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Wednesday July 28th, 2010

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sewing 101: kitchen cozy

sewing 101: kitchen cozy

when I get on a mission to tidy up my apartment, i usually end up becoming promptly frustrated by my woeful lack of storage space. so i’m always looking for ways to lose that feeling of clutter, even when i don’t really have any real space to stash my stuff—and thus, this kitchen cozy was…

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Wednesday July 14th, 2010

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sewing 101: machine appliqué

sewing 101: machine appliqué

Here’s a great way to snazz up simple textiles with an easy embellishment technique – machine appliqué! This technique allows you to apply cut-out shapes of fabric to the surface of another fabric, achieving colorful and interesting effects that would otherwise be complicated to sew. In this post I’m appliquéing a tablecloth, but you can…

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Wednesday June 30th, 2010

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sewing 101: piping

sewing 101: piping

Okay, it may not be the sexiest topic in the sewing world, but piping is a darn handy tool to have in your stitchy arsenal. It adds a super-professional touch to pillows and cushions, as well as accessories like pot holders, placemats—just about anything that needs a little trimming action. You can buy piping in…

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Wednesday June 9th, 2010

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diy project: portable sun shade

diy project: portable sun shade

i’ve been thinking about public spaces a lot recently for numerous reasons, but mostly because the issue of public space always pops into mind in nicer weather. after months of abnormally cold temperatures, my neighborhood is finally getting warm sun and i want to enjoy it! i know a lot of urban dwellers have no…

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diy project: upholstered toddler beds

diy project: upholstered toddler beds

this clever diy project comes from gabrielle blair of design mom. gabrielle came up with a fantastic diy project that creates two beautifully upholstered toddler beds for only $75. for those of you with small children this would be a great way to update your little ones’ rooms without breaking the bank. gabrielle has written…

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diy project: anneli’s rag pillows

diy project: anneli’s rag pillows

this fun project comes from d*s reader anneli martin of bird and lard. anneli had an old bed linen and a duvet cover that she didn’t want to throw away, so she cut them into one inch strips and crocheted these two giant floor pillows. i think the result is fantastic, and definitely a great…

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