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Easily Add a Ruffle Detail!

May 20, 2014 in Tips & Tricks

Totally Stitchin': Easily Add a Ruffle Detail All my daughter wants to wear these days are dresses...she's 3 and very opinionated! :) We went through her closet and tried on the dresses for fit because, you know, they grow so crazy fast. Some of the dresses from last year still fit, some too small, and some fit but were just too short. So, instead of buying new ...

Newsboy Hat Pattern

April 16, 2014 in News

This little Newsboy Hat Pattern is adorable...I just had to share the pattern with you! You can find the pattern here; it is sold on an etsy shop called ButterflyTree. You can just buy, download, and print it...so easy! It was such a fun sew! I sewed this for my son's 6 month pictures out of a heavy corduroy I had ...

DIY Bean Bag Tutorial

March 5, 2014 in Projects

The theme of my nephew's first birthday party is Old Fashioned County Fair, so I made some quick and cute bean bags for a bean bag toss. Follow this easy tutorial to whip up a set for yourself! BONUS: this DIY Bean Bag Tutorial is an excellent scrap buster, so no need to purchase more fabric!  Supplies: Each bag requires two 5" x ...

DIY Simple Tab Top Blackout Curtains

February 28, 2014 in Projects

Totally Stitchin': DIY Tab Top Blackout Curtains Simple tab top blackout curtains! Here we go... Supplies -To find out how much fabric you need, measure the length that you would like and add 6.5" (for the hem) then, double that amount for 2 panels. Then, add a 1/2 yard for the tabs. -For Blackout fabric, you'll need only the length of the curtain x 2 if you are doing 2 ...

Satin Binding Baby Blanket

February 20, 2014 in Tips & Tricks

Totally Stitchin': Satin Binding Baby Blanket I just recently had some sewing students request to learn how to sew satin binding onto a baby blanket...and, though I had sewn many a binding, I had never tried out the pre-made satin binding. So, I got to experiment for baby Griffin! Bah! I love it so much! There are many tutorials out there, but, here is the one I ...

Batter Up Baby Shower

February 7, 2014 in News

Totally Stitchin': Batter Up Baby Shower One of my best friends and her husband are having a baby girl in one month. They are also big St. Louis Cardinal fans, so we threw them a girly STL Cardinal Baseball baby shower! We had some talented people involved to make this party a grand slam celebration (as you can see by the beautiful cake and the handmade ...

Adding an Invisible Zipper to a Pillow

January 22, 2014 in Tips & Tricks

So, now we're going to tackle the invisible zipper (you'll need an invisible zipper about 1" shorter than your cut fabric measurement...so, if I cut my fabric 16" x 16", I'm going to look for a 15" invisible zipper...you can also get a longer one and shorten it)! Last week, I showed you how to do a centered zipper with ...

Inserting a Centered Zipper in a Pillow

January 17, 2014 in Tips & Tricks

Totally Stitchin': Inserting a Centered Zipper in a Pillow Zippers are a nice addition to a pillow because when the cover needs a washing, it's easy to remove, cleanse, and replace! And, they're really not that difficult! So, the picture below shows a centered zipper on the left and the pillow on the right has an invisible zipper! This tutorial is to show how to insert a centered zipper. So, ...

Snow Day Sew Day!

January 9, 2014 in General, News

Am I right? Have you had any snow days recently? What are you making? Tell us in the comments section or post a picture on our Totally Stitchin' Facebook Page! We always love to see what people are making! We just had several snow days here in the STL region as we got somewhere around a foot of snow, give or ...

How to Add Piping to a Pillow

January 2, 2014 in Tips & Tricks

Piping is a fun embellishment to add to a pillow that you're making! Here's a few tips and tricks on how to add piping to a pillow! (Also, the tutorial for this throw pillow is coming soon!!) To start, you'll need your piping (pre-made or the piping you made) and the front fabric for your pillow. Start somewhere on the bottom and pin ...
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