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.

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7 DIY Christmas decor ideas you can sew up right now

Need some DIY Christmas decor ideas like yesterday? Today we’re chatting about 7 easy DIY Christmas decor projects. If you’re like me, handmade DIY Christmas decor ideas start popping in your head when my favorite eggnog hits the shelves. I love being able to create a cozy feeling for my family with all these sweet …

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leather painted with Angelus paints

Bagmaking supplies to help you make beautiful bags you’ll be proud of

I’m dishing all about bagmaking supplies. Sewing is a deep deep craft, and it’s one of those things where very often the devil is in the details. What makes a project go from meh to holy cats, that’s amazing can be in all the extras you add to your star fabric. Here is a list …

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DIY Christmas card with handmade ornament

How to make DIY Christmas cards with handmade ornaments {instant smile}

Today is DIY Christmas cards day, and these ones are going to tell a story. For a long while now I’ve loved vintage sewing patterns, and truth be told, I’m always looking for creative ways to use their illustrations. For this project, you’ll be pairing up handmade ornaments with a basic card that you sew. …

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DIY advent calendar finished

How to make a DIY advent calendar with handmade ornaments

DIY advent calendars are a fun way to count down to Christmas day. We’re going double handmade here with this handmade ornament DIY advent calendar. At the end of this project, you’ll have a simple way to display all of your favorite handmade ornaments that’ll catch everyone’s eye. The best part? As you count down …

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How to sew a DIY felt garland that’ll welcome the snow

Today we’re talking all about how to sew a DIY felt garland with some serious winter fun. If there’s one thing I love around the holidays, it’s a fresh bit of snow. Watching the snow fall while smelling some fresh gingerbread cookies, and I’d call that pretty much a perfect day. Sadly, cookies don’t last …

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finished cheater panel quilts

How to sew a quilt the easiest, cheating way: Make a quilt in about an hour

Today we’re talking about how to sew a quilt the simplest way that’s perfect for beginners. True confessions: I’m a lazy, lazy quilter. The truth is while I’ll painstakingly make a silk jacket complete interfaced with hand basted silk organza and hand made covered snaps, when it comes to quilting, I wanna go Rick Bobby …

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