A new spin on old tires

Now this is taking "recycling" to a whole new level – purses and bags sewn from bicycle inner tubes!  — SaraD at Sewing Ideas http://esewingideas.com

Robin started out sewing when she was a girl, making her own clothes and if they have ideas for other items she can make from the sewed inner tubes.
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Sew beautiful: Young seamstresses sew dresses for African orphans

Wow! What a force these young seamsters are!  — SaraD at Sewing Ideas http://esewingideas.com

By Kay Campbell, The Huntsville Times Enlarge Dave Dieter Martha Pullen's sewing school makes dresses for girls in Africa. TJ Swalm, of Glen Mills, PA, foreground, attaches rick rack trim to the dress she is making. Behind her Bethany Visage of
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New video up – how to use snaps! By Wendi Gratz

Here's a very clear tutorial on how to use hammer-on snaps. Quick and easy.  — SaraD at Sewing Ideas http://esewingideas.com

New video up – how to use snaps! It was a forehead-smacking moment for me when I realized how easy these are to use. One of those things I felt like everyone in the sewing world knew except me. . .


Wendi Gratz: Video – How To Use Snaps
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Don’t replace, restyle A little sewing skill can make your tired fashions …

Here's a few simple restyle ideas.  — SaraD at Sewing Ideas http://esewingideas.com

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For those who are beginners with a sewing machine, Sharp suggests learning how to sew a straight line before working with actual clothes. “Draw lines on paper — straight or otherwise,” Sharp said. “It helps give you an idea of how to control a machine
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Your Favorite Jacket Can Become a Vest

This is a great way to use up scraps of fabric and create something totally unique.  — SaraD at Sewing Ideas http://esewingideas.com

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Your Favorite Jacket Can Become a Vest Posted by LOUISE CUTTING
Create your favorite Jacket pattern into your favorite vest. Or, you just don't have enough fabric to make a jacket, create a great casual vest.

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Tutorial: Scrap Busting Pot Holders

I've been looking for a way to use up those scraps! What a great gift idea.  — SaraD at Sewing Ideas http://esewingideas.com

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My Girl Thursday shows how to turn your fabric scraps into a scrappy happy patchwork pot holder.  Too cute!!  Get the tutorial.

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Students sew quilts for babies

Wow! First graders are sewing quilts for newborns. What a great way to start sewing!  — SaraD at Sewing Ideas http://esewingideas.com

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First graders at Frazier School have spent the past few months sewing quilts for babies in the neonatal intensive care unit at Crouse Hospital. The students worked in groups, picked their own colors and designs and sewed during free time.
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