Welcome to our sewing segment!

The kids are finally sleeping, and you’re ready to replace the chaos of the day with the hum of your sewing machine – oh wait, maybe that’s just me!

Destri small headshotHello there, my name is Destri and I keep Sew Be It stocked with free sewing projects, tutorials, and the best tips and tricks. Below you will find the archives starting with the most recent posts, just click on “previous entries” to go back through time – there’s good stuff back there!

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Sewing Tutorials For Girls                                         Purses and Accessory Tutorials

Sewing Tutorials For Women                                    Sewing Projects For The Home

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Modern Yardage Fabric

In the instance of the fabric world, it seems I’ve been living under a rock.  Have you heard of Modern Yardage?  Please let one of you say no, so I can have the glory of knowing I introduced you.  I have been following the Martha Stewart American Made contest, and somehow didn’t discover this gem […]

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From The Archives :: Simple Trick Or Treat Bags

The leaves aren’t falling from the trees where I live yet, but when I walk into my local craft stores all the decor points to fall…and Halloween.  I won’t lie, I can’t wait!  We have the best family memories around this season, and my kids are old enough now to remember years past.  My little […]

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Sew Be It Quick Tip :: Securing a Shank Button

This is one of my all time favorite sewing tips that I have picked up over the years.  Don’t you hate it when a shank button pulls through the fabric leaving behind a hole where it used to be?  To prevent that from happening, anchor it with a regular button sewn opposite on the inside. […]

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Turn Last Summer’s Favorite Dress Into Next Season’s Favorite Skirt

I have been going through all of my kids’ clothes to put away all of the Summer things-some put in a box for next summer, some I know won’t fit put in the Goodwill bag.  Then I got to this dress.  It barely fit my girl through this Summer, but it was by far the […]

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Fabric Lover? I Have Good News!

So, are you a fabric lover?  Yes? Oh good, I have great news!  I am not only a fabric lover, but a collector-at least that is what my husband says :).  So when my second home, Michaels, sent an email to announce they are now carrying a wide assortment of crafty pre-cut fabric, my heart […]

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Knit and Cluny Lace Dress Tutorial

Hey friends!  I have a new dress tutorial for you today, as part of a the 30 Days Of Sundress Series hosted by the fabulous Melly Sews.  Melissa rounds up 30 sewing enthusiasts to create a dress tutorial for the entire month of June, and I was lucky enough to be a part of it.  […]

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20 Tutorials Using Bias Tape

When it comes to bias tape, I have a love hate relationship with it.  I love love to buy it, especially the pretty prints-but hate to use it.  I am kind of the same way with fabric.  Some of my most favorite fabric has sat in my cupboard for years simple because I can’t bear […]

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Diy Reusable Salt Pouches For The Shower Or Bath

What takes less than 30 minutes to make, costs less than 10 bucks, and makes the best handmade gift ever?   These little reusable salt pouches for the shower or bath.  Wondering what they are exactly?  They are all the benefits of bath salts in a little pouch that you can take to the shower for […]

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Spotlight :: Melly Sews

Hello friends! I have a little spotlight for our sewing gals today.  How’s your Summer sewing going?  I’d like to say that my machine has been humming right along, but I’ve been busy with other things and it just sits across the room taunting me all day :).  Although, I do have a sundress in […]

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Free Lipstick Case Pattern and Sewing Tutorial

I have a thing for sewing little accessories lately – they’re just too much fun :).  You can use up little scraps and they make the perfect gifts.  Plus they’re fun, did I mention that?  The sewing tutorial I have for you today is just such a project – a lipstick case with a mirror.  […]

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