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 macchine isn't humming, she's playing and teaching violin, and hanging around a good strategic board game with her husband and 4 kids.

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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button with toothpick

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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cotton double gauzes

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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