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.

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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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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15 cheap sewing tools you probably have in your house

I have and always will be a person who lives by the credo–use what you have. With that in mind, I wanted to share this list of cheap sewing tools you may already have hanging around your house. The truth is that sometimes the fanciest gadgets and specialty notions don’t necessarily mean better sewing. The …

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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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