Transform a Pullover into a Cardigan

Pullovers just don’t do anything for my body. But a cardigan…..SO MUCH MORE FLATTERING, not to mention versatile. Here’s my newest ehow video on how to change a pullover sweater into a cardigan. And yes, it really is this easy. 🙂

Here’s the Youtube version:

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Happy Sewing!

Beth

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How to Put a Zipper in a Sweatshirt: My Newest One Minute Video

When the evening air gets a bit brisk and vibrant leaves start to contrast the brilliant blue skies, you know autumn is here and it’s time to start wrapping up again in your coziest sweatshirts. You could just grab a pullover hoodie, which would keep you plenty warm, but if you want to add some personal style to your sweatshirt, a zipper just might be the design element you’ve been looking for. With a zipper, you can open it up and layer it with your favorite T-shirts, wear it like a cardigan, or even use it as a light jacket. So this year, how about welcoming the cooler weather by putting a zipper into one of your comfortable hoodies.

Click here for the full tutorial or scroll down to watch the video.

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Happy Sewing!

Beth

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Soup Bowl Hot Pads: The Newest Video (Almost 9 Million Views Already) :)

Oh. My. Gosh! My latest eHow video has almost 9 million views already!

I’m soooooo excited!

I’ve been hoping one of my videos would break the million mark, but this surpassed all of my hopes!

I love the idea of this Soup Bowl Hot Pad. Use it for hot bowls of soup, or even cold bowls of ice cream.

My friend Barb suggested using them to put between dishes in the camper to keep everything safe while traveling. BRILLIANT!

If you’re on Facebook, you can view the video here:

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If you’d like to read the article and see the step by step instructions click here.

Happy Sewing!

Beth

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DIY Embroidered Bell Bottom Inserts: One Minute Video

Ok, so I’m minding my own business, flipping through the new Sundance catalog and what do I see?

Embroidered bell bottom jeans!!!!!!!

I couldn’t believe my eyes, but there they were in all of their free-spirit glory. 🙂

Be still my bohemian heart…

To spend $138.00 just wasn’t in my budget.

So, just for fun, I HAD to make some.

You’re welcome. 🙂

Click here or on any of the pictures to read the entire tutorial.

Or scroll to the bottom to view the one minute how-to video.

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Peace,

Beth

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DIY Towel Robe: A One Minute Video

Whether you’re just getting out of the shower or relaxing on the beach, a towel robe will stay put and allow you to use your hands while you’re lounging around the water or getting ready for the day. A handmade towel robe would make a luxe gift to go along with a spa treatment for Mother’s Day. Since there are so many towel colors and patterns to choose from, they would also make nice gifts for any occasion, from bridal showers to birthdays, or fun favors for a spa party.

Click here for the full tutorial or scroll to the bottom to watch the video.

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Happy Sewing!!

Beth

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Floral Embroidery for Jeans: A New One Minute Video

OK, so maybe, just maybe I cheated a little bit.

But can you blame me?!?!!!

I love the look of embroidered jeans, so fresh and happy, but seriously, I just don’t have the time to embroider myself. Someday maybe “slow sewing” will become a part of my life, but until then….

I’ll keep bringing you ideas on how to refresh your wardrobe when you’re on a time and/or money budget.

Here’s a look at my latest eHow video and article

Floral Embroidery for Jeans

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Happy Sewing!

Beth

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Easy to Make Mosquito Repellent Bracelet: A One Minute DIY Video

Summer means backyard BBQs, fun in the sun, and beach parties, but no one wants to be slapping pesky insects when venturing into the great outdoors. You can wave bye-bye to bugs and look great doing it when you wear these fun insect repellent bracelets. Gather up some embroidery floss in bright colors, whip up a little peppermint oil insect repellent and you’ll be on your way to some itch-free outdoor adventures this summer.

Seriously! How cute is this twist on the ol’ friendship bracelet!?

Scroll to the bottom of this post to watch the video or click here or on any of the photos to read the entire how-to.

Happy Summer!

Beth

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Make Shorts (or Pants) a Bigger Size: A DIY One Minute Video

I always have the best intentions every spring.

“I’m going to lose those extra pounds and fit into my favorite shorts again.”

But somehow July rolls around, it’s hot and the shorts don’t fit yet.

I could just give them away, or better yet, how about adding some fun fabric to the sides and calling it good.

Check out my latest eHow video that shows you how to do this.

Here’s the Youtube version, because I just realized that if you’re not on Facebook, you couldn’t see my other videos.

Here’s the Facebook version.

It just aired 9 hours ago on Facebook and has over 240,000 views. That’s almost a quarter of a million! Wow. So. Much. Fun!!! (I know my cute model Rylee has a lot to do with all those views. Thanks again for being such a good sport, Rylee!)

You can click here to see the original article on how to make your shorts a bigger size.

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Happy Sewing,

Beth

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DIY One Minute Video: Off-the-Shoulder Shirt

Sometimes, I worry about myself.

Katie used to remind me quite often that it wasn’t the 70’s anymore.

Maybe she was right, perhaps I haven’t moved on.

I’ve always had a thing about off-the-shoulder blouses. I think they are so cool. I think they have summer written all over them. I think they would look great with bell-bottoms. (Oops, did I really say that last thing out loud?)

The beauty is, you can easily make your own super cute off-the-shoulder blouse from any old shirt you may have in under an hour.

All you need is enough 3/4 inch elastic to go around your shoulders and a  shirt with a pattern you like to get started.

Check out my new video starring the beautiful Rylee!! Click on the triangle to get started…

Click here to see the entire tutorial.

Happy Sewing!

Beth

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DIY Cool Fabric Labels: A One Minute Video

Well yes, a sharpie WOULD work….

but, why not amp up your labeling game with these custom fabric labels? I mean all the cool kids will have them at camp this year…

And yes, you COULD get carried away and label ALL of your child’s belongings before those field trips and camp outs. Lord knows it’s important to label their undies just in case they drop them on the bus, so the teacher can hold them up and announce the owner of said undies to the world… :/

So maybe… just maybe, misplaced whitey-tighties SHOULD stay anonymous. 🙂

Happy Summer!

Beth

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