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December 2021

DIY

Want to Learn to Sew? Start Here

I get requests all the time asking how I learned to sew or how I suggest people get started. I’ve made several posts and videos about it before but I wanted to make a quick landing page to organize this information. I will also continue to update this page as I make more relevant content. My Blog Posts Getting Started BEGINNER SEWING TIPS + HOW I STARTED Patterns FREE SEWING PATTERNS ETSY…

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Cup of Cheer Coffee Christmas Basket

As I’ve gotten older I’ve come to appreciate thoughtful gifts and gifts that can really be used, not just stuff. This year one of my gifts is this “cup of cheer” coffee gift basket. This was actually a gift for a white elephant, but would be perfect for that coffee lover in your life. I included some coffee, holiday syrups, nutpods peppermint mocha creamer, and a holiday mug with a christmas message…

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Free Sewing Patterns

Sewing can get expensive, so I try to save where I can. One way is by using free sewing patterns. It is also a low stakes way to start sewing. Don’t be afraid to modify these or use these as a base to make your own custom patterns. If you mess up, you can always print another. There are more out there than you would think, so I wanted to use this…

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My Personal Shopping Manifesto

This post is going to be a little different than my typical content, but it is something that has been weighing on me heavily and I want to address. It also is related to why I have not been posting as much. Overconsumption is killing us. For as long as I can remember, I’ve loved shopping. I love the experience of walking through stores and feeling the fabrics. I love the thrill…

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Beginner Sewing Tips + How I Started

Often on Facebook or TikTok I get the question “how did you learn to sew”? And the short answer is I learned the very basics at a young age but taught myself more advanced skills more recently. How I Learned My mom used to sew when I was growing up so I would sometimes watch her and she let me use the machine from time to time. However, I would say I…

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