elizabethmadethis

Elizabeth is a self-taught sewist with a love for all things DIY and creative. Her friend calls her "The Fabric Manipulator" and she's always looking for ways to squeeze the most out of her sewing time in between caring for her 4 kids and husband.

The best summer fabrics to sew minus sweaty hot

Perhaps it’s the sting of sunscreen melting into my eyes inspiring me, but today my mind wanders to the best summer fabrics to sew. Maybe it’s just me, but I could totally do without the scorching sun aspects of summer. Thankfully for me and for you, dear reader, there’s lots of of summer fabrics that’ll …

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drawstring bags

Make cute gift bags with this easy drawstring bag tutorial

We’re going basic today with this easy drawstring bag tutorial. I love simple drawstring bags. They’re a great leftover fabric project, they’re quick to make. Best of all, it’s simple straight line sewing, so this is an awesome project for beginners. Shoot, you can make them with your kids so they can get their hands …

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collection of diy notebooks and fabric notebook covers

Quickie project: how to make a notebook {+ bonus fabric notebook cover}

I’ve got an easy 2-for-1 tutorial up my sleeve for today! We’re taking on how to make a notebook + a DIY notebook cover. I don’t know about you but my kids are paper shredders. Daily there’s loose drawings, paper sculptures, airplanes and puzzles all around our house. While I love that my husband and …

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