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 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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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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ruched sleeve t-shirt

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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