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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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Hey every one! Today we are going to make an awesome scarf using a couple fun sewing techniques like a flat felled seam, and a hem using a rolled hemmer foot. This is a great project for an advanced beginner, its all straight seams but takes a little bit of finesse, and we are using a rayon which is a little bit of a wiggly fabric… But its all fun, and pretty basic I promise! Okay, so what you will need for this project is:

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So, I’m currently 7 months pregnant and was researching about the different kinds of wrap style baby carriers, and let me tell you… they are expensive! I love how beneficial they are for baby and mom but spending upwards of $50 for one just seemed a little bit much, plus they are all solid and not as cute as I would like them to be. So here is a tutorial on how to make one for  way less. I chose a knit spandex blended fabric from the line Arizona from Art Gallery Fabrics. Fabrics that would work great for this project are: Bamboo Knits, Organic Cotton Knits, and Modal Knits. The organic cotton knits do not have as much stretch to them but that would be great for carrying slightly older children that are a little heavier, while the stretchier fabrics are great for newborns up to 1 year old.

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How to Sew a Blind Hem Stitch – Spring Floral Linen-Cotton Gathered-Waist Dress

by Jamie Lau Designs

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Things have been quite busy in Brooklyn at the Jamie Lau Designs studio. We kicked off the new year with a photo shoot featuring our new textile designs inspired by the natural environment, travel, and art, with prints based on my photographs. We also celebrated the opening of our month-long pop-up shop at Makeshift Society in Hayes Valley (235 Gough Street, San Francisco, CA 94102), open Monday-Friday 9 AM-6 PM until March 31, 2014.

In keeping up with the momentum, I’ll be embarking on an exciting textile-filled journey to Japan later this spring and summer. In preparation for my two-month trip, I’m starting a new series entitled Fashion Travelogue, with the goal of designing and sewing the bulk of my wardrobe and accessories for my travel abroad (yes, even pajamas!).

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Easy Chunky Scarf

As the days start getting colder, I like to keep warm with soft knit scarves.

This one is particularly good because it knits up so quick and the ribbing adds

an attractive detail.

I used one skein of Cascade Yarn “Magnum” and size 35 circular Knitting needles.

If you wanted it a bit shorter, you could substitute size 19 needles.

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