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August 11, 2014
How to sew a kangaroo pocket. These are so fun for adding a decorative touch to tops, dresses and more!

How to Sew a Kangaroo Pocket

When sewing, one of my favorite ways to add a decorative touch to dresses or tops is to add a kangaroo pocket. These pockets are the perfect way to show off your favorite fabrics, and they make for a wonderful place for little ones to store their little treasures or to warm their hands in cooler […]

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June 13, 2014
Clever tote bags made with upcycled t-shirts. Such a fun kids' craft! #MichaelsMakers

T-Shirt Tote Bags with Michaels #MichaelsMakers

Today’s post is brought to you by Michaels. On the lookout for a fun craft project to do with your kids this summer? These clever tote bags are made from upcycled t-shirts, and they are perfect for toting to the library, pool and more. Let me fill you in on all the details, including some […]

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June 4, 2014
Hanging phone charging station pattern and tutorial. These would make great gifts!

DIY Fabric Phone Charging Station

Chances are, if you have a smart phone, you’ve found yourself at one point or another struggling to find a safe place to charge it. When staying in hotels or others’ homes (or in dorm rooms for college students), it can be a challenge to find an outlet next to a raised surface, so phones can […]

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May 26, 2014
These DIY koozies would be the perfect gift for any guy!

DIY Insulated Beverage Holders (Koozies)

Warm months call for lounging by the pool or in the backyard with a cold drink in hand, and these fun DIY insulated beverage holders (also known as koozies in my neck of the woods) are the perfect way to ensure your drink stays nice and frosty! These can be made in literally minutes, and they […]

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May 14, 2014
Love this cute men's eyeglass case. Free sewing tutorial!

Embroidered Men’s Eyeglass Case Sewing Tutorial

Give a personalized gift to a special man in your life by making him an embroidered case to hold his eyeglasses or sunglasses. With this step-by-step how-to, I guide you through the entire process, also providing a printable PDF to make following along as easy can can be. This is an easy sewing project and […]

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March 19, 2014
Fabric yo-yo's are a great way to use fabric scraps! Free templates with tutorial at Positively Splendid.

Fabric Yo-Yo Tutorial with Free Printable Templates

As you might imagine, I have accumulated quite a stash of fabric scraps over the years. Today I’m sharing one of my favorite ways to put those scraps to use: fabric yo-yo’s! These little gems, which look something like gathered flowers, are perfect for adorning anything from wearable accessories to home decor items, and they […]

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March 10, 2014
Infinity scarf tutorial at Positively Splendid. These can be whipped up in a matter of minutes!

20-Minute Infinity Scarf

Infinity scarves are the perfect way to add a pop of color to your spring wardrobe, and the best part is, they can be whipped up in just a matter of minutes! Today I’m sharing all of the details for how to sew an infinity scarf using your favorite pretty fabric. Let’s get right to […]

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January 16, 2014
Bow tie place settings - Such an easy, pretty wedding idea!

Bow Tie Place Settings

If you are planning a wedding or other special event, today’s simple place setting idea is one you are sure to love. By taking a standard square napkin and folding it with a flourish, you can give each plate at the table its own bow tie. This idea is easy to execute, too, making it […]

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December 4, 2013
These cutlery stockings are such a fun idea for holiday place settings! Easy to make, too!

Easy Burlap Cutlery Stocking Pattern

One of my favorite parts about the holidays is planning and preparing festive meals for friends and family. I love to set a festive holiday table that is inviting for our guests, and the cutlery stockings I’m sharing today are a terrific way to add some fun to any place setting! These are also perfect […]

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October 29, 2013
This travel jewelry case at Positively Splendid would be a perfect holiday gift! Full step-by-step tutorial with printable PDF pattern included.

Travel Jewelry Case Sewing Pattern and Tutorial

With holiday gift-giving time just around the corner, now is the time to craft thoughtful handmade gifts. Travel jewelry cases would make a terrific gift for any of the ladies on your list, and with my complete step-by-step tutorial and free PDF pattern, they can be stitched in no time! These would be a perfect […]

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