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Mood DIY: Waxed Canvas Wine Tote

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Whether you’re going to a holiday cookout or a rustic bridal shower this summer, wine is always a wonderful host/hostess gift. And what better way to give it, than in a homemade tote bag to give it a more personal touch? This one took less than an hour to …

Heirloom Smocking for Quilting

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Hi there everyone!  I’m Cheryl of Muppin.com, and I’m a quilter and author of the DVD Heirloom Sewing Techniques for Today’s Quilter.  I’m super excited to show you my latest quilt using 9 different smocking techniques.

Lately I’ve been fascinated with using heirloom clothing techniques in my quilts, such …

Constructing My Original Utena Cosplay!

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My name is Mandy, I go by “AmazonMandy” online! I’ve been cosplaying since 2004, and I run a business full time sewing custom costumes and gowns for anyone who wants one! The completed photos for this post were taken by Robby Idol Photography.

I wanted to share the …

Mood DIY: Men’s Longline Shirt w/ Faux Leather

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I decided to try something new today!
As a costume maker/DIYer, I always get a bit nervous when I try something different fashion-wise, but this longline tee was surprisingly simple to put together. Plus, Sewciety can definitely use more menswear posts!
This shirt called for a yard of Mood’s

Mood DIY: Embossed Vinyl Bike Satchel

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Have you noticed a trend with the last couple blog posts? It’s bikes! Tomorrow is National Bike to Work Day, and we’re not just celebrating with bicycle prints, but accessories as well!

For this versatile roll-up pouch, I used Mood’s brand new Bourbon Floral Embossed Vinyl and …

Mood DIY: Bicycle Culottes

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Shorts season is finally happening! Which means bike-riding season is finally happening.
However, if you love skirts, this can pose a problem. The solution? Cullotes!
These brilliant bottoms look like a four-paneled circle skirt, but in actuality, the front seam is a box pleat that hides shorts! They’re one of my …

Mood DIY: Fabric Flower Bouquet

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To follow up yesterday’s wedding garter post, I decided to create a bridal bouquet! They’re much easier to make than you’d think, and unlike real flowers, fabric petals last forever.

Since this DIY calls for burning the edges of the “petals,” the trickiest part was finding the …

Mood DIY: Wedding Garter

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Weddings are filled with tradition and special moments to make your own, so why not take that a step further? There are a ton of ways to make your bridal look more unique, but creating your own garter is one of the quickest and easiest! This post will walk …

Lace Caftan

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When I think of the perfect pool coverup I instantly think of a caftan, so incorporate lace into the equation and you have a comfortable, sexy combination that I love.  This lace from moodfabrics.com fits the vision perfectly.  It’s light, airy and simply beautiful.

The pattern used for this caftan was …

All About Neoprene Fabrics

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Neoprene or polychloroprene is a family of synthetic rubber that is produced by polymerization of chloroprene. It exhibits good chemical stability and maintains flexibility over a wide temperature range. Neoprene is sold either as solid rubber or in latex form and is used in a wide variety of applications, such as …