A Cloth Merchant

Schnazzy Belt!


I love little splashes of unexpected bling. I took inspiration for this quick and easy beaded belt project from from Max Mara’s spring 2014 as well as their autumn 2014 collections. Max Mara is known for its beautifully clean  – almost stark – lines, and that’s why it was so fun to discover that several […]

Deer and Doe Centauree

Debbie Christensen

If you haven’t seen the Deer & Doe Centauree Dress yet, check out these style lines! It’s s pretty simple summer dress, and very easy to construct, but it has interesting front seaming. As soon as I saw this design, I thought, “this would be a very cool dress for playing with stripes!” Instead I […]

Cheers to Summer: A Koozie Tutorial


Personally, I do not use koozies, because I forget I have any until I’m out of beer. But my sister loves them, and buys them any time she goes somewhere interesting. What a tourist. But she can never find any to fit her Budweiser Lime-a-ritas, which are smaller than your typical beer can. I’m not […]

Super Cool Laptop Case


My sister asked me to make her a laptop case. Here it is! I found a tutorial here. It was very easy to follow, and the author provides great images. The outside pocket was of my own invention. The exterior is a coral sateen, and the pocket is Michael Miller Mirror Dot. I lined it […]

Furry Circle Scarf


It’s cold in Cleveland. Need something to keep you busy indoors? How about a faux-furry circle scarf! Honestly, this probably won’t help, because it took me a half hour to make. But it’ll be great when I have to go outside into cold, cold Cleveland! It also makes a great belated gift! To make one […]
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