Free pattern: Simple baby bib

Free pattern: Simple baby bib

Barbara from Zakrpica made all of these bibs for her baby daughter, and she shares the pattern and tutorial on her blog.  They’re simple baby bibs, but bigger and wider on the shoulder to give …

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Tutorial: Make a new bag for a folding camp chair

Tutorial: Make a new bag for a folding camp chair

The bags that hold folding camp chairs get a lot of wear.  If you use your chair very  much at all, it won’t be long before the bag has rips …

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twistedwaistbandOne thing I don’t like about elastic casing waistbands is the tendency for the elastic to twist.  Grrr…. Preethi from WIDI shares a fix for the ever annoying twisted elastic.  First she tells how to get it untwisted, and then …

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Tutorial: Hanging hand towel

Tutorial: Hanging hand towel

Fat Quarter Shop shares a tutorial on their blog, The Jolly Jabber, showing how you can make this hanging hand towel for your kitchen.  The towel has a topper that can be buttoned around a stove …

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Tutorial: Lace trimmed pencil skirt

Tutorial: Lace trimmed pencil skirt

Lisa from Mabey She Made It shares a tutorial at The Ribbon Retreat showing how to make this gorgeous lace trimmed pencil skirt. Stripes of stretch lace trim embellish the simple pencil skirt made from a …

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Tutorial: Summery Bandana Bunting

Tutorial: Summery Bandana Bunting

Crafts Unleashed shows how you can make this Summery Bandana Bunting.  Flags made from the points of bandanas are sewn to a length of pom pom trim.  It’s quick and easy to make, and would be a …

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1692-Garden-Apron-1This pretty apron is made from 5 fat quarters, plus a 1/2 yard of fabric for the top (bib) and lining.  Sew4Home has a tutorial showing how to make it.  It was designed to make the most efficient use of …

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Tutorial: No-sew duck tape mustache pillow

Tutorial: No-sew duck tape mustache pillow

Amy from Joyful Daisy shows how to make a duck tape mustache pillow, no sewing required.  It’s stuffed just like a pillow, but the “fabric” is made from strips of duck tape.  She designed the pillow as a …

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Tutorial: Girl's triple tiered ruffle skirt

Tutorial: Girl’s triple tiered ruffle skirt

Melanie from The Crafty Cupboard shows how you can make this fun triple tiered ruffle skirt for girls.  You can make it with all the ruffles made from the same fabric, as she did, …

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Free pattern: Turning Japanese bag with cutout metal handles

Free pattern: Turning Japanese bag with cutout metal handles

Deby from So Sew Easy shares a free pattern for making her Turning Japanese bag with cutout metal handles.  The metal cutout handles are so cool!  I hadn’t seen handles like …

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Bag22Lori Burrow from I Sew Cute shares a tutorial at Sew, Mama, Sew! showing how to make a set of matching tote bags for a child and a doll.  They’re made with a sturdy denim fabric and have pockets on …

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Tutorial: Vintage scrappy patchwork coasters

Tutorial: Vintage scrappy patchwork coasters

Ashlee from My So Called Crafty Life made these patchwork coasters from scraps of vintage fabric, and she shares a tutorial for making them.  Sometimes I’m lucky enough to find vintage fabric in larger pieces, …

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Tutorial: Cupcakes fabric matching game

Tutorial: Cupcakes fabric matching game

These fabric cupcakes make a fun matching game for preschoolers.  Coats and Clark shares a tutorial on their blog, Sewing Secrets, showing how you can make it.  Fabric Phoomph is used to create thick pieces …

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sunshineNichole from Bluebird & The Boy shares a tutorial at Sew McCool showing how you can sew a high-low tank top from a woven fabric.  She shows how to create the pattern by tracing around a top (woven) that fits, …

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Tutorial: Use knit strips to finish edges

Tutorial: Use knit strips to finish edges

Rachael from Imagine Gnats shares a tutorial at Sew, Mama, Sew! showing how you can use strips of knit fabric to finish edges.  It’s an especially nice finish for a curved edge, like …

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