Tag Archives: Sewing

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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Baby Blanket

By Yarn and Needlework Contributor Stephanie from the blog Twilly 23

It’s springtime and flowers are starting to bloom. Many of my friends are as well. The soonest baby is due to arrive in May so I’ve started stockpiling baby gifts. Handmade baby items make thoughtful gifts while also developing your crafting skills.

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Ask the Experts – Washi Tape & Adhesive Remover

By Card Making & Scrapbooking Contributor

Peg Rounds

From Peg’s Crafting Corner

Q:  What can I do with Washi Tape?

A:  There are many things that can be done with it including adding stripes or other design to a card, using it for a border or even use it as a background.  It’s fun to play with it and create your own uses for it, too!

Q:  I need something to remove the adhesive from my project after I put it through my Xyron machine.  Is there anything I can use to make this job easy?

A:  An adhesive eraser is made just for that.  You use it just like a regular eraser, but when the edges will no longer work, you just cut that area off and it’s ready to use again.

Q:  I have a stamp on a wood block that is lose.  Is there any way to fasten it down again?

A:  You can use rubber cement on the back of the stamp to attach it back to the block.  It will not harm the stamp.

Q:  Do I need a specific sewing machine to sew on a card or layout?

A:  No, any sewing machine you choose will work.  Remember, though, if you also want to sew with it you will need to change the needle.  Paper can quickly dull a needle so be sure to have an extra on hand.

Q:   I want to add a message on my card, but I don’t want to stamp it and am not sure what else I can use.  Is there anything?

A:  There are many choices that you can use such as stickers, punches, stencils and rub-ons.  Also, remember that many patterned paper kits include letter stickers, as well as, patterned paper that letters and words can be cut from.

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