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 candy corn pillow with buttons, leaves, pumpkins and embroidery floss

How to make a candy corn pillow (easy for kids)

You’ll love making this easy diy candy corn pillow with your kids! We’re taking easy sewing felt, adding a little simple hand embroidery and finishing off the pillow with the machine. There’s so much to enjoy here: the cute embroidered faces, the happy candy corn colors, stuffing the pillow itself. This is a great little …

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diy sweater pillow

How to make a pillow from a sweater (easy project for Fall)

I’ve got a quick and cozy project for Fall for you: how to make a pillow from a sweater. Sweaters are one of my favorite things to upcycle! You’ll love this pillow from a sweater because: It takes about 20 minutes to put together. You can make a sweater pillow from just about any sweater …

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diy hair towel wrap

How to make a hair towel wrap with this free pattern

I’ve got a dead easy project for my curly headed sisters: how to make a hair towel wrap. I will be the first person to admit that I’ve not always loved my curls. Growing up in a super hot, humid climate did not endear my curls to me. As I’ve gotten older, and actually found …

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buttonhole tools and a finished handmade shirt

How to sew buttonholes by machine (it’s not as scary as you think)

Let’s talk about how to sew buttonholes. I know sewing buttonholes can be one of those tasks that makes people nervous. Let’s face it, it’s usually the last step in making a shirt or a jacket, and you don’t want to mess up! While there’s a few things that can go wrong, sewing beautiful buttonholes …

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