One of the first things I ever learned to sew was doll clothes. I think I was about 8. My family never had a lot of money (9 kids!), so I had to make my own. I cut up clothing that was destined for goodwill and made clothes for my stuffed dolls, stuffed animals, and even my younger siblings, lol!
My 3 Ring Pencil Pouch tutorial has to be one of the best things I ever thought up. For me, anyway.
Because doesn’t it seem like school supplies get more expensive every year? When I was a kid we didn’t even have school supplies! LOL. Okay, we probably did.
This week I got to play with some fun new fabric that’s coming soon from Anna Griffin. It’s called the Francis Collection and it will be available at a Hancock’s Fabric near you (hopefully)!
I used it to up three more 2 Sided Zips from the tutorial that I wrote last year. They are totally easy to make – don’t be afraid of the curved zipper!
After an unexpectedly stressful week, I needed some ‘fun’ sewing time yesterday. I needed to create… to pull fabrics and find ones that looked together; to follow a pattern (okay, it was my own Wrist Strap Keychain Sewing Tutorial, but I followed it anyway), and to feel the gratification of finishing a project and calling it ‘good.’
Patchwork, patchwork, we all scream for… patchwork! Ok, well I can’t get enough of it. It’s my favorite way to use up scraps, too.
But sometimes I don’t feel right starting another patchwork quilt (read: I have too many patchwork quilts in progress). That’s when a cute and crafty patchwork project fits the ticket exactly.
There’s a fun new product that you may have seen at the craft store… iCraft Deco Foils. I saw them at Michaels near the paper crafting section, but guess what? They are amazing on fabric too!
This 6” square cosmetic pouch is simple, but looks gorgeous thanks to the Deco Foils, don’t you think? Plus, it closes with hook and loop tape (velcro) instead of a zipper. I love zippers, don’t get me wrong, but sometimes it’s fun to do something different.
I sewed a bunch of boxy zipper pouches using laminated fabric and they look great! Boxy pouches are going to be a huge craft fair item this year. Maybe I’m just saying that because I have lots of craft fair friends, and maybe not. But I’m pretty darn confident that if you don’t make one (or more) of these yourself, you’ll be getting it somewhere else. So why not make your own???
Learn how to sew paper towels that are fabric instead of paper! This earth-friendly sewing project is so easy, my 7 year old daughter helped me with it. You’ll need an inexpensive bath towel and a 1/2 yard of flannel fabric to get started.
I know you already love my free Snappy Coin Pouch tutorial, and I do too. While I was writing the tutorial last month, I played around with the idea of putting a pleat on one side. It’s really easy to…
My girls now have a drawer full of hair accessories, and all thanks to my sewing stash. I felt forced to make them after a trip to the drugstore shocked me with simple FOE (fold over elastic) headbands at 4…