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Scripture Tote

At the same time I made my daughter’s scriptures cover, I made a little bag for her to carry things to church.  A scripture tote.  I couldn’t help it-the scripture cover didn’t really have any place to keep paper or a pen and bags are just fun!  I saw a bag with this general shape and drew out my own pattern for it. I love the bag’s simple, clean lines.  And the unique shape.  The handles are part of the sides instead of separate straps sewn onto the side.  I wanted the bag to be cute, but not overly...

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Personalized Scripture Cover

When my son decided to get baptized, my husband and I bought him his own set of scriptures.  I made him a cover for his scriptures following a tutorial from Delia Creates.  So when my daughter turned 8 I decided to not only made her a special dress, but make a special personalized scriptures cover for her scriptures too.  One of the things I love about these covers is the handles.  My kids carry their scriptures to church but can easily open them up to read when they want.  Although my daughter is young and would probably love something...

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Sewing Up Spring-Making A Gauzy Shirt With A Pattern For Knits

I bought some lovely gauzy material to make lightweight spring scarf for this month’s Sewing Up Spring Blog Tour.  But honestly, I don’t wear scarves very often. (Although I find I like thin knit infinity scarves pretty well) And my mind kept coming back to a lightweight gauzy shirt.  So I went for it! This gauzy shirt is a mash up and hack of two patterns from New Horizons. Hack The basic pattern pieces come from the Deer Creek Tunic.  I have been wearing the green tunic I made all winter long and it while I wasn’t quite sure of it to...

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Fixing Bust Wrinkles in a Knit Shirt without a Full Bust Adjustment

A year ago I tested a T-Shirt pattern, hoping to be able to fit my shoulders.  I left the test without feeling I achieved a good fit.  You can read my post about the test Here.  Since then I have continued making Wide Shoulder Adjustments using various techniques with various results.  A couple months ago I returned to my shoulder fitting project and turned to some Facebook sewing groups for some advice to smooth out some bust wrinkles.  Many of the women have years of experience making and fitting garments and I got a lot of great suggestions. All...

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New Name, Same Sewing

Welcome to  Hazelnut Handmade Last year when I started sending some items to sell in my aunt’s home decor shop, I started re-evaluating the name of my blog and Etsy shop.  And I decided I needed a change. Now I realize most people won’t care why I decided to change, but I’m kinda wordy so I’ll explain it anyways.  As a compromise, I’ll just list what the new name says about me or means to me. My children-(we call our youngest Nut or Nut-Nut)Making things myselfDelicious chocolate flavorLittle bit modernLittle bit traditionalLittle bit SophisticatedLittle bit Whimsy (cause I do have kids)SimpleGrounded So what will be on the blog?  Sewing, the occasional recipe, pattern reviews (at least thoughts on them), Etsy shop listings (which is open again), non-sewing projects that turn out, and learning to sew and fit garments expertly.   Well, that’s it! I’m excited to be back.  See you later alligator!...

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