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Epic Tutorial Fail | Red-Handled Scissors

Epic Tutorial Fail

Thick band? Not flattering. I’m on an upcycling kick, so I thought it would be fun to put together a super-simple pillowcase skirt tutorial. It wasn’t going to be anything fancy, just a quick warm-weather project for those of you who want something a little less involved than, say, a full pillowcase dress. So, I …

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Crocheted Flowers: You're Doing It Wrong | Red-Handled Scissors

Crocheted Flowers: You’re Doing It Wrong

I had jury duty yesterday. This meant that, when I wasn’t being grilled simultaneously by two attorneys and a judge, I finally had a good chunk of time to wrap my head around the pattern for my very first crochet project: the Garden Scarf from the Stitch ‘n Bitch crochet book. I was quite pleased …

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Shirt Sewing Mistake: Interfacing Denial | Red-Handled Scissors

Shirt Sewing Mistake: Interfacing Denial

If you look closely at the picture below, you might notice that something’s not quite right. If you have experience in sewing button-down shirt—which is what this pile of fabric will eventually be—it’s probably pretty clear to you that interfacing is not meant to be so, er, visible. It was not, however, very clear to …

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