How To Create Fabric Fortune Cookies

These adorable fabric fortune cookies make unique hand made gifts in medium to large quantities. Whether it is for weddings, showers, birthday or a hostess gift, they are a great idea for any occasion where you need an inexpensive and quick little present.


How to Make a Removable Monogrammed Boot Cuff

Bring a punch of personality and versatility to your closet by creating a removable faux leather boot cuff. This easy to make accent can transform your favorite boots to create a two toned look perfect for walking through the rest of winter and straight into spring.


How To Sew a Modern Fanny Pack

I was not a fan of fanny packs the first time they came around in the 1980s. Back then fanny packs were generally a tell-tale sign of someone who didn’t dress cool. They were reserved for tourists, older people or people who put function above fashion. Fast forward 20 years later, and fanny packs have evolved from their former state of dorkiness into a something that’s functional and cute.


How To Add Pleats To A Bodice

Pleats add a nice textured element to your wardrobe, especially when using solids. Learn how easy it is to add pleats to a dress pattern bodice.


How to Sew A Faced Waistband

Making a waistband is an integral skill within your library of sewing knowledge. Learn tips and tricks, master your new technique and look fab in your custom wardrobe.


QuiltCon 2015 Recap

QuiltCon 2015 Recap

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I attended QuiltCon 2015 as a member of my local Chicago Modern Quilt Guild, and it was amazing! Here are a few highlights!


Fabric Fortune Cookies

How To Create Fabric Fortune Cookies

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These adorable fabric fortune cookies make unique hand made gifts in medium to large quantities. Whether it is for weddings, showers, birthday or a hostess gift, they are a great idea for any occasion where you need an inexpensive and quick little present.


Embroidered Boot Cuffs

How to Make a Removable Monogrammed Boot Cuff

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Bring a punch of personality and versatility to your closet by creating a removable faux leather boot cuff. This easy to make accent can transform your favorite boots to create a two toned look perfect for walking through the rest of winter and straight into spring.


How to sew a draft dodger

How To Sew A Draft Dodger

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Beat the chills this winter by stitching up a quick and easy draft dodger. Not only does this project keep your house cozy by blocking cold air from leaking through doors and windows, but it looks great and saves on heating bills too!


How to sew a modern fanny pack

How To Sew a Modern Fanny Pack

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I was not a fan of fanny packs the first time they came around in the 1980s. Back then fanny packs were generally a tell-tale sign of someone who didn’t dress cool. They were reserved for tourists, older people or people who put function above fashion. Fast forward 20 years later, and fanny packs have evolved from their former state of dorkiness into a something that’s functional and cute.


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How to Organize Your Sewing Pins

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Brand Ambassador Lisa H. Calle shares some tips on what to do when it’s time to part with your old sewing pins. And if parting with your pins sounds a bit crazy, just read on to get some fabulous tips and tricks for keeping the simplest tool in your sewing room – the lowly pin – in tip top shape.


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How To Add Pleats To A Bodice

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Pleats add a nice textured element to your wardrobe, especially when using solids. Learn how easy it is to add pleats to a dress pattern bodice.


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20 Minute DIY Valentine’s Day Heart Brooch

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Do you know what to wear on Valentine’s Day? Add the final touches to your wardrobe by stitching up this cute DIY Valentine’s Day Heart Brooch. This easy to sew project takes only 20 minutes!


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Meet BERNINA Brand Ambassador Rachel Smith

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Meet our newest BERNINA Ambassador, Rachel Mae Smith from The Crafted Life!


DIY easy heart garland

How to Make a Quick Heart Garland

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Use decorative sewing machine stitches with scraps of fabric to create a Quick “Cross-Stitch” Collage Garland.