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DIY Bow Plates

I fell in love with Vista Alegre’s Ruban Blue over two years ago and have been pining for it every since. However, it is vintage so there is a limited number of stock in this world. And it has recently become pretty popular so more people are buying up these rare pieces. I’ve dreamed of a set of blue bow plates but haven’t been able to get the real deal. Then, being…

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Monogrammed Belt Bag

I fell for it. I stayed away from the trend for as long as I could, but I have a vacation coming up and this is so terribly convenient. But of course I had to make the bag a little more “me” so I added some sparkly and my monogram, obviously. Happy crafting!…

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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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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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Bulk Sewing Supplies

One easy way to save when sewing is to buy frequently used notions in bulk! Here are three items I have purchased and use frequently. Bias Tape I got 55 yards of this double fold 1/2 inch bias tape for a little over $10. Totally worth it so I don’t have to waste time making my own for projects or spending $3 for just a few yards. Elastic I use 1/4 inch…

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Spring Fabrics

Today I’m excited to be partnering with Joann to show this DIY to add a little extra spring to my home office! As I’ve mentioned before, fabric is an easy way to refresh a space in your home. I have been wanting to recover the cushion on my office chair for a while and this floral fabric was the perfect fit. The colors matched perfectly with my home office, and the stretchy…

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Roman Shade DIY Tutorial

I wanted roman shades for my home office but options for my long window were crazy expensive. So I got some fabric on sale and some trim and made them myself. This project took around 4 hours to complete and was not hard at all! I will try to explain as best I can, but highly recommend watching the video as well. This post contains affiliate links. By purchasing from these links you…

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Embroidery Machine Beginner Tips

I recently got my Brother SE600 in August of last year. I wanted a sewing machine and when I found out about sewing/embroidery machine combos I decided it was worth the extra couple hundred dollars Recommended Post: Brother SE600: Sewing and Embroidery Machine Combo Using an embroidery machine for the first time is really intimidating and I wanted to share some tips for anyone wanting to start. How it Works Before you…

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