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Fabric Napkins—two ways! Dinner is a great time to showcase some fun fabric napkins—they’re so easy, even a beginner can make them. Whether you make them on a conventional machine or on a serger, they’re a quick table accent sure to please. And, they make a great housewarming gift. Napkins can be any size from.. 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 →

Let it go… Free-motion stitching takes a bit of getting used to, but it’s very freeing not to depend on the machine’s feed dogs and presser foot to keep the fabric moving. With free-motion work, you’re in charge of the direction (any) and the speed at which the fabric moves (any). Akin to drawing with.. 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

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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 →