elizabethmadethis

Elizabeth Farr is the writer behind the Elizabeth Made This blog where she shares helpful sewing tips, step by step sewing tutorials and videos to help you explore your creativity through sewing.  She has written sewing Eguides and patterns, been a featured teacher at Rebecca Page's Sewing Summit and Jennifer Maker's Holiday Maker Fest and her work has appeared in Seamwork and Altered Couture magazines.  She also created a line of refashioned garments for SEWN Denver.  When her sewing machine isn't humming, she's playing and teaching violin, and hanging around a good strategic board game with her husband and 4 kids.

diy ombre curtains

How to make DIY ombre curtains and use all your pretty denim

We’re making DIY ombre curtains today! This is the project for those times you want fresh room decor and can’t find any decent curtain fabric. As someone who has spent far far too many hours combing Ebay and Etsy for the *right* curtain fabric, I’ll tell you now you might not find it. Thankfully you …

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13 types of interfacing that’ll make all your sewing better

We’re talking all about types of interfacing today. Why? Because interfacing is one of the key elements to making all of your sewing better. Also, if you go searching for types of interfacing, your head will soon be in a stew of numbers and manufacturers and confusion. I’m not about that. By the end of …

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interfacing fabric

Everything you need to know about interfacing fabric

Deep but important to know subject today: we’re talking about interfacing fabric. Interfacing can really make or break your projects but raise your hand if you’ve just bought the cheap stuff thinking it’s all the same (waves hand then smacks forehead immediately). The truth is that interfacing is a vital part of a lot of …

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"home dec sewing tips", pillows, curtains

7 home dec sewing tips that’ll help you make a beautiful home

I secretly love home dec sewing. But Elizabeth, sewing for your home is b-o-r-i-n-g. I’ll admit sewing a pillow isn’t as glamorous maybe as making a tailored jacket with all the fixings. Still, that humble pillow will be enjoyed by everyone who enters your home for years to come. When you sew for your home, …

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finished silk pillowcase

How to sew a silk pillowcase from a scarf (+ DIY pillow forms!)

Today’s post is really two tutorials in one: how to sew a silk pillowcase from a scarf and how to make DIY pillow forms. I love me some silk scarves, and vintage linens in general and my walls back up that statement. Since I can’t wallpaper my whole house with silk scarves, I’ve been trying …

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