Tutorial: Pretty gathered skirt from men's button up shirts

Tutorial: Pretty gathered skirt from men’s button up shirts

Mark Montano shares a tutorial on his blog showing how you can make this color blocked gathered skirt out of two button up men’s shirts.  I love this!  The front pockets …

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faux-fur-pillow-10Rachel from Transient Expression shows how you can make a luxe faux fur pillow.  A high quality, deep pile faux fur like she used won’t be cheap, but it’s totally worth the money to get a pillow with such texture!  …

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Tutorial: Bonjour envelope neck shirt

Tutorial: Bonjour envelope neck shirt

We often think of the overlapping envelope neck style as something for baby wear.  But Kelly from Sewing In No Man’s Land shows  how an envelope neck tee can be stylish in bigger kids’ …

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Free pattern: Rebecca cowl neck dress with a circle skirt

Free pattern: Rebecca cowl neck dress with a circle skirt

Daniela from On The Cutting Floor has another free dress pattern for us.  This one is The Rebecca Dress, and it has a cowl neck bodice and a circle skirt.  …

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Tutorial: Water bottle holder with clip

Tutorial: Water bottle holder with clip

Becky from Patchwork Posse shows how you can make this water bottle carrier with a clip to attach it to a backpack or bike handle or even a belt loop.  It’s made from oilcloth or …

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Free pattern: Boys' reversible mesh shorts

Free pattern: Boys’ reversible mesh shorts

Emily from Nap Time Creations shares a free pattern for making these reversible mesh shorts for boys.  She made the ones you see here for her own boys, and they’ve worn them all summer …

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Tutorial: Twist back top

Tutorial: Twist back top

Gina Michele puts a twist on a basic boxy top.  Literally.  She gives the back of the shirt a twist before sewing it up so it has a drapey open back.  She shares a tutorial showing …

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Tutorial: Quilted file pouch

Tutorial: Quilted file pouch

Nicole from Modern Handcraft shares a tutorial at The Sewing Rabbit showing how to make a quilted file pouch that’s perfect for back to school.  The large zippered pouch will keep your papers and files organized, …

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basket_lemonCamelot Fabrics shares a tutorial for making this play basket of fruit out of felt.  This would make a cute addition to a child’s play kitchen!  The felt basket is filled with nutritious felt fruit – an apple, a lemon, a …

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Tutorial: Girl's Preppy Kitty Skirt

Tutorial: Girl’s Preppy Kitty Skirt

Bev from Flamingo Toes shows how to make her Preppy Kitty Skirt.  It’s a super cute girl’s pleated skirt, with a bow at the waist and a sweet kitty face applique.  She gives dimensions to make …

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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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