Graduation time is amazing. Full of promise, plans, and. . . . just a wee bit of panic, too. The DIY Essential Kits I found for you today are designed to send some of the security of home with your favorite grad. They’re perfect for traveling, practical and don’t take up much room. And, while.. read more →

New Mommies need help! And, we can use our sewing super powers to stitch up a stylish, comfortable New Mommy Helper or two! Read on – you’re going to love the projects I’ve found for new Moms (and Dads) today! Infinity Nursing Scarf Infinity Scarves continue to be a popular, fashionable trend, so incorporating one.. read more →

When it’s cold outside, there’s nothing so cozy as a hooded sweatshirt.  Whether its for you or someone else,  a warm, winter hoodie becomes even more inviting when it’s handmade by you! Make an Argyle Applique Hoodie Let’s start with a sharp looking Argyle Applique Hoodie designed as an upcycle by Melissa of Melly Sews… read more →

So, here’s the thing. You still want to make gifts, Christmas is coming and it has to be quick – with a capital Q! Don’t panic, these five quick and practical gifts to sew will meet the desires of just about anyone on your list! Wool Camera Wrap Matt from the Design Sponge blog needed.. read more →

I’ve always thought that clothing should be fun and accessories should push the fun from enjoyable to fabulous.  So, I’m always looking for accessories that add instant style and joy to a standard office outfit or a t-shirt and jeans. In the last few years, wearing a Cuff Bracelet has been my favorite thing for Fall.. read more →

09 Sep 2016
September 9, 2016

School Days Comfort to Sew

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School quiet time comfort is essential for your kids, whether they’re off to school or you’re schooling them at home.  You’ll really enjoy stitching them a Sit Upon, Nap Mat or Back of Chair Organizer – and they’ll love it, too.  School Days Comfort is all about making education a handmade success! Many Kindergartens and Pre-Schools require.. read more →

Oh, school supplies, how we love you! But, we’re bored when you all look the same. So, we’re going to sew Back to School Pencil Keepers and create handmade, uniquely perfect pencil chic. Get ready to zip it up – you’re going to love the three excellent pouches I found! Each of these pouches captures.. read more →

When my daughter moved into a dorm, lack of a private bathroom and laundry were two of her biggest adjustments. I’ve found two clever solutions to help you ease that transition today. We’re going to create a little handmade, full of love DIY for the College Bound! The Laundry Bag designed by Alicia for the Sew 4.. read more →

“Oh, no! I forgot to plug my phone in!” “Has anybody seen my phone cord?” “Mom, I dropped my phone and the screen shattered . . .again!”  Sound familiar? Back to school time often means a new phone, especially for the kids who are heading off to University or High School. And, I don’t know about.. read more →

You don’t have to have a green thumb to “grow” Handsewn Food! Your sewing machine and bits of felt and fabric are all you need to create delicious joy for your little ones. Let’s get cooking! First, we need a kitchen! Debbie Williams, a contributor to the eHow blog, wrote a well-illustrated tutorial for a Chair.. read more →

Summer days mean sleep overs and camp outs and I found the perfect Handmade Sleeping Bag tutorials for your littles and their playtime buddies! Adult size bags are just too big and uncomfortable, but those of us who sew can easily solve that problem with a little stitching time and super-cute fabric. Over on The.. read more →

School’s out, it’s summer and before long you’ll be hearing “It’s HOT – can we go to the beach?” You can be cleverly so on top of it this year, because today we’re going to stitch up a couple of Quick Summer Carry-Alls. You can keep them packed and ready to head out the door as soon.. read more →

Charming and delightful, all the vintage style campers we see on the road today seem to call out loudly – “Let’s Go!” Even if you don’t own one,  you’ll love creating Retro Camper Art. You can surround yourself with that wonderful “out on the road” vibe even if you’re actually at home! Fabulous Bev from.. read more →

21 Jun 2016
June 21, 2016

Handmade Picnic Gear


Today’s fabulousness is brought to you by a desire to use fewer baggies. Grab a P, B & J for a snack and take a look at the reusable, fun to make, super cute Handmade Picnic Gear I found! Most of my baggies are used for sandwiches and I’ve wondered what else is “packed” in with.. read more →

I love banners don’t you? It seems like all you have to do is put up a banner and suddenly it’s a party. They’re just so festive and, it turns out, pretty quick to make. I explored the world of Quick Party Banners recently and found several wonderful tutorials with a variety of DIY banners.. read more →

02 Apr 2016
April 2, 2016

Garden Bucket Tote

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It doesn’t take a green thumb to make a handy, multi-pocketed garden bucket tote! This insert fits inside a 5 gallon bucket.  Keep all of your gardening tools and supplies close at hand as you move from place to place. Designed By:  Joy McKeon Crafting Time: An evening Skill level: Intermediate Finished Project Size: Custom.. read more →

Valentine’s Day was last month, but I’m a lover of hearts and still enchanted with projects that feature them! I love having handmade gifts in the closet that I can use for last minute occasions, hostess gifts or “just because”. These darling Reverse Appliqué Heart Coasters from Allie at Miss Luvie fit that need perfectly!.. 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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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  The DIY community is filled with fun fresh ideas. As Christmas approaches you 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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

In the spring of 2012, I read the call for submissions for this book. Rebecca Yaker and Patricia Hoskins, editors of the very popular ‘101 One-Yard Wonders’ and ‘Fabric-by-Fabric One-Yard Wonders’ books, were gathering 101 sewing projects for the third book in the series. This book would focus on one-yard wonders for children–babies up to.. 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 →

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 →