White Sweater Blackwood Cardigan // heatherhandmade.com

I made another Blackwood cardigan and have been wearing it multiple times a week since I finished it. This sweater Blackwood cardigan is like a secret robe, and I love it. We keep our house fairly cold in the winter to save money on utilities so I like wearing really warm clothes even inside. I also get cold easily so I just need lots of layers. I started wearing my robe inside sometimes to stay warm,

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I want to say “Welcome to my home” when you first walk in my home. I want to say “Home Sweet Home” in my kitchen: the heart of my home. And now I can with an easy DIY welcome mat. I love the look of these Welcome mats, and I love how easy they are to customize. You can choose any word or image silhouette, and you could make one for every holiday! I’m already dreaming up mats for Easter,

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How to Understitch // heatherhandmade.com

An important basic sewing skill to have is to knowing how to understitch. It can be a little confusing if you’ve never done it before, but it makes your handmade items look professional. It’s great for facings, linings, pockets, flaps, etc. and makes your edges look good. This is a simple tutorial to show you about understitching, and I used the same solid fabric for both the outside and inside fabric. I also used pink and red topstitching thread to make it easier to see in the pictures.

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Ever since my son was born, I’ve been lucky enough to always have a dedicated sewing area, but I’ve never had a fully dedicated sewing room. I’ve always sewn in a multi-purpose room with multiple uses. I currently sew in our “sewing, office, homework, and arts & craft” room. There is a table in my sewing room where I can cut out fabric, but it’s often being used by my children while I’m sewing. They love doing art and crafts near me while I sew,

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Wool Lander Pants and a Plaid Halifax Hoodie // heatherhandmade.comMy winter silhouette is oversized and layered on top and skinny and fitted on bottom. But to be completely honest, skinny jeans are not very warm pants. I’ve been on the lookout for a warmer pant that would still work with some of the tops in my winter wardrobe. I didn’t know if I would like this style of pant, but I’m surprisingly loving it. The only issue I have is that we’ve had a really warm winter,

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12 Facebook Groups for the Sewist, Sewer, and Sewing Enthusiast // heatherhandmade.com

Do you enjoy sewing and talking about sewing? I love sewing and there’s something special about being able to talk to someone who loves it. I meet up with sewing friends every once in awhile and to get me through the time in between, I “sewcialize” online with other sewists, sewers, and sewing enthusiasts. I’ve found that “sewcializing” in groups on Facebook is so fun. I love seeing what everyone makes and being inspired by their creations.

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*I was paid to review this fabric. I also tested this sewing pattern. All opinions are mine.*

Bamboo Nikko Dress // heatherhandmade.com

I am here to tell you how amazing a solid dress is. I made a solid summer dress a couple of years ago and loved it, but I’m always so hot in the summer that I don’t want to layer anything. This winter I’ve been searching for warm winter dress patterns and inspiration that will get worn and be versatile in my closet.

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