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How to Sew an Easy Lined Zipper Pocket

Sometimes I think that every time I sew a pocket, I come up with a different way to do it! But it’s not just indecision. Its (usually) improvement or adjusting a design specifically for the need at hand. Like the lined zipper pocket that I made for the apron (with the secret earbud cord porthole). […]

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How to Sew a Secret Earbud Cord Porthole Pocket in an Apron or Anything

Sewing an earbud cord porthole is similar to making a bound buttonhole or welt pocket, only easier. Just apply a facing to the area where you want the porthole, stitch, slash, turn, and press. That’s it in a nutshell. Even if you are unfamiliar with this process, and the sewing lingo, I think my explanation […]

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12 Low Budget Ways to Organize Your Sewing Room

I discovered some years ago that one key to getting more sewing done was to have at least one little corner where I could keep my sewing machine set up. Part of the challenge, however, was that this corner was often subject to relocation. This meant that I had to organize my supplies with compact […]

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How Did I Sew a Silk Split Skirt for Dancing ?

Ah, dancing! Where you fling your legs, skirts go flying, and body heat glows. Thankfully, I have saved my older patterns, so was easily able to locate a McCalls pattern 9519 (Found it here on etsy for you; the number has apparently been used for more than one pattern). I used view D, shown in […]

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How to Sew the Fastest Little Jewelry Travel Case in Town (From Polar Fleece)

I needed to sew a jewelry travel case, or pouch, and fast. In the past, I have been so low budget as to wrap my earrings, necklaces, and bracelets in tissue paper, then pop them into a multi-sectioned plastic case. On this night before travel there were two main problems. The biggest was that I […]

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