Halloween Fruit Costume

Halloween is just around the corner! Not like you needed me to remind you—I’m sure your kids have done a great job already! And I don’t blame them. I have to admit, Halloween is probably my favorite holiday. We found a few of are latest costume faves for the little ones to get your creative.. read more →

There’s something special about homemade toys. I just ran across a few of my favorite toys I had kept from my childhood and most of them were made by my grandmother. The kids loved hearing the stories behind the toys and I can tell they thought they were special too. Homemade toys also seem to last.. read more →

08 Sep 2015
September 8, 2015

Quiet Time with Quilts

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Fall is coming on fast! This year you can start early on those quilts you keep meaning to make before the colder seasons catch up with you. Not to mention, the kids are back in school! What better way to spend the quiet days you have now than on some quality quilting. We’ve rounded up a variety.. read more →

It’s that time again! Fall is just around the corner and the house is flooding with schoolbooks. Instead of going out to buy your back-to-school materials, why not make them this year? We’ve brought you some of are favorite projects for this time of year from a lunchbox bag to an artist’s roll. Wondering what that.. read more →

We’re getting back into the school swing over here, which means it’s time to round up our favorite backpack DIYs. I always hated having the same bag as other kids, which is why I love making my kids their own unique bags from home! Here are a few tutorials to get you going. Everyone seems.. read more →

There’s aways something special about that first-day-of-school dress, no matter how old you are. As a kid, I remember having my dress picked out weeks before the first day of school rolled around. But you know what was a total bummer? When I was wearing the same dress as someone else! That’s why we’ve brought.. read more →

Every now and then you come across something, or someone who releases butterflies. Well, that’s how we feel about our latest sewing sweetheart: Juffra Toertjes. The mastermind behind Dutch sewing blog Toertjes & Pateekes, Juffra’s creations have us feeling like giddy little school girls. The simplicity of the designs work with amazing fabrics to produce cutting.. read more →

What says summer quite like a good ol’ fashioned picnic? Good food + sunshine + family time = bliss. Because my kids love all the above, we jump on every possible opportunity to have a picnic! It’s so much fun seeing my little ones work together to make the perfect PB & J outside on.. read more →

Enjoy the rest of summer by sewing up some fun in the sun! We brought you swimsuit DIYs for your little princesses, and now it’s time for all those princes in your life! I know the Fourth of July has already passed us by, but I think wearing red, white, and blue creates a classic.. read more →

I don’t know about you, but I’m not even close to being done with summer yet. I’m looking forward to our beach trip next week! We’re holding on to these last few months of summer by bringing you some more adorable bathing suit DIYs for those special little ones in your life, starting with the.. read more →

There’s nothing better than a day of sun, surf, and sand. However, juggling baby sometimes makes this outing more of a challenge. But that’s not to say it can’t be done! Some of my favorite memories with my little ones involve the first time their toesies touched the sand or their first glimpses of the.. read more →

What’s better than a towel at the beach? A towel you can wear…with a hood of course! We made this adorable poncho tutorial just for you guys and can’t wait for you to try it out for yourselves. All you need are a few old towels for repurposing and you’ve got yourself a whole new beach-going.. read more →

We thought it was about time for a DIY bedroom makeover. And what’s the most important part of the bedroom? The bed! Remember that wonderful feeling of crawling into a bed of new linens? We want to give you that feeling back—with a twist. Even more rewarding than buying those linens is making them from scratch, or.. read more →

I was so lucky when I was little to have a mom who liked to sew. The toys I remember now as an adult are the toys she made for me – I have a collection of dolls that I will always cherish thanks to her skilled hands! And oh, getting one of those dolls.. read more →

  We’re in the midst of a major overhaul on our house and the first thing on my wishlist is an extra room for my studio space. Not the spare room, not the home office, not the catchall storage room with a table in the corner. I need an official room with natural light, room.. read more →

We love our friends over at Sewing Like Mad and know you do too, which is why we decided to share some awesome tutorials with you today. These are all for your special little girl, from dresses to placket buttons to go on dresses (or anything else for that matter). Her little red-headed model makes.. read more →

We’re super excited to share some of our favorite projects from Noodlehead‘s Anna. (It’s okay—that’s the name of her blog!) She’s a mother of two, a super sewer, and like a lot of us, she learned how to sew from her mother when she was just a girl. Now that she has two daughters of.. read more →

Rain drops keep falling on our heads! Yep, that whole “April Showers” thing is really ringing true over in our neck of the woods. Here are a few projects that have us singing (and sewing!) in the rain. Spring Showers Jacket tutorial via Alida Makes Fox & Bear Fleece Welly Liners tutorial via The Crafty.. read more →

There are very few places I love more than the sea. In rural Georgia, living on a lake is about as close as I’m going to get to these nautical dreams. I’m constantly trying to get my girls out on the boat in hopes that they might catch my love of the water. It’s safe.. read more →

05 May 2015
May 5, 2015

Knee patches

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  Cloudy Pants Tutorial via Probably Actually Knee Pad Patches Tutorial via Dana Made It Pacman pants baby tutorial via Feather Flights Bunny Pants Tutorial via Made-by-Rae read more →

As I was toting a big basket of toys and T-shirts up the stairs the other day, trying to find each step while struggling to keep my arms wrapped around the basket and the basket from slipping out of my grasp, it occurred to me just how handy (forgive the pun) handles are! I then searched.. read more →

Boy, have the past few weeks been a whirlwind! Between work conferences, friendly visits, and family vacations, my feet have been 30,000 feet up in the air more than they’ve been on the ground. All this travel has opened my eyes to the serious lack of cute luggage out there. Yep, when it comes to.. read more →

One of my favorite things about sewing is going to the fabric store and running wild through the aisles, picking out patterns and colors for my next big creation. This is especially true when it comes to toys! There’s nothing more fun than taking the rainbow rhinos and pink polka-dotted puppies that live inside my.. read more →

Take a peek into my closet and you’ll immediately notice one thing – everything I wear has zigzags and stripes and geometrical shapes for days! The tribal trend (that by the way, I’ve been seeing everywhere lately) is the perfect opportunity to tap into all these loves at once. I’ll admit – a little goes.. read more →

So I watched my first episode of MadMen the other day (I know, I know, I’m way behind the times). Regardless, as adorably stylish as the outfits flouncing across my screen were, I couldn’t help but think how much cuter they’d be in kids-size! I immediately took to the Internet to find out how to.. read more →

My girls’ rooms are filled with two things: dollhouses and pillows. That’s why I was so tickled when I ran across these lifesize dollhouse pillows. You don’t have to have woodworking chops – just basic sewing skills. Giant Dollhouse Pillow Tutorial via My Cakies  Painted Dollhouse Pillow Tutorial via A Beautiful Mess Make a House Block.. read more →

Yes friends, spring has officially sprung! However, I’m still waiting for the flowers in my front yard to get the memo. Until then, I’m going to bring color back into the world with my own creation. And what better way to do this than with colorful quilts? Modern colors and crisp geometric shapes work together to.. read more →

Here comes Peter Cottontail, hoppin’ down the bunny trail… and bringing us all super cute Easter sewing projects for you and your special somebunnies! These totes and pouches would make the perfect Easter Day activities, gifts, or even holders for all those egg hunt finds! Check out the easy tutorials: Easter Bunny Tote Bag via Wear.. read more →

Child’s Gathered Half-Apron Tutorial via Craftiness Is Not Optional Apron Pattern and Tutorial via Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom  Kids Ric Rac Apron via Purl Bee Bright Childrens’s Apron via Ann Kelle Simple-Sew Kids Apron Tutorial via Bloesem Kids  read more →

04 Mar 2015
March 4, 2015

Leather Love

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  Oversized Asymmetrical Clutch via Alida Makes DIY Yellow Leather Purse via Me Sew Crazy   Mod Purse Refashion Tutorial via Me Sew Crazy Simple Leather Bag via Between the Lines DIY Birdie Fringe Purse via A Beautiful Mess   read more →

03 Mar 2015
March 3, 2015

Colorful Clutches

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Easy Envelope Clutch via A Place in the Cloud Petite Pleated Pouch via Happy New Year Norma Envelope via Clever Girl Leopard Fold Over Clutch via Transient Expression DIY Ethnic Wrap Clutch via Swell Mayde   read more →

26 Feb 2015
February 26, 2015

Repurposed Button-Downs

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Seaside stripes and shirt dress via Dana Made It Simple Dress via Make It Love It Work Shirt turned School Dress via The Girl Inspired JFK to Jackie O via One Little Minute Blog Repurposed Skirt via Burda Style Shirt Pillow Cover via On Sutton Place Emroidered Napkins via Home Made read more →

Celina from Petit à Petit & Family is one of our all-time favorite children’s wear designers. When we ran across these 5 tutorials from her site we knew we’d hit the jackpot. You’ll have a blast making these creative projects and even more fun seeing them in action!                .. read more →

19 Feb 2015
February 19, 2015

Blog Crush: mmmcrafts


When you’re in the mood for bold, fun, and colorful crafts look no further than the super creative Larissa Holland’s blog, mmmcrafts. Go there to find free patterns, cheery tutorials, helpful alteration instructions, and lots of kids crafts. What sets this blog apart—besides the fun-to-read posts (thanks to Larissa’s cheeky humor)—are the professional-looking illustrations that.. read more →

Who says sewing has to be limited to those of us with two legs? Our four-legged friends want in on the action. Ok ok, they may not actually be able to help you sew (if they can, we want to know), but they’ll sure be Pompom Doggie Hoodie via Shwin and Shwin Country Gentlemen’s Tweed.. read more →

It’s no secret that tulle is the fabric of choice for ballerinas and fairy princesses everywhere. But did you know that it can be used to make tons of other fun things? From funky shirts to comfy pillows to a pompom-filled tutu, tulle is truly the fabric that makes everything just a little more playful… read more →

A messy kitchen is a happy kitchen! Right? If this is true, my kitchen is over the moon and somewhere in an alternate universe because with five kids, I don’t think my kitchen has seen a quiet moment since the turn of the millenium. I’ve put together a collection of simple DIY sewing tutorials to.. read more →

As a mother of five, I spend more time than I’d like to admit washing dirty socks and drying kool-aid stained shirts. The laundry room is therefore a very important place in my life. I’ve gathered up a group of easy sewing projects to bring a little bit more fun to the spin cycle! This Ninja.. read more →

My oldest kids are finally hitting the age where we’re letting them gadgets of their own (eek!) and I’ve been finding that computer cases are less than spectacular.   From a felt fox, a leatherwork piece of art, to your very own illustrated scene, customizing your gadget case it . Technology may be complex, but.. read more →

  DIY Constellation Table Runner via Design Sponge Constellation Embroidery via Oh! Crafts Constellation Scarf via A Beautiful Mess Stellar Embroidery Wall Art via Our Humble Abode read more →

Cause every girl’s crazy ’bout a sharped dress man. At least this girl is! It’s never too early to start sharpening your little guy’s sense of style. Create timeless looks for tiny little man with these simple sewing projects. (Even if they do end up covered in peanut butter and jelly!) The bowtie is a stylish.. read more →

Dear sewing lovers… As I was sitting down to write the forty thousand Thank You notes I’ve been putting off since the holidays, I kept finding myself wanting more creative ways of expressing myself. The cards just didn’t seem personal enough. I wanted to put more “me” into them. And so I thought… hand-sewn cards!.. read more →

The holidays are over and school’s back in session. Our brains, however, sometimes have a little bit more trouble showing up. This collection of DIY sewing projects will make getting back into the swing of things a tad easier and a whole lot more fun. They’re ALMOST too-cool-for-school. Almost.   These Geometrical Stiched Notebook Covers via How.. read more →

28 Jan 2015
January 28, 2015

A Whale of a DIY Tale

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My family loves the sea. Our favorite movie is Finding Nemo and my husband’s all-time favorite book is Moby Dick. Needless to say, I love nautical decor and I’ve been trying to find more ways to incorporate the ocean and all its creatures into our home. What better place to start than with the king of.. read more →

DIY Colorblock Felt Slippers via Zipper Teeth Plaid House Shoe tutorial via Four Square Walls Sewn Felt Slippers via Escape from BK read more →

Here it is again!  Three stylish girls who’s mama’s know how to sew… This a line dress with the cutest kitten fabric made by By Dagbjort is just too much for us to handle on the adorable scale. Cute, cute, cute is all we have to say!  The fabric choice for this Style Re-styled Black and Blue outfit by.. read more →

Sewing doesn’t get much cuter than when making kids clothes.  There’s so much freedom to explore with color and prints, and today we’re sharing with you 3 projects that we just couldn’t get over! Doesn’t this whole project just make you smile?!   This outfit made by Irene of Froo and Boo is just too.. read more →

Amy Ryllis of Ohoh Blog just brightens up my day with her projects!  With her creative ideas and easy tutorials she’ll inspire you to bring a little fun into all of the throw pillows in your house! Don’t look to the sky, but wish upon DIY Star Cushion!  What an adorable way to bring a bit.. read more →

Yuki of Waffle Patterns knows her stuff when it comes drafting beautiful silhouettes.  She started her own pattern line, because she wanted to share the exciting feeling that she felt after making her first jacket.  How sweet is that?!  I’m so happy that she did, because after looking at her patterns I want to make.. read more →

We just love Groovybaby and Mama!  Each posts will never fail to make you smile.  This hip Danish mama of four has such an incredible eye for matching beautiful colors, and fun prints, with simplistic design.  Here are three simple DIY skirts from that you can make this season! This Easy Peasy Paperbag Skirt is.. read more →

If you’re a lover of whimsy, vintage, and cute tabby cats, then Jen of The Fabled Needle is a lady you should get to know!  She’s someone who adores retro and anything with a past story.  She’s the Einstein at finding vintage pieces with a dying lives, and turning them into something new and fresh.. read more →

Dandelion Drift has the eye for finding, and matching cute prints and colors!  Each bag feels special and unique, almost like a quilt.  She knows what she’s doing when it comes to pairing her prints.  Check out the projects below and you’ll see for yourself what I’m talking about! Who says that you have to.. read more →

When we’re looking for sewing projects to share with you we will often jump over to Kollabora.com.  The DIY community is filled with fun fresh ideas. As Christmas approaches you read more →

It happens every year without fail. A friend knocks on the door, gift in hand and you frantically wrack your brain for what you could possibly regift and reasons why “sorry, it’s not wrapped yet!” See Kate Sew saves the day with quick and easy last-minute gifts. They work as stocking-stuffers, and for This polka dot leather.. read more →

In my opinion it’s always leather season (decoration-wise), but I just pulled out my leather jacket again and remembered it was time to write another leather post! Leather doesn’t just warm your body but it also warms your house. Check out our favorite leather DIYs from Almost makes perfect. If you ask me, these leather projects.. read more →

We always rely on Ikatbag for little tips and tutorials here and there. We’ve brought you an assortment today, from strawberry bags to princess seams. Enjoy!                                       Who says strawberries are just for the summer? Keep summer.. read more →

Plan B has all kinds of sewing projects up her sleeve, from clothes to makeup bags. That’s why we wanted to show you all of our favorite tutorials to check out for yourself! Get sewing and don’t forget to let us know what you think!                    .. read more →

Tilly is one of the cutest sewing bloggers around, and we love her classic French style. Right now we’re drooling over striped DIYs (and she has a lot of them). We wanted to share our favorites with you today, from her new “Coco” pattern dresses to a useful tutorial on how to cut knit fabric… read more →

Sew Mama Sew is a treasure trove of wide-ranging DIYs. I mean she has hundreds ranging from costumes to quilting to appliqué. Today we wanted to share our favorite embroidery projects with you, because they’re easy and just so adorable. Check them out and let us know what you think!          .. read more →

One Sheepish Girl is top of the line when it comes to everything crocheted, knitted, and embroidered. She’s a total Renaissance woman and we’re one of her biggest fans. We’ve brought all of our favorite of her DIYs to share with you today, so if you’re a yarn lover, we know you’ll be whipping out.. read more →

17 Nov 2014
November 17, 2014

Etsy Shop Feature: Pollaz

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When we ran across these handmade goodies in Pollaz’ Etsy shop we fell in love. From pillows to placemats, Pollaz puts a spin on everyday items you wouldn’t normally think about. You can either take inspiration from them and make your own or buy them off her site!              .. read more →

We talked to one of our favorite quilter superstars, Michele Muska, and got the 411 on some of her favorite sewing/quilting projects, along with some of her own! For those of you who don’t know, Michele is an incredible fiber artist, as well as the marketing communications manager for Simplicity Creative Group. Yeah, she’s kind of.. read more →

The Red Thread does amazing work with thread, fabric, paper, string, and rope—basically every crafting material you can think of. That’s why we wanted to feature 5 of their DIYs for you guys to get crafty with. We guarantee all of these projects will spruce up your living space, whether it’s on your table or.. read more →

Every year, Mie from Sewing Like Mad hosts Sewing For Kindergarten, where sewing bloggers get to feature the outfits they’ve made for their kindergartners. Okay so the series only started last year, but there will be many more to come! You guy have to know we’re in love with Petit à Petit + Family over here by.. read more →

We’ve stumbled across a goldmine on Etsy: Hello Dear Kids. They make excruciatingly cute little clothes (and we mean little) for the little ones in your life! You can either buy their finished products, or their patterns for only $6.00! We’ve included some of our favorites below. These little guys are sure to set your.. read more →

It’s hat time again and we love slouchy beanies, especially on our kids! See Kate Sew has a foolproof pattern and tutorial for the perfect slouchy beanie that we couldn’t wait to share. I mean, check out this little guy.                              .. read more →

03 Nov 2014
November 3, 2014

The Ultimate Headwrap

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Delia Creates is awesome for coming up with projects for you and the little ones. These headwraps are insanely versatile and cute all-year-round. The best part is how easy they are to make. Check them out here!                     One for everyone!          .. read more →

Carolyn Friedlander’s Slow Sewing Studio is all about the celebration and enjoyment of the quilting process. It’s all about slowing down, working with your hands, and building relationships with your fellow quilters. That’s why we love and respect her so much! We’ve included a few of her patterns from the Slow Sewing Studio of basic designs.. read more →

Pretty Prudent is one of our favorite places to find inspiring projects. We picked the prettiest ones just for you. You and the kids will go crazy over these tutorials— we guarantee it.  What are you waiting for?                                  .. read more →

28 Oct 2014
October 28, 2014

Fun with Knitting

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We ran across some unique knitting projects we couldn’t pass up. Knits can be your best friends in the colder months, but who says they should stop with blankets and sweaters? These projects will get you inspired and thinking differently about all the knitting possibilities! Knit the impossible!              .. read more →

It’s that time again…time to throw on your coziest clothes and break out the sweaters! Don’t even pretend like you don’t have a pile of old sweaters that for some sentimental reason or another you can’t seem to part with (even though you know you’ll never wear them again). Instead of chucking them or letting.. read more →

When we ran across this idea on Vintage Revivals we were totally blown away. Do you have an old leather couch laying around that you’ve loved so much you’ve worn it out? Take the old and turn it into the new and improved! These projects are so cool you might even consider buying a leather.. read more →

21 Oct 2014
October 21, 2014

Creative Crochet Crafts

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Who says crochet crafts are only for those winter months? These fun projects can be made in an afternoon and used all-year-round! Check them out for yourselves and let us know what you think!                 These crocheted watermelon slices make cute inside or outside decoration—cute enough to eat!.. read more →

There’s something about pom-poms that just instantly brightens my mood. They’re like little clusters of fluff and joy! That’s why we’re devoting this post to our favorite pom-pom projects. These tutorials are simple, fun, and perfect for the kids!                                  .. read more →

We are in love with An from Straightgrain. She is a pattern designer and super-creative who makes the cutest kids clothes around. Check out our favorites and let us know what you think!                                       We love the.. read more →

Amy Butler is one of our favorite quilt designers and she offers her amazing patterns for free! How could we resist? Check out a few below that you can download straight to you computer now! Find all the patterns here!                              .. read more →

It’s time to start thinking about Halloween costumes again…which is one of our favorite times of year! One day where you can be anything you want to be—what’s better than that? We’ve gathered a few of our all time favorite DIY costumes for you to follow or just take inspiration from to create your own!.. read more →

We know you’ll love these cute little tutorials from Straight Stitch Society as much as we do. Perfect, easy knick-knacks to have around for you or the kids. You’ll wonder how you got along without them!                           We know everyone loves ice cream…even your.. read more →

When we found this Jumpsuit DIY from Petit à Petit we knew we had to give it special treatment. It’s like ombre met tie-dye on a beautiful island only inhabited by fairies, and had a baby. That baby is this jumpsuit. Check out these gorgeous photos! Get the pattern for the jumpsuit here, and the dip dye tutorial.. read more →

Check out these printable sewing cards for the kids! Perfect for beginner sewers with summer themed patterns for them to follow. Can you think of a better way to spend an afternoon with the kids? Get stitchin’!                                    .. read more →

We found three of the prettiest tutorials we couldn’t help but share. They all share an element of the fantastical—of dress-up in the every day. Now you can have the excitement of escaping the mundane without actually going anywhere!                                  .. read more →

Cluck Cluck Sew is one of our go-to havens for quilting tutorials. Seriously, they’re the best! Splash some color around the house with these vibrant projects.                   How much fun are these Sprocket Pillows? Awesome throw pillow decoration!                    .. read more →

From toddler aprons, to reversible storage bins, to hand warmers, Marni over at Haberdashery Fun has all your bases covered. Marni earned a degree in fashion design and is now involved in footwear sales. She also has a beautiful baby boy and has switched her crafting focus toward baby-centric projects. We knew when we discovered her extensive collection.. read more →

It’s the hottest part of the summer here so shorts and skirts are very much in full swing. We’ve got something for everyone this time: comfortable, light, and airy pieces for all ages. You and the kids will be fashionable and comfortable for the hotter days ahead—now that’s a win-win. Check them out for yourselves and let us.. read more →

When we ran across these adorable stuffed animal tutorials from Hannah from We Lived Happily Ever After, we were pretty ecstatic. We can’t think of anything better than making the kids their own customizable stuffed animals for them to keep by their side for years to come. Seriously, how cool would it be to have a.. read more →

We’ve picked a few crafts that caught our eye because we know they’ll also catch the eyes of those little ones too. These crafts will help you (and your kids) through car rides (of all lengths), a trip to the beach, lazy days around the house, and even kitchen experiments. Check them out and let us.. read more →

Brighten up every space in your house with modern shapes and bright pops of color. We were introduced to Modern Handcraft a few weeks ago and had to share our latest blog crush. The fun projects and collaborations she is always blogging about had a flipping through page after page. Take a peek at these.. read more →

Sometimes really great appliqué and patchwork projects are hard to find, so this time we did the dirty work for you. These eight tutorials come from eight different sewing superstars, featuring some craftables for the kids and some for you!                             Charise.. read more →

We ran across our latest inspiration, Ute, on Kollabora and admit we have a pretty big crush. Hailing from Berlin, Germany, Ute is a self-taught seamstress striving to transform her wardrobe into a handmade wonderland. Her admiration for Japanese fabric and sewing techniques pair well with her fixation on earthy tones; they come together beautifully.. read more →

We’re always inspired by the creative projects Melanie comes up with over at the Crafty Cupboard. Today we wanted to send a little bit of everything we liked from her blog your way. From a Twirly T-Shirt Dress to a Patriotic Pennant for Fourth of July, she’s got summer covered. Check them out and let.. read more →

We absolutely adore LiEr (Lorraine Teigland) and her blog, Ikatbag. Her sense of humor shines through every one of her creative projects so they are not only informative but also fun to read. We’ve chosen a few of her playhouse tutorials to share with you because we know you’ll think they’re just as awesome as we.. read more →

28 Aug 2014
August 28, 2014

6 Quick Crafting Tips

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We’ve decided to pull together a few tips that might help you overcome a roadblock with your next craft, whether it’s your next quilt, sewing pattern, or something you already own. Everyone can use some help now and then, and these tips stuck out to us as solutions to commonly faced questions.      .. read more →

You know what’s even more fun than sewing your own clothes from scratch? Upcycling thrift store finds or clothes you already have! Geneva Vanderzeil, founder of A Pair & A Spare, is an upcycling queen. We absolutely adore all of her tutorials and wanted to feature some of our favorites here. These looks are so insanely chic we can’t wait.. read more →

I don’t know about you, but we do an awful lot of entertaining on the farm. Adding a handmade touch to a place setting is just the kind of small detail that make each celebration a little more special. We bumped into these little gems on our Pinterest feed and couldn’t resist sharing them with.. read more →

Skip the hassle of store-bought swimwear and “if only this part were different…” critiques. We have three swimsuit tutorials for you and three tutorials for your daughter so you’ll both be sure to find the right design and fit without any ifs, ands, or buts! Get to sewin’ so you can get to swimmin’!        .. read more →

We’ve found some more projects that’ll knock your socks off! Who needs socks anyway? It’s summer! Whip up a fantastic bathing suit to bring to the beach with your hand-sewn picnic blanket tote, some homemade beach ball pillows, and summer camp chairs. We’ve featured 7 different blogs to give you 7 fabulous tutorials we can’t wait.. read more →

If you don’t know about them already, blogger Jess Abbott and the rest of the Sewing Rabbit team come up with some pretty fun DIY projects on the regular. Growing up, Jessica’s nickname was Jessica Rabbit. Little did she know she would actually marry an Abbott, becoming Jessica R. Abbott (get it?) and eventually, the Sewing Rabbit!.. read more →

We just discovered an incredible range of creative DIY crafts from Brit + Co, and can’t wait to share them with you.  In case you aren’t familiar with them, Brit + Co. is “an online media and e-commerce platform that provides tools to teach, inspire, and enable creativity among women and girls.” From food to.. read more →

We found the HowDoTeam via BurdaStyle and had a blast looking through their audio/visual tutorials on how to make easy and ingenious DIY crafts. Their content comes from a multitude of contributors from all over the world. Here are a few of our favorite projects! We love the detail in the Upcycled Braid Crop Top. Cute.. read more →

We’re back with another ode to Martha, and can’t wait to try some of her newest DIY projects for our next beach trip. From creating entirely new beach bring-alongs to upgrading old ones, you’ll wonder how you’ve gone on vacation all these years without these easy craftables. You know what we love most about Martha?.. read more →

Martha Stewart and her team are on the very top of our list when it comes to anything DIY and stylish. I mean come on she is the inventor of modern DIY and creates drool-worthy recipes and projects over and and over again. We found this custom cushion tutorial in the nick of time. We.. read more →

Looking for the perfect outfit for your family beach photo this year? Don’t fret we found the most darling sailor top and bloomer set. We stepped over to the Scientific Seamstress and ran into serious cuteness. This is a modern take on the tyradional sailor suit for kids. We loved the ruffled bloomers and the.. read more →

Look out, it’s a shark! A super adorable shark that is. Have fun making this shark hooded towel project by Crazy Little Projects. Your little people will have a ball drying off in this super comfy terry cloth towel. She not only shows you how to create this easy step by step tutorial but shares.. read more →

BurdaStyle is loaded with incredible pattern and tutorials by makers and shakers from all over the globe. We spied this lovely dress and thought it was the perfect summer project. The vintage style and cap sleeves are just adorable. We couldn’t resist adding this to our list of must do sewing projects in June. Find.. read more →

Sew Caroline is a fashionable young woman that makes extremely stylish sewing patterns. We love when she is inspired by her favorite shops and then turn the inspiration into a tutorial. She went to Anthro and found her very fav blouse and hacked it for all of us! Sew Caroline’s  Buy or DIY series is.. read more →

We always look to our fav crafters and makers when the season turn. Prudent Baby is always on the short list. We found these easy to sew Koozie’s that are simple to make and will keep are drinks chilly for a long time. In the Georgia heat that is something we struggle with. O.K. not.. read more →

Sometimes its OK to make something for yourself. I know its rare that we makers don’t give it away or stick it in an Etsy shop the second the last stray thread is snipped away. I will definitely be making this sweet pouch and sticking it my purse for sewing on the go. Its easy.. read more →

We absolutely adore Dana Made.  Her projects are easy to follow and range from beginner to advanced. She sticks a little sunshine into all of her projects and we can’t get enough. The placemat bag is such a cool idea. You always have a mismatched placemat or find some incredible vintage find at a tag.. read more →

Summer is warming our hearts and sparking all kinds of creativity. We have a little more time on our hands now that we’ve wrapped up the school year here in Georgia. This is the time of year that I get to sit back, relax, and start on all of the projects I pinned all winter.. read more →

What’s not to love, really? Esther Boller writes over at Esther from the Sticks and sells some of her lovely creations in her Etsy shop. She is in her freshman year at SCAD in Savannah, GA. She is super duper talented and a brilliant seamstress and absolutely adorable and blows our mind. She dreams of becoming.. read more →

We couldn’t wait to share these 7 summer crafts because they are just bursting with creativity and color.  We specifically had the kids in mind this time, from clothes, to accessories, to art projects. Try these out when you have a free afternoon and let us know what you think!              .. read more →

We found 7 darling 4th of July dress tutorials for your baby girl and thought this was the perfect time to share. Okay well we did slip in a onesie and a skirt but you get the idea. These patriotic get-ups are so cute she won’t want to wait another year to wear them again!.. read more →

Sewbon is a long time blog crush of ours. Erin’s sewing and DIY blog is lovely and brilliant and wonderful and if you could hold hands and make googly eyes at a blog, we would. Her lovely photographs and fantastic tutorials are inspiring and full of happiness. She gives props to her grandmother for her.. read more →

Fourth of July is just a couple of weeks away. We found this super cute ruffle apron on Flamingo Toes. Your child can wear it while making sparkling desserts to celebrate our nations freedom. This project will literally take you under an hour and is great for all sewing skill levels. Flamingo Toes is a.. read more →

Sew Caroline is a charming little glitter filled blog about a cutie-pie girl with the sweetest smile and her mad sewing skills (our words, not hers). Caroline is great at sharing her love of sewing with others along with her day to day life, and she truly fulfills her desire to keep people coming back.. read more →

23 Jun 2014
June 23, 2014

8 Handmade Dolls

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Handmade playthings hold a sort of sentimental value like nothing else. Day dreams of someone special stitching together a doll with you in mind seems to mean so much more than a store bought toy. We hope this roundup of handmade dolls inspires you to sew a special little something for a special little someone.. read more →

We’re a bit leather obsessed over here, and apparently so is Kelly Crawford of Sewing In No Mans Land.  We’re also a bit obsessed with her blog. She takes killer photos (oh, the photos!) and inspires us with every post. She and her cutie pie little family are living the dream in Paris, France. She’s.. read more →

Hayley over at Welcome to the Mouse House is a stay at home mom to two cute kiddos. She loves interior design and uses her blog as a creative outlet. And boy are we glad, because she has some tutorials that will blow your mind with awesome. Not to mention they’re all free! Her tutorials.. read more →

Lauren Dahl is a southern gal living in Utah where she writes a blog that pairs sewing with life in a way that just works. We love her comical honesty about doing life with two babies, Harper and Ezra, and we enjoy following along with her in her sewing adventures. These 6 projects inspired us.. read more →

Little girls look so sweet in little dresses and there are so many great dress patterns out there. These 6 sweet summer dresses saw over on Kollabora grabbed our attention and tickled our fancy so we thought we’d share with you. This yellow dress with its black buttons and fun patterned stripes makes us want to frollick.. read more →

Craftiness Is Not An Option is pretty much all about it’s creator Jess’s compulsion to sew clothes for her kids, which is a good thing for us. Her tutorials for garments, accessories, and toys are detailed and easy to follow and the results are imaginative and sweet. Most of the tutorials show you how to.. read more →

Denyse Schmidt grew up with a mother who sewed and a father who made furniture and began making herself when she was very young. She has been designing quilts for almost two decades, and after career hopping for several years, finally started Denyse Schmidt Quilts, home-based in an old Connecticut textile factory building, about ten years.. read more →

Spring time is full of new life everywhere we look. New flowers on the ground, new leaves on the trees, new bunnies hopping around and new babies being born. We spot baby bumps every where we go and that means baby showers! Give your gift a personal touch with any one of these 6 baby.. read more →

With summer fast approaching we are making all kinds of fun family plans that will no doubt include lugging around water bottles, snacks, swim suits, sunscreen, band-aids (hopefully they’ll go unused)…you name it, we need it. We love the idea of corralling all our summer must haves into a stylish bag, and even better if.. read more →

Looking for a fun project to make with the kiddos? Try this DIY fabric scrap necklace from the Sewing Rabbit. All you need are basic sewing supplies to make a cute oversized piece of jewelry with bright colors, lots of texture, and a pretty ribbon tie. It’s the perfect project for spring! The secret to.. read more →

Sewing fantastical dresses for little girls is quite possibly the best sewing project to take on. After all, you get to see her face brighten every time she wears it. That’s why we love this sparkling celestial glitter dress dreamed up by Charm Stitch. Any girl would be thrilled to have this dress for summer… read more →

Poufs and floor pillows are a super fun way to decorate kids’ room. They invite playfulness and provide a cozy reading spot at the same time. The best part is that they’re easy to make. Here are 5 of our favorite hand-sewn pouf projects to get you started. $3 Fabulous Floor Pillow tutorial available via.. read more →

We’re loving the blog True Bias, the creation of a New York City mom of two who has been sewing since she was a girl growing up in the South. Kelli’s modern style and approach to sewing are super inspirational, particularly for those who love to sew for kids. You’ll find tutorials for fun projects,.. read more →

Know someone planning a wedding this spring?  From wedding dresses to decorative touches, DIY weddings can be a lot of fun, and they don’t have to be a lot of work. Here’s a look at 10 fun projects that can get you thinking about sewing decorations, attire, even invitations. Do one or do them all.. read more →

You know how it is when you land on a sewing site and want to make absolutely everything on it? That’s how you’re going to feel when you check out the super stylish tutorials on Merricks Art. Created by the multi-talented blogger Merrick White (she’s a mother of two boys, seamstress, stylist, and fine artist!),.. read more →

You don’t need to be a sewing pro to turn out an awesome quilt project. Start with a potholder and advance to a strip & flip quilt or an easy peasy chevron quilt. You’re going to love the process of quilting so much we bet you’ll want to make all four. Go ahead. You can.. read more →

Nothing beats the feeling of a handmade plaything. Kiddos will appreciate the customized treasure, and you get to watch them enjoy something you poured your heart into making for years to come. We’ve been seeing a lot of fun and inspiring options out there, so we thought we’d round up our list of 5 favorites.. read more →

21 Apr 2014
April 21, 2014

6 Fun Weekend Bags

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Spring is here and soon summer will be, which means time for weekend getaways! Whether you’re planning to travel by car, train, or plane, here are 8 super fun bag tutorials that will ensure you travel in style. This Amy Butler weekend bag (via A Handmade Tale) is incredibly popular. People love to sew this.. read more →

Jessica Abbott, of the Sewing Rabbit, and Celina Bailey, of Petit à Petit & Family, have teamed up to create STYLO, a new stylish magazine full of interviews with designers, tutorials, and photography that will make you want to pick up a needle and thread to create your own kidswear. Here’s a look at Issue One. We.. read more →

Baby booties are one of the best sewing projects. They’re quick and easy to make—good thing, too, considering how fast those little tootsies grow!—but the end result is so super cute, people will think you spent days on them. They make great handmade gifts, and with these 7 DIY tutorials for the cutest baby booties.. read more →

This time of year is great for cleaning out the closet and dreaming about warmer days ahead. (They’re coming, we promise!) But instead of purging those old sweaters and tee shirts, those ill-fitting dresses and shirts, spend a little time refashioning them into a new stylish wardrobe. These projects make great introductions to garment sewing.. read more →

Almost every young child has a set of memory flash cards at some point. You’re usually given them as a gift for baby, who ends up chewing on the corners, which means the cards get pretty ratty by the time the poor kiddo is old enough to actually play with them. Lucky for us, Sew.. read more →

Easter is right around the corner, but there’s plenty of time to get going on a super cute Easter dress for the little girl in your life. There’s so many styles out there that we had a hard time picking only 10, but we did it: Here’s a list of DIY dresses that can be.. read more →

We’re so excited by the awesome bag tutorials we’ve seen on Polka Dot Chair that we had to share them with you. Melissa Mortenson’s blog has lots of different modern DIY sewing patterns and tutorials, but the stylish bags she makes are our favorite. Whether you’re sewing for yourself or as a gift, these 5.. read more →

It’s not too early to start planning your summer and what you’re going to wear to the beach or pool. Making swimwear is easier than you might think and fun to sew because you can customize the look and get a perfect fit. Plus, it can be a lot cheaper than buying a store bought.. read more →

Project Run & Play (PR&P) is the kid bloggers version of Project Runway. Designers submit highly creative costumes to be judged by “celebrity” judges, and readers vote too. There’s plenty to ooh and aah over, lots of inspiration, and ample amounts of super cute kid looks, which is why we’re frequent visitors to the site… read more →

We’ve had our eye on Sian Keegan ever since we featured her patchwork birthday shrimp as an Etsy find on Handmade Charlotte. It turns out lots of others have noticed her too—Martha Stewart and Rachael Ray to name a few. It’s no wonder. Those shrimp we fell in love with—with their yarn legs and mustaches,.. read more →

We have spring fever! This winter has been particularly brutal for most, and we’ve been trapped inside for far too long. Out with the cold weather and in with the warm already. We’re itching to get outdoors and spend some time in the dirt, planting vegetables and flowers. Let’s get into the spirit by sewing.. read more →

Slippers not only make a great DIY project, but they’re also awesome just to have around when you need them. When store-bought options are lacking in the inspiration department, why not whip up your own versions in little time! Everyday Loafers Pattern available for $6.50 from Shoeology The Ellie Tie-On via instructables Wool Slippers Pattern.. read more →

We’re so excited by this amazing birthday party favor we just had to share! Brenda, who blogs about her party creations on thejarjouras, made 28 of these (!) Stick Hobby Horses for her son’s country-western themed party, starting from just a medium-sized sock. They’re so easy to make—each one took about 45 minutes—you could create.. read more →

Bed linens are a great excuse to do some sewing, especially if you have odd-sized pillows or are just eager to make them custom fit for a specific room or personality. We love this tutorial from Stitches & Crafts, a pocketed pillowcase that takes a twist with a few customizations from the popular Magic Pillowcase. read more →

Brooklyn-based Liesl Gibson is the creator of amazing brands that promote simple, stylish patterns and projects for sewing enthusiasts. Before launching her first brand, Oliver + S in 2008, Liesl earned a degree from FIT and worked for Ralph Lauren and Tommy Hilfiger. Since then, she’s created the womens pattern line Lisette, available at Jo-Ann.. read more →

Sometimes instead of filling our day with great tutorials we’d love to try, we like to peek into the sewing journey of another person that sews. It’s great to feel a connection with someone you may have never met, but share a common interest — and also makes for great inspiration in your own projects… read more →

Right now we have our gaze set on the magic being created over at Pretty Prudent, a lifestyle blog created by two moms, Jamie and Jacinda, that features all kinds of stylish, whimsical, modern (and retro) sewing tutorials for grown ups and kids. Once you’ve landed on their site, you’ll stay there, spending hours and.. read more →

We’ve had a crush on the blog Lia Space for some time now. And even though Lia’s taken a hiatus from blogging to run her coffee shop, One Fifteenth (which looks amazing; too bad for us it’s in Indonesia!), we wanted to show you some of the amazing tutorials you can find on her blog… read more →

One of our newest contributors over at Handmade Charlotte inspired this roundup of easy-to-sew headwear for kids. Eri, author of the awesome blog Llevo el invierno, has a tutorial for this super cute turban pattern. I’ve been dying to make it for my girlies ever since it caught my eye. But there’s more: Grownup-style hats.. read more →

Made By Rae is a must-see blog for any sewer looking for useful tips and tutorials and quality downloadable patterns. It’s the creation of none other than Rae, a former physics teacher turned blogger who is based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. In addition to running her blog, Rae keeps extra busy teaching sewing classes and.. read more →

Run by two popular Canadian style authorities, publisher Lynda Reeves and editor Suzanne Dimma, House & Home is a brand that shares some of the most unique and beautiful homes in North America. One of our favorite features on the site is the gallery of amazing Weekend DIY Projects. Those that require sewing aren’t particularly.. read more →

21 Jan 2014
January 21, 2014

7 DIY Gadget Covers


It’s fun to personalize laptops, e-readers, and smart phones. As lovers of all things handmade we like to add a touch of warmth to those soulless pieces of plastic, right? We’ve collected tutorials for covers for a variety of gadgets. Make for yourself or get an early start on gifts for all occasions. A lot.. read more →

The Internet certainly has no shortage of creative bloggers out there—some are dedicated exclusively to sewing and some dabble in other creative ventures as well. We love pointing out those who use their skills to bring to life the truly exceptional projects that you’ll want to make and pass along to friends and family. Maker*Land.. read more →

Valentine’s crafts are fun to make because they’re typically pretty easy to do, don’t take a lot of time, and you get to use felt in red and pink—so fun. It’s such a sweet holiday for children to participate in too, which is why we often think of sewing gifts for the classroom. After all,.. read more →

One of our favorite types of sewing projects is the organizer. They’re the perfect projects to customize based on the size you need and the style you want. Whether it’s paper and pens, groceries and household products, or even remote controls, we’ve rounded up a list of super stylish, easy-to-sew tutorials for you to choose.. read more →

We like to keep tabs on what Ellen Luckett Baker is up to over at her blog the Long Thread, not only for the inspiration and the insight into her design process, but also for her simple craft tutorials. As author of 1, 2, 3 Sew and 1, 2, 3 Quilt, two must-reads for any.. read more →

Softies make for great sewing projects—for gifts or just because. They’re easy to make, they come in all kinds of shapes and sizes, and are easy to customize. Now that we’re officially in crafting-for-gift-giving season, we thought we’d round up a selection of some of the most adorable free patterns and tutorials out there. From.. read more →

With the cold temperatures upon us, it’s  time to get baby bundled up in comfy, cozy winter wear. This sleeping bag tutorial from the Cutie Pie collection at Burda Style is the perfect thing for a variety of outings—long car rides, walks in the stroller, and plane rides—and it looks so warm and toasty, it’s.. read more →

Chances are you’re starting to line up your 2014 project list, and if you’re sewing for little girls, you’ll want to put a few—if not all—of these darling dresses on your list. The best part about dresses is that they’re fairly flexible when it comes to seasonality. Even a sleeveless dress can be made warm.. read more →

Delia Creates is one of our favorite crafting and design blogs. It has loads of fun projects for kids and yummy recipes. But what caught our eye most recently is this awesome tutorial on how to sew perfectly adorable, custom-fit leather baby shoes from a pattern by making a few adjustments. If you’re in the.. read more →

If there’s one piece of holiday decor that should be handcrafted, it’s the Christmas tree ornament. How lovely to unpack handmade treasures every year and reminisce about making them or who made them. They’re also easy to stitch and assemble, so it can be a fun, meditative way to unwind from the shopping and parties.. read more →

When it comes to DIY gifts, we think its fun to make them with the larger picture in mind. How will you package them—can the gift become the package? Can it complement a store-bought gift you already have in mind? And let’s not forget about the stocking: quick and easy sewing projects can yield unique,.. read more →

Every once in a while we stumble upon a site that makes us think “wow, you can make that?!”. Ikat Bag is one of those blogs, where we are always surprised at the creativity in the projects featured on the site. We’d like to share five fun projects with you that range from items for.. read more →

These 5 ideas for handmade Christmas gifts for kids are so easy-to-make that you CAN wait until the last minute. No matter what kind of kid you’re creating for—younger or older, girl or boy—we’ve got you covered with a range of awesome projects that will be cherished for years to come. 1. DIY Mr. Giraffe.. read more →

Sometimes, it’s fun to create with sewing, away from the sewing machine. Give your machine a rest with this fun DIY project, a hexagon bracelet tutorial that requires a little bit of hand sewing for an awesome result. read more →

You don’t often hear the word “hip” or “modern” associated with kids’ clothing — often our options center around the word “basic” more than anything. However, there are some truly inspiring people making beautifully designed threads for kids, and we’re excited to share a favorite of ours, Sophie of Cirque Du Bebe. Her clothing celebrates.. read more →

Most of our sewing projects are practical and fun, everyday things we find that we need and discover we can make ourselves! We love the practicality of our skills in sewing, and how useful that skill can be when you’re in a bind or in need of something original in your wardrobe. No matter how.. read more →

There’s still lots of time to sew festive decorations for your home this Thanksgiving. Whether you’re hosting or attending, these 6 project will add a touch of fun to any room. For most of them, all you need are some basic sewing supplies to turn an easy-to-follow tutorial into decor you and your family can.. read more →

We love being creative with our children, rather than always expending our creative energies on making something for them — why not make something with them? We’ve picked six fun projects from one of our favorite inspiration sites, Kollabora, for you to share with a little one that range from personal style to decor. Ready.. read more →

Today we want to introduce to you (or perhaps remind you of) the brilliant Anna Maria Horner. She shares our passion for bright, lively color and is an amazing creator with a host of sewing books and products and a site full of inspiration and tutorials to show for it. Her beautiful collections for FreeSpirit.. read more →

Follow along with us today as we feature a fantastic tutorial from My Sparkle blog on how to create your own mock smock frock — a beautiful garment for any age. We know — the name’s a bit of a tongue twister, but we promise that’s the only confusing part of this great tutorial! read more →

We’re excited to share with you today some great fashion inspiration from Amy of Sew Well, a great place for tips and ideas for sewing clothes. What we love most is that her projects are very everyday – casual outfits that we can see fitting for a wide range of wardrobe types. There are even a couple.. read more →

When we think bandage skirt, there can sometimes be a bit of a cringe — but not every bandage style has to be skin-tight! We love the pattern of a bandage skirt, without the typical grip to form, so we love this tutorial from Family Ever After for making a bandage style skirt that embraces.. read more →

We love the outdoors, especially when Fall harvests come in and we get the chance to go picking! Whether you’re picking from your garden, a local apple orchard, or picking up toys from the back yard, a gathering apron is a great accessory to have in your house. Follow along this great tutorial for a.. read more →

Tights are a great way to add some fun to any outfit, an opportunity for something a little out of the ordinary. As the weather begins to cool for the Fall, we hate to think about storing away all of our dresses and skirts until the break of Spring again. Tights are the perfect solution.. read more →

Fall is my favorite time of year for seeing all the imaginative ways people hand make decorations. With all the clever DIY tutorials, it’s fun and easy to dress up your home in festive ways. As the weather turns crisp and you begin planning for parties, dinners, or even the everyday, you’ll want to make.. read more →

Tired of making the same basic skirts over and over? Check out this super simple sewing tutorial for a mermaid skirt that can be completed in just a half hour. It’s so easy to sew with knits if you build up the courage to get started, so follow along this tutorial from The Girl Inspired,.. read more →

We’re certain you can never have too many projects on the waiting list, always ready for the perfect sewing occasion. We’re crushing on Sew Caroline, a blog full of sewing tutorials that truly encompass a huge range of projects for apparel, home accessories, and more that will be sure to add to your to-do collection… read more →

There’s lots of talk on the Internet by now about easy-to-make Halloween costumes for kids, but not much for adults who like to sew. For those looking to join in on the dress up fun and DIY their own Halloween costume, I’ve rounded up five awesome off-beat costumes that would be a blast to wear.. read more →

It’s that time of year again—Halloween! I’m so excited! When else does so much crafting and DIY goodness get to be paraded around for all to see? I can hardly wait for the big day! And my kids can’t either. We’re in the process of picking out our choice costume, so I thought I’d put.. read more →

We love the word reversible when it comes to sewing, because it always mean twice the use for your effort! This reversible leather bag is a beautiful accessory, a great opportunity for some leather sewing practice. We love that you can have some fun pairing colors for a colorblock look, or pair the same method.. read more →

Soon, the foliage will begin changing for the Fall and we must admit that we love the sewing opportunities during this season! Bundling up is the perfect opportunity for sewing, as warm fibers are a staple during the chillier months. Check out these awesomely autumnal, perfectly warm sewing projects for boys — wardrobe staples that.. read more →

We can’t help ourselves when it comes to things that roll up for kids — the on-the-go convenience can’t be beat! We’re still fresh in school mode, with kids all over the country from elementary school to college freshly settled into the academic atmosphere. Today we are excited to share with you a tutorial for.. read more →

Today we’re inspired by the wonderful blog, Sparkle Power, full of great sewing activities from a crafty mother of three. We thought we’d share our favorite projects from this fun site, a round-up of 6 sewing projects perfect for getting you out of a slump or inspiring you to make something out of your usual.. read more →

  Sometimes we sit and wonder where we would be without the internet in our sewing. We rely so heavily on both the inspiration for a specific project and the motivation to actually complete it from the people we follow from afar. It’s amazing to see just how productive everyone is, and makes us want.. read more →

We love finding out about new sewing patterns, in our eternal quest for great fashion we can make in the comfort of our own home! We all have our favorite companies, whether it be because we prefer the language of the pattern, or the styles they produce. We have become increasingly interested in independent pattern.. read more →

It’s back-to-school time, a perfect opportunity to create a handmade tote for your child’s school materials! We love sewing for school, as it makes us feel like school is just a little extra special when they have a cool accessory. Check out this adorable backpack tote bag from Jojo & Eloise, appliqued with super cute.. read more →

We must admit, we spend a lot of time scouring the web for great creative inspiration. Sometimes, we are especially amazed at how many projects some people get through! If we had all the time in the world, it might all be spent sewing — or buying fabric & fantastic thread. We’re excited to share.. read more →

Going shopping for back-to-school supplies can be super fun, but also a bit overwhelming. Backpacks are expensive, and often the selections can be incredibly limiting. Whether your needs have specific guidelines based on the school, or you just want something fit for their personality, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite tutorials for back to.. read more →

One of our favorite things to sew is toys for children. It makes for such a unique creative experience for a little one, especially if they can help decide what materials you use, or if it’s catered specifically to their personality. Today we’re sharing a really simple pattern download for a plush house from Ever.. read more →

Okay — we realize it’s a lofty goal to sew something every day. But wouldn’t it be great if we could make something new everyday? With all of the tutorials and ideas out there, there’s certainly enough inspiration for a handmade project every day. While we aren’t going to hold you to a daily project,.. read more →

We love back to school accessories, whether you’re heading back to higher education, or sending off the littles to their regular school year. We also love the accessories that come along with back to school fever, a great opportunity for fun handmade accessories and essentials. Check out these six bag sewing tutorials from Sew Sweetness,.. read more →

                    I don’t know about you, but my littles are totally super heroes! I’m back at it again with this wonderful Phoomph stuff, I just can’t get enough! I can finish simple projects without having to pull the sewing machine out. Don’t get me wrong, I.. read more →

The high summer sun always makes us run to the outdoors, leaving our sewing machines behind more than other seasons. However, everyone needs a break from the heat, and what better way to spend it than making something awesome? We’re pulling out one of our favorite summer craft references, Martha Stewart’s extensive library of activities,.. read more →

As you may know, we love an opportunity to make something from an “upcycled” material — taking a material we already have but aren’t using, and re-imagining it into something new. Today we’re sharing five projects from Create Studio, a great resource for projects of every type, which implement upcycling in their creation. read more →

We love finding opportunities to sew for the entire family, especially for apparel and accessories. Not only does it save you cash at the store, but it makes your wardrobe truly unique. Check out these 6 amazing photo-packed tutorials from See Kate Sew that will bring out the sartorial side in all of you! read more →

The best part about sewing with others is the feedback you receive on a regular basis on everyone’s projects. Few of us actually have time to get together with others to sew — but doesn’t a sewing circle sound so nice? Luckily, we have the Internet to keep up company, and give us a little.. read more →

You don’t have to have a baby to enjoy the cuteness of sewing for a little one. Whether it be for your own child, a grandchild, or a friend’s new arrival, most of us have had the pleasure of sewing miniature garments and accessories worthy of a few swoons. Today we’re sharing four free sewing.. read more →