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Refresh Your Outdoor Decor with Colorful Outdoor Pillow Covers.

Bridget McPhillips

Refresh Your Outdoor Decor with Colorful Outdoor Pillow Covers.

  Now that Spring has arrived and we are steadily moving towards the summer months ahead, its time to start getting those outdoor living spaces in shape so that you can sit back and enjoy the few lazy days of summer that you manage to fit into your schedule.    The smallest splash of color and the addition of new texture will refresh your space instantly.   I added four accent pillows to this space, made with outdoor fabric.  These pillow covers boast a contrasting accent border complete with mitered corners.  The finished size of the pillows I made were 15...

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Bean Bag Chair Tutorial

Bridget McPhillips

Bean Bag Chair Tutorial

Inspired by the desire to not give my children a bunch of candy this Easter, I decided to whip up some bean bag chairs.  I needed a pattern so I started browsing Pinterest, which is where I saw a pin from Martha Stewart.  The link to the original post on marthastewart.com can be seen here: http://www.marthastewart.com/269842/beanbag-makeover If you look at this post you will notice that the reviews are not great.  I am guessing that is because there are no real directions and the direction to cut the tops of the triangles off is just bad advice.   I decided to...

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Add an invisible zipper to a pillow cover with piping

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Add an invisible zipper to a pillow cover with piping

I love pillows that have invisible zipper closures.  When you think of an invisible zipper you usually think apparel, pants and dresses.  I love to install invisible zippers in pillow covers.  An invisible zipper closure on a pillow cover is just that, invisible, so it does not distract from the design of the pillow and it leaves all of the pillow surfaces soft and ready to snuggle, while still allowing you to remove the cover easily to wash or rotate with your seasonal home decor. Here is a short video about how to install an invisible zipper on a pillow...

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The Piping Foot

Bridget McPhillips

The Piping Foot

The piping foot is sometimes also called a cording foot.  This sewing machine foot is used to attach piping to fabric.  When you look at the foot, you see a small hole in the top of the foot, where the needle passes through.  On the bottom of the foot is a groove.  The foot comes in two sizes, 1/8 inch and 1/4 inch.  The groove in the bottom of the foot corresponds with the the diameter of piping.    The needle hole falls right at the edge of the groove, so as you sew the fabric around the piping, the...

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