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: 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: Quick and easy tea towel table runner

Tutorial: Quick and easy tea towel table runner

Emily Henderson shows how you can use tea towels to make a quick and easy table runner.  She sews 4 tea towels together using large stitches in a colorful yarn.  And for an extra embellishment, she makes …

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Tutorial: Simple fabric coasters

Tutorial: Simple fabric coasters

Miss Make shows how you can make a set of simple fabric coasters.  The basic square shape shows off a cool fabric print.  Felt or batting inside will help absorb moisture from your glass.  A set …

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Tutorial: Hand stitched Modular Felt Coasters

Tutorial: Hand stitched Modular Felt Coasters

I love me some hand stitching projects for the summer time!  They’re just what I need to pass the time when I’m at the pool with my daughter or sitting in the car for …

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Tutorial: Rope and neon cord coastersEmily from Cupcakes & Cashmere shows how you can make these fun coasters from rope and neon cord.  You won’t need a sewing machine; they go together entirely with simple hand sewing.  You can find both the rope and neon …

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Tutorial: Scrapbusting mason jar wrapsThese mason jar wraps are both cute and practical, AND they’re also a scrapbusting project!  Sew4Home shows how to make them.  The fabric wraps are embellished with strips of scrap fabric.  They have Velcro at the ends for easy on, …

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Tutorial: 4th of July star table runner and placematsJaime from Everyday Art shares a tutorial showing how she made this star table runner for 4th of July.  It’s not just a table runner, though.  The stars are attached end to end with buttons, but unbutton them and you can use …

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twine-mat-titleCintia from My Poppet shows how you can use her scrap fabric twine (tutorial here) to make a spiral mat.  She made a bunch of smaller mats and then joined them to make a larger cluster to make a …

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Tutorial: Bread Blanket embellished flour sack towelsAmanda from Jedi Craft Girl shares a tutorial for making her Bread Blanket flour sack towels.  They’re made from flour sack towels, which you can get inexpensively at the discount store, with a ruffle and fancy trim sewn to the …

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Tutorial: Modern quilted tea cozyA tea cozy sounds like it would be something old fashioned, but Kim of Milkybeer Handmade shows that tea cozies can be quite modern after all.  She shares a tutorial at Imagine Gnats showing how to make one.  It has …

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Tutorial: 4 pillow covers plus extra from a $20 tableclothWhile I often use thrifted home dec items, such as tablecloths or sheets, as a source of inexpensive yardage, the price of new home dec items often holds me back from using them as fabric.  But Karen from Sew Many …

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Tutorial: Pieced stripe placemats with hand stitched accentsSew4Home shows how to make a set of placemats to brighten up your dining table.  They’re made from two coordinating and brightly patterned prints. They’re pieced with a wide stripe at the bottom and accented with contrast hand stitching.  For …

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Tutorial: Outdoor tablecloth with weighted cornersSew4Home shows how to make this tablecloth for your patio or outdoor table.  It’s made from outdoor fabrics stand up to the elements.  Pockets sewn in the corners hold weights to keep it from blowing away.  When you need to …

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Tutorial: Lace trimmed linen napkinsLisa from A Spoonful of Sugar shows how you can make a set of lovely linen dinner napkins trimmed with crochet lace at one edge.  How beautiful would a table be when set with these napkins at each place?  They’re …

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