Tutorial: Wet swimsuit bag

Tutorial: Wet swimsuit bag

It’s no big deal to take a swimsuit with you to the pool.  Just tuck it in your pool bag.  But on the way home, that suit will be wet!  Sara from Alice and Lois shows …

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20140722-184414-67454067.jpgSherri from Thread Riding Hood adapted the Staple Dress that she sewed to give it a shirt tail hem. The curved front and back hems meet up in a sharp concave point at the side seams. She shares a tutorial …

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elasticbeltsThe folks at Dritz show how you can use fold over elastic and decorative buckles to make cute belts. You’ll need to use the thicker and wider fold over elastic (like you’d use for making baby diapers).  The elastic comes in a wide …

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20140722-183223-66743094.jpgSew4Home shows how you can make these pretty pretty pillow cases with ruffles sewn at the opening. The ruffles are accented with stitched ribbon. The designs on the ribbon are made with the decorative stitches on your sewing machine, so …

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20140722-181628-65788791.jpgThis ombre dyed cross back tank top is pure summertime! It’s breezy layered over a sports bra, or wear it as a swimsuit coverup. Meghan from Generation T shares a tutorial at I Love To Create showing how you can …

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20140722-175156-64316345.jpgJonie from Knot Sew Normal guest blogs at Sew McCool with a tutorial showing how to make this owl hot pad and pot holder set. The hot pad has two sweet owls appliqued on it, and the matching pot holder …

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Tutorial: Hexie lion pillow

Tutorial: Hexie lion pillow

Abby Glassenberg from While She Naps, and author of Stuffed Animals: From Concept to Construction, shares a tutorial for making this hexie lion pillow that is alllll kinds of cuteness.  It would be sweet in a nursery or …

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tanksundressJamie from Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom shares a tutorial for making this pretty tank sundress for a girl.  It’s actually a hack of one of her knit tank top, a previously published free pattern (fits girls’ sizes 3-8).  She …

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Tutorial: Triangle zippered pouch in 3 sizes

Tutorial: Triangle zippered pouch in 3 sizes

Jill from Creating My Way To Success shows how you can make these fun triangle zippered pouches.  Her tutorial gives dimensions to make them in three sizes: a larger pouch that could hold …

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Tutorial: Giant ribbon and flower bow

Tutorial: Giant ribbon and flower bow

Shelley Detton from 7 Layer Studio shows how she created the giant ribbon and flower bows that she used to make this gorgeous wreath.  They’re made from fake flowers layered with gathered fabric and loops …

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Tutorial: Splatter painted and stenciled t-shirt refashion for kids and tweens

Tutorial: Splatter painted and stenciled t-shirt refashion for kids and tweens

Amy from Sews n Bows shows how she refashioned a plain white t-shirt into this cool top for her tween daughter.  She made the shirt more fitted, accenting the …

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Tutorial: Scrap fabric sewing machine wall art

Tutorial: Scrap fabric sewing machine wall art

Vicky from Mad for Fabric shows how you can turn your smallest fabric scraps into a cute piece of sewing machine wall art.  She uses Mod Podge to create a single piece of …

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Tutorial: Monogrammed tote bag

Tutorial: Monogrammed tote bag

Jenn from Sweet T Makes Three shows how you can make this pretty monogrammed tote bag.  It’s a sturdy bag (made from two layers of duck fabric, plus interfacing), and roomy, too.  Based on her cutting …

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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: 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 …

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