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.

35 Back to school sewing projects to start the year right

Looking for some back to school sewing projects for your creative kid? Here you’ll find plenty of DIY inspiration, back to school sewing ideas and sewing projects for school that’ll cover all the bases from easy to sew bags, handmade wardrobe ideas, teacher’s wardrobe projects, easy accessories to sew and some fun things to boot. …

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Fun texture: how to make ruched sleeves on a t-shirt

Ever wondered how to make ruched sleeves? If you love playing with texture, ruching is one of those sewing techniques you should try. It creates beautiful gathers that distribute a lot of volume in a concentrated area making for a distinct kind of look that designers love to incorporate. In this quick tutorial, I’ll show …

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Quick and cute DIY t-shirt dress: How to turn a t-shirt into a dress (2T-14 sizes)

This post is all about showing you how to turn a t-shirt into a dress. If you’ve got some t-shirts that your kids have outgrown in length but still fit on top, this is a perfect way to get some extra life out of that t-shirt. To do this, I’ll show you how to add …

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17 minutes and simple: How to make an elastic waist skirt

Ever wanted to learn how to make an elastic waist skirt? This kind of easy to sew skirt is perfect for summer and so quick to make. How long will it take? If you’ve got 17 minutes and a couple supplies, you can totally make your own elastic waist skirt. This skirt features decorative waistband …

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