Sew a Remote Control Cover

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Hey y’all. In keeping with this month’s theme of renewal, I’m going to ask you – what’s wrong with the photo below? Yup – it’s that remote control! It’s so ugly. So let’s renew it by putting a pretty cover on it. You’ll need: Velcro Fabric Your remote (to measure) Measure your fabric by folding Read the Rest…

How to Topstitch

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It’s day 2 of the jeans sewalong! And today I’m going to be talking about how to topstitch. Yesterday we talked a little about needles and thread, so I won’t go into too much detail, but I will re-iterate – at least a size 90/14 needle and heavy duty thread. Topstitching seems like it would Read the Rest…

Sew Jeans for Yourself – Rub Off Pattern

Use pins and cardboard to make a pattern from your jeans - without destroying them! http://mellysews.com

As we sew jeans this month, the question of patterns comes up. Sabra posted a great review yesterday of some of the commercially available patterns. Today I’m going to show you how to make a pattern from your own jeans. Even if your jeans don’t fit you perfectly, it’s worth rubbing off a pattern from Read the Rest…

Tech Tips – How to Embed Instagram Feed

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I think Instagram is my favorite social media, and today I’m going to show you how to embed an Instagram feed on your blog. And if you’re looking for more denim inspiration, never fear, Sabra has you covered today with what to do with your old jeans. I love that Instagram is short, sweet, and Read the Rest…

An Easier Way to Patch Jeans for Kids

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So this month while we focus on jeans we’re going to be talking not just about how to sew brand new jeans, but also how to mend and alter jeans you may already own. I’m kicking this off by showing you how I patch jeans – with a method that avoids having to maneuver inside a Read the Rest…

Sequined Dress – How to Sew Sequins

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Hey y’all. Have you ever totally stressed about what to wear to an event? I’m sure I’m not the only neurotic one out there who can totally overthink both the outfit and my comfort requirements for said outfit. Well, Alt Summit last month brought out the neurosis full force. For the green themed party I Read the Rest…