Tag Archives | Sewing

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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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 27, 2014
Adorable Easter bunny softie pattern and tutorial at Positively Splendid. So cute and easy to make!

Easter Bunny Softie Pattern and Tutorial #yearofcelebrations

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 […]

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