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Earth Day DIY Patches

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Earth Day DIY Patches

Everyday is earth day. I'm pledging to minimize my environmental footprint in my home and work life, studio and closet, to continue to educate myself about this issue that effects the most vulnerable communities disproportionately.  All these things sound so ethereal. What is sustainability and what does it look like in practical terms? It's different for all of us but some things for me look like a vegan diet, composting food scraps, buying vintage & second hand, public transportation (I miss taking the train!), and refusing/reducing my plastic consumption, especially one time use plastics.  What does it look like for...

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Patterns For Good

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Patterns For Good

If you're like me you're feeling scared & uncertain. I wanted to do a little good while creating something for you to enjoy.  I designed a Free Pattern Download with a suggested donation of $5 -10 to a local charity, business or an organization of your choice. Something that directly benefits your community would be great! The PDF (below) includes a set of six simple, bold and fun to stitch up patterns with instructions and suggested tools and materials.  I’m not policing the downloads or checking on the status of your donations. I'll take it on faith that we both understand the...

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DIY Hand Stitched Cards

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DIY Hand Stitched Cards

Simple + fun DIY for stitching on paper. Create bold personalized stationery. Great family activity too!

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Fast + Easy Patch for Heavy Weight Fabrics

Creative Challenge DIY

Fast + Easy Patch for Heavy Weight Fabrics

Stitching through thick layers of fabric can be tough, so I created this tutorial to simplify the process. This hand-stitching technique is fast, minimizes stress on your hands, and provides a strong and long-lasting patch. 

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Hoodie Pocket Patch

Hoodie Pocket Patch

Recently, Kuma pup ate a hole through my pocket where I had left some treats. I guess dog don't understand how pockets work. I'd found the perfect stripey fabric at FabScrap & adapted the tutorial I recently shared, DIY Replace a Sleeve, because it shows how to make a pattern from your pre-existing clothes. In this case I modeled the patch from the pre-existing pocket to make a duplicate pattern piece. This mending how-to is shared with you as inspiration for my Mending Challenge collaboration with Fabscrap that’s taking place right now, May 15 - June 15. To enter the challenge, mend any...

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