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Bag of Tricks: How to Make a DIY Bike Pouch

If our Pedal Pretty DIY series left you itching for more bike-based craft tutorials, consider this your lucky day! We’ve teamed up with Gwen Lutz of Nooworks to give you the skinny on how to make a handy handlebar pouch for your two-wheeler.

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One Sewing Pattern, Three DIY Dresses

With pages and pages of beautiful dresses for you to admire, there’s got to be more than a few items that are “so you.” But, sometimes you want more than the perfect dress. You want the dress that’s made for …

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Vintage Varsity: DIY Letterman Cardigan Appliqué

When I was in college, I received an assignment that required digging through the school archives. I found photos of past students wearing plaid skirts, fitted chenille shirts, saddle shoes, and oversized varsity cardigans — how much more collegiate cute …

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Jazmin Barakha's Exuberant Embroidered Illustrations

As a child, my mom patiently taught me the craft of needlepoint. I made a small bookmark with a picture of a cat and my name embroidered across the top. Although it’s been a couple of decades since I pulled …

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It’s ‘Sew’ You! Introducing Colette Sewing Patterns

Thread up your sewing machines and postpone those weekend brunch plans, because our new Colette sewing patterns are just begging to be taken home and made into the dresses of your dreams!

We’re thrilled to welcome two patterns from indie …

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Wear Your Heart on Your Knees

For me, Valentine’s Day always brings me back to my grade school days, when we would sit at our desks, making valentines with construction paper and glitter. In the spirit of those days, I decided to do a little DIY

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Have a Handmade Holiday Contest!

There are many ways to give the gift of DIY, from food to crafts, from music to something sewn with love. What inspires your handmade holiday gifts? If you are planning on sending something sewn to a loved one, or …

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Best Job Ever: Jenny Hart, Embroidery Entrepreneur

Think embroidery’s something only grandma gets a kick out of? Then you haven’t met Jenny Hart, stitching’s savvy sweetheart. The Austin, Texas-based artist and owner of Sublime Stitching brings a modern, innovative touch to the ancient craft with her …

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Sew ‘Burda’ Stylish

For those of you craving an online DIY forum, Burda Style may be just the site to stir your creativity! The online sewing community is a hub for sewing enthusiasts to chat on message boards, read sewing tips, post sewing …

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Ruffle Your Frocks Without Ruffling Your Feathers

There’s no easier way to imbue an outfit with DIY darlingness than to add some ruffles. “Wait a minute,” you counter, “Making Ruffles? Easy? I don’t think so.” No, it’s true! Here’s a little DIY project to prove it!…

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Sewing 101: How to Turn Bootcut Jeans Into Skinny Jeans

In the second installment of Sewing 101, Emily shows us how to turn regular old bootcut jeans into fabulous skinnies! You won’t believe how easy it is…

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Sewing 101: How to Hem Jeans

Attention DIY junkies, petite girls and fans of well-fitting pants! You may remember our Scarves 101 video series, in which Lindsay showed us the many mod ways to tie a scarf. This week, Emily utilizes her incredible seamstress skills …

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Mod DIY: Pretty in Pink for Prom

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With prom season coming up, it was time for me to channel my inner Molly Ringwald and make a prom dress out of a vintage pink dress.

For details on how you can win this dress, instructions on how I …

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Put A Bow On It (Or Some Lace)

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This week, I wanted to expand my wardrobe’s potential by creating removable bows and lace clips that could give some of my favorite pieces new looks!…

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