Recessed Zipper Tutorial

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I prefer to have some type of closure on my bags so I thought a recessed zipper would be neat.  I didn’t actually try one out until my coworker said that she wanted a basic reversible tote, but with a zipper.  You probably remember that I attempted it a few times before coming up with… Read more »

Bodkin and New Page

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Have you ever heard of a Bodkin?  No?  Well, then keep reading because I’m going to explain what it is and how to use it.  I’m also going to explain a little about a new page I added to the site. I first learned about the Bodkin from my mother-in-law. Then she gave me a… Read more »

Pillowcases for Charity

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My local library did a Million Pillowcases for Charity drive as part of the drive that the America Red Cross was doing.  I decided that I wanted to participate and made two standard size pillowcases. I took the pillowcases to the library on a Saturday and on Monday they posted a picture on their Facebook… Read more »

Great First Project–Pillowcase

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I found what I think is a super easy project and it would be fantastic for a first project to try out sewing.  It is a basic pillowcase!  I can’t believe I haven’t made one until now!  I followed this tutorial and got the measurements for the travel pillowcase from here. The pillowcase is so… Read more »

How to Make Binding (Bias Tape)

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I have used binding (some refer to it as bias tape) for a few projects so I thought I would share a tutorial on how to make it.  I have never made true bias tape; I have always made what they call binding. The difference between actual bias tape and binding is that bias tape… Read more »