Sewing Journal Cover

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My final featured guest for my Journal Cover Sew-Along, Caila, will be showing off her journal cover on Monday, but in the meantime, here’s my most recent cover design. This saying has become one of my all-time favorite sewing quotes and I was dying to put it on a journal cover. [Read more...]

Elena’s Journal Cover

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Today’s featured guest is Elena from Randomly Happy. Erica introduced me to Elena and I’m so glad she did. Elena has a great style and her blog is full of beautiful sewing tutorials. [Read more...]

Erica’s Journal Cover

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Erica from Caught on a Whim is my first featured guest in my first ever sew-along. She has created a stunning journal cover using a beautiful floral fabric with a clever yet simple embroidery detail that highlights the colors in the flowers. [Read more...]

DIY: Journal Cover Pocket

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As promised, I’ve put together a tutorial on adding a pocket to the inside flap of the journal cover just in time for the start of my Journal Cover Sew-Along. Without further ado, here’s how to it’s done. [Read more...]

DIY: Appliqué

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In anticipation of my upcoming Journal Cover Sew-Along, I’ve put together a quick tutorial on how to use an appliqué technique to decorate the front of your journal cover. This tutorial is dedicated to Jessica Jones, a Facebook fan of Darling Adventures – I hope this helps and inspires you to give it a try, Jessica! [Read more...]

Announcement: Journal Cover Sew-Along

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For my very first sew-along, we’re going to make a Journal Cover! This cover is quick and easy, doesn’t require much fabric, and is a great project for creativity. Design and decorate your cover to showcase your personality and then put it all together by following my video tutorial. [Read more...]

First Steps: Reading Sewing Patterns

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Lately, I seem to be concentrating on sewing patterns, specifically how to take measurements so that you can shop for patterns. Here’s my latest video tutorial, which I filmed some time ago, but felt that now was a good time to release it. I hope it’s helpful! [Read more...]

Sew Inspired: Fabric Bow Garland

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Recently, I came across tutorial on Pinterest for an easy and cute Fabric Bow Garland by Creature Comforts and I knew it would make an excellent stash buster not to mention a great reusable party decoration. [Read more...]

All About: Pattern Shopping

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So, you’ve decided to face your fears and start sewing you own clothes, have you? Well, I’m very proud of you and excited that you’re going on a new adventure. I’ll do my best to help you along. For starters, be sure to read my post about taking your measurements because you will need those numbers to help you determine what size pattern to buy (hint: pattern sizes are totally different than off-the-rack sizes – more on that later). Armed with your measurement chart, you can now head to the fabric store to shop for patterns. [Read more...]

Why Sewing Clothes Seems Scary, But Really Isn’t

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“I’d love to sew clothes, but…”

Many of the comments I received during this last giveaway reflect a general desire to sew clothes, but a common fear that it will be difficult. I began to wonder why everyone was feeling that way. [Read more...]