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Milestone reached: 300 sales!

Thanks so much to all of you for helping me reach this milestone with Lizzsews. I’m very grateful for all of the support and wouldn’t have been able to get this far without all of you!  Coming up in the summer will be even more articles! 3D printing, sewing, embroidering and even more crafting!!

3D printer

Recently, I purchased a 3D printer! Along with it the filament, which is pretty much just the raw plastic. I’ve been playing around with it and learning a lot! I’ve done tons and tons of research for this printer.  I got the Anycubic Mega Zero 2.0. On 3D printers, the nozzle tip goes all the way to 200 degrees Celsius, and the bed to 60 degrees Celsius! To create an object, the 3D printer melts the filament and creates the object layer by layer. One that was a big surprise to me after getting my 3D printer, was how long that it takes to print! This small little owl that I made, which came as the tester pattern with my machine, took 3 hours! Along the way I have come over multiple speed bumps and made many mistakes. Would you be interested in me sharing my learning process through this 3D printer? Share what you think in the comments, it helps me know what type of content you guys all want to see (read)! A few of the speed bumps/learning process main points: - Changing the filament - pa

How to sew a fabric tray; the quicker way

In one of my previous articles, I shared how to make a fabric tray. These are one of my favourite projects for they are so fun to create and the final result is always so beautiful! The only thing that wasn’t as fun with making the trays was that bindings are a lot of work sometimes. So, I created this pattern. This new fabric tray is just as beautiful, but can be made quicker! This leaves more time for free motion quilting if wanted and also makes the perfect last minute gift. But the one receiving the gift would never be able to tell it was last minute! What you will need: Cotton fabric Iron and ironing board Batting Rotary cutter and cutting mat (or scissors) Seam gauge or measuring tape Sewing machine Sewing machine thread and needle Free motion quilting foot Optional: pins and safety pins The steps: Cut  two pieces of fabric and a piece of batting to 13” x 13” Optional: you could embroider one of the pieces.  ‘Sandwich’  the pieces together. Place the two pieces of fabric right si

How to sew pattern weights

  A very simple, yet quite helpful and important sewing project. Pattern weights are essential for sewers and are such a fun project. You can make them as colourful or as plain as you want! Have fun sewing! And remember, unless otherwise stated, or if it’s a different type of stitch or seam, sew right sides together.  What you need: Cotton fabric Iron and ironing board Rice or other filling Rotary cutter and cutting mat (or scissors) Sewing machine Sewing machine thread and needle The steps: Iron and cut 6 squares of 2.5”.  Sew 4 of the squares together in a line, and iron.  Sew one square on top of and one square below the second square in the line. Iron.  Sew the left side of the square on top with the top side of the first square in the line.  Sew the right side of the square on top with the top side of the third square in the line.  Sew the left side of the square below with the bottom side of the first square in the line. Sew the right side of the square below with the bottom side