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August 26, 2014
This adorable apple softie features a cute little pocket to tuck notes inside. Perfect for a special teacher! Free pattern pieces + tutorial.

Apple Softie Sewing Pattern and Tutorial

Stitch up a sweet apple softie to give as a gift to a teacher or simply to use as festive fall decor. Using my free sewing pattern and tutorial, these little guys are as easy as (apple) pie to make! Read on for all the details.

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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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July 10, 2014
Skirting the Issue Sewing Bee

An Invitation to Sew with Me + 5 Quick & Easy Skirt Tutorials #SkirtingtheIssue

There is something so gratifying about taking a minimal amount of fabric and stitching up quickly and easily something fun to wear. When it comes to such projects, some of my all-time favorite things to sew are skirts. Ready or not, now is the perfect time to stitch up one (or a few!) skirts for […]

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July 8, 2014
Foolproof tips for how to sew bias tape like a pro, even if you are a beginner!

The Best Way to Sew Bias Tape

Without a doubt, one of my favorite trims to work with when sewing is bias tape. I love that it can add such a professional flair to a project with a minimal investment of time and effort! Today, I am going to share some of my favorite bias tape tips and tricks, including my fool-proof […]

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July 7, 2014
Free tutorial for how to draft patterns for and sew pillowcase dresses and tops. So easy to make and fun to wear!

How to Sew Pillowcase Dresses and Tops

For me, there are few things more gratifying than sitting down to stitch up a new outfit for my children, and when it comes to my girls, one of my favorite things to sew are pillowcase dresses and tops. These dresses and tops can be made easily from start to finish in the span of an afternoon, and […]

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June 26, 2014
This list of sewing tools is full of handy gadgets that make sewing SO much easier! Can't wait to try them all!

6 Handy Sewing Tools You Might Not Already Own

This post contains affiliate links. I absolutely love sewing, and the only thing that can sweeten my experience any time I sit down to work on a project are ingenious tools that help make any sewing task a little easier. The tools I am sharing today go beyond the tried-and-true mainstays of any sewing arsenal […]

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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 11, 2014
Patriotic color block pillow. These are so great for using all summer long! #ultimateredwhiteandblue

Patriotic Color Block Pillow #ultimateredwhiteandblue

Add a patriotic pop of color to your home by stitching up a fun color block pillow in red, white and blue! Even for beginners, this is a simple, straightforward sewing project that can easily be accomplished in a short amount of time and with minimal fabric. I have provided a printable PDF tutorial to […]

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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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