How to Add Long Sleeves to a T-Shirt

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Today, I’m going to teach you how to add long sleeves to a t-shirt! This DIY shouldn’t take much time, and should cost you almost nothing!  It’s a great way to stretch those summer favorites into winter time, especially for young kids who won’t likely fit in the same shirts next summer.  Also, if you’re particularly interested in sewing clothing, this is a great way to dip your toe in the water.

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Let’s Talk About Sacks, Baby!

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I just spent the evening whipping up these cute reusable gift sacks for Christmas.  The idea?  We leave some of these for Santa to fill every year instead of wasteful gift wrap.

I have to admit, however, there was some confusion when I tried to explain this to my husband.
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DEAL ALERT! Brother XL26001 on SALE!

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Just thought I’d let you know that my baby, the Brother XL2600I Sew Advance Sew Affordable 25-Stitch Free-Arm Sewing Machine (affiliate link) is down from $149.99 to just $69.97 on Amazon right now!!!  I LOVE this machine.  It’s Amazon’s #1 Best Seller in sewing machines.  I know that if you’re interested in sewing and saving money, you’ll be pleased with her, too.  I’ve never seen her at this low of a price, so get it while it’s hot!

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Why I (Almost) Never Buy Fat Quarters

Let’s start with the basics:  A “fat quarter” is 1/4 of a yard of quilting fabric, but cut like square pizza instead of a breadstick.  That doesn’t make sense? Here’s a visual. (Hint: They’re the same size as most bandanas!)  Fat quarters are usually displayed at the end of quilting fabric racks.  They’re folded and wrapped up neatly.  They’re adorable!  If you think there’s not a lot you can do with that cut of fabric, look at be amazed by this exhaustive list of fat quarter project tutorials.

Fat quarters usually cost $1.99, or you can occasionally get them on sale for closer to a dollar.  That puts the fabric at about $8 a yard or $4 a yard at half off.  That’s not horrible, but if I only need a fat quarter, it makes more sense, to me, to start at the remnant wrack. Read more