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Indigo Skies Tote - FREE Pattern

Indigo Skies Tote - FREE Pattern

This project uses some techniques I shared in a recent blog post of one of my favorite ways to alter fabric - by using deColourant! More info is in that post - but essentially, deColourant works by removing dye from fabric when it is heat activated (by ironing or by the sun). It's unlike bleach in that it does not affect the strength and integrity of the fibers, as bleach does. This technique is used a lot in the book I wrote with Sarah Case, Transfer Embellish Stitch.

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My Favorite Faux Shibori Method -- plus a FREE Tote Pattern!

My Favorite Faux Shibori Method -- plus a FREE Tote Pattern!

I am SO excited to share with you one of my absolute FAVORITE ways to personalize my sewing projects! I think you're going to love my favorite faux-shibori technique.

First - confession: I am totally a solids girl. Love 'em. I do love fabrics with pattern, but finding the right combination of solids really makes my heart sing. I love that when I use solids, I can customize them, modify them, and make them entirely my own. 

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Tutorial: How to Use Leather Straps on your Handmade Bags

Tutorial: How to Use Leather Straps on your Handmade Bags

I love how adding leather straps to your handmade bag can really up the ante and make your bag look professional. There are a few ways to attach leather straps to your bag, and it's all about your personal preference and the tools you have available. Here I'm showing how to use the strap kit found in my shop...

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