Simple Sewing

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This was a birthday present I made for my sister (but haven’t given her yet lol). Obviously she’s a Cowboys fan and she does a lot with animal rescues so I thought I’d make her a reversible coffee sleeve to show off both.

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I used this pattern and it was so easy! Start to finish was no more than half an hour and mostly just because I couldn’t find the elastic.

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A quarter of a yard would make at least six of these and since they’re so fast to sew up I would definitely keep this in mind for the gifting season!

Simple Sewing

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I’m thinking of making ‘Simple Sewing’ a weekly thing. Obviously there’s no actual sewing involved with this project but I use bias tape so often I wanted something that made me happier to see.

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Each set took me about an hour to make but there’s roughly five yards of bias tape in each one so I think that’s a fair trade off and hopefully I’ll get faster with more practice. I used this tutorial to make everything from one fat quarter. I found that it worked well but in each one there’s one or two spots where a seam over laps and the fabric is a little thick, I haven’t tried to sew over it yet but it would probably be a little bulky.

Simple Sewing

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This picture is from the shoot I mentioned here. We had family pictures done before we moved because my husband would be deploying afterwards. We wanted updated pictures to send with him but also for our daughter to have something she could remember him with.

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I wanted something that would be easy for her to carry around and not have to worry about a glass frame breaking. The picture is just behind a piece of  vinyl with ric rac to hide the edges. I thought about leaving an opening to switch the picture out or take it out to be washed but I know it would just be a matter of time before she realized she could take it out and tear it.

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I’ve never used ric rac before so I have no idea how you’re actually supposed to do corners but I had to finish before nap time so this is as good as its gonna get! So far she seems to like it and it’s extra cute to see her point and say Da Da and give it hugs.