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Published on August 16, 2014, by in Uncategorized.

Well…it’s that time of year again.

 

Back-to-School Time.

 

In honor of back-to-school I decided to create an easy pencil bag project.  This bag is perfect for keeping all of your pens, pencils, markers, etc. all together and it can even be attached into a three-ring binder.

 

DIY-Pencil-Bag-Whitney-Sews

The pencil bag is quick and easy to make and tons of fun to customize with your favorite colors or school colors.

 

Click HERE to find the tutorial!

 

 

Since I LOVE school supplies I took advantage of some sales this year and picked up some new supplies for myself.  I love everything I got and wanted to share it in a little haul video.

 

Click HERE to watch my supplies haul.

 

 
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Published on July 31, 2014, by in Uncategorized.

I’ve mentioned many times on my channel that I love shopping at thrift stores!  You never know what interesting things you will find and can get some great deals.  So after watching some other youTubers do a tag called the Nifty Thrifty Tag I decided to do it too.  I hope you’ll check the video out and if you love thrifting feel free to do the tag too.

 

Click HERE to watch the video!

 

 
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Published on July 25, 2014, by in Uncategorized.

Almost a year ago I posted THIS vlog showing a DIY purse I had made on a whim for myself.  After that I got a TON of requests for a tutorial.  I kept putting it off because purses take a lot longer to sew then most of the projects I do…and because they make such loooong tutorials.

 

However I finally bit the bullet!  I made a new version of the purse (slightly altered from the first) and created a tutorial for it.

 

Just for fun I used a ton of upcycled materials for the purse.  I used a pair of jeans, a button up shirt, a vintage placemat, a belt, a leather jacket and a few other supplies to create a fun and unique looking purse.

 

DIY-Messenger-Bag-Purse-Whitney-Sews

 

I hope you’ll check out the tutorial HERE!

 

 
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Published on July 17, 2014, by in Uncategorized.

I love making pillow shams.  They are a great way to quickly and cheaply change your decor.  One of the easiest ways to make a pillow sham is to use a button up shirt as the material.  The buttons provide the closure for the back and the shirt back then becomes the sham front.

 

For the tutorial I used a shirt of Jeremiah’s that he no longer wanted to wear.  You can use a shirt of your own or find a shirt at a thrift store that you like.

 

Shirt-Pillow-Sham-Whitney-Sews

 

Click HERE to watch the video tutorial and find out how to make your own pillow shams!

 

 
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Published on July 4, 2014, by in Uncategorized.

Jeremiah and I really love costumes – both making them and wearing them!  There is just something fun about getting to wear something you normally wouldn’t and taking on a character’s personality for a few hours.  That is what cosplay is all about it is costume-play.

 

Tenzin-Cosplay-Whitney-Sews

 

Since this is something we really enjoy I decided to start a new series on my channel full of tips and tricks for other cosplayers from a former costumer standpoint.  I am by no means the best costumer in the world, but I have picked up a variety of knowledge and tricks over the years that I want to share with others.

 

The first video of the series is all about selecting the right fabrics for your costume.  I hope you check out the video HERE and let me know what you would like to see on the series in the future.

 

 

 
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Published on June 23, 2014, by in Uncategorized.

A few years ago I made button flower art using an embroidery hoop, white cotton, buttons, and embroidery floss.  I got a lot of compliments on it, so I decided to make another project inspired by it and show you all how it’s done!

 

For this version I used a wooden photo frame from the dollar store and wrapped my fabric around it like a canvas would be made.

 

Button-Wall-Art-Whitney-Sews

 

This project is easy and super easy to customize with the colors, size, and number of flowers.  I hope you will check out the tutorial HERE and give it a try!

 

 
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Published on June 9, 2014, by in Uncategorized.

A while back I did a tote bag series on my channel.  The last tutorial included using a paper pieced block as the focal point for one of the totes.

 

Sunburst-Lined-Tote-Bag-Whitney-Sews

 

Since then I have made a few more of the bags with different designs at the feature.  I wanted to share those blocks in a video to offer some extra inspiration to anyone wanting to make one of the bags (or any other project with a feature block).

 

Click HERE to see the video!

 

 
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Published on June 2, 2014, by in Uncategorized.

I purchased a beautiful beaded necklace at the Medieval Faire this year.  After wearing the necklace only twice I knew the adjustable knot closure had to be changed.  So I decided to use some wire and simple wrapping techniques to create a sturdier closure.  It turned out really great so I wanted to share it in a tutorial.

 

Click HERE to see the video tutorial.

 

 

 
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Published on May 29, 2014, by in Uncategorized.

Several years ago I was introduced to an amazing website full of incredible, scrappy, pieces that are so inspiring to look at.  Since then I have been wanting to make a skirt inspired by the ones on the site.

 

For this year’s medieval faire I finally got the perfect inspiration…I started the skirt late the night before the faire and made a super fun and scrappy skirt.

 

Gibbous_Inspired_Skirt_Whitney_Sews

 

If you want to see more details of the skirt and how I made it then click HERE!

 

 

**Click HERE to see other ways I style my corset!**