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Another use for an embroidery machine - Freestanding Lace Headband DIY Tutorial - Melly Sews

Freestanding Lace Headband DIY Tutorial

Hey y’all – today I have a metallic freestandling lace heandband DIY for you. Ever since high school (and that was a longer time ago that I’ll admit to) I have been fascinated with 1920s fashion. Whether I have short hair at the time or not (because the length of my hair is constantly varying), Read the Rest…

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10 Headband Tutorials - DIY Headbands - Melly Sews

10 How to Sew a Headband Tutorials

Hey y’all – since this month is all about Accessories, today I’m bringing you not one, but TWO posts with round ups of great hair accessory tutorials from around the web. This one is full of ways to sew a headband - for babies, kids and women! Find out how to sew the headbands below – click Read the Rest…

10 Hair Accessory Tutorials to sew and make - Melly Sews

10 Hair Accessory Tutorials

More accessories month goodness! Check out these 10 hair accessory tutorials. Click on any picture to go to the post. Hooray – you read the whole post! Wanna hang out more? Check out the best sewing pins with me on Pinterest, join our Facebook discussions, get your daily sewing fix and behind the scenes scoops Read the Rest…

Blank Slate Patterns Sewing Team

Blank Slate Patterns Sewing Team

Hey y’all – I am so excited to tell you about something I’ve been working on today. Recently I was trying to think of ways to incorporate the fun of a pattern tour without interrupting the weekly posts and tutorials I know you enjoy. And I came up with the Blank Slate Patterns Sewing Team. I Read the Rest…

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School Supplies for Sewing

 It’s that time of year again – the school supplies are on sale, and the former teacher in me can’t help but pick up a few more things than what is on my kids’ school supply lists. BUT I have a good excuse! One of the things I learned from years teaching sewing at a Read the Rest…

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Sew a Water Bottle Holder

Hey y’all, today I’m going to share with you how to sew a water bottle holder. This post was originally for the Riley Blake blog, but I’m bringing it home. For seven summers, I worked as a camp counselor at a day camp. A bunch of my friends from high school also worked there. The Read the Rest…

Gorgeous print on this! Catalina Dress Pattern by Blank Slate Patterns

Catalina Dress Pattern

In June we vacationed in California for a couple weeks, and a couple weeks before we left I decided that I wanted to do a pattern collection. And photograph it in California. So, today I present to you the first of the California Dreaming patterns, the Catalina Dress. This dress is an easy sew, with Read the Rest…

July 2014 Projects - Melly Sews

July Wrap Up

July is over, and wow that went fast! In case you missed any of the posts you can click on any image below to go to the post. August’s theme is Accessories, so look for posts this month for things that are smaller and usually quicker to sew. Plus there are some new patterns in Read the Rest…