Tutorial: Fancy Felt Bows!

This is a fun and easy tutorial that will give you an adorable little felt bow as a product. This particular tutorial is how to make a bow for your hair but you could also add these bows to fun fashion projects,  add them to home decor projects or make all sorts of accessories like broaches or earnings.

This is an easy project that really doesn’t cost much or take many supplies making it a great craft to do with kids or just an easy project for yourself.

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A Centered zipper is one of the most common zipper applications. It is most commonly used on skirts, blouses, and dresses in a center-back seam but can also be used on a side seam.

I used a YKK nylon Zipper and the “E” zipper foot for my Janome machine. There are a variety of zipper feet you can get for your machine but for this zipper application you only need a basic one.

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Macaron “Sew-a-long” Part 4- Share your pics


Hello fellow “sew-longers.”  I hope everybody’s dresses are coming along nicley.  Just a friendly reminder there is only one week left to finish your Macron dress. I will need pictures sent in by August 15th to be eligible to win!  Please send pics to amy@hartsfabric.com  If anyone has any questions or suggestions about your Macaron please comment below.

Learn To Cross Stitch a Cupcake – Free Pattern!

Cross stitching is a fun and easy craft to learn. This tutorial will teach you the basics and provides a cute free pattern to follow.

To start, assemble your materials. For this project you will need a 5.5″ by 5.5″ piece of 14 count aida cloth, a 4″ embroidery hoop, DMC embroidery floss, a tapestry needle,  a pair of thread snippers, and your FREE PATTERN.

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Macaron “Sew-a-Long” Part 3 cont.- Sewing the Dress

     I finished my Macaron dress and to my amazement it fit perfectly!  I am a curvy girl and most dress patterns I have made in the past were always too small in the hip/booty area.  While making the Macaron I was a little worried I would have the same problem, but I’ve also heard that Colette patterns worked well for the curvy girl so I had hope.  As soon as I sewed the zipper in I immediately tried it on and it fit!  I love it!

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