Project Tutorial: Fabric Folder Portfolio

| June 25, 2010

  I carry a notepad with me everywhere I go, I’m definitely a list person, so I was thrilled to find this project tutorial for a fabric folder or portfolio at Niesz Vintage Home!  I absolutely adore her color and fabric choices, and her step by step instructions include terrific photos to help make assembly easy.  […]

Types Of Seams

| June 23, 2010

          There are three main types of seams that you will be using for most of the sewing items you will make. (1)  A straight seam is the one that is used most often.  In a well-made straight seam, the stitching is exactly the same distance from the seam edge the entire length of the […]

Project Tutorial: Make a Fabric Sewing Caddy

| June 11, 2010

Gina from Gina Bean Handmade always comes up with cute designs for handbags, quilts and other neat projects, but I especially love this adorable fabric sewing caddy.  Gina uses Peltex to give the caddy structure, and the handled design makes it super useful and easy to tote your sewing projects.  Check out the fully illustrated, […]

Project Tutorial: Upcycled Zipper Cuff Bracelet

| June 10, 2010

This terrific cuff bracelet boutique piece designed by Tara St. James is actually made from a recycled zipper.  I love that the edgy style is both upcycled and fashion forward!  Make one for yourself from any used zipper of at least 15″ in length with the step-by-step photos at ecouterre. Related Posts:Flowers from fabric remnantsHow […]

Fun Gifts You Can Make For Father’s Day!

| June 3, 2010

Father’s Day is June 20th and it will be here before we know it!  I went on a hunt to find some neat father’s day gifts that would be fun to make.  Here are a few that I found, please link up to your favorites or give us your ideas in the comments below 😉 Duffel […]

Project Tutorial: Portable Chalk Mat with Storage Pocket

| May 27, 2010

My five year old son just graduated from kindergarten last week and now I’m faced with the prospect of entertaining him and his four year old quadruplet siblings all summer long so I really think this portable chalk mat is a great idea, of course I’ll probably have to make five of them!  Maggie Reno […]

Project Tutorial: Custom Fitted Elastic Dress in One Hour

| May 25, 2010

I absolutely love this project tutorial by Nicole Vasbinder posted at the Craftzine Blog!  Check out her step-by-step photographic instructions for creating this beautiful, custom-fitted dress in just one hour using elastic thread.  Nicole shares some terrific tips that show how quick and easy it can be to sew with elastic thread.  It’s already in […]

Project Tutorial: Make a No-Sew Ribbon Corsage for Mother’s Day

| May 4, 2010

Vanessa at V and Co created this gorgeous ribbon corsage to celebrate moms and I think it’s the perfect gift for mother’s day.  The best part is – there’s no sewing involved so it’s a quick and easy project that mom is sure to love.  Make one in her favorite color and take her out […]

Working With Waistbands And Facings

| April 21, 2010

          There are several ways to finish the waistline of skirts and slacks.  The straight waistband is the most familiar and the most popular, but a stretch waistband  or a simple facing may be used.  The pattern will specify a waistline treatment, but a different finish can often be substituted if desired.           Straight waistbands […]

Project Tutorial: Make Your Own Oven Mitts

| April 20, 2010

My old oven mitts are looking pretty pitiful but it seems that I can never find any new ones in a print that I like so I’ve decided to make my own replacements.  Cthuliz has a terrific project tutorial posted, full of step-by-step photos and instructions on how to make your own oven mitts using […]