Tutorial: Modern macrame pillow

Tutorial: Modern macrame pillow

This macramé pillow is not your mama’s 1970s macramé!  The bright pink macramé contrasting with the white pillow gives a modern punch.  And those pom poms!  Ama from Ohoh Blog made it, and she shares a …

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Tutorial: Putting a smooth hem on a curved fabric

Tutorial: Putting a smooth hem on a curved fabric

Hemming a curved piece fabric, like on a circle skirt, can be challenging.  The nature of circles is that the outer edges are longer than the inner edges, so when you …

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Tutorial: Hooded dress-up capes for kids

Tutorial: Hooded dress-up capes for kids

Never underestimate the power of a cape to transform a child into a superhero or princess or evil villain.  Rachael from Rachael Rabbit shares a tutorial showing how you can make a hooded cape …

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Free pattern: Comfy knit lounge pants

Free pattern: Comfy knit lounge pants

Autie from iCandy Handmade shares a free pattern for making a pair of comfy knit lounge pants.  I live in lounge pants like these!  As soon as I walk in my door, I change …

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cat-rope-coil-basketStephanie from The Crafty Kitty shares a tutorial at Henry Happened showing how to make the cutest kitty cat coiled rope basket.  You can make it on your sewing machine, with the rows of rope sewn together with a zig zag.  At the …

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Tutorial: Crochet yoke sundress for a little girl

Tutorial: Crochet yoke sundress for a little girl

Fabi from Fabi Creates combines crochet and sewing to make this beautiful little girl’s sundress.  The yoke is crocheted, while the dress that is sewn to it is sewn from fabric.  The …

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Tutorial: Skirt with a hidden kangaroo pouch pocket

Tutorial: Skirt with a hidden kangaroo pouch pocket

Veronica from SewVery shows how you can make a skirt with a hidden kangaroo pocket.  Rather than sewn on the front of the garment, like you’d find on a hoodie, the kangaroo …

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Tutorial: Wet swimsuit bag

Tutorial: Wet swimsuit bag

It’s no big deal to take a swimsuit with you to the pool.  Just tuck it in your pool bag.  But on the way home, that suit will be wet!  Sara from Alice and Lois shows …

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elasticbeltsThe folks at Dritz show how you can use fold over elastic and decorative buckles to make cute belts. You’ll need to use the thicker and wider fold over elastic (like you’d use for making baby diapers).  The elastic comes in a wide …

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20140722-175156-64316345.jpgJonie from Knot Sew Normal guest blogs at Sew McCool with a tutorial showing how to make this owl hot pad and pot holder set. The hot pad has two sweet owls appliqued on it, and the matching pot holder …

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Tutorial: Hexie lion pillow

Tutorial: Hexie lion pillow

Abby Glassenberg from While She Naps, and author of Stuffed Animals: From Concept to Construction, shares a tutorial for making this hexie lion pillow that is alllll kinds of cuteness.  It would be sweet in a nursery or …

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tanksundressJamie from Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom shares a tutorial for making this pretty tank sundress for a girl.  It’s actually a hack of one of her knit tank top, a previously published free pattern (fits girls’ sizes 3-8).  She …

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Tutorial: Triangle zippered pouch in 3 sizes

Tutorial: Triangle zippered pouch in 3 sizes

Jill from Creating My Way To Success shows how you can make these fun triangle zippered pouches.  Her tutorial gives dimensions to make them in three sizes: a larger pouch that could hold …

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Tutorial: Giant ribbon and flower bow

Tutorial: Giant ribbon and flower bow

Shelley Detton from 7 Layer Studio shows how she created the giant ribbon and flower bows that she used to make this gorgeous wreath.  They’re made from fake flowers layered with gathered fabric and loops …

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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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