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How to Make Placemats & Napkins (No Serger) + FREE Pattern

Today I’m showing you how to make matching placemats and napkins. This style is easy, so you can make these in less than a day with a basic sewing machine (no serger needed). I also made a free sewing pattern that you can print and use (download here). Or just use the cutting measurements mentioned […]

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How To Make a Standard Pillowcase With Inner Flap: PRO Way

This tutorial copies the pillowcase design that stores use. I studied 9 professionally made pillows to figure this out. Today, we’re making the envelope style in a standard size. “Envelope pillows” have an inner flap to hide your pillow insert. I’ve also included measurements for queen/king pillows. I’ll show you how to make it with […]

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How To Make Pillowcase with Flap & French Seams: NO Raw Edge

If you only have a basic sewing machine, this is the best way to make neat pillowcases with no raw edges. We’ll be using the french seam technique to create “hidden” seams. And we’re adding an inner flap to stop your pillow insert from falling out. This is sometimes called an “envelope” pillow. This tutorial […]

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Fabric

Exactly How Much Fabric You Need for Pillows (11 Sizes)

How much fabric you need for 2 square ‘throw’ pillows… (Click a link to skip to the visual chart below) 12″ x 12″ = 0.5 – 0.9 yards (0.5 – 0.9 meters) 14″ x 14″ = 1 yard (1 meter) 16″ x 16″ = 1.1 yards (1 meter) 18″ x 18″ = 1.2 yards (1.1 […]

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Exactly How Much Fabric You Need for Pillowcases + Charts

To make 2 pillowcases, you need: 2 yards (1.9 meters) of fabric for standard & queen size pillowcases (20″ x 30″). 2.5 yards (2.3 meters) of fabric for king size pillowcases (20″ x 40″). I recommend buying at least 10% more. This is because when you pre-wash and dry your materials, they might shrink. Fabric […]

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Reuse Old Jeans: 37 Creative DIY Ideas for Bags & Home Decor

So you have old jeans that are too small and covered in holes? Here are creative and stylish DIY ideas for upcycling denim into different crafts, from bags to home decor. I have to say, the tote bag ideas are super inspiring! In part 2, I share ideas for turning jeans into new clothes. The […]