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DIY Christmas Ornament: Fabric Danish Stars

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Thanksgiving is over, which means it is officially CHRISTMAS TIME! Not that I haven’t been listening to Christmas music and daydreaming about decorating for a month, but now it’s “socially acceptable” to be doing that. And what better way to celebrate the start of the Christmas season than with  a handmade ornament (or two, or […]

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The Seamstress Tag (Get to Know the Blogger)

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Hello, hello! We’re a few posts into this whole blogging business now–I hope you’re enjoying it–and I’m learning I need to plan ahead a little bit better. I promise tutorial posts are coming, but they are not made in a single day (who would have thought?) and I want to keep sharing with all of […]

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Thread Bare: What Are All Those Threads For Anyway?

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In my life as a sewist, I’ve worked at a variety of sewing-related stores. All of these stores offered at least the sewing basics: needles, thread, and other little notions. There are two things in every store that create the most confusion for shoppers: Needles, and Thread. “Why are there so many different types?” It’s […]

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Top 5 Notions for the Beginning Sewist

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One of the most overwhelming things for any new sewist is the vast array of different sewing notions available these days. Which of these items do you need? What will you use the most? Do you have to have 50 million different rulers? I am here today to help you answer those questions and more! […]

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Introductions

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Welcome, welcome, welcome to Awfully Aud Designs! I am so delighted you made it to our corner of the web. Let me take a moment to introduce the people that make up AAD and how we came to be. To begin with, we are a family team who have collectively been in the sewing and […]