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N95 Mask Cover Tutorial

Want to help your local healthcare hero with N95 mask covers is a hurry? I’ve adapted the pattern my local hospital requested and streamlined the process. My step-by-step tutorial walks you through my assembly-line method. I was able to get 25 done in a day with the help of my family. I enlist my college-aged kids with clipping and turning. Click here for the PDF tutorial: N95 Mask Cover Tutorial Click here for the original pattern: Mask Production 2020 Click here for the surgical sheets that I used: Direct Textile Click here for an updated mask pattern piece: Updated Mask pattern

Camp S’more Series: Pillow-Palooza!

Welcome back to my Camp S’more Series. It’s pillow day!! Thanks to the kind folks at Ink and Arrow Fabrics my Sew Junie camper is getting a mini-makeover. This cute fabric is just perfect for my 1971 Shasta Camper that I took from 70’s to farmhouse cozy 2 years ago. When I started my pillow-palooza, I really wanted to mix it up. I wanted this set of pillow covers to be fun and exciting, with a lot of patchwork and pattern play. Most importantly, I needed to get them done quickly. What I didn’t want was to go to the fabric store. I had my stack of Camp S’mores fabric from Ink and Arrow, a mountain of pillow forms, and my handy stash of trims. What I was short of were invisible zippers. Originally, I had intended to use my basic invisible zip pillow cover pattern from At Home with Modern June. Past the basic construction, I meant to mix up the pillow fronts with a combination of looks, but I only had a few …

Camp S’more Series: Camping Stool

I love a good staple project, they are satisfying because they are so quick to do. I’m aways on the lookout for foot and camping stools at flea markets and vintage fairs like the Country Living Fair. In fact, I’ve shown many audiences at those events how easy it is to recover these stools at those fairs during my oilcloth days! I picked up these up from a local vintage vendor a few years ago. I found a ton of vintage camping stools for sale on Etsy. I even found this stool that is exactly like my pair. Buying local is best, this way you can skip shipping and check the camping stool for studiness. Camping Stool Redo Supplies: 1/3 yard of Fireflies and Bug Jar fabric 1/3 yard of canvas, home decor denim (I used a scrap of fabric from my stash.) Scissors Rotary cutter, acrylic ruler and cutting mat Diagonal cutting pliers Staple gun with 1/4″ staples Step 1: Measure the old canvas that makes up the seat of the stool and jot …