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Sewing Pleats

Pin together the pleats across the heading.Use pins to mark the pleats and spaces. Sew a vertical seam from the top to the bottom of the heading. To keep the pleats even at the top, place the pleat under the presser foot and turn the hand wheel so that the needle is inserted into the pleat 1/2 ...

Calculating Pleats and Spaces

Photo from Adobe Stock/whyframeshotTo begin, answer these questions:What type of hardware am I using?Traverse rodDecorative pole with rings (wood or metal)How will it traverse?Two-way draw from the centerOne-way to the left or right onlyBefore you begin calculating pleats and spaces you will ...

Easy Curtains

My living room has a wonderful wall of windows that makes you feel like you are sitting outdoors in the sunshine. But because we live on a busy little road, they needed a covering that could be closed at night for privacy. The three 4x6 foot windows are side by side with a 12-inch space ...

Vintage Crafts: Bringing Back the Old Favorites

Recently I visited a craft store to get inspired. While I was browsing I noticed beads, jewelry making aisles, scrapbooking aisles, but where were the needlework crafts? My grandmother crocheted intricate lacy doilies and bureau scarfs. She made arm rest covers and lacy tablecloths.My aunt ...

The Makings of a Fancy Outhouse

A friend's description of her family's outhouse in mid-Minnesota, some 60 years ago, proved very interesting.A lengthy pathway in natural stone led to the little house, she said, a joy in summer, but extra long in winter. Dense vines of pink and lavender flowers climbed the trellis at its ...

Capper's Farmer - Your Hub for All Things Handmade

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