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.

How to sew a buttonhole by hand: practice that makes beautiful

Ever wanted to know how to sew a buttonhole by hand? If that last sentence just gave you hives, know that there’s an easier way to sew a buttonhole by machine. The truth is that buttonholes are functional closures and whether you make them by machine or by hand, they take a little bit of …

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Save big money and get fit with these activewear sewing patterns

Looking for some great activewear sewing patterns? I’ve dabbled off and on sewing my own activewear, and I’ll say it now, it’s worth the effort. When you make your own activewear, you can create fun custom looks you’d be hard pressed to find. And with all of the wonderful activewear fabrics available to home sewists …

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diy candy corn pillow with buttons, leaves, pumpkins and embroidery floss

How to make a candy corn pillow (easy for kids)

You’ll love making this easy diy candy corn pillow with your kids! We’re taking easy sewing felt, adding a little simple hand embroidery and finishing off the pillow with the machine. There’s so much to enjoy here: the cute embroidered faces, the happy candy corn colors, stuffing the pillow itself. This is a great little …

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