How to print on Heat N Bond for fast and easy appliqué!

Make sewing appliqué as easy as can be with your home printer! Learn how to print on Heat N Bond to transfer applique designs quickly without any annoying tracing!

I love embellishing clothing and other fabric items. And one of the ways I love the most is with appliqué. I’ve written a lot about how to machine appliqué, including a trick to appliqué perfectly on stretchy fabric. I sometimes freehand draw my designs, but …

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How to Sew a Felted Wool Pillow with Leaf Appliqué

Tutorial: How to sew a felted wool cover with a leaf appliqué from old sweaters. Free template included!

Today’s sewing project combines four of my favorite things: felted wool sweaters, DIY pillows, applique and free sewing patterns! Yes, get ready to sew your own felted wool pillow with a free pattern for leaf appliqué! This sewing tutorial and pattern are part of the …

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How to applique a t shirt to cover logos

Learn to Machine Sew: How to applique a t shirt to cover logos, stains or tears. A simple trick to make your appliqué come out perfectly every time!

My last lesson for the Learn to Sew series was about how to machine appliqué. Normally I publish a practical tutorial for each technique in the series a few days after the lesson, but life got in the way and almost a month went by. …

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How to Applique (with a sewing machine)

Learn to Sew: How to applique with a sewing machine, both symmetrical and non-symmetrical shapes, with the zig zag stitch, satin stitch or blanket stitch (aka applique stitch) |

Today, as part of the Learn to Machine Sew series, I’m going to finally show you all how to do one of my very favorite sewing techniques: appliqué! This is so fun and easy to do, you will soon be embellishing everything you can get …

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How to embellish with slashed t-shirt reverse applique

Tutorial: How to embellish clothing with slashed t-shirt reverse applique

Working with t-shirts is so much fun. They don’t ravel and, depending on the fabric content, the edges roll up, which can be interesting for your projects. In the summer you can see loads ladies walking around with slashed t-shirts, with the strands of fabric …

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Layered reverse applique t-shirts: covering stains

Layered reverse applique t-shirts: covering stains and holes

A while back I saw this awesome layered t-shirt. I really like layering a long-sleeved t-shirt under a short-sleeved one, but what I really loved about this project is how it covered up little holes in the short-sleeved t-shirt with reverse appliqué. While I just …

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Tutorial: Applique to cover rips in clothes

flower applique on ripped pants

Last July the daughter of a good friend of ours was getting ready to head to the Galapagos (lucky thing, her!). While her mother was ironing her things for the trip she accidentally melted a bit of her versatile polyester pants which were going to …

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I had some things I wanted to spice up a tiny bit so I decided to add some patches. Here we have a nice Hello Kitty (my daughter’s most recent passion) and a dinosaur. Nothing special. Then I saw this post on how to make …

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How to Make a DIY Denim Banner from Upcycled Jeans

This beginner sewing project shows how to make a DIY banner from jeans. So easy and fun! I want one for every room in my house!

After a long hiatus from publishing new tutorials, I’m back with a new sewing project that’s perfect for beginners, especially those who love repurposing! So take out all your ripped, worn out or stained jeans and make a DIY denim banner with them! I love …

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Wool Felt Banner DIY from Upcycled Sweaters

Make this wool felt banner DIY with craft felt or repurposed felted sweaters! A colorful and eco-friendly way to decorate your home or celebrate a party!

Today’s sewing tutorial is extra cool because this felt banner DIY combines three things that I love: repurposing felted wool sweaters, bias tape, and bunting banners. Fabric banners and paper garlands just make me happy. They’re so joyful and colorful, and there are so many …

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DIY Christmas Face Mask Pattern to Sew for FREE!

Enjoy the holidays while socially distancing with this DIY Christmas face mask! The adorable Christmas tree is easy to applique to the fabric and decorate with beads and sequins. The handmade face mask pattern is FREE, with three sizes and has options for a nose bridge, adjustable ear elastics and a removable tie. #facemaskpattern #christmasfacemask #christmassewing

Everything about 2020 has been unusual, and Christmas is no exception. But I’m determined to make this holiday season as joyous as possible, which is why I decided to create this festive DIY Christmas face mask! This project adds a super cute decorated fabric Christmas …

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12 DIY Christmas Stocking Sewing Tutorials

Show some homemade holiday cheer this year with these 12 DIY Christmas stocking sewing tutorials! There are stockings to hang and fill, and smaller ones to decorate your home! #diystocking #stockingtutorial

One of the most beloved holiday traditions is the Christmas stocking. Kids love waking up early on December 25th to discover what is waiting inside their stocking, and adults often remember those moments, as well as their childhood stocking, fondly. Make your loved ones’ future …

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How to Sew a Fabric Valentine’s Day Banner

Che bello! Come cucire un festone per San Valentino con ritagli e lo sbieco. Ottima decorazione handmade che esprime l’amore ai tuoi cari il 14 febbraio o ogni giorno! #sanvalentino #decorazionisanvalentino #sanvalentinofaidate

Yep, you might’ve noticed that I’ve been ever-so-slightly obsessed with banners these days. I just can’t help it! Ever since I created my “Celebrate! Banner” pattern last year, I’ve been making every possible type of bunting, both for me and to give to loved ones. …

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How to make a neck pillow from a sweatshirt

Sembra comodissimo! Come fare un cuscino per il collo con una felpa riciclata in soli 10 minuti! Perfetto per viaggiare comodo o rilassarsi in casa! #cuscino #riciclocreativo

It’s funny how we can get super attached to an article of clothing, isn’t it? Sometimes you know that you can’t wear it anymore, but you just can’t bear to get rid of it. This was the case with my son and his banana sweatshirt. …

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