Quick And Easy Apron

| December 16, 2014

How many times have you needed a quick little gift for the hostess of a party or to use as a little thank you for somebody special?  We have the perfect quick and easy apron that could be whipped up in no time, and would be a very thoughtful gift.             […]

How To Make A Custom Fitted Skirt For An Overweight/Obese child

| October 9, 2013

Skirts are a very easy clothing garment to make, however “easy” becomes “difficult” or “impossible” when you’re dealing with making clothing for the plus size/overweight/obese girls.  The answer to this dilema is to make the pattern using the CHILD’S measurements, and not the “standard” measurements the commercial pattern companies use.  The only measurements necessary to […]

How To Alter Skirt Patterns For Plus Size/Overweight Children

| October 2, 2013

Regardless of what size pattern you buy for your plus size/overweight child, there are always changes that need to be made.  Sometimes a single change will do it, and other times there may be 2, 3, 4 changes necessary before the store bought pattern will actually fit the plus size child.  We are starting a […]

Tutorial: How To Make A Robot Costume

| September 24, 2012

My Grandson looks AWESOME in the robot costume he actually made (with a little help from Mamaw, of course!)  This project is a “no-sew” creation and simple and quick to make! Items needed: 1 large clear gift bag (for the body), 1 medium size silver gift bag (for the head) and lots of cool stickers!  […]

How To Make A Reversable Collar Tutorial

| September 24, 2012

If you’re the kind of person that likes to change that basic dress or blouse (or sweater) into a variety of styles just by adding a faux collar or bow collar, this tutorial is for you!  This collar tutorial will be a “custom” collar that uses your basic blouse or dress pattern as the basis […]

How To Make A Purse From A Girls’ Skort

| October 4, 2011

A couple weeks ago I talked about attending the local Mom2Mom kids resale event.  Not only is this a great place to buy ultra cheap clothing items for the kids/grandchildren, it is also the most AWESOME place to find items to recycle into craft/sewing projects that can be used for gifts, selling at your craft […]

Tuesday Tutorial Roundup

| May 10, 2011

Tuesday Tutorial Roundup How to Make Yarn from T-shirts Photo-tutorial showing how to make yarn from t-shirts Mini-Tent Pattern + Tutorial Kerry from Kid Giddy joins us today with a pattern + tutorial for her cute Mini-Tent… Henley Tee Reconstruction Photo-tutorial showing how to reconstruct a plain t-shirt to turn it into a Henley t-shirt […]

Tuesday Tutorial Roundup

| April 9, 2011

Tuesday Tutorial Roundup Headband Tutorial from Georgia of Puking Pastilles Georgia from Puking Pastilles joined us as a board member in the fall, and she’s back today to share a fun headband tutorial. The tutorial includes a free PDF download of embroidery designs inspired by Georgia O’Keeffe… From the Archives : Hand Knit Bunny For […]

Tuesday Tutorial Roundup

| March 29, 2011

Welcome to the Tuesday Tutorial Roundup where we list some of the neat sewing project tutorials that we found on the web this week . . . Denim Organizer Sew and embellish a denim organizer for your teen’s locker or bedroom. Use the pant legs of old jeans for this cute, recycling sewing project to […]

Project Tutorial: Dragon Tails for Playtime

| March 15, 2011

These dragon (or dinosaur) tails by Jennifer Hadfield are just the most adorable thing I’ve seen lately!  I adore the bright colors she’s used and the waistband straps with Velcro make them super easy for kids to strap on by themselves for lots of pretend dragon fun.  This is a great idea for using up […]