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I’ve been on a role using up my Sunbrella stash (you can read about the outdoor Sunbrella pillows I recently made here and here.) So I dug into my Sunbrella stash again.
http://www.sewingmachinesplus.com/sewblog/sew-diy-sunbrella-table-cloth-insul-brite/ #sewing #DIY #Sunbrella #table #fabric

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Every person who starts out flat patterning is following someone else’s directions on how to do so. If you take a flat patterning class you’ll work from whatever book the instructor likes.
http://www.sewingmachinesplus.com/sewblog/flat-patterning-nothing-to-fear/ #sewing #pattern #dressmaking #howto #DIY

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My cats are constantly sitting on my dining room chair cushions. I don’t mind, but my guests don’t always enjoy standing up and walking away with their pants full of fur. Here’s the perfect solution!
http://www.sewingmachinesplus.com/sewblog/cat-sewing-projects/ #cat #sewing #cats #DIY

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I have been making lots of bags lately, and I have a few tutorials and different bag patterns coming up here soon. This week, though, I’m showing a couple examples of butterfly bag and another variation of a simple tote bag purse.
http://www.sewingmachinesplus.com/sewblog/butterfly-bag-small-large-blue-patchwork-purse/ #sewing #DIY #butterfly #purse #tote #blog

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I made those pillows with an envelope-style close on the back. The pillows on the front porch do not get as much direct sun exposure as the chairs on the back deck. For those chairs I wanted to use...
http://www.sewingmachinesplus.com/sewblog/sew-zippered-outdoor-pillow-cover-sunbrella/ #sewing #sunbrella #DIY #pillows #furniture #upholstery #blog #howto #tipsandtricks

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If you’re wondering what a postage stamp quilt is, it’s actually not that complicated of a style to explain! Think of a roll of postage stamps waiting to be applied to envelopes, and you’ll have a good grasp on what they can look like.
http://www.sewingmachinesplus.com/sewblog/strip-piecing-postage-stamp-quilt/ #sewing #quilting #DIY #howto #piecing #blog #postagestamp

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When you’ve determined the style of sundress you want to make based on your body and what you like and dislike about it, look at patterns that match your sewing skill level. You’ll find that using these three factors it’s easy to narrow down your sundress pattern options to a manageable number.
http://www.sewingmachinesplus.com/sewblog/picking-the-right-sundress-pattern/ #sewing #DIY #howto #sundress #dressmaking #tailor #tipsandtricks

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To begin cutting, I tear a straight cross grain so I have a right angle to work from. Almost all fabric can be torn in this way. The cross grain of a fabric is...
http://www.sewingmachinesplus.com/sewblog/grain-line-grain-line/ #sewing #grainline #DIY #howto #fabric

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4th Of July Independence Day Sale has begun!!!

Celebrate freedom, prosperity and American Independence by saving 10% OFF Everything and EVEN MORE savings on select notions and supplies.

Tons of Promo Codes & tons of savings storewide June 30 - July 10. So, break out the sparklers, fulfill all your sewing, quilting & embroidery needs at amazing prices and have a tremendous 4th of July in 2017!

Visit for qualifying machines:
http://www.sewingmachinesplus.com/independence-day-sale.php#machines

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I wanted to make a fabric flower pin to dress up and bring together the complementary colors on a reversible tote bag I made for my mother-in-law’s Christmas gift.
http://www.sewingmachinesplus.com/sewblog/sew-easy-fabric-flower-pins-bags-hats-hair-gifts/ #sewing #fabic #DIY #howto #flower #giftIdeas
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