Sewing Tutorials

Posts with detailed instructions and pictures explaining how to create a sewing project from start to finish.

Quilted Velvet Blanket

I am so FREAKING excited to share this Quilted Velvet Blanket project with you all!  I have been drooling over the GORGEOUS quilted velvet blankets and bedding from RH, Pottery Barn and Pine Cone Hills for months!  While I refuse to spend hundreds of dollars for a blanket that will be USED and ABUSED in my home, I did make a replication for much less! And I LOVE it!

George Costanza would approve…I also like to drape my body in velvet…

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Valentine Pillow Holder

I have a sweet, fun tutorial to share with you today… a Valentine Pillow holder!  This cute project helps add some festivity to a ho-hum holiday (in my humble opinion).

In all honesty, I’m not really a Valentine’s Day kind of person.  However, the hubby and I decided that making the day special for our young daughters was important.  Every year they are graced with flowers, chocolates and a sweet card from Daddy.  Yes, I get those things as well….but that’s not really the point.
This is a great unique project to personalize the sometimes impersonal nature of V-Day, and make it extra-special!

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Binding attached to quilt, front view

Let’s walk through how to attach binding to a quilt….with pictures…
You can do this…it is not difficult!  It just takes a little patience, time and practice.

There are a few techniques that can be used to attach binding to a quilt or project.  This tutorial covers how to attach and topstitch binding in place with your machine. No hand sewing required!

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Hand-tied Flannel Blanket

A dear friend of mine had asked if I could a hand-tied flannel blanket for her sweet little boy for Christmas.  She already had fabric picked out, a sweet Baby Yoda themed flannel.  How could I say no?!? Of course I would do that!  BUT….I’ve never made one before.

I thought to myself, why not share this process?  I have many skills to draw on to make this item, even though I haven’t made this exact thing before.

We all can do more than we think, we just have to draw from what we DO know!

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