how to make a wig with a sewing machine // #DIYwithDami // YouTube

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mother’s day embroidery hoop // YouTube

There can come a time where you’re short of money, but you can never be short of ideas! This is a simple (well it can be) way to give something sentimental and unique to a loved one. So, for this Mother’s Day I decided to give my mum a memento that showcases my creativity with this embroidery hoop. It ended up looking a bit juvenile but I’m mostly happy with the result. In the future I hope to learn an expanse of embroidery techniques to design plentiful hoops!

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how to make a satin bonnet // #DIYwithDami // YouTube

Learn how to make your own bonnet to protect your hair!

Join me as I make the first project venture while I relax after wash day listening to some songs on this ICONIC album A Seat at the Table by Solange on #DIYwithDami: how to make a silk bonnet!

Looking after your hair is important regardless if you partake in wearing protective styles such as wigs or braids and we’ve all used a silk scarf at some point and woken up with it having slipped off. Using a bonnet is really a great option to protect your hair from the elements while indoors (or outdoors if you like it like that). You can opt to buy one online, visit your local hair shop or you can make one – as you can see, I chose the latter – and I hope you enjoy watching as I make this slightly slap-dash bonnet!

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how to thread a sewing machine // #DIYwithDami // YouTube

Welcome to the first instalment of #DIYwithDami where I take you along my sewing project journeys!

Let’s get to it!

I chose the song Mac Ayres – Get to You Again in this video because I genuinely want to get into sewing again! This is the beginning. My voice sounds horridly high in the video, but I tried my best to demonstrate how to thread a front-loading bobbin sewing machine. A great video for absolute beginners who may have plenty of project ideas but don’t know how to sew! Grab your family’s dusty old sewing machine or buy a relatively cheap starter one if you’re passionate about learning a new skill. Some reputable brands are Singer (the brand of my sewing machine), Brother, Janome and Bernina to name a few. Let me know what sewing machines you use, if your preference is front/drop-in loading bobbin machines and beginner friendly projects you have or plan to execute!

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