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3D Floral Pillow Diary

Have you seen those designer pillows with three-dimensional flowers on them? Aren’t they just gorgeous?! Follow along in this sewing diary as I make one for myself. 3D Floral Pillow: A Sewing Diary Enjoy!

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Il Muto Ballet Costume

Several years ago, I embarked on a journey to create doll-sized replicas of all the major costumes from Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera. This is the sewing diary for one I just completed: the mint-green and pink … Continue reading

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A Year of Sewing: 2016

Last year, I made a list of every project I’d completed during the course of the year. Since it feels like I never finish anything, I found it encouraging to see all the things I’d sewn. So, this year I’ve … Continue reading

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Faux-Suede Handbag Diary

When I found a gorgeous faux-suede in olive green, with copper foil accents, I knew I had to make something beautiful from it. I decided on a hobo bag! Faux-Suede Handbag Diary Enjoy!

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Steampunk Bra Challenge

When my local sewing guild challenged each member to decorate a bra, I decided to go with a steampunk theme. The result was quite fun! Sewing Diary: Steampunk Bra Challenge Enjoy!

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DIY Pressing Cabinet

Along with a sewing table and cutting table, every sewing room needs a pressing station. It might be as simple as an ironing board . . . or as deluxe as a pressing cabinet, like the one I just made … Continue reading

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Replicating a Costume

Have you ever wanted to copy a favorite costume from TV, film, or theater? Replicating an entire costume can seem overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be! In this two-part article, I’ll outline the five steps of reproducing a costume, and then demonstrate … Continue reading

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Contact Form Fixed!

Apparently, there’s been some kind of issue with our Contact Me form. It should be fixed now, so if anyone has been trying to send me messages about taking sewing classes, please try again! Thanks for your patience.

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Basics: Pinking Shears

Pinking shears cut with a zigzag edge that resists fraying. However, there’s a trick to using them correctly. In this new article, you’ll learn when and how to use pinking shears, along with lots of tips for successful pinking. Basics: Pinking … Continue reading

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Sewing Hacks Mention

Yesterday’s Thimble was recently mentioned in a blog post by Sue of Sewing Furniture.org! Her post is called “Sewing Hacks Galore: The Best Out-of-the-Box Thinking,” and it links to several different blogs that discuss sewing hacks. She was kind enough to include a link to … Continue reading

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