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Bandanna Skirt star[offsite link]
Transform a bandanna into a cute toddler skirt.

DIY Bias Tape Maker star[offsite link]
If you donīt have the right size bias tape maker, you can use this trick.

Dress Form Tutorial star[offsite link]
If you have an old t-shirt and a couple rolls of duct tape, you are halfway to making your own dress form. Oh, you might need a friend too.

Fabric Flowers star[offsite link]
Learn to make flowers using strips of fabric.

Fabric Yo Yo Tutorial star
A Yo yo is a circle of fabric that is gathered around the edge to create a puffy, two-layered circle. They can be sewn together to create a whole quilt as well for making smaller projects such as place mats or a table runner or for embellishing clothing and other crafts.

Finishing the Ring Bearer Pillow star
Finishing instructions for the free ring bearer pillow tutorial

Girlīs Dishtowel Apron star[offsite link]
Turn a dishtowel into a girlīs apron.

Heart Apron star[offsite link]
An apron with a heart shaped bib.

How to Make a Ring Bearer Pillow star
Make the special day even more special with this beautiful heart-shaped ring bearer pillow. Embellished with lace and ribbon, this ring bearer pillow can be made in any color to match the wedding theme!

How to Sew - Sewing Facings star
Learning how to sew in facings is an important element of garment construction. Facings are pieces of fabric that are used to finish curved edges or other areas requiring special treatment. This article will show you have to expertly sew in a facing that turns out looking professionally done!

How to Thread a Sewing Machine star
Learning How to Sew - Lesson Two - It is very important to know how to thread your sewing machine. This article explains the different parts of the sewing machine associated with threading. You will learn how to wind a bobbin and thread the sewing machine.

How to Use a Sewing Machine star
Learning How to Sew - Lesson One - This article will familiarize you with the various operational components of your sewing machine so that you will be confident and learn how to use a sewing machine.

Jean Apron - Short star[offsite link]
This apron tutorial uses the back side of a pair of jeans and utilizes the pockets. Very cute!

Jeans Apron Tutorial star[offsite link]
Recycle those jeans and make an apron.

Jeans Half Apron Tutorial star[offsite link]
Recycle your worn out jeans into a cute half apron.

Learning How to Sew - Sewing Lessons star
If you are interested in learning to sew, you will want to follow along with this series of sewing lessons explaining the basics of sewing from the very beginning!

Lined Apron Tutorial star[offsite link]
Illustrated directions on making a lined apron.

Lined Lunch Tote - Finishing the Bag star
Finishing instructions for the lined lunch tote beginner sewing project. Part of the "How to Sew" lesson series.

Lined Lunch Tote - How to Sew Series star
A beginner sewing project - a stylish lined lunch tote. Take your lunch in style! Part of the "How to Sew" lesson series.

Lined Lunch Tote - Sewing the Handles star
Sewing instructions for the lined lunch tote beginner sewing project - handle portion. Part of the "How to Sew" lesson series.

Lunch Tote Inside Pocket Sewing Instructions star
Instructions for sewing the inside pocket for the lined lunch tote. Part of the "How to Sew" lesson series.

Make a Yo Yo Flower star
Create a lovely dimensional flower using seven yo yos! The finished flower can be used as an embellishment or as a pin.

One Yard Half Apron star[offsite link]
This is a great gift idea. The style is a bit different than most.

Painting Smock star[offsite link]
Perfect for kids to wear when doing messy crafts!

Pattern Layouts star[offsite link]
Laying out your pattern on the fabric to prepare for cutting is an important step that must be done carefully and accurately for great-looking results. Here are some tips on layout to help you.

Pocket Tissue Cover with Contrast Trim star
This free pattern and tutorial shows you how to make an attractive pocket tissue cover with contrasting trim. Add some style to your purse while protecting your tissues!

Preparing Fabric for Use star[offsite link]
Illustrated explanation of how to straighten the grain in fabric (.pdf).

Preparing Fabric for Use - Understanding Grainlines star[offsite link]
Smart styling and a professional look in clothing construction requires the correct use of the grain of the fabric. Black and white illustrations help demonstrate these techniques.

Roll Up Sewing Kit Tutorial star
Make a roll-up sewing kit with a bit of wide lace and felt. You can customize this easy to make sewing kit with the notions that you use the most on the run!

Rolled Fabric Roses Tutorial star
These rolled fabric roses are quick and easy to make and can be made into beautiful spring pins or used to embellish pillows or other home decor items.

Sewing Bag Tutorial star[offsite link]
Follow the pictures to make a charming sewing bag with multiple pockets.

Sewing with Velveteen star[offsite link]
Velveteen is relatively easy to sew, wears well, and is a great choice of fabric during the holiday season. Leave your fears behind and with these helpful velveteen sewing tips.

Sewing Yo Yos Together star
Now that you know how to make a yo yo, here are the instructions for sewing them together.

Skillet Potholder Tutorial star[offsite link]
Make a pot-holder for your cast-iron skillet.

Spring Flower Felt Pin star
Here is another installment in my series of seasonal and holiday felt pins. This time, in celebration of spring and Mother's Day.

Stain Removal for Washable Fabrics star[offsite link]
Guidelines and suggestions for removing stains from a wide variety of washable fabrics. Staining agents are listed alphabetically.

Towel Turned Apron star[offsite link]
A very, very simple apron from a tea towel with a gathered top.

Wind the Bobbin and Finish Threading the Machine star
Learning How to Sew - Lesson Two - It is very important to know how to thread your sewing machine. This article explains the how to wind the bobbin and finish threading the sewing machine.

Zipper Organizer star[offsite link]
Step-by-step instructions for a small zippered bag.

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