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  • Designer Spotlight

    Interview: Meet Sarah Gozzo of Princess in a Pouch

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  • Applique

    Project: Rainbow Love Pennant Featuring the ESK-1

    The Rainbow Love Pennant is a quick and easy project and a great way to get your kids involved in sewing. The ESK-1 Beginner Craft Knife is made for all ages and is a great way for kids to learn how to use craft knives and more advanced cutting techniques. This pennant features raw edge…

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  • Applique

    How-To: Using ESK-1 for Cutting Applique Pieces

    By Amanda Brown

    I’m Amanda from Fabric Heart. I’m a quilter and a sewist who loves bright colors and bold patterns. I have a 9-year-old daughter Alice, who loves to help when I sew but she’s not big on the sewing part. She will help design projects, pick fabrics, and iron for me. I will take any help that I can…

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  • Cosplay

    Interview: Jedimanda

    An accomplished professional seamstress with a theater background, winner of costume competitions, and avid Star Wars aficionado, Jedimanda has found her place in the world of cosplay. Learn more about this talented OLFA design team member.   Please tell us about yourself and what your community is like. I am a cosplayer who creates her own…

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  • Clothing

    Project: Baby Yoda Cosplay

    By JEdimanda

    I don’t believe any character has hit the zeitgeist so hard in the past months as Baby Yoda or “The Child” from the Disney Plus series, The Mandalorian. I’ve cosplayed a lot of characters in my short career as a cosplayer, so I felt like I could turn anything I see, fictional character wise, into…

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  • Designer Spotlight

    Maker Series: Jedidiah Fleming / Book Carving

    In a couple of sentences, tell us about yourself: I am Jedidiah Fleming from Sparta, TN. I began my artistic explorations briefly with mosaic tile, but have been working with books and paper as my medium for 3+ years. What is your craft / business? I take books, (almost always damaged, outdated, overproduced, or saved…

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  • Clothing

    Project: 18th Century Corset Build

    By Jessica Lawson

    18th Century Corset Build I’ve loved costuming since I was a little girl, never limiting myself to Halloween—I could make an excuse to dress up for almost any occasion! My hobby lead to a career in the film industry, sewing for the big and little screen. Working professionally doesn’t leave much time to create for…

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  • Cosplay

    Sewing Diamonds the Easy Way!

    By Kimberly Bucki

    CIRCUS HARLEQUIN PRINT QUILTING FOR COSTUMES Sewing Diamonds the Easy Way!   SUPPLIES OLFA 28mm Quick-Blade Change Rotary Cutter (RTY-1/C) OLFA Splash Navy 24″ x 36″ Double-Sided Rotary Mat (RM-MG/NBL) OLFA 6″ x 24″ Frosted Acrylic Ruler (QR-6X24) OLFA 5″ Precision Smooth Edge Scissors (SCS-4) Two colors of fabric of your choice (black and white…

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  • Cosplay

    Maker Series: Kimberly Bucki

    See Kimberly’s ‘Sewing Diamonds‘ tutorial that she used in the above costume!   In a couple of sentences, tell us about yourself: Growing up in the suburbs of Chicago, I’ve spent my entire life being creative. From drawing, to sewing, I spend most days working on new designs for my clothing company which features costumes…

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  • Clothing

    Maker Series: Piped Bias Binding

    By Joshua Duart

    This easy to make binding is a great trim for a variety of projects – quilting, home décor (think pillows), and my favorite usage – to add a finish on a costume! Once you’ve made it, you’ll never buy the pre-made kind again. Customize using any fabric you wish and the possibilities are endless. Great…

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  • Cosplay

    Maker Series – Joshua Duart

    Earlier this year a few of us from OLFA attended C2E2 (Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo) here in Chicago, and met some amazing and creative individuals. One of those people was Joshua Duart, or @Thranduart  as he’s known on Instagram. This summer as Josh begins another build we will be following along in our IG…

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  • Makers

    Maker Series – Kimber McGray & Mother’s Day Cards

    O: In a couple of sentences, tell us about yourself: KM: I live in Carmel, IN – suburb of Indianapolis with my husband of 20 years and my 2 children – Andrew, 16 and Laura, 14. We have an overly active chocolate lab named Wrigley. If you can tell by the name of our dog,…

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