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Sew a faux fur collar

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Hello, everyone! This is Nichole from Bluebird & the Boy again! I know we're in the middle of one of the busiest times of year...but I've got one more project that I think you're going to want to put on your To Do list! It's classic, versatile and best of all...a quick sew! I'm going to show you how to sew a faux fur collar.     I'm going to show you how to create a beautiful, vintage style faux fur collar. It's the perfect accessory to any outfit! (You may have ... [ Read More ]

Sew an invisible zipper in a skirt

How to sew an invisible zipper in a skirt. You don't even have to have an invisible zipper foot! On sewmccool.com.

Zippers used to scare me. Silly me. And without zippers, we would be forever in skirts and pants with elastic and yoga waistbands. There's a place for those....but..... You know what I mean. Zippers aren't hard to sew, and when you learn how to sew an invisible zipper in a skirt, you'll realize that you've avoided it for too long!     This post on how to sew an invisible zipper in a skirt is sponsored by Zipper Island. But the text, all photos, and any ... [ Read More ]

Sewing for home roundup

sew-for-home roundup on sewmccool.com

There's always a time when we need to create a few items for our home! The holidays is certainly one of those times. This month I participated with a few other bloggers in Andrea's Sewing for Home roundup on her blog, Andrea's notebook. Here are some of the tutorials we created! To visit these projects, please see (counter Clockwise from the bottom left): Prairie Point Yo-Yo ornaments by Chicken Scratch NY Table Runner Trivet by The Inspired Wren Ribbon Cockade Ornaments by Sew ... [ Read More ]

Time to Vote! The 12 Days of Christmas blogger challenge

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Voting time!!! It's voting time! I'm so excited that it's time to vote! The 12 days of Christmas blogger challenge has ended, and I've enjoyed celebrating both the holidays and my 1-year blogiversary at SewMcCool! Below are the 28 entries into the contest, with a poll at the bottom of the post. Please look at the projects carefully - because your vote will determine who wins $100 in the blogger challenge! And follow the links to get more information on how to create these great ... [ Read More ]

7 more holiday projects to craft or sew!

7 more holiday projects to sew for the holiday blogger challenge on SewMcCool

Wow, what a fabulous 12 days!!! I can't believe the challenge is almost over - the only thing left is for YOU to vote, and that will begin tomorrow! We've had 12 days of fabulous projects for the SewMcCool 12 Days of Christmas Holiday Blogger challenge! Here's the fourth and final round-up for you. Here are 7 more holiday projects to craft or sew! Remember, you'll get a chance to vote on these - and the other 21 projects upcoming on the tour - beginning tomorrow, December 13. One blogger ... [ Read More ]

7 holiday projects to craft or sew

7 holiday projects to craft or sew on SewMcCool.com

I'm amazed that it's Day 9 already! We've had 9 days of fabulous projects for the SewMcCool 12 Days of Christmas Holiday Blogger challenge! Here's the third round-up for you. Here are 7 holiday projects to craft or sew! Remember, you'll get a chance to vote on these - and the other 21 projects upcoming on the tour - beginning on December 13. One blogger with the most votes will win $100! Don't forget to see our second roundup, from of Days 4-6!   On the seventh day of ... [ Read More ]

5 Holiday Projects to Craft or Sew

5 Holiday projects to sew - Days 2-6 of the SewMcCool Holiday Blogger challenge!

Woot! We've had 6 days of fabulous projects for the SewMcCool 12 Days of Christmas Holiday Blogger challenge! Here's the second round-up for you. Here are 5 holiday projects to craft or sew! Remember, you'll get a chance to vote on these - and the other 21 projects upcoming on the tour - beginning on December 13. One blogger with the most votes will win $100! Don't forget to see our first roundup of Days 1-3!   On the Fourth Day of Christmas, a crafter created for ... [ Read More ]

How to sew a photo pillow

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This is Chelsea of GYCT Designs and I'm super excited to be here today to sharing with you how to sew a photo pillow! I've been thinking about creating this photo pillow tutorial idea for a long time. I really LOVE photos. I always have. In fact, I have a great DIY Photo Canvas and an adorable Baby Bunting Photo Blanket over on my blog to prove it. What a great project for a gift too!     What You'll Need * Freezer Paper * Muslin Fabric * Scrap fabric - for pillow * ... [ Read More ]

9 holiday projects to craft or sew

Roundup 1 The Sew McCool Holiday Blogger Challenge, First 3 days! 9 Christmas crafts to keep or give

I'm so excited about the projects I've seen on the first 3 days of the SewMcCool 12 Days of Christmas Holiday Blogger challenge! Here are 9 holiday projects to craft or sew! Remember, you'll get a chance to vote on these - and the other 21 projects upcoming on the tour - beginning on December 13. One blogger with the most votes will win $100!     On the First Day of Christmas, a crafter created for thee: This adorable free Christmas tree softie pattern from Stephanie ... [ Read More ]

The 12 Days of Christmas Holiday Blogger Challenge!

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  I can't believe I've approached my first full year of blogging. But I know one thing: It's time to celebrate! Since I know you love tutorials and projects, I decided to gather my sewing and crafting blogging friends and host a 12 Days of Christmas Holiday Blogger Challenge tour where you can visit several blogs - some may be new to you - and try out a whole host of great holiday projects. Then....once the twelve days are over, you can come back here and vote for your ... [ Read More ]