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2 sewing DIY gift ideas – video tutorial

If you’re in need to make something handmade for someone else, or for yourself, this tutorial will help!

Hot water bottle cozies seem like a thing from the past but they’re always good to have around in case you have some back pain or you need to warm up quickly after a very cold day out.

And who doesn’t need a tote bag? The tutorial is for a simple bag that uses charm squares. You can make it in an afternoon.

Did you enjoy the tutorials?

My book Turnabout Patchwork

“Turnabout Patchwork. Simple quilts with a twist” is all about playing with blocks – making a block, slicing it up, and turning or repositioning the pieces to make a completely different block (sometimes two smaller blocks) to yield endless quilt tops.

See all the quilts in the book in a real life project

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2 sewing DIY gift ideas video tutorial


  1. I really enjoyed the videos. Both projects finished up super-cute. I was wondering what the width of your bag strap is? I guesstimated it is 5 cm/2 inches wide – am I close 😀

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