DIY Fabric Firewood Carrier: A New One Minute Video

There’s nothing like relaxing next to a backyard fire pit or the cozy feeling of warming up by a crackling fire in a wood stove. Instead of getting dirty while carrying firewood, do it in style with this DIY fabric carrier.

Choose fabric in any color or design to match your decor, grab a couple of wooden dowels and you’ll be on your way to making this convenient carrier in no time.

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Happy Sewing!

Beth

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How to Sew a Buttonhole: New One Minute Video and Tutorial

Buttonholes can be one of the scariest undertakings when learning how to sew. They are usually one of the last steps in a project and if not sewn correctly, can actually ruin a design. But I’m here to tell you, fear not the buttonhole, because with a little practice you can master this skill. Many new sewing machines have a special buttonhole attachment which makes sewing a buttonhole fairly easy when you follow the machine’s directions. But no worries — if your machine only has a straight and zig zag stitch, you can still get the hang of making professional looking buttonholes.

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Happy Sewing!

Beth

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DIY Spider Web Poncho: A New One Minute Video and Tutorial

Embrace your spooky side, add a little mystery to your wardrobe and catch some fun in your web when you wear this simple, no-sew, felt spider web cape. Just grab your cauldron, stir in some creepy black felt, a little ghostly white chalk, a pinch of scary ribbon and you’ll have no toll or trouble creating the perfect spider web poncho potion. Oh, what an eerie web you will wear.

Check out the video. Make sure you turn on the music. 🙂

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Happy Haunting!

Beth

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DIY Padded Bike Seat Cover: A New One Minute Video

Whether you’re an endurance rider, a road racer, a mountain biker, a commuter or leisure rider, a comfy bike seat can definitely make the difference between a good ride or a bad one. Once you’ve spent time finding the perfect bike seat for you, protect it from the elements with this oil cloth bike seat cover. Rain and sun can do damage to your saddle so it’s designed to easily fit right over your existing seat. Ride in comfort, be stylish and keep your seat protected, a triple win situation in our book.

 

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Happy sewing!

Beth

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How to Preserve Peaches: A New One Minute Video

Sewing and refashioning is definitely one of my favorite things to do, but I love to preserve fresh summer produce, too. My editor at eHow has graciously allowed me to expand and produce some canning videos and tutorials for you this summer. I hope you enjoy…

Peaches are in full swing right now and it’s the perfect time to use them in your baking, cooking and canning. They are so sweet, delicious and juicy this time of year. Even though fresh peaches are only available for a few months in the summer, there’s no reason you can’t enjoy them all year long. Just choose some fresh ripe peaches, grab a few jars, a little sugar, and you’ll be on your way to preserving these delightful beauties in no time. This winter you can look forward to savoring them right out of the jar, as an ice cream topping, or even in a dessert.

Click here for the full step-by-step tutorial on How to Preserve Peaches

Here are some links to my other preserving videos and step-by-step tutorials.

How to Make and Preserve Peach Jam

How to Preserve Cherries

How to Make and Preserve Strawberry Jam

How to Make and Preserve Pickled Asparagus

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Happy Preserving and Sewing!!

Beth

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How to Sew a Bike Pouch: New One Minute Video

If you’ve recently taken to the road on a bike, and you love to sew, then this DIY bike pouch could be a perfect way to combine two of your favorite hobbies and create a spot to carry a few essentials while taking to the open road.

Bicycles have been one of the hottest commodities lately and it’s pretty easy to see why these two-wheeled beauties are in such high demand. There aren’t too many places where can you experience fitness, freedom and fun all at once. Breathing in fresh air, feeling the wind in your hair and getting your heart rate up is a win-win-win situation in my book.

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Happy Sewing!

Beth

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How to Preserve Cherries: A New One Minute Video ( Visually One of My Favs :) )

Cherry season is here! From cobblers to pies to toppings for ice cream, cherries remind us of those sweet, hot, and lazy summer days that seem to last forever. Not only are cherries sweet and delicious, but they are oh, so good for you. Filled with vitamins, nutrients and antioxidants, they are often referred to as a super food. Delightful and healthy, there’s nothing like a bowl of fresh picked cherries, but you can also bring the taste of summer into your home all year long by preserving these sweet little red gems.

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Happy Canning and Sewing!

Beth

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How to Make Reusable Swiffer Pads: New One Minute Video

A good wet/dry sweeper can be your best friend — a handy tool to keep all that dust and dirt off your beautiful wood floors on a daily basis. But those disposable pads can add up fast. Plus, who wants to be adding all that waste to the landfills these days?

You can easily make a stack of your own reusable pads in a couple of hours. Choose some bright and cheerful fabrics to brighten up cleaning day. And since the fabric pieces are so small, it’s a great way to use up some of your fabric scraps. Win win!

Click here for the complete step-by-step directions to make your cleaning day beautiful again. 🙂

Happy Sewing and Happy Cleaning!

Beth

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DIY Zero-Waste Reusable Sponges: A New One Minute Video

If transforming your home into a more eco-friendly place is important to you, then this zero-waste reusable sponge a good alternative to those traditional throw-away plastic dish sponges.

Made from small scraps of fabric and a mesh fruit bag that would’ve otherwise been thrown away, this project will also use up some remnants from past projects. Choose colors and patterns to brighten up your kitchen and make washing dishes fun again.

When you’re finished scrubbing, just toss it in your washing machine with some towels and dry it on low heat. It’s the sponge that keeps on giving.

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Happy Sewing!

Beth

 

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How to Make and Preserve Strawberry Jam: A New One Minute Video and Tutorial

Ruby red and mouth-watering sweet, strawberry jam is a summertime treat! Slather it on warm, buttery toast first thing in the morning or pair it with your favorite peanut butter for a special PB&J sandwich lunch. You can even make the berry season last throughout the winter by preserving some of this yummy homemade jam. These little jars of deliciousness would make great gifts or party favors and imagine everyone’s delight when they find out you made them yourself. Let’s get jammin’.

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Happy preserving and canning.

Beth

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