Tutorial: Splatter painted and stenciled t-shirt refashion for kids and tweens

Tutorial: Splatter painted and stenciled t-shirt refashion for kids and tweens

Amy from Sews n Bows shows how she refashioned a plain white t-shirt into this cool top for her tween daughter.  She made the shirt more fitted, accenting the …

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Tutorial: Scrap fabric sewing machine wall art

Tutorial: Scrap fabric sewing machine wall art

Vicky from Mad for Fabric shows how you can turn your smallest fabric scraps into a cute piece of sewing machine wall art.  She uses Mod Podge to create a single piece of …

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Tutorial: Monogrammed tote bag

Tutorial: Monogrammed tote bag

Jenn from Sweet T Makes Three shows how you can make this pretty monogrammed tote bag.  It’s a sturdy bag (made from two layers of duck fabric, plus interfacing), and roomy, too.  Based on her cutting …

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Tutorial: Modern house placemats with flatware pockets

Tutorial: Modern house placemats with flatware pockets

Svetlana Sotak of s.o.t.a.k handmade guest blogs at Ellison Lane with a tutorial showing how to make these adorable house placemats.  They’re pieced in two fabrics – one for the main house shape, …

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Tutorial: Simple summer skirt with pockets

Tutorial: Simple summer skirt with pockets

Emily from Nap Time Creations shows how you can make this breezy summer skirt.  It’s a simple gathered skirt with wide elastic for a waistband, and pockets set into the side seams.  Her tutorial includes a …

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Tutorial: Christmas bird ornament

Tutorial: Christmas bird ornament

Karin from Leigh Laurel Studios shows how you can make this handsome Christmas bird ornament. Made from white fabric, he looks like a dove. Or if made from a red, he could be a cardinal.  Or how …

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Tutorial: Fairy dress-up wings

Tutorial: Fairy dress-up wings

Lainie from Maker*land shows how you can make a pair of fairy dress-up wings for a small child.  These are more substantial than a pair of wire & sheer fabric wings like you’d find at the …

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Beach-bag-main-1Marni from Haberdashery Fun shares a tutorial at Momtastic showing how to make this beach bag with cord straps.  It’s easy to make – just a simple rectangular tote with cording and jumbo eyelets for straps.  The size she shows …

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Tutorial: Girls' Pip Skirt with contrast pocket panels

Tutorial: Girls’ Pip Skirt with contrast pocket panels

Jenn from A Jennuine Life shares a tutorial for making her Pip Skirt.  It’s a girl’s gathered skirt, but with deep pockets sewn into contrast side panels.  It’s a super cute style …

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Tutorial: Tracing printable PDF patterns without a printer

Tutorial: Tracing printable PDF patterns without a printer

The convenience of printable PDF patterns (free or purchased) is that you can download them whenever you like and print them right then and there at your house.  But you have to …

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doilytshirtBeth from The Renegade Seamstress shows how you can make this lace back t-shirt.  It’s an easy project when you use a doily for the lace applique. She shares a tutorial at eHow showing how you can do it.  Go to eHow

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20140720-095900-35940944.jpgSew4Home shares a tutorial showing how you can make these rustic sachets. They’re shaped like tags and have a little loop at the top so you can hang them from a clothes hanger. A bit of wonky piecing and hand …

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20140720-094354-35034241.jpgLiz from Cotton & Curls shows how you can make this boxy blouse with a Peter Pan collar. There’s a exposed zipper at the back for a closure. Use a contrasting zipper for a surprise pop of color. You can …

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20140720-093410-34450355.jpgSomeday, a very smart sewing machine engineer will design a bobbin that doesn’t start unwinding the second it’s removed from the machine. Wouldn’t that be nice? Until then, very smart sewists have come up with ways to store their bobbins …

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20140720-082337-30217821.jpgEden from Sugar and Charm shows how you can make this modern style decor pillow. It’s made from a home dec weight fabric with a leather stripe pieced in the middle. It would make a nice edition to your living …

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