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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It is often said that black cats bring bad luck, but today I’m sharing some cute little kitties that are sure to scare up nothing but fun! These adorable black cat softies require just two small scraps of fabric and about a half hour or so to make, and they are perfect for using as a fun Halloween decoration, or for giving to a special little boy or girl as a candy-free Halloween treat. Or, stitched up in other fun colors, they are terrific are a perfect little token for a cat lover on absolutely any day of the year! Today I’m going to provide you with the free PDF pattern so you can stitch up one of these little guys for yourself, and I’ll also walk you through the entire sewing process. Let’s get started!
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.
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.
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 a girl in your life to wear as they head back to school. Today I am sharing details about a special event taking part in the Austin area next week in conjunction with Skirting the Issue, a cause dedicated to outfitting girls in foster care as they head back to school in the fall. You are invited to come and sew with me and some of my sewing friends to support an incredibly worthy cause!
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 bias tape sewing method that ensures you achieve the best possible results every time.
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 they require such a small amount of fabric, you can sew up as many as your heart desires without breaking the bank! Plus, with just a bit of tweaking, it is possible to create countless different looks with the same basic pattern. Today, I am going to share how to draft a custom pillowcase dress or top pattern for a special little girl in your life, plus all the details for how to sew the dresses from start to finish. Let’s get started!
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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 (you can check out my list of must-have sewing tools here), delving into the world of handy gadgets that will blow your mind with their functionality and have you wondering how you ever lived without them! If you’ve ever found yourself fighting the losing battle of turning a tube with a safety pin or trying in vain to keep bias tape in position bias with countless pins, you will certainly want to read on for the full list of my 6 favorite sewing tools you might not already own, but really must try!