Tutorial: Embellished apron in a jarYou’ve probably seen mason jars used to package gift mixes, but you can also use mason jars to package other gift items – like this embellished apron.  Andy Knowlton shares a tutorial at Therm O Web showing how to make …

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Tutorial: Knotted bracelet made from t-shirt knit scrapsIf you sew with knits very much, you’re likely to have quite a pile of knit scraps.  Here’s a project that will use up some of those knits.  Morena at Dollar Store Crafts shows how you can use strips of …

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Tutorial: Short flared skirtEllen from The Chilly Dog shows how to make this flared skirt.  It’s made from eight gores, or angled panels, which give it that lovely flared fit.  The one she made comes right to the knee, but you could lengthen this to a longer skirt …

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taggie-toy-titleLucy from The Things We Do shows how to make this super cute spotted horse taggie toy for a baby.  The small horse softie is packed with textures and colors for young fingers to explore.  He has a mane made from ribbon tags …

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Tutorial: Little Sunshine appliqued accent rugSew4Home shows how you can make their Little Sunshine accent rug.  It’s made from a duck fabric with a modern sunshine appliqued on it.  The finished rug measures 40″ wide by 32″ high.  They show it as part of nursery …

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Tutorial: How to make fabric yo-yos using a yo-yo making toolDeanna from Sew McCool shows how you can sew gathered fabric yo-yos using a special yo-yo making tool.  The tool she uses is the same one I use to make my own fabric yo-yos.  Fabric yo-yos are my go-to take along …

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Pocket-Detail1Melissa from EcoArmoire shares a tutorial at The Sewing Rabbit showing how to sew a man’s vest.  I’m loving the seersucker she used on the one she made! A classic vest like this can dress up a button up shirt and slacks …

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Fabric-Storage-Basket-with-handlesCrystal from Stitched By Crystal shares a tutorial at Make It and Love It showing how to make fabric storage baskets with rope handles.  at the sides make it easy to tote them where you need.  Use them to organize …

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Tutorial: Easy t-shirt dressMelissa from Blank Slate Patterns and Melly Sews shows how to make her Easy T-Shirt Dress.  This looks like something I could wear allll summer long!  Loose, breathable, cute!  It’s made from 1 or 2 t-shirts (depending on desired length …

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Tutorial: No-sew teacher appreciation bannerEighteen25 shows how you can make this fun teacher appreciation banner, no sewing required.  The flags are made from craft felt and assembled with fabric glue.  The letters are easily made from heat transfer vinyl.  You could also make this with …

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Tutorial: Teeny Tiny Mini Zipper PouchDeby from So Sew Easy shares a free tutorial showing how to make her Teeny Tiny Mini Zipper Pouch.  The itty zippered pouch is small enough to attach to a keychain, and just big enough to hold a lip balm …

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Editor’s note: I made a mistake when I published the winner of this contest.  This is always my worst fear when posting giveaway results!!  Luckily I also published a screen capture with the number that random.org selected and a reader

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Tutorial: Finish a baby blanket with satin blanket bindingShelly from Giggles and Beans shows how to sew wide satin binding around the edge of a baby blanket.  The blanket itself is simply two squares of flannel set wrong sides together.  Her tutorial includes how to fold the binding to …

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Read my review of Creating PDF Patterns and enter the giveawayEarlier today I posted in our Giveaways section with a review and giveaway of Lauren Dahl’s Pattern Workshop course, Creating PDF Patterns: From Sketch to Sale.

I’m only a third of the way through the course and my mind …

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Editor’s note:  I received free access to this course so I could write this review.  All opinions in this review are 100% mine.

Review and Giveaway: Creating PDF Patterns by Lauren Dahl

I recently had the opportunity to review the Lauren Dahl’s Pattern Workshop course, Creating PDF Patterns: From Sketch

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