Scribble Stitching

I’ve always been obsessed with perfect, but love the look of scribble stitching. Julia with Stitches by Julia does a lot of scribble stitching in her projects. Check out her You Tube channel HERE.

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Using Thrifted Fabric

I love thrift shopping. A week or so ago, Tena and I went shopping. It’s been so long since I thrift shopped with anyone, and it was so much fun. Here is what I purchased.

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Ethel Tote

In my quest to use up some of my fabric, I sewed another tote. This one will go in our local library auction. I didn’t have enough of the ice dyed fabric, so added the yellow which I low immersion dyed last month for another project. This is a free pattern from Swoon. This pattern…

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Lacy Leaves

I’m a bit obsessed with leaves and trying out different techniques, and today it’s making lacy leaves. I found this book recently which encouraged me to try this techniques with leaves. Her work is lovely and pretty amazing. To make these leaves we are stitching on water soluble stabilizer. This is Vilene, a heavier stabilizer…

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Scrappy Scarf

Years ago I tried this scrappy scarf technique. Back then I had very little fabric and ended up using threads, ribbons, and yarns to make a small piece of fabric. Now that I have lots of fabric scraps, I wanted to make a regular size scarf! It starts with a water soluble stablizer (I used…

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Sewing Hawaiian Fabric

One of my goals this year is to start sewing Hawaiian fabric I’ve purchased. Here are my first projects this week: Three years ago I wrote a tutorial on making potholders out of recycled fabric. Here is the link. However, unlike the potholders I made back then, I am using Insul-Bright inside instead of towel.…

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Sewing Purses

I’ve been wanting to use some of my ice dyed fabrics. I’ve also been wanting to make a purse. I found this great pattern, Zip and Go, from Dog Under My Desk Patterns, grabbed some of my fabric, and started on this project. I found this pattern to be real detailed and easy to follow.…

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