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Sewing Sara’s Curtains–A Pinch Pleat Drape How-To (Part 2)

Sewing Sara’s Curtains–A Pinch Pleat Drape How-To (Part 2)

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by Andrea   Last week, we did some mathin’, and I showed you how to calculate the yardage needed.  Now, let’s get down to sewing!  One important thing to mention first – if you’re planning on washing your finished curtains at all, now is the time to wash your fabric! …

My Vintage Volkswagen Westfalia – A Tutorial: Sewing Your Own And Replacing Your Pop Top Tent (Part 2)

My Vintage Volkswagen Westfalia – A Tutorial: Sewing Your Own And Replacing Your Pop Top Tent (Part 2)

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By Andrea So, last Wednesday I covered the removal of the old pop top tent, and sewing of the new one. In this post, I am going to cover the install. First off – my helpful tip. Make sure when you are getting ready to attach your tent, put it…

My Vintage Volkswagen Westfalia – A Tutorial: Sewing Your Own And Replacing Your Pop Top Tent (Part 1)

My Vintage Volkswagen Westfalia – A Tutorial: Sewing Your Own And Replacing Your Pop Top Tent (Part 1)

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By Andrea This post should almost be subtitled “Sometimes I Impress Myself With My Own Skills”, but really this was way easier to do than I expected. The tent on our Westi had definitely seen better days. It had been patched numerous times before, one window had been removed, and…

Your Vintage Princess Phone – A Cleaning And Repair Tutorial

Your Vintage Princess Phone – A Cleaning And Repair Tutorial

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By Dave Let’s say your hanging out in your living room, on the world’s greatest Heywood-Wakefield two tier end table from 1956  that’s right next to that great Danish Modern eight foot long sofa. Or maybe you’re more like me and you have some pretty decent mid-century stuff even though…

Vintage Crafty – Roll Your Own Babuska!

Vintage Crafty – Roll Your Own Babuska!

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This is my kind of craft project!  Super easy, and no sewing.  Sigh.  For some reason, I am not that great at sewing.  Don’t tell my mom that, though.  She will cry. Anyway, I am going to use this while we are painting the house (whichever reader gave me that…

Vintage Crafty Saturdays – Singer How-To For Retro Pinch-Pleat Drapes

Vintage Crafty Saturdays – Singer How-To For Retro Pinch-Pleat Drapes

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Thank goodness it is Saturday!  I thought that week would never end. Jeez.  So, as a reward to everyone for making it to the week, here is a great pamphlet that I recently found that gives detailed instructions on how to make pinch-pleat drapes.  I know!  It is really exciting,…

Vintage Crafty Saturdays – Pinch-Pleat Curtains

Vintage Crafty Saturdays – Pinch-Pleat Curtains

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Welcome to Vintage Crafty Saturdays here on the blog!  Tom and I are running around like crazy right now, packing like idiots for our trip to Aruba in a few days, but hopefuly you guys have enough time to relax and be a little crafty today.  Or at least time…