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, …

Read more


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 …

Read more
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 …

Read more
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 …

Read more

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 …

Read more


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 …

Read more
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 …

Read more

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

Read more

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 …

Read more

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 …

Read more

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 …

Read more

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 …

Read more
Tutorial: Folded fabric globes

Tutorial: Folded fabric globes

Ama from Ohoh Blog shares a tutorial at DIY Ready showing how to make these folded fabric globes.  They’re made from scraps of fabric and inexpensive styrofoam balls.  Use the colors and patterns on your scraps …

Read more
Tutorial: Sling library book bag

Tutorial: Sling library book bag

We make good use of our public library during the summer.  Becky from Patchwork Posse guest blogs at Skip To My Lou with a tutorial showing how to make this sling library book bag that …

Read more
Free pattern: Little girl's tiered sundress

Free pattern: Little girl’s tiered sundress

Preethi from WIDI shares a free pattern for the beautiful tiered sundress she made her daughter.  It has an empire waist bodice, with three gathered tiers for a skirt.  In the back, elastic at the …

Read more
keep looking »
    Sponsors














Follow on Bloglovin

follow us in feedly