Fun With Furry Footballs….Make Them Yourself!

| October 19, 2015

We’re right in the midst of football season, and what would be better for the little guys than a football? We figured this furry fake fur football would be perfect for the little boys to toss around, but who knows — their Daddy might have a little fun with it as well.         […]

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 Washcloth Doll

| November 6, 2014

This months’ project is a quick and easy washcloth doll that could easily be a best seller at your next craft fair or a favorite toy for the small children that you know.                     Each washcloth doll takes one terry washcloth — use white, or peach […]

Christmas Panholders

| November 21, 2012

With a little over a month until Christmas, you still have some time to make some of these quick and easy Christmas potholders.  Use them yourself or give as hostess gifts or stocking stuffers.               Each of the potholders in this project takes flannel fabric and quilt batting, plus […]

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 […]

How To Make A Seam

| June 16, 2010

          The seam is the basic element of any garment and must be made with care.   Although 5/8” is the standard seam width, always check your pattern for required width in special seaming situations.  Some types of fabric, such as spandex or tricot will only require small seam allowances, so always check the pattern guideline.  […]

Need New Toys For Your Customer Waiting Area?

| April 19, 2010

Actually, this post could be “Need new toys for your grandchildren when they come to visit?” or “Need a new product to sell at the next craft fair?”, but sometimes it seems like the toy corner of a customer waiting area gets pretty skimpy!  Not many toys, and the ones you have available are over […]

How To Work With Waistlines

| March 31, 2010

         We will be dealing with two types of waistlines this week and next – one is where the skirt will be joined to a bodice to make a dress, and the second type will be in making a skirt or pair of slacks.           Before any waistline seam is sewn, all darts, tucks or pleats must […]

Sew Simple Felt Hair Bows

| February 23, 2010

I fell in love with these quick and easy to sew felt hair bows the second I saw them.  Our local county school district has a strict uniform policy for pre-k and but the girls are allowed to wear colorful hair barrettes so I’m planning to make these in every color imaginable for both of […]

Recycle Old Sweaters Into Cozy Throw Pillows

| February 20, 2010

If you’d like to add a little something “extra” to your sewing business, I’ve just run across something that I think would be useful for making a few extra bucks. FaveCrafts has a great tutorial by Heidi Borchers for creating throw pillows from old sweaters. They say you can pick up old sweaters from thrift […]