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Book Review: Makery

Book Review: The Makery by Kate Smith, at Polka Dot Cottage

Makery is a collection of 30+ projects to sew, knit, crochet, or otherwise craft. Get a peek inside, and see what I have to say about it.

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Sew a Skirt Month!

Sew a Skirt Month, this July at Polka Dot Cottage

What’s better than a Summer skirt that fits you in all the right places? Not much! July is Sew a Skirt Month at Polka Dot Cottage. Come see what we have planned!

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Cherry weekend

Cherry weekend, at Polka Dot Cottage

Continuing the cherry theme, how about another new dress?

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My birthday dress

Birthday Dress, at Polka Dot Cottage

My birthday gift to myself today, was a few hours of uninterrupted sewing time, and now I have a new dress to wear.

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Pillow talk

I’ve had this on my to-do list for several years: re-cover some old Christmas pillows with festive Santa fabric. CHECK!

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It’s all about the scarf, baby

Patchwork and Flannel scarves: make your own, or buy one pre-made at Polka Dot Cottage

It’s the Choose Your Own Adventure of patchwork scarves: Learn to make your own, or buy one of mine. Check it out!

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Shifting gears

Kid quilts in progress, at Polka Dot Cottage

I’ve been knitting so much lately, it’s time to shift gears just a bit and be somewhat more well-rounded, don’t you think? Time to finish some of those languishing quilts!

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Apron update

Tea Towel Apron Adjustments, at Polka Dot Cottage

My tea towel apron had a bib that was too wide, and straps that were too far apart. This is how I fixed the problem.

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Fun with tea towels

Tea Towel Apron at Polka Dot Cottage

The idea of turning tea towels into an apron kept me awake one night last week. (Exciting life I lead, eh?) Here’s how that insomniac idea turned out.

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The Easy A-Line and the Robot Overlords

Easy A-Line Skirt, tutorial at Polka Dot Cottage

Yes, it’s another eBook! What can I say, it’s been a prolific kind of summer so far. This time I show you how to make your own skirt pattern, and then sew an elastic-waist A-line from it. If you’ve been waiting to hear how to make the Robot Overlord Skirt, this is the pattern you need.

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