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So You Want to Learn How to Sew

After so many years of considering if sewing is for you, you have finally decided this is the year you will sew all the things. I am so happy for you! What an exciting time…

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5 Reasons Sewing Will Change Your Life

When I first started sewing, all I wanted was to make a few cool clothes. I was frustrated that I could not find exactly what I wanted in stores, so I took upon myself the…

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Comfy in 2022: Peppermint Slouchy Cardi

Ah, winter in Los Angeles! While many parts of the US experience freezing temperatures, here we bundle up when the thermometer hits the 60s. It is true that some days it can get colder, but…

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Scrap Busting: Sun/Eyeglasses Case

For a while, my sunglasses and reading glasses had been neatly lined up on a table waiting for the day when I would have time to sew them soft cases to keep them protected. I…

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Fifteen Sewing Tools I Cannot Live Without

Every year during summer, I spend 4-6 weeks in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. I am a high school librarian, so I have the time, and my family lives in Rio, so I have a reason.…

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