How to Permanently Restore a Mattress Pad

This post teaches you how to do more than temporarily mend your mattress pad. It shows you how to make a lasting fix that will keep you from getting frustrated with those cheap materials that mattress pads are made of these days!

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How to Sew a Zipper into a Pillow, the Easiest Way Ever!

Yes, there are many tutorials online that teach how to put a zipper in a pillow. But this method is Different. Easier.  As I stitched up some pillows recently, I wondered if there was already a post out there with these instructions. To my amazement, there weren’t any. So I thought I’d share that with you…

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How To Make Pillows Fast!

Because we have a wedding in 2 months, because my outdoor pillows and cushions are completely sunfaded, and because I had about twenty minutes on my hands, I decided it was time to recover them. Heads up: There won’t be any zippers, velcro, snaps, buttons, or anything! Are you game? (If you’d like a pillow…

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Sew Many Projects, Sew Little Time

I am working on a few detailed alteration posts which I hope to print soon, but in the meantime, I thought I’d get this off my mind…. I counted up my UFO’s (unfinished objects) today and there are over 30! Isn’t that pathetic? I can’t believe how far behind I get. It was only four…

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Mending What the Dog Chewed Up (Part Two)

In the last post, we looked at a technique on How to Mend What the Dog Chewed Up, Part One. But in that scenario, we used the first of two Vera Bradley bags that a customer brought to me to fix. Her dog had chewed them both to pieces. Today, let’s look at the other bag. It has bigger issues.…

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Cover a Foam Pad…Bench Seat Cover…Part One

                Today, I am going to show you how to cover a foam pad to make a bench seat cover. This process can be applied to covering any sized foam pad (cushions for a couch, chair, boat seat, outdoor furniture, etc.) All you need to know is how…

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Mending a bed sheet

Can you save the planet by mending one bed sheet? Probably not, but it will save you alot of money to do it yourself and repurpose it. I have a large hole in one of my bedsheets. Typically, my washing machine eats these on a regular basis if I don’t have a full load. I…

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