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The Dahlia Pillow Tutorial

January 28, 2014 in Projects

Totally Stitchin': The Dahlia Pillow Tutorial It's finally here, the how-to-make-this-pillow tutorial! For this pillow, you'll need: - A 16" x 16" square cut fabric for the pillow front (I made a 15" x 15" finished pillow...so, if you do a larger or smaller pillow, just add an inch to the width and length to cut your fabric measurements) - For a Centered Zipper (follow link to tutorial), you'll need ...

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, ...

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 ...

Ruffled Bed Skirt Tutorial

December 3, 2013 in Projects

If you've followed any of my posts, you may be able to tell that I am obsessed with ruffles...so, when it came time for a bed skirt for my daughter's bed...I ruffled it! This tutorial is for a standard twin bed. (For more ruffling tutorials: Comforter, Sassy Ruffled Tree Skirt, Ruffled/Gathered Table Runner) Supplies: 7.5 yards if you sew 2 longs sides and ...

How to Understitch?

November 13, 2013 in Tips & Tricks

So, you've gotten to the part in the pattern where it says to understitch. What is understitching? Glad you asked! Understitching is when you sew the lining only to the seam allowance. It's typically at the neckline and armholes, but, not limited to that. It's essential purpose is to keep the lining rolled back behind the outer fabric so that ...

Sassy Ruffled Tree Skirt Tutorial

November 1, 2013 in News, Projects

Happy Holidays! What a beautiful time of year!! Follow this fun tutorial to make a Ruffled Tree Skirt  to sass up your tree! See more Holiday tutorials with Baby Lock's Gift Guide! We'll turn this circle into the above picture using... A Baby Lock Serger (super fun), And, a Baby Lock Ruffler Foot (super fun), And, a Baby Lock Sewing Machine (also, super fun) with your general purpose ...

Trimmed Pillowcase Tutorial

September 26, 2013 in Projects

Follow this simple tutorial to make a cute trimmed pillowcase! Supplies: One yard of fabric (if you are a beginner, I wouldn't recommend anything stretchy) 45" of 1.5" wide ribbon (grosgrain or satin recommended; no wire) Multi-purpose thread And your Baby Lock sewing machine. :D Instructions: Leave your fabric on the fold as it came off the bolt (iron if necessary, or if your selvages are really ...

Easy Piece-y Valance Tutorial

September 17, 2013 in Projects

I am re-doing my daughter's "big girl" room and really excited with how it is all turning out! Follow along with my next several tutorials in the coming weeks because I am going to show you how to make a complete bedroom set. We'll be making a valance, curtains, a comforter blanket, bed skirt, a pillow sham or 2, some ...

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Fabric Belts

May 7, 2013 in Projects

Belts are hard to find in little sizes and they are pretty expensive when you can get your hands on them. Toddler fabric belts are SO easy to make. Seriously, a 20 minute project. It will take you longer to pick out your fabric than it will to make it! SUPPLIES 3" x 27" Fabric (my belt was made for my 2 year old ...
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