• Projects

    Project: DIY Fabric Bows

    DIY fabric bows – it took me so long to find a decent tutorial and the ‘how to make a perfect bow‘ from Sutton Place is just the one I was looking for! Check out her tutorial – I followed it almost to a tee. A few tips along the way, things that I did differently, and a few things I learned. What You Need Fabric – about 1/2 a yard serger machine matching thread pins iron ironing board floral wire – optional glue gun…

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    Project: Bunched Fabric Ball Ornament

    Bunched fabric ball ornament – time to make some holiday cheer! If you saw my post earlier this week on twine ornaments, then you know I’m on a mission to decorate our 12 foot tree in a festive and low cost way. These fabric ornaments are the perfect way to tie in the fabric I used on the fabric trees, too. This holiday is going awesome. Okay, let’s get started! What You Need 1 yard of fabric 20 foam balls or ball ornaments 30 feet…

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    Project: Fabric Christmas Trees

    Fabric Christmas trees – I’ve been wanting something like this on my mantel for a while and I finally decided to make it. This is the first year we’re decorating our mantel. Thus, time to get merry! The fabric is fun and not overly Christmasy, yet just farmhouse plaid enough. Plus, it’s soft and cozy. Okay, let’s get started. What You Need tree form 1/4-1/2 a yard of fabric glue gun glue sticks First – you’re going to want to make your tree form. I…

  • Sewing

    Sewing: Week Twenty Six Outdoor Pillows

    Outdoor pillows, yes, that’s right, it’s time to get a bit of our summer grove on and get the deck or patio ready for the heat. I love outdoor fabric and as a result I’ll be sharing a few projects with you over the next few weeks. The best part about outdoor fabric is that it’s fade resistant up to at least 500 hours. Now, here in Alberta where the sun shines from about 5am until 11pm that’s not many days, so I don’t leave…

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    Sewing: Week Seven DIY Leggings

    Week seven is DIY leggings for the 52 weeks of sewing. This tutorial is perfect for quick and easy leggings, yet it greatly depends on your fabric choice, so choose wisely. I used the same fabric from the tunic tutorial – I just won’t wear them together, that would be a fashion mess! To make the template pick your favourite leggings – I picked this lululemon pair of underwonders. They are soft and fitted, so perfect to make a my standard legging pattern. What You…