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.
I am a firm believer that sometimes, the way a gift is wrapped up and presented can be just as special as what is inside. Handmade reusable gift bags are a lovely way to turn even the simplest of gifts into something truly memorable, and today, I am sharing my favorite method for creating easy drawstring felt gift bags that can be reused and passed along year after year. Filled with a handmade piece of jewelry, some edible goodies, or even a gift card, these bags are a wonderful, festive way to show something you care this holiday season. And, once you see how easy they are to make, you’ll want to make a passel of them to use for any number of the recipients on your list: neighbors, teachers, friends and more!
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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.
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!
Stitch up a sweet little Easter bunny softie to tuck into the Easter basket of a special child, or to use as a darling addition to your home’s spring decor. Today, I’m sharing the inspiration behind these little cuties, as well as the free pattern and step-by-step tutorial for how to create them. Would you believe this is an easy sewing project that is entirely do-able in 30 minutes or less? Let me fill you in on all of the details!
This post is brought to you by Jo-Ann. Add a whimsical touch to holiday gifts and treats by packaging them in darling Santa pants treat bags. With my free pattern, these can be whipped up in no time at all, and they are sure to inspire an abundance of holiday smiles!
Add an elegant touch to your home decor with this lovely faux fur-trimmed pillow. Accented with an optional bow in any color, this is a pillow that can be displayed throughout the winter months, even after Christmas has come and gone. Pillow covers like this one also make perfect handmade holiday gifts, too!