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Sewing tips: Presser foot rest

It is advised to set the presser foot of your sewing machine down when not sewing and put a piece of fabric under the foot. Unfortunately such a piece of fabric has a tendency to disappear, and you always need … Continue reading

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Sewing tips: Fabric trash can

When sewing, you make a lot of small trash like all those numerous small pieces of sewing thread. I used to make a pile next to my sewing machine, but it really is annoying to pick them up afterwards, not … Continue reading

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Re-using a leather shirt into a newsboy cap for women

I found a leather shirt at a flea market. Leather is not the most practical material for a garment which you may want to wash regularly, so it was not a surprise the previous owner had donated the shirt. However, … Continue reading

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DIY Idea: How to make a fur capelet

Does your winter outfit lack something? Why not sew a fur capelet which reminds of fantasy style? Like in TV-series Game of Thrones and the Vikings. I bought a sheep hide from an interior shop (in was intended as a … Continue reading

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How to make a pink kitty ear hat in no time?

It is easy to knit or crochet a pink kitty ear hat, but it takes a couple of hours, and sometimes you just do not have those hours. I had an old, pink kids’ size wool jumper. Arms were already … Continue reading

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How to make small holes into leather

When you need to make some extra holes to belts, shoe straps, backpacks, and purses, using a leather hole punch is the easiest way. But if you do not have leather hole pliers with the right size of punches, you … Continue reading

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Whimsical table tags

When serving brunch, dinner, or any kind of meal in different occasions, you sometimes need tags to show seating, mark ingredients, and so on. If the occasion allows some whimsical elements, I use plastic animals from the collection of my … Continue reading

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