Tag Archives: Home Decorating

Sewing Machine Cover

Every sewing machine needs a cover, right? I bought an “easy” pattern to make a cover, but it ended up being anything but simple. This sewing diary follows my struggle to make a sewing machine cover. Sewing Diary: Sewing Machine Cover … Continue reading

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Kindle Cover

I couldn’t find a new case for my Kindle Fire HD, so I decided to sew a custom slipcover to fit over the old case. My idea worked better than I’d hoped! Follow along in this diary as I design … Continue reading

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Zippered Clutch

Wednesday’s Project: A Zippered Clutch I’ve been wanting a basic zippered pouch, like a flat clutch or wallet. Since I couldn’t find anything that suited my purpose, I decided to make one. This type of pattern was surprisingly hard to … Continue reading

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Ivory Privacy Curtains

Wednesday’s Project: Ivory Privacy Curtain Our front door has a large glass window, which we need to keep covered for privacy. Until recently, we had a cafe rod mounted at the top of the window, draped with a sheet. Now, … Continue reading

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Crazy Quilt Pincushions

The author of the blog Ivory Blush Roses teaches how to make gorgeous pincushions using miniature crazy quilts. But first, you need to know how to make a crazy quilt. In the first half of this two-part article, you’ll learn … Continue reading

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Hand-Dyed Lace

Have you ever wanted lace that matches your project? In this two-part tutorial, you’ll learn the secrets to successfully dyeing Venetian lace and lace appliques. Create watercolor ombré effects, make your lace look antique, or hand-dye appliques for pieces that … Continue reading

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Ironing Board Covers

Sunday’s Someday Project: Ironing Board Covers I have two ironing boards in my sewing room: a full size (52″) and a tabletop (30″). Both were cheap. They’ve lasted me ten years without complaint, but their pads are thin enough that … Continue reading

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Cotton Sateen

Saturday’s Stash: Cotton Sateen Sateen is a fabric that’s been made with a satin weave, where more of the cross threads are on the surface of the fabric, producing a slight sheen. Sateen is usually made of cotton, or sometimes … Continue reading

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Threading Eyelet With Ribbon

Tuesday’s Tips & Tricks: Threading Eyelet With Ribbon There is a particular kind of lace known as beading, which has holes woven into it so that you can easily thread a ribbon through the lace. The ribbon can add a … Continue reading

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Silk Dupioni & Georgette Curtains

Sunday’s Someday Projects: Bedroom Curtains I need curtains for my bedroom. My new comforter is a warm, dark purple—almost a wine color, but more purple—and my accent colors are lavender, soft gold and dusty green.

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