Tutorial: Single tiered skirt for girls

Tutorial: Single tiered skirt for girls

Becky from U Create shares a tutorial at Simple Simon & Co. showing how to make a girl’s singled tiered knit skirt.  The drop waist style is cute worn with a simple t-shirt.  Her tutorial …

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Tutorial: Beach Goddess Maxi

Tutorial: Beach Goddess Maxi

This is the Beach Goddess Maxi that Rae from Made By Rae created from some gorgeous cotton rayon challis.  It’s super easy to make, using elastic thread shirring to create the stretchy strapless bodice.  (Straps are an …

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Tutorial: Little monster tooth fairy pillow

Tutorial: Little monster tooth fairy pillow

Amy from One Artsy Mama shares a tutorial showing how she created this cute monster tooth fairy pillow.  The monsters mouth is the pocket that will hold the tooth – and the money after …

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Tutorial: Scallop neck t-shirt

Tutorial: Scallop neck t-shirt

Melissa from Polka Dot Chair shows how you can applique a colorful scalloped border around the neck of a plain t-shirt.  You can use any color shirt with any color scraps, but the white she uses …

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Tutorial: Pleated hem band

Tutorial: Pleated hem band

Meghan from The Sewing Geek has written a tutorial showing how to make a pleated hem band for a skirt.  Instead of vertical pleats, like ruffles, these pleats are horizontal.  It’s a lovely finish for a …

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Tutorial: Minky crib or toddler bed sheet

Tutorial: Minky crib or toddler bed sheet

Shelly from Giggles and Beans shows how you can make a fitted crib or toddler bed sheet out of soft, cuddly Minky.  Minky comes wide enough that you could also make one to fit …

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Tutorial: Strappy Fitness Mat Carrier

Tutorial: Strappy Fitness Mat Carrier

Erin from Sewbon shares a tutorial at Elna how to make her Strappy Fitness Mat Carrier.  She uses it to carry her mat to and from class.  It’s made from strong cotton webbing and decorative …

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Tutorial: Vintage pillowcase skirt

Tutorial: Vintage pillowcase skirt

Justine from Sew Country Chick shows how to make a simple pillowcase skirt for little girls.  It’s easy to make and absolutely charming when made from a vintage pillowcase, as she did.  Her tutorial is part …

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Tutorial: Boho romance ribbon trimmed shirt

Tutorial: Boho romance ribbon trimmed shirt

Anna from Plan B shows you can add boho romance to a plain white shirt.  She does it by adding ribbons, decorative stitches, and tassels.  It’s a great project to put some of your sewing machine’s …

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Tips for sewing with chiffon and getting it to behave

Tips for sewing with chiffon and getting it to behave

Chiffon.  The sheer fabric is so pretty – especially in prints – but I avoid sewing on it because it can be a bear to work with.  Shauna from Shwin …

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Tutorial: Simple table skirt for an end table

Tutorial: Simple table skirt for an end table

Kim from Exquisitely Unremarkable shows how you can revamp an end table by making a simple table skirt.  The gathered skirt creates a softer, more romantic look for a basic wooden table.  …

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Tutorial: Take Note notebook wallet

Tutorial: Take Note notebook wallet

Jenelle Clark of Echinops & Aster shares a tutorial at Imagine Gnats showing how to make her Take Note notebook wallet.  Inside the wallet is a pocket that will hold a 3.5″ x 5.5″ Moleskine (or …

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Tutorial: Pleated denim mini dress refashion

Tutorial: Pleated denim mini dress refashion

Geneva from A Pair & A Spare shows how she made this kicky summer mini dress, refashioned from a thrifted and less-than-flattering denim dress.  The original dress was long and shapeless.  She took it in …

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Free pattern: Curved burp cloth

Free pattern: Curved burp cloth

Nikki from Nature’s Heirloom shares a free pattern for making these curved burped cloths.  The curved shape fits nicely across your shoulders.  They’re made from a layer of quilting cotton, with a flannel backing for …

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Tutorial: Make purse ring straps, plus a cutting guide for different size rings

Tutorial: Make purse ring straps, plus a cutting guide for different size rings

Ring tabs are often used to attach a purse strap to a bag.   Most bag sewing patterns and tutorials will give instructions for making them, but the …

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