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My favourite sewing and embroidery quotes

I'm going to share some of my favourite sewing and embroidery quotes for which I have found online. I'll share my thoughts on each of these quotes, and I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments!  "You can't buy happiness, but you can buy fabric" I couldn't agree with this quote more, for "any day spent sewing is a good day"!  "If you see me with a seam ripper, now is not the time" oh man, if I have a seam ripper.. just don't even try to talk to me!  "One who makes no mistakes never makes anything" this couldn't be any closer to the truth! I definitely don't make mistakes at least once a week...  A compliment that only my fellow sewers will understand, "may your bobbin always be full"  "When feeling low, It's time to sew" ah yes, "sewing is my therapy"  "My soul is fed with a needle and thread" wait a sec, you're saying that there are other things in life that mak
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How to sew a wine bottle bag gift ‘wrap’

These are a beautiful fast and easy sewing project! They can even be used as tall drawstring bags afterwards! They do not have handles, so I recommend using them as ‘gift wrap’! Meaning that if you are needing to carry it, place it in a wine bottle bag or even just a gift bag or even sew on your own handle! What you will need: Cotton fabric Iron and ironing board  Rotary cutter and cutting mat (or scissors) Seam gauge or measuring tape   Sewing machine Sewing machine thread and needle Twine, ribbon or something of the sort Optional: pins The steps:      1. Iron fabric and cut 4 strips of 17 1/8” x 7”. If you’d like they can be all the same fabric or different. I chose to use a patterned fabric for two strips and a solid fabric for the other two.       2. Place two strips (I chose the non matching strips) right sides together. And create a pen mark at 12” long and again at 12 1/5” on both sides of the strip. Repeat with the other two strips.       3. Start to sew down the right side fro

How to sew make up removing pad bag

Here’s how you can create these cute make up removing pad bags to hold your make up removing pads! What you will need: Flannel fabric Iron and ironing board  Rotary cutter and cutting mat (or scissors) Seam gauge or measuring tape   Sewing machine Sewing machine thread and needle Twine, ribbon or something of the sort Optional: pins The steps: Iron fabric and cut two strips of 5.5” x 19” If you’re wanting to change the size, just remember to account for a seam allowance in the width, and the length will be at least half the size plus account for the cuff. Place the strips right sides together and sew down the right side, pivot, sew along the bottom, pivot again and sew up the left side all the way to the end and cut the stitches.  Flip the make up bag inside out and poke the corners of the bottom out.  On the top (the side that has not been sewn) fold the fabric inwards about a 1/2” or less, optional: to make the edge more ‘crisp’ you can iron the fabric flat here after folding it.  Se

How to sew reusable make up removing pads, squares

Here’s how you can create some reusable make up removing pads- in a square shape! This is a super fun project and makes amazing gifts! What you will need: Flannel Cotton Iron and ironing board  Rotary cutter and cutting board (or scissors) Basic sewing supplies The steps:      1. Iron flannel fabric and cotton fabric.      2. Cut multiple squares of 3”. One flannel square goes with one cotton square to create one make up removing pad.       3. Place the squares right sides together. Sew around the square, but leave a gap in the middle of one of the sides to flip it inside out.       4. Flip the make up removing pads inside out      5. Sew around the square with a small seam allowance, the gap should naturally fold itself inside the square. Make sure that the gap does get sewn over.  You’re done! It’s so simple, fun and easy to whip of these reusable square make up removing pads!

How to sew reusable make up removing pads, circles

Here’s how you can create some reusable make up removing pads- in a circle shape! This is a super fun project and makes amazing gifts! What you will need: Flannel Iron and ironing board  Scissors A cup or something in a circle shape that you can trace Basic sewing supplies The steps:      1. Iron flannel fabric and fold the fabric in half right sides together. If you have a pattern, you could do yours wrong sides together, but I was tracing on the fabric and didn’t want the pen line to be seen!      2. Using a cup or something else in a circle shape, trace out a circle on the fabric. The traced circle should be on the wrong side of the fabric.  My circle ended up being about 3.75“ in diameter.       3. Cut out the circles       4. Place wrong sides together and using an overcasting stitch, sew all the way around the circle. Making sure that your stitch is going over the fabric.  I used stitch 1-14 with a width of 5 mm. I tested out a few different stitch lengths, 2 mm vs 2.5 mm vs 3 mm