Tag Archives: Embellishment

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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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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Improving Theatrical Costumes

Are you in charge of the costumes for an amateur play or musical production? It’s a daunting challenge for anyone! In this three-part series of articles, we’ll discuss all manner of tips and tricks to help you make the most of your theatrical … Continue reading

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Hello Kitty Kindle Cover

A couple years ago, I made a slipcover for my Kindle Fire’s case. Not long after, a friend asked me to make one for her Kindle, too. This is the diary of that experience. (Yes, I know, I’m getting behind in posting … Continue reading

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Tote Bag Sewing Diary

I recently made a small tote bag that was both fun and easy. I didn’t follow the pattern exactly, but altered a few key details (such as finishing the raw seam allowances). Follow my creative process in this sewing diary. Tote … Continue reading

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A Year of Sewing: 2015

In the past year, I accomplished more than I thought I would! Here’s a brief rundown of all the sewing projects I completed in 2015. A Year of Sewing: 2015 Enjoy!

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Second Crazy-Quilted Throw Pillow

Follow along as I design, construct, and embellish my second crazy-quilted pillow! New Diary: Second Crazy-Quilted Throw Pillow Enjoy!

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Crazy-Quilted Throw Pillow

I wanted a new throw pillow for our bed, so I made one that’s crazy-quilted. This diary follows the design process, construction, and embellishment of the pillow. New Sewing Diary: Crazy-Quilted Throw Pillow Enjoy!

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Lord of the Rings Makeover

 I found something amazing at a California thrift store. . . . But it needed a little work to make it shine. A short diary about my makeover of Arwen’s coronation gown, from The Lord of the Rings: The Return … Continue reading

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Crazy-Quilted Sewing Machine Cover

I needed a new cover for my new sewing machine. This time, I decided to make something special, using my newly acquired crazy-quilting skills. Follow along in this short diary as I make a custom-fitted cover and embellish it with … Continue reading

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