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Make It : Smocking With Gingham

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It’s all about gingham in the newest issue of Living. From tiny checks on a tablecloth to large squares on a folding screen, this pattern covers all the bases. Take this curtain, for instance. We gave it a decorative detail by adding smocking—a traditional sewing technique in which fabric is gathered so it can stretch. The …

Toy Bunnies

Make It : Toy Bunnies

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I can’t get over the cuteness of this stuffed bunny—one of the many brilliant projects from Silke’s Menswear story that appeared in Martha Stewart Living last March. I’ve been thinking about making one since I first saw it a couple years ago. And finally I’ve found the perfect occasion—a special little friend is about to …

Lunchbag Tutorial

Make It : Lunchbag Tutorial

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Today we have another post from our ever-crafty web producer Ashley Little: “I bring my lunch to work in a reusable container, stashed in my bag along with my wallet. Why is this a bad idea? Various things leak into my bag – salad dressings, mayonnaise, lemon juice – and wreak havoc on its contents. …

Plus Baby = (Doll) Family

Make It : Plus Baby = (Doll) Family

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Remember when I said I couldn’t wait to make a baby doll for my cousin!? Well, Ronja was just born, and I’m so happy for her sweet parents (and now I have a reason to make another doll). I made a baby doll with a bunting body rather than with legs. It is pretty much the …

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