Triangle Pouches

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Kokka is translating many of their tutorials into English! I finally made these triangle pouches yesterday. Find more details in my August newsletter here.

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And I made this stack of pillows yesterday with my Paint fabric collection for Kokka — in shops now! Find the full collection over at Miss Matatabi.

Simple Tote Tutorial

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Sign up for my November newsletter in the sidebar to get the tutorial for this quick and easy basic tote. And be sure to check out the newsletters and tutorials from the past few months here.

September Newsletter Tutorial

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Subscribe to my monthly newsletter for sewing tutorials! Next week I’ll send the tutorial for these printed pillows, along with links and some thoughts about creativity. Enter your email address in the sidebar to join the list.

You can read the August newsletter and get last month’s tutorial here.

Painted Coasters

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These coasters were made with some of my recent fabric experiments. First, I used textile paints with foam stamps and brushes to create simple designs. I experimented with watering down the paint, adding different colors, neons, and metallics. I used a scrap of linen and a vinyl light-blocking fabric that I had left over from making curtains. The benefit of experimenting with fabric is that you can simply cut out what you like and sew it into something, leaving the rest for another time.

Find the sewing tutorial here — a quick and easy project for beginners!

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Quick Pillow Corner Fix

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I’ve always been annoyed by those floppy corners in pillow covers where the pillow form doesn’t really get fit into the corner. I’ve tried stuffing the corners, rounding the corners, but neither of these solutions made me happy. As I was sewing this morning, it was obvious to me that a pillow corner isn’t a right angle at all, so I made this little template and it seems to work very well. Thought I’d share if anyone is interested.

These pillows were made with my Rough Cut fabric from Kokka.

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Click on the image below to download the template. Print at full scale.

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