If you have a sewing machine, shortening jeans is one of the quickest alterations you can do, so it is well worth the effort to fix those dragging hems once and for all... learn how at the Craftsy blog.
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Good lessons to teach my granddaughters how to sew
I treasure the old and worn and refashion them into little textile collages in my attic studio in a converted manse in Northumberland, England. Everything I make is individual and unique. This little wren is hand appliquéd and embroidered on to a support of an old patchwork quilt fragment. A second piece of very worn out quilt, mid Victorian, has been attached to the bottom half because of its interesting texture and print. The collage is then sewn on to a piece of mount board to make it…