Do-It-Yourself


by Julie Branstetter, Th.B. Painting, knitting, sewing, origami, soaps, handmade candles, perfumes, lotions, greetings, publishing, sketches, pottery, wood carving, homemade cleaning products and the list can go on and on....I enjoy being creative and making things. You will find articles on all these great DIY projects and more here. Guest posting is always welcomed.

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Easy New Throw Pillows

Posted by Julie Branstetter on Thursday, September 4, 2014, In : Sewing 

New throw pillows for the sofa and love seat can change the look of a living room.  It's easier than you may think to make your own.  I picked up a printed duck fabric that I thought would go well with my sofa and living room colors from Hobby Lobby.  Two yards of fabric made four 18"x18" throw pillows.  I did not sew zippers into these simply because they will wash well on delicate in the washer as they are so I felt no need to add the extra steps.  Here are the steps I took.

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Sew Shorts From Jeans (kids)

Posted by Julie Branstetter on Wednesday, September 3, 2014, In : Sewing 

My kids always get new jeans as part of their school clothes and they usually last up until right before Spring.  When I say they last, I mean the knees finally give way to holes by that time.  I don't know why but we are rough on the knees of our jeans, especially the kids.  So for years I have used the springtime as my time to sit down and cut those jeans off and make Bermuda shorts out of them.  I usually get three pair of shorts for each child and those become their "play" shorts s...
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