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How to sew a pillow case: Final exam

 This article is brought to you by  Lizzsews . Are you interested in learning how to sew? This article is the 'final exam' in the learning to sew article series. Follow along, let's learn how to use your sewing machine together! Recommended read:  Learning to sew article series Here’s how you can sew a pillowcase. This project is going to be your final exam of this 'course', lets's see what you've learned and put it to the text with this project! What you will need: Fleece, flannel or cotton, 40” x 36” Iron and ironing board  Pins Rotary cutter and cutting mat (or scissors) Seam gauge or measuring tape   Sewing machine Sewing machine thread and needle The steps:    1. Iron the fabric and cut it to 40” x 36”     2. On the top of the fabric, the side that is 40” wide, fold over about a 1/2" on the top and iron.    3. Fold the fabric over again, but this time fold it over 3" and iron.    4. Undo the fold, this is preparation for the cuff/hem. Keep th

How to embroider Lego Baby Yoda with rectangle appliqué

 This article is brought to you by  Lizzsews . Here’s how you can embroider out Lego baby Yoda inside of a rectangle with appliqué fabric ! What you will need: Fabric to embroider on Fabric to appliqué with Stabilizer to match the fabric you are using Lego Baby Yoda embroidery design from Lizzsews Etsy shop Embroidery machine  Embroidery needle  Embroidery thread The steps:     1. Hoop your fabric and stabilizer  Recommended read: How to hoop fabric for machine embroidery    2. On your machine select the rectangle design, choose the one with a satin stitch that goes around.     3. But before using the one with a satin stitch, begin with the outline, #10 in rectangles on the Brother se600.  Recommended read:  Brother se600 review I changed the colour of my rectangles to #507 emerald green and resized them.  I also resized my outline rectangle to 59.8 mm x 94.4 mm    4. Stitch out the outline rectangle.     5. Place your appliqué fabric on top of this outline and stitch out the outlin

How to start up a blog with minimal costs

 This article is brought to you by  Lizzsews . Blogs are a wonderful way to drive traffic to your shop, and/or to just write about what you're passionate about! But sometimes, you just don’t have that extra money in your budget to start a blog; here's how I started a blog for less than $20 a year. Recommended read:  Selling handmade products online First, let me start by saying that I’m not a website builder or an expert in the blogging field in any way. I’m just sharing how I started up my blog for minimal costs. There are so many hosting options to choose from when creating a blog. There are a few well-known free options, Wix, and Blogspot/Blogger.  WordPress and Blogspot will both give you options for a free blog using a subdomain; I don't recommend it. Subdomains look tacky and make the URL too long. Yes, you do have to purchase a domain name to not have the tacky subdomain, but trust me, it’s worth it! -- If you start a blog with Blogspot/Blogger and pur

Selling handmade products online

 This article is brought to you by  Lizzsews . Are you interested in selling your handmade products online? From sewing, to embroidery, to painting, to sculpting and ceramics, to 3d printing, to Cricut-ing, there are endless possibilities to the crafts that you can make and sell! No matter the handmade product, if you’re interested in selling it, Etsy is a wonderful marketplace to do so. If you use this link right here, you can start up a shop on Etsy for free. It will give you, (and me!) 40 free listings to start up with. This accounts to $8 USD! A few of my tips for selling handmade products on Etsy:      1. Have good pictures  Pictures are one of the most important aspects of selling products online! This is what your customer sees as the product, for they cannot touch or feel it.      - Take pictures that don’t have a very busy background     - The images should focus on your product     - Show the item being worn, held, used or propped up     - Scale the item, show its size in a