10 Maxi Skirts You Must Make for Your Closet

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Maxie skirts are the perfect way to easy into the warm weather days ahead. To help flood your closet with handmade goodies, I've rounded up 10 easy to make maxi skirts that you can make today! Maxi Skirts You Can Make   Not only are maxi skirts easy to make but they are perfect for any type of weather. These are sure to become a basic staple in your closet! 1. Simple Maxi … [Read more...]

10 Stunning Vintage Doily DIY Ideas

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It's pretty clear that I "love me some vintage " but I've never really dived into different ways to incorporate these goodies into our sewing.   So today, I've rounded up some stunning vintage doily DIY ideas to help get your creative juices flowing! Stunning Vintage Doily DIY's   Using vintage doilies is a great way to add texture and interest to your creations or even as stand … [Read more...]

Ruffle Flag Pillow How To

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Last week, I shared a sewing technique for creating a Reverse Applique.  Today, is all about finishing the project.  This ruffle flag pillow is the perfect way to freshen up my outdoor space and summer naps in the sun! Ruffle Flag Pillow This project is for all levels. Skill Level- 1 Button Materials: scrap fabric pillow insert Tools: sewing machine thread Basic … [Read more...]

100 Ways to Upcycle your clothing

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If you've got a closet full of clothing that doesn't fit or isn't flattering, you don't have to dump it all at the thrift store drop-off. There's another solution: upcycle it! That old clothing is actually like having an extra stash of fabric, ready to be sewn! Whether you convert it into something more wearable for you or turn it into something completely different, the possibilities are … [Read more...]

Wrapping up the T-Shirt Quilt

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Do not let the title of this post mislead you dear friends of First Fridays!!  It's your old friend TJ here from Studio Mailbox about to fill you in on the on-going saga of my quilting progress.  Last month I shared with you how I switched gears and started a T-Shirt quilt to practice my skills while getting a holiday gift ready.  I had fully expected to stroll in here and report how awesome it … [Read more...]

Memory Quilts: Not Just for T-Shirts!

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Recently I posted a How-To on making your own T-shirt quilt. (You can find the first tutorial in that series here.) But maybe you don't have a lot of T-shirts lying around, waiting to be cut up for a quilt? That's okay! A memory quilt can be made out of so much more than just T-shirts! Now that you've mastered the basics with our free T-Shirt quilt tutorial, let's expand our horizons and think … [Read more...]

How to Make a TShirt Quilt: Finishing

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We have gathered, prepped and stitched our favorite tees into this amazing story.... Now what? Well, it is time to add  the batting, some simple quilting stitches, and attach our backing fabric. Did you miss the beginning of this series? Click here for Part 1 - Materials & Cutting. Then click here for Part 2 - Assembling the Quilt Top. Then get ready come back here and put it all together … [Read more...]

How to Make a Tee Shirt Quilt: Materials & Cutting

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Over the years, I have made countless memory quilts for clients.  The materials range from baby clothes to concert shirts to full-blown 3-piece suits. The excitement and joy my clients express during the "big reveal" of their memory quilt is always truly touching.  The one question that I am always asked is, "How did you do that?" This "How To"  series will walk you through the basics of … [Read more...]

Indygo Junction Dimensional Denim

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I'm excited to share the news about Amy Barickman's new book Dimensional Denim.  The book shares creative ideas for fabric manipulation techniques and easy projects for home and fashion. I mean come on - just look at those images!  You know this book is gonna be good.  Here are a few of my favorite projects. Personally, I have always been inspired by the simplicity of solids.  Something about the … [Read more...]