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Sewing Supplies for Beginners: Ultimate Guide

Sewing Supplies for Beginners: Ultimate Guide

What basic sewing supplies will get you started? Here on Passport by Design there are so many DIY tutorials for small projects you can make on your sewing machine. What if you’re just getting into sewing with a machine and you want to know what to purchase. There are so many sewing products. It can be overwhelming. Let’s get started! 1. Sewing Machine This is the most important part of your sewing supplies. When it came to choosing my machine…

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Fill a Shape with a Photo in Adobe Photoshop

Fill a Shape with a Photo in Adobe Photoshop

Fill a shape with a photo in Adobe Photoshop. Maybe you’ll choose a dreamy sunset or beautiful ocean waters. It’s all up to you. There are a few ways to achieve this. Keep reading for one I like to use. Step 1: Choose Your Shape and Fill Images Start with two Images. One will become the shape and the second will be the image within the shape. First select the image that will be inside the shape. Start with that…

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IKEA Tiny Homes! The IKEA® Tiny Home Project

IKEA Tiny Homes! The IKEA® Tiny Home Project

IKEA® Tiny homes! Tiny homes are not a brand new trend. First you think of lofts where you can’t stand up. Then, where do you store all your clothes? But there is some big news in the world of these mini houses! ESCAPE Homes and IKEA® have partnered to design and build a tiny home! Yes, the master tiny home builder and your favorite do-it-yourself Scandinavian brand. It’s all part of the The IKEA® Tiny Home Project. ESCAPE has been…

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WFH Invigoration- Interior Design to Lift Your Spirits

WFH Invigoration- Interior Design to Lift Your Spirits

Photowall  kindly gifted me with this amazing canvas print I’m using to upgrade my WFH space. It’s an image of one of my favorite bucket list destinations, India. They’ve also included a discount code for Passport by Design readers! All opinions are my own. WFH (Working From Home) seemed really fun in the beginning. But you get to a point where you need some excitement. Working in the same environment you live in takes its toll. I work in a…

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JetBlue’s Transatlantic Mint Service- All New!

JetBlue’s Transatlantic Mint Service- All New!

Transatlantic Mint service from JetBlue!? JetBlue is one of my favorite airlines. Anytime I’m booking a domestic flight I check if JetBlue flies there. I’ve taken them to international destinations in the Caribbean. However, when it comes to their international flights, JetBlue is quite limited. But that’s changing soon. JetBlue introduced their Mint product in 2014 as a way to compete with more premium classes in other airlines. But now they’re going to take that a step further with a complete…

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DIY: Travel Makeup or Toiletry Bag

DIY: Travel Makeup or Toiletry Bag

Make your own diy travel makeup/toiletry bag. Line it with a cute fabric. It even has a strap to make carrying it around easier. There’s nothing like a new project to spark creativity. Keep reading for the tutorial. Check out my other DIY projects here. Supplies fabric – two 10.5 x 14.5″ (26.67 x 36.83 cm) rectangles for bag and lining fabric – one 7.25 x 4.25″ (18.415 x 10.795 cm) rectangle for the strap zipper- 10.5″ (26.67 cm) [I…

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Dream Hotel Bedroom Interior Design Inspiration

Dream Hotel Bedroom Interior Design Inspiration

Dream hotel definitely describes the Zero Star Hotel in Walensee, Switzerland. It’s just you and the stars. Maybe your dream hotel is a little more subtle. With less travel means less hotel stays. This is the perfect time to design your bedroom after your favorite dream hotel. You don’t have to copy the whole exact room. But take your favorite elements and add it to your bedroom. Summer Camp Hotel Take the Summer Camp Hotel on Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, USA….

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2021 Aviation News – Exciting!

2021 Aviation News – Exciting!

What’s making 2021 aviation news headlines? Will things be better in the new year? Things were not so good for the aviation industry as a whole in 2020. But it’s the start of a new year! And surprisingly there is actually some optimism and positivity swirling around the industry. Two just released news stories made me feel excited to travel again very very soon. I’m talking about Uganda Airlines and their new Airbus A330neo. Then there’s Emirates who just introduced their…

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DIY: Sew a Pillow/Cushion and Envelope Cover

DIY: Sew a Pillow/Cushion and Envelope Cover

You know those pillow and cushion covers on interior design websites. Want to sew your own? Learn how to make a pillow insert and then also make your own cover for it. Supplies sewing machine sewing pins scissors fabric for pillow (two) 18 x 13″ (45.72 x 33.02 cm) rectangles fabric for pillow cover (two) 20 x 15″ (50.8 x 38.1 cm) rectangles fiber fill (8 oz. / 226 g bag) Sewing Machine Used Singer Heavy Duty 4423 The fabric…

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DIY: Kids Art Projects -Occupy and Educate Them

DIY: Kids Art Projects -Occupy and Educate Them

Kids Art Projects are key right now. Summer has basically ended. Some children are physically going back to school. Others are remote learning. Regardless of how they do school, keep your children occupied and educated when they’re home. I took an elective in college called Teaching Children Art. So I’m here to share some projects that you can do at home with your children. Block Printing Many traditional fabrics use block printing to achieve their designs. There are lots of…

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