Julia’s Aloha Ladies Farmers Market Tote Bag Tutorial.

Hey dudes! I’m Julia, your guest tutorial maker for this week! If you’ve come into the store recently, I’m the one with purple hair who’s more than likely wearing a comic book teeshirt.

Today’s tutorial is a decently sized tote bag, perfect for trips to the farmer’s market or a day on the beach.
























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Sew Your Hart Out September – Week Three Project Round Up!

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The third week of Sew Your Hart Out September has already come and gone! Have you been as busy sewing as we have? We have so many great project photos to share with you this week, so let’s get down to business and check ‘em out!

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Bias cut Piping and Reverse Applique Pillow

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Hello!  We are well into our third week of “Sew your Hart out September”.  Can you believe it?!  This month is flying by.  This week is inspired by Home Décor projects.  I was planning on doing a bias piping tutorial for you then last minute I decided to add a little reverse applique onto the pillow for some fun.  Let’s get started…


-14″x14″ pillow form

-1/2 yard of home decor fabric for piping and applique (I used a woven mai tai fabric)

-1/2 yard of home décor fabric for main pillow ( I used a 100% Hemp in natural)

-2 yards welt cord ( I used size 5/32″ welt cord)

-Sewing machine with piping foot




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Easy Curtain Tutorial

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Hello and happy September! Natalie here with a quick and easy café curtain tutorial.

I chose a floral from the Far Far Away collection by Heather Ross. I am not lining my panels because the window I am covering gets no sun exposure.

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Sew Your Hart Out September – Home Decor Week!

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We hope everyone is enjoying Sew Your Hart Out September! This week we will be focusing on Home decor projects. We hope to get you inspired to brighten up your home with unique home sewing projects!


On Tuesday Natalie will be showing you how to make quick and easy café curtains. These curtains are a great way to spruce up your home! Plus they don’t require a lot of sewing knowledge, so they are a great beginner project!

Then on Thursday we’ll have an easy piping tutorial! Creating your own piping is great way to really step up your home sewing projects. Perfect for pillows, box cushions, chairs, couches, and more! It only takes a little extra time to make your own piping, and it really adds an extra special professional touch to your project!

We hope you’re having fun sewing your Hart out! Don’t forget to send us pictures of your projects! We’ll be giving away $50 every week, you might win!