10 decorative ways to patch your clothes

 

 

Now and then, whether we like it or not, our favorite clothes are going to end up with a hole here or there.  Why not take the opportunity to add a decorative patch rather than giving up on …

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NorthStarDMC’s Emma Broidery has been sharing ideas for Holiday crafting over the last few weeks and a recent post was chock full of embroidery ideas. And the idea was centered around having an ornament party. What a fun plan! Get …

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mdJanet M. Davies of JMD Designs is sharing her pattern and tutorial for a handy felt-and-fabric sewing pouch. She also notes that by adjusting the dimensions of the pattern, you could make pouches to fit almost anything that needs holding, …

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 Wendi Gratz of Shiny Happy World shows us how to add arms and legs (or tentacles) to a felt softie. Her video makes the process so easy to understand. See her tute.…

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 Eeep! A Happy Cactus pincushion! Want one? You can make one. Go to Urban Threads‘ tutorial for the skinny on how to embroider and sew him.…

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 Your spring decor probably needs a bunny. Or a bluebird. Or both! Elizabeth of Creative Breathing shares her patterns and instructions for these sweet embroidered felt sculptures. Go to her blog post to get the designs.…

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 Deriana of DeriDolls created this miniature version of Margaret Tudor as portrayed by K of the USA. Deri says,

Her gorgeous attire was mostly made by her mother, so I had some pretty big shoes to fill! I could embroider

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 You want this cherry-blossom brooch, don’t you. Good news: Star-Shaped and Shiny shows us how to make it. The process is simple, requiring only beginning embroidery skills. (In fact, you could skip the embroidery altogether if you’re in a hurry …

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 If you haven’t already noticed, I have mad love for Tardar, the web’s famous Grumpy Cat. So I squealed aloud with delight when I came across this adorable Grumpy Cat brooch by Lauren of LDP. And I squealed some more …

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bluebirdMelissa of Checkout Girl guest-posts a tutorial on Sew, Mama, Sew! for this awesome appliqued and embroidered valentine. See her tute.…

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greenHeather of The Sewing Loft guest posts a tutorial for these sweet scrappy hearts at Sew, Mama, Sew! If you don’t have time to make one for valentine giving, remember that hearts are in season all year long. See the

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easyReFabulous reprises a valentine project that she says is quick and easy enough for a last-minute gift. Go to her blog post for the link to the tute.…

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3Monday31-8Deborah Schlegel of Art Threads shows us how to make this sweet little beaded brooch — great for Valentine’s Day or any day you want to show a little love. See the tute.…

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8435451819_d224f0f1ffJane LaFazio shows us how to applique and embroider little heart pockets — the perfect wrap for a teeny valentine gift. See her tute.…

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CorgiEep! Make a little felt version of Queen Elizabeth’s corgi — and lots of other British inspired items. The whole pattern set is free from Creative Breathing. Go to her blog post.…

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