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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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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

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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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DIY Replace a Sleeve

Creative Challenge DIY

DIY Replace a Sleeve

Learn how to create a pattern from a pre-existing garment in this tutorial leading you through replacing a torn sleeve. This techniques can easily be adapted in many ways beyond sleeves. This inspiring tutorial is made in collaboration with Fabscrap for our Mending Challenge. Get the full how-to and entry details...

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Repair a Torn Seam Tutorial

Creative Challenge DIY

Repair a Torn Seam Tutorial

As part of the Mending Challenge collaboration with Fabscrap I'm sharing this easy how-to Repair a Torn Seam. It's a common area to see damage and this tutorial requires minimal materials and is so simple. You can do this!

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