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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Conquering Fear And Finally A Call For Pattern Testers

Friends, today has been a long time coming.  Over three  years ago I decided to take this sewing/design skill serious and turn some of my ideas into sewing patterns.  I bought some slopers, played around a bit and came up with my first design which was this shirt.  I loved it and thought at that […]

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11 Easy Sewing Projects

I have a feeling many happy ladies around the world got a new sewing machine for gifts this holiday season, and you’re looking for some easy sewing projects to start off with.  If you’re not you should be – my first project was tackling a set of difficult valences and I swore off sewing for […]

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Darling Custom Cinderella Dress By That’s Sew Kari

Happy Saturday friends! I was browsing Facebook the other day when I came across this beautiful Cinderella Dress created by Kari of That’s Sew Kari, and knew I had to share. Isn’t it a work of art?  My daughter would FLIP!  She takes custom orders, and I am really tempted with the Sofia The First […]

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The Olivia Top And A Pattern Giveaway!

Hello friends!  I have a pattern today I think you’ll love. Are you familiar with Jessica from Craftiness is not Optional?  My guess is yes, if not I am certain if you have a pinterest board with the term “sewing” in it you no doubt have more than a few pins of her fabulous tutorials […]

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How To Sew A Wood Handle Handbag

I have had this vintage pillowcase for 5 years, and have always thought it would make for the perfect handbag.   Then I saw this wood handle purse at a vintage store that the lady called a “knitting bag” and I knew it was the perfect use for the fabric.  I love how it turned out, […]

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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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