Bias Ribbon Tutorial

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I recently started making these for my 7-year-old daughter. She has decided that she is too old for traditional bows. So, we have moved onto new ways to accessorize her hair. I really love these ribbons more than traditional grosgrain or satin ribbons. First, because of the variety in designs you can have. Secondly, because this technique utilizes the bias grain of the fabric to make a somewhat stretchy ribbon that can be tied tighter around hair. This is great for my daughter’s fine, slippery hair. We have also discovered that the stretch of the bias allows you to use the ribbons, as headbands. This technique could also be used to make fun shoelaces, too. Bias fabric ribbons can be made at just about any length and this is a great way to utilize fabric project leftovers. The other great thing about this tutorial is it can be a no sew projects, as well as, a sewn one.

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10 Minute Hand Warmer Tutorial

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Hello Everyone!

What I have for you today, is a great last minute gift idea. These are really fun and really quick to make. It is a great project to do with kids for teachers and family. We will be making some this weekend.  What also makes them great is they are functional and fun and almost free to make. Most of you, already have everything you need to make them in your home right now.

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Washable Drawing Pad Tutorial

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Hello Everyone!

Today I am sharing with you a tutorial that I wrote this summer for a feature on Sew McCool’s blog. These drawing pads are a fun and easy gift to make. So, I thought this would be a great time to reshare here at here incase, any of you that might be looking for some fun kids gifts to make(kids can make them, too).  Another great thing about this project is it could be done without a sewing machine.

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