Open Front Ankara Print Skirt | Sew Sharifa Sew-Along

Sew Sharifa Sew-Along

After going through my closet early this year, I came to the conclusion that I’m a fabric hoarder.

Yep, I said it! A. Fabric. HOARDER.

My closet is filled with fabric that I have accumulated over the years. When I go to the fabric store, I impulsively buy pretty fabric without knowing what to make with it. 

I’m starting a new series on the blog that will combat this habit. I present to you Sew Sharifa: A Series of Sew-Along Blogs! At least twice a month, I’ll sew a new creation. This sew-along is not intended to be a tutorial, only a behind the scenes look at my creative process. Sewing regularly will help me cut down on my fabric supply! Continue reading “Open Front Ankara Print Skirt | Sew Sharifa Sew-Along”

Conversation Heart Pillow DIY

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Conversation hearts are a Valentine’s Day staple. I remember receiving these candies along with Winnie the Pooh and Mickey Mouse cards from my classmates in elementary school. Although these candies tasted awful, they were super adorable. I always wanted to keep them just to appreciate their cuteness. But, they were food and I eventually had to throw them away.

Today I’m showing you how to make a conversation heart that will last forever. This tutorial will leave you with an unusual craving for them. Here’s how to make a conversation heart pillow! Continue reading “Conversation Heart Pillow DIY”

Craftsmas Day 7: DIY Felt Cactus Ornament

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Nowadays anything can be made into an ornament even if it has nothing to do with Christmas. I’ve seen everything from pizza and donuts to cellphones and coffee cups as ornaments. So this year I thought, why not make a cactus ornament? It would make a super adorable and unique trimming plus it’s trendy!

If you cannot resist the urge to decorate your tree with cacti, then keep reading to learn how to create a felt cactus ornament. They take a bit of patience to make, but I promise you it’s all worth it in the end! Continue reading “Craftsmas Day 7: DIY Felt Cactus Ornament”

My Top 10 Favorite YouTube Sewing Vloggers

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The most popular blog post by far on Sharifa Creates has been My Favorite YouTube Sewing Vloggers. In it, I only listed three vloggers, so I’m back with a full list of 10! Hopefully this list will help you to learn everything you need to know about sewing and garment construction. Continue reading “My Top 10 Favorite YouTube Sewing Vloggers”

DIY Pillowcases

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I’m in the process of revamping my bedroom. So far, I have organized my dresser drawer and closet. Right now I am focused on updating my bedding because nothing on my bed is cohesive! I have a hot pink comforter, a leopard print body pillow, two shimmery black throw pillows and a pink chevron print pillow. My goal is to have pink, white and gold bedding. I didn’t want to purchase all new throw pillows, so I made pillowcases for them.

Keep reading to learn how to make your own pillowcases. Continue reading “DIY Pillowcases”