least 5 1/4 yard heavy cotton At least […]

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In a Snap Kids Wallet Tutorial

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This is a perfect first wallet for little hands! Make an In A Snap kids wallet with this tutorial from Zaaberry! Supplies: 2 pieces of exterior fabric, 5 x 9 inches 1 piece of exterior fabric for pocket, 5 x 5.5 inches 1 piece of contrasting fabric, 5 x 7 inches 1 piece of medium […]

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Sewing patterns for women!

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Have you been wanting to sew for yourself or another woman/girl in your life? I often hear that “there are no good patterns for women” but that’s just not true! So many great independent designers are releasing wonderful patterns for all skills. If you want to sew for women check out these great sewing patterns you’ll love.

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