Category Archives: Sewing

Bra Extender

By Yarn and Needlework Contributor Stephanie from the blog Twilly 23

Have an old bra past its prime? Instead of throwing it out, use the bra hardware for craft projects. By simply cutting off the hooks and eyes, you can resew them to create your own bra extender. This little accessory is a quick way to fix an ill fitting bra.

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Sewing Machine Cover

By Yarn and Needlework Contributor Stephanie from the blog Twilly 23

Love sewing? Me too! Making a fabric cover for your sewing machine protects it from dust and other grime. A sewing machine cover is a great beginner project. Basically, this pattern has you sewing together rectangles of varying sizes. This is also a good opportunity to use stash fabric. My sewing machine cover was made from leftover fabric from my Upcycled Apron.

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Upcycled Arm Warmers

By Yarn and Needlework Contributor Stephanie from the blog Twilly 23

It may be hot now but before we know it fall will return. Make some arm warmers to wear when cooler temperatures arrive. Find an old knit long sleeved top that’s wearing out and upcycle the sleeves. This beginner sewing project is a good way to practice your new skills.

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Upcycled Apron

By Yarn and Needlework Contributor Stephanie from the blog Twilly 23

Spending more time in the kitchen lately? Homemade meals taste delicious but cooking stains can be a pain to wash out of clothing. Dive into your fabric stash to make yourself an apron. Or follow my lead and upcycle an old tablecloth. If you are a beginner sewer this is an excellent project to practice your skills. This pattern will also teach you how to do a French seam.

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Couch Pillow

By Yarn and Needlework Contributor Stephanie from the blog Twilly 23

New to sewing? Making a couch pillow is an excellent beginner project. Essentially, you’re making a series of rectangles. Combined with some stuffing you’ll turn these rectangles into a comfortable pillow for relxing on the couch. Additionally, this is a great project to use up stash fabric. I made my couch pillow from an old table runner.

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Face Masks

By Yarn and Needlework Contributor Stephanie from the blog Twilly 23

Face masks are in high demand and supplies are low. This pattern creates a homemade mask that is based on the disposable surgical mask. The CDC recommends a N95 filtration mask to fight the coronavirus. These masks are NOT a substitute for those masks. However, since supplies are low, homemade masks are being used for personal protective equipment. Additionally, if you need to go outside, wearing your own mask will remind you not to touch your face. Made of 100% cotton, these masks can be thrown into the washing machine to re-sterilize.

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