sewing

Last Week at the Maker Mama House

Last week at the Maker Mama house… I braved taking the kids on a day trip to visit family in Austin (hook ’em horns!). We got nice and fancy for Easter Sunday… …and I finished Eleanor’s knitted bolero the night before (to match Amelia’s baby blue bolero). We picked loquats at Grandma’s… …and continued our […]

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Upcycled Drawstring Bags in the Maker Mama Shop

My upcycled drawstring bags are in my Etsy shop.  If you follow Maker Mama on Facebook or Twitter, you heard the news yesterday, and thank you so much for liking and sharing the news! The bags are all made from a single tablecloth I’ve had in my stash for a while, along with prints from […]

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Fabric-by-Fabric Giveaway (CLOSED)

**GIVEAWAY CLOSED** Welcome back from yesterday’s first installment of How to Be Crafty. To help inspire you to dig out your dusty sewing machine I have a fun giveaway to share with you! The wonderful people over at Storey publishing have offered a free copy of their recent book, Fabric-by-Fabric One-Yard Wonders by Rebecca Yaker […]

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How to be Crafty: Sewing

So, you’ve always dreamed of sewing your own clothes, curtains, or even just a napkin or two. But it seems too complex or time-consuming, or you’ve never even picked up a needle and thread and have no idea where to start. Sound familiar? I’ve certainly been there. Although I did have a bit of sewing […]

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Vintage Sewing Patterns

One of the good things about friends and family knowing you’re a crafter, is that they often think of you when they want to declutter their own stashes. (I’m also a bit of a craft goods hoarder, so I have to be careful with how much I take in.) This week I was fortunate to […]

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