Flowers from fabric remnants

| August 23, 2012

If you’re like most of us in the sewing business field, we tend to accumulate boxes and drawers full of fabric scraps.  A few months ago I made up my mind that those scraps in the boxes and drawers were NOT making me any money, and decided to put my thinking cap on to see […]

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 […]

Project Tutorial: Message Board from an Old Frame

| March 5, 2011

My kids come home from pre-k with tons of terrific artwork and I’d been trying to find a good way to display the precious pieces when I found this large framed print of Marilyn Monroe on clearance at Michael’s and it sparked an idea for a padded message board.  Of course you can use, or […]

Project Tutorial: Reusable Snack Bags

| August 24, 2010

When my quads started pre-k last week I had visions of buying dozens of boxes of Ziploc bags for their daily snacks (in quadruplicate!) so I started checking all the local stores for some reusable snack bags.  I had absolutely no luck locally and then was shocked to find that these simple bags range from […]

Project Tutorial: Do-Rag Style Headband

| August 6, 2010

Leisel at Brown Paper Packages created this adorable Do-Rag Style Headband for her daughter to help keep both the headband and hair in place during sports activities.  I’ve been working on some hair accessories for my girls for back to school and I think this design is wonderful.  You can have a lot of fun […]

Project Tutorial: Box Style Cosmetic Case

| July 30, 2010

Jaime at Prudent Baby made this neat box style toiletry bag this is perfect for a man or a woman.  I love this style because it can hold so much, and of course if you used a “manlier” fabric it would be a great gift for your favorite guy.  Jaime used oilcloth as the lining […]