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.

ice dye burda 7018 denim jacket

12 denim jacket patterns that’ll always keep you in style

I’m jumping on a fun topic for today: denim jacket patterns for everyone! Making your own DIY denim jacket is one of the best ways to practice sewing with denim, but where to start? Maybe you’ve always wanted to sew your own jeans but you’re totally intimidated by the migraine that is fitting. The denim …

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ruler, rotary cutter and sewing shears with fabric samples

Rotary cutter vs. scissors: a friendly sewing tool fight

I love a good sewing tools comparison so I thought, why not do a matchup of rotary cutter vs. scissors. Both are such great sewing tools to have around, but how does each one shine? We’ll talk about how rotary cutter vs. scissors fare in categories about price, cutting, ease of use, speed, and types …

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fleece fabric samples

Sewing with fleece 101: essential info about this versatile fabric

We’re talking sewing with fleece 101 today! Where I live, we’re staring down a weather forecast of a week and a half of solid snow. With that in mind, I thought, why not talk about one of those fabrics that’s guaranteed to keep you warm. Fleece is an incredibly versatile fabric, but it comes with …

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A 1-2-3-4-5 speed cleaning checklist for your sewing room because…projects.

I swear I needed the speed cleaning checklist for my sewing room I’m sharing today like last month! If you’re anything like me, your sewing space has two modes: Mad Scientist or Shiny. When it’s Mad Scientist time, there’s fabric, patterns threads all over the place, and it’s a big hot mess. In the middle …

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