Looking for a way to easily transport all of your manicure supplies when you are on the go? This travel manicure kit requires just a few scraps of fabric to make, and it is an easy sewing project perfect for experienced and beginning sewers alike. Small enough to tuck into a toiletry bag or purse, but just the right size to hold all of your basic nail-care essentials, this travel manicure kit is a handy item you’ll never know how you did without! Read on for the full tutorial.
This time of year, I love to add some new gift ideas to my arsenal. With teacher appreciation week, Mothers’ Day, graduations, birthdays and a whole host of special occasions each spring, there is always an occasion that calls for a pretty, functional gift to give the recipients on my list. Today, I’ve teamed up with the Michaels Makers to share a quick and easy tutorial for a sweet denim and lace ruffled pouch that is perfect used as a pretty way to stow away jewelry, makeup or other small items. These little pouches would also make lovely, unique gift bags, too! Denim is perfect for so much more than just your favorite pair of jeans! Let’s get started putting one of these pretty pouches together.
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 weather. And the best part is, they are a cinch to sew! Let me fill you in on all the details.
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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 exciting news for how Michaels.com makes planning, purchasing supplies for, and making this craft as easy as can be!
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 wind up on the floor while charging, just one misstep away from a shattered screen. Today, I’m sharing the perfect solution for keeping a charging phone protected while also stowing away the cord in a tidy fashion. This DIY fabric phone charging station is an easy sewing project that can be personalized to any taste using different fabrics and materials, and it makes a stylishly functional gift for just about anyone on your list: moms, dads, teachers, graduates and more. Read on for the full tutorial, including a free PDF pattern to make stitching these up as easy as can be!
Note: This device is intended for supervised use. As a precaution when using this station for unsupervised prolonged periods (as for overnight charging), I highly recommend hanging the device on a Command hook next to the outlet instead of over the outlet itself. As with any of my tutorials, please be responsible when using any of the projects created and bear in mind that I cannot be held liable for the results of improper use. Thanks, and happy sewing!
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 are a perfect sewing project for beginners. And, since they can be made with any quilting fabric under the sun, they can be personalized for anyone, making them the perfect handmade gift idea for women and men alike. Let me fill you in on all the details!
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 men’s gift idea perfect for beginners or experienced sewists alike. Let’s get started!
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 can be whipped up in just a matter of minutes. In this post, I’m providing an easy-to-follow photo tutorial for making fabric yo-yo’s, plus free downloadable cutting templates for making yo-yo’s in a number of handy sizes. Let’s get started!
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 the perfect project for weddings or other large events. Let me fill you in on all of the details!
For this project, you will need…
Woven cotton quilting fabric (amount required will vary depending upon the desired number of place settings)
Rotary cutter and mat
Small rhinestone buckles…