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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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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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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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DIY: Terracotta Plant Pot Paint Project

DIY: Terracotta Plant Pot Paint Project

Terracotta plant pot paint project. Try saying that five times fast. I recently did a post about using plants for Interior Design. In that post, I talked about the plant I just bought, a fiddle leaf fig. I bought it from Trader Joe’s. I knew I’d have to re-pot it because the roots were coming out of its inner plastic pot. From my research I saw that terracotta pots are good for this type of plant, because they allow the…

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DIY: Reversible Fabric Face Masks

DIY: Reversible Fabric Face Masks

Reversible face masks are a great way to stay safe and look cute while doing it. Check out my other DIY projects here. fabric sewing machine sewing pins scissors elastic (either 1/4″ or 3/8″ wide depending on your preference. Elastic pictured is 3/8″) Sewing Machine Used Singer Heavy Duty 4423 You will notice that the mask miraculously changes color throughout this post. My original plan included masks with two different fabrics. They weren’t really meant to be reversible. Though in…

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DIY: Reusable Makeup Remover Facial Pads

DIY: Reusable Makeup Remover Facial Pads

I’ve been sewing a lot more and doing other crafts. So that means I’m going to have a lot of great new posts coming your way. Today we’re going to sew reusable makeup remover pads. I got the idea to get away from disposable cotton rounds from different articles I saw on the internet and figured I’d give making my own a try. fabric washcloth/towel material sewing machine sewing pins scissors round object to trace circle pen Sewing Machine Used…

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Painting to Help Reduce Stress During Difficult Times

Painting to Help Reduce Stress During Difficult Times

Painting is a great way to reduce stress. Don’t we all need that right now. I’ve been meaning to paint for months it seems. Now I’ve finally gotten around to it. The main thing was lack of inspiration. I wasn’t feeling inspired to do anything creative. I bought the canvas from Target and it sat for months. Then the Coronavirus Pandemic hit and I was looking for a way to reduce all the stress and anxiety it was giving me….

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DIY: Pocket Square Sewing Tutorial

DIY: Pocket Square Sewing Tutorial

So you think you can’t sew. I bet you can sew a pocket square. It’s one of the simplest things you can make. Then you can jazz it up by using fancy stitches. Everyone will wonder how you learned to sew so fast. Keep reading for this fun DIY. What you will need fabric needle and thread/sewing machine sewing pins scissors ruler dark colored pencil Sewing Machine Used Singer Heavy Duty 4423 Step 1: Select Your Pocket Square’s fabric and…

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DIY: Jackson Pollock Art Inspiration

DIY: Jackson Pollock Art Inspiration

Have you heard of Jackson Pollock? Maybe you don’t know him by name. But you’ve definitely seen his work. Think of paint splatters everywhere and every color of the rainbow. He is one of the most famous abstract painters and his work is so inspiring. So inspiring that you want to try it for yourself. So let’s do just that. Step 1: Purchase Your Supplies For this project I recommend purchasing acrylic paint. For a complete list of items I…

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