Tag Archives: Sewing

Living in a White Box: Mini-Blind Madness

Welcome to my blog series, Living in a White Box! This series is all about how to make the most out of your rental home, AKA the “white box.” Many of us who rent cannot make changes like home-owners can, which makes it challenging to put a personal stamp on our space.

Today’s post is all about Mini-Blind Madness. This disease affects those of us who rent homes that come with mini-blinds, those of us who select blinds to save money, and those of us who use settle with mini-blinds because we lack inspiration. Symptoms of Mini-Blind Madness include frustration, boredom, and compulsive usage of mini-blinds for every window of the home.

Living in a White Box Mini Blind Madness decorating tips windows curtains blinds rods apartments rentals

Thankfully, there is a cure. Read along for inspiring methods you can use to treat Mini-Blind Madness plus tutorials on how to rid your home of this disease.

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Flashback Friday: Child’s Poncho Pattern

Today’s flashback is brought to you by a gift I made for my niece a couple years ago: a fleece poncho. This DIY project is fairly simple and is perfect if you’re looking to give homemade gifts this Christmas. I created this pattern for a child’s poncho, but it can be altered to a larger person by increasing the measurements accordingly.

Learn how to sew this poncho by clicking this link or the image below:

DIY Child Poncho Pattern and Tutorial fleece sewing pink brown hearts pom pom trim

This poncho is great for those warmer winter days, snuggling at home, or as a future present when the weather warms up. It can easily be converted for an adult by using different measurements. Feel free to comment if you have any questions or feedback.

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How to be a DIY Fashionista: Sew Your Own Purses and Totes

Occasionally I like to immerse myself into creative fashion projects. My style is fairly classic, so I love to accessorize with unique items. Sewing your own purses allows you to show off your creativity and personalize your outfits with a one-of-a-kind accessory. Another benefit is you get to add some sewing skills under your belt. And perhaps the best part of all– they’re cheap to make!

How to be a DIY Fashionista Sew Your Own Purses & Totes DIY free pattern tutorial oho bohemian paisley print osnaburg pink beige

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Bedroom Fix: New Curtains

I finally used the fabric I picked up recently for tweaking the colors in my bedroom. I was going to go with the leaf print for curtains, but decided to use the chartreuse gauze instead. I hemmed these panels and paired them with some semi-opaque cream-colored curtains.

DIY sew chartreuse and white gauze bedroom curtain panels

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