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My Thoughts On Making A DIY Capsule Wardrobe

The idea of making a diy capsule wardrobe has been something I have wanted to do for a long time. Over the years I have made clothing pieces, but I have never tried making a complete wardrobe. In preparation for this project I purged my existing wardrobe. I have also limited my new purchases to […]

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Burda 6573 – Sewing Pattern Review

 craftedspaces · DIY Wardrobe Pattern Review – Burda 6573   We recently took a look at the Burda 6573 pants pattern in an IG live session. We spoke about the pattern in great detail and provided some insight into working with the pattern. I want to provide a summary of that discussion, along with […]

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Unbleached cotton fabric and muslin mock-up

Why You Should Make A Toile Or Muslin

Creating a muslin is an extra step in the sewing process that comes with many benefits; but, how do you decide if a muslin is needed for your project? Let us say you are working with a pattern for the first time, and you want to know if the finished garment will fit you as […]

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Pink Floral Cross Stitch

Getting Started With Cross Stitch

Cross stitch is a fun craft with lots of beautiful patterns to choose from and countless ways to use your finished projects. It is a beautiful way to embellish clothing, accessories or home decor. This embroidery technique is done by making an X-shape on your fabric. It is a form of counted thread embroidery and […]

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12 Days of Holiday Cheer GIVEAWAY Event

12 Days of Holiday Cheer GIVEAWAY EVENT Crafted Spaces is hosting its biggest GIVEAWAY event ever! Starting on December 8, 2021, and each day for twelve days we will present a new giveaway item on our Instagram feed @craftedspaces. The last giveaway item will be posted on December 19, 2021. You will have approximately three […]

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Soap Making

Top Five Soap Making Ingredients

It is important to me to know what is in my self-care products, and to have the option to customize ingredients to meet my family’s needs. I started making my own hair and skin care products many years ago. Eight years ago this evolved into making my own soap. It has now become a ritual; […]

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Beginner's Guide to Punch Needle Projects

Beginner’s Guide To Punch Needle Projects By Juliette Michelet

Beginner’s Guide to Punch Needle Projects is a great introduction to the craft of punch needle embroidery. Written by Juliette Michelet, this book features 26 fun and simple to follow punch needle projects. I had this book on my wish list, and I received it this past Christmas as a gift. The projects are super […]

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Sewing Knits Without A Serger

Sewing Knits Without A Serger

The first t-shirt pattern in our sew-along is Burda 6820. This close fitting t-shirt pattern is designed for a two-way stretch jersey. I have sewn this pattern before with and without the use of my serger (overlock) machine. A serger does make sewing knits super easy, but there are some aspects of the project such […]

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DIY Felt Donut

Felt donuts can be a fun soft toy for children, and can also be used in your sewing or craft room as a whimsical pincushion. This tutorial will show you how to make a felt donut that is so cute and tasty that you have to remember not to try eating it. In this tutorial […]

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Yvette-Michelle Cottle Darby

My Lived Experience

  My name is Yvette-Michelle and I have been a textile artist and entrepreneur for over twenty years. My husband, two sons, my mother and I live in Ontario, Canada. I can tell you about my eight year old great great great maternal grandmother who was kidnapped from her village in Nigeria and was sold […]

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