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How To Sew Over Bulky Seams the Easy Way / Best Sewing Tips
Do you find it challenging to sew over bulky seams?  Your machine’s struggling, you’re getting skipped  stitches and it is just downright frustrating. Well, not anymore. In this blog post, I’m going to show you some great tips where you can  sew over a bulky seams and still get a beautiful, professional-looking stitch. Whenever you are sewing with denim, canvas,
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How To Make a Microwave Potato Bag // Quick Sewing Project
In this DIY sewing tutorial, I’m going to show you how you can make a microwaved baked potato bag. This is a super easy sewing project and these bags make the perfect baked potatoes. You know those times when you want to cook a baked potato, but you don’t have an hour or an hour and a half to spare?
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Happy Feet // Why Going Barefoot Is So Good for You
How can going barefoot be so good for you? In this post I’m going to show you several reasons why you may want to consider this. Our feet are the furthest part of our body from our head and often gets overlooked and forgotten. We know our hearts need lots of TLC, well our feet do too. After all, they
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quilt bindting
2 Easy Ways To Bind a Quilt Using the Backing Fabric
 Making a quilt can seem a little intimidating, especially if you’re new to sewing, but it’s actually really quite simple. In this tutorial, I’m going to show you how to bind the quilt using the backing fabric. There are 2 easy methods that I am going to show you: hand sewing and using the sewing machine. I’m also going to
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chicken tenders
The Best Sesame Crusted Chicken Tenders Recipe
I’ve tried a lot of chicken tenders recipes and nothing comes close to this recipe. They are crispy, flavorful, and very easy to make. So if you’re looking for a quick and delicious entree, you’ll want to add this to your recipe list.  Ingredients cooking spray (I like to use avocado spray) sesame oil – 2 TB soy sauce –
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Jan Howell

Jan Howell

Whether it’s a new recipe, a fun craft, or some handy tips for your garden and home, I hope to empower and inspire you with skills that you can use to create joy, improved health, and to do it in a simple way.

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Hello, I'm Jan

I help DIY crafters take back their creative passion by providing them with patterns and projects tutorials that are easy to follow and quick to make. Most projects utilize upcycled fabric and materials, making the projects inexpensive and environmentally compatible.

Upcycled Denim Patchwork Quilt

(UPDATED 2/23/23) Have you ever slept under a denim patchwork quilt? There is nothing better! There is just something about the heaviness of the denim and the coziness of a
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zipper recycling

Cool Zipper Upcycling

As many of you know I’m really into upcycling and recycling items, and clothing is one of them. In this tutorial, I’m going to show you how to deconstruct an
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