Tutorial: Insulated lunch box

Tutorial: Insulated lunch box

Can you believe it’s nearly back-to-school time again?  Amber from Crazy Little Projects shares a tutorial showing how to make an insulated lunch box that would be perfect for toting lunches to school. Or, use it …

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Tutorial: Scalloped and lined kid shorts

Tutorial: Scalloped and lined kid shorts

Dana from MADE shows how you can create a pair of scalloped and lined kid shorts.  You can wear them with the scallops at the hem, or turn the bottom up to make a …

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Tutorial: Insulated baby bottle carrier

Tutorial: Insulated baby bottle carrier

An insulated baby bottle carrier like this one would make an awesome gift for a new parent.  Sew4Home shows how you can make one.  It’s insulated to keep the bottle either warm or cooled, and it …

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Tutorial: How to make a tennis skirt

Tutorial: How to make a tennis skirt

The folks at Spoonflower have published a tutorial showing how you can make a tennis skirt.  Keep in mind that you don’t have to actually play tennis to enjoy wearing a tennis skirt.  …

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Tutorial: Vintage tablecloth apron

Tutorial: Vintage tablecloth apron

Ashlee from My So Called Crafty Life shows how you can make this charming retro apron out of a vintage tablecloth.  I love this idea!!  This is a great way to use vintage tablecloths that are …

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Free pattern: Endearing Elephants mama and baby softies

Free pattern: Endearing Elephants mama and baby softies

These mama and baby elephant softies are sooo sweet!  They’re a free project from Camelot Fabrics, designed by Jessica from Sweetbriar Sisters.  This would make a sweet gift for a baby …

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Tutorial: Lace insert t-shirt

Tutorial: Lace insert t-shirt

Gina Michele shows a fun t-shirt hack.  She slices it down the side and inserts a lace panel.  The lace is a fun detail and extra fabric at the side will also give a fitted t-shirt a …

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Tutorial: 30-minute little girl summer dress

Tutorial: 30-minute little girl summer dress

Preethi at WIDI shows how to make this pretty summer dress for a little girl.  It has an empire waist bodice and thin shoulder straps that tie at the back.  It’s actually a variation …

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Free pattern: Wrapped crop top you can wear three ways

Free pattern: Wrapped crop top you can wear three ways

Nicole from The Felted Fox shares a free pattern for a wrapped crop top that you can wear three ways – tied in the front with long sashes, tied in the front …

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Tutorial: Christmas gift card mini stockings

Tutorial: Christmas gift card mini stockings

Bev from Flamingo Toes shows how you can make these fun Christmas mini stockings.  They’re just the right size to hold a gift card or a bit of folded money. Add some hanging loops and …

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Video tutorial: Fabric wrapped bangle bracelets

Video tutorial: Fabric wrapped bangle bracelets

Sarah Hearts shares a video tutorial showing how you can make these fun fabric wrapped bangle bracelets.  They’re a great project for using up strips of fabric left over from previous projects.  Somehow my scrap …

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Video tutorial: Sewing princess seams

Video tutorial: Sewing princess seams

Princess seams create shaping in a bodice, but the curved seams can also be challenging to a new sewist.  Professor Pincushion shares a video tutorial demonstrating how to sew a princess seam, and gives tips and tricks …

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Tutorial: Fold up needle holder

Tutorial: Fold up needle holder

This fold up needle holder is a much neater (and safer) way of carrying your sewing needles than my method, which is sadly just pinning the needles through the outside of my sewing bag.  Pick …

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Free pattern: Fun Summer Tee

Free pattern: Fun Summer Tee

Jen from iCandy Handmade shares a free pattern for her Fun Summer Tee.  I love this shirt!  The shoulder seam is dropped down a few inches on the front, making this a great pattern for mixing prints on the front and …

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diyarrowfloorpoufHeather at Dragonfly Designs shows how you can make a canvas floor pouf with a hand painted arrow design.  I think I might need one (or two, or three) of these for my own living rom!  The pouf works as …

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