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 →

Okay, let’s be honest. There’s no such thing as “too many” baby shoes, right?! So, let’s make our own and warm those darling little tootsies with delightful, handmade adorableness. You’ll find five designs below as well as general tips at the end. I must warn you, though – Handmade Baby Shoes are addictive! Basic Mary.. read more →

Help a new family or maybe yourself with practical baby gear you can easily sew! These wonderful handmade helpers will be welcomed by any new mom or dad. And they’ll especially love the care you took to make it just for them and their new darling! Baby Sleeping Bag When my bigs were littles, our.. read more →

Pretty things in the kitchen make every day cooking SO much more pleasant. And, since it’s close to Mother’s Day, a Sew Pretty Kitchen would be just the right gift for Mom! “Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.”  William Morris Pretty Little Potholder.. read more →

Mother’s Day is coming and a Hand Sewn Tea Party is a delicious way to honor Mom! Home baked treats and sweet little tea sandwiches are lovely, but you can sew all the frills and adornments to make this a delightfully personalized event, too. As you plan your sewing, think about the colors and prints.. read more →

29 Mar 2017
March 29, 2017

For the Love of Pets

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The Puyallup WA Sewing & Stitchery Expo is fondly known as the biggest sewing party in North America. As a Pacific Northwest resident, I have the privilege of attending and usually teaching each year.  The special events at the show are always incredibly fun, too. This year, I had a really paw-riffic time making a.. read more →

It’s Bunny Season and I’ve found a bevy of wonderful, fluffy, itty-bitty bunnies for you to sew! Whether you’re getting ready to celebrate Easter and thinking about filling baskets or just looking for some adorable Spring décor, you’re going to love the tutorials I found for you. Let’s hop to it! Baby Bunnies Helen from.. read more →

Those who sew and quilt are the most generous people I’ve known. There’s something about hands-on making  that expands our hearts and inspires us to reach out to others. Our Sewing Superpowers can enrich lives around the world through charitable sewing! Little Dresses for Africa My fabulously generous friend Barbara, has been making Little Dresses.. read more →

There’s something about a New Year that inspires cleaning up and tossing out. It’s also the perfect time to think about new ways of corralling our stuff and creative DIY Organization projects! Easy Zippered Pouch Tessa of The Sewing Chick blog developed this wonderful pouch to solve the problem of corners that don’t come out right.. read more →

18 Jan 2017
January 18, 2017

Upcycled Warm Winter Hats

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It’s frosty outside and the best way to stay warm is to keep a comfy hat on your head. With a few upcycled sweaters and our talents of needle and thread, we can make our own Warm Winter Hats wardrobe! Hints for Sewing With Sweater Knits & a Simple Cozy Hat Elsie from A Beautiful.. read more →

As you’re planning for the holidays have you thought about how to dress the cook? Dressing should include more than just the turkey or roast beast you know. If you’re the cook, you may wonder what you’ll wear as you’re dashing around a warm and steamy kitchen.So, let’s make two new aprons. One for the.. read more →

21 Nov 2016
November 21, 2016

Turkey Day Decor and More

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So . . . . why DIY Turkey Day Decor when the stores and catalogs are over the top full of gorgeous holiday décor? Satisfaction, budget-friendliness, self-expression and just plain fun keep Do It Yourself at the top of the list of things we’re grateful for. And, the holidays are an excellent time to use.. read more →

17 Nov 2016
November 17, 2016

Acorn and Leaf Table Decor

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The falling leaves drift by my window . . . . . The colors are fading and the drifting has slowed, but you can creatively extend the glory of the season with Acorn and Leaf Table Decor. They’ll be gorgeous now and perfect for the Thanksgiving holiday! You’ll love the charming Fall themed runner and.. read more →

27 Oct 2016
October 27, 2016

Woof Worthy Dog Costumes

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If your special fur-child doesn’t have a costume yet, you may find just the right one here. Even if the cuddly heart of the family won’t be trick or treating this year, scroll through this post anyway. You’ll enjoy the smiles and grins and get some four-paw ideas for the next canine costuming occasion! Dandelion Dog Originally designed.. read more →

DIY Fashion

  Hi everybody! I’m super excited for fall but here in California we’ve been in a heat wave of 100 degrees and above. Crazy huh, in the beginning of October? I created this matching set with a sweet off-shoulder-top and high waisted shorts for the last of warm weather.     The fabric is the.. read more →

If you think you’re about to go Batty getting ready for Halloween, I think these charming Handmade Bats will help! A favorite motif for the season, bats are perfect for pillows, wall décor and playful softie toys. While you may not have a belfry tower to fill , I think you’ll enjoy these bat-i-ful projects!.. read more →

22 Oct 2016
October 22, 2016

No-Cal Candy Corn to Sew

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Oh, Candy Corn, how we love you! Your sweet sugary goodness is so perfect for skirts, totes and treat bags. What??? While that’s not how we usually think of everyone’s favorite Halloween treat, you can sew super-cute Candy Corn projects to enjoy for the season. I’ve got lots of quick and tasty tri-color goodness for.. read more →

Halloween pillows are such a fabulous way to quickly perk up your décor and add festivity to your home for seasons and holidays. ‘Tis the spooky season and DIY Halloween Pillows will make any bedroom or living room satisfyingly boo-ti-ful! Not-So-Scary Vintage-Ween Pillow Covers Designed for vintage-look friendly fun, the Halloween Pillows designed by Claire.. read more →

Your adorable meter is about to go over the top! I’ve found found four options for a super-super cute Baby Onesie Costume you can make and you’re going to love all of them. Most of these are quick enough to make in short sessions while baby naps. Grab a warm beverage, settle in and choose.. read more →

So. . . .  it turns out Improv isn’t just for quilting and comedy anymore! Those of us who stitch can jump on the Improv train and enjoy the creative ride, too. And, if you’re a Tim Holtz fan, you’re going to love this fabulous Stitches and Lace Improv Pillow created by a Paula Cheney, a very.. 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 →

Hard to believe, but Fall is nipping around the corner and it will soon be time to bundle up a bit. The first thing I notice when the air begins to chill is that my ears are cold and Earwarmer Headbands are perfect for that little problem. They’re quick to make, take little fabric and.. read more →

Happy National Sewing Month! This year’s theme is Sew For The Experience Of It and I know firsthand for a great sewing experience, you need great sewing supplies. Sometimes great supplies seem expensive, but the cost of bargain supplies is often sewing frustration. So, let’s make choices that have our creative hearts smiling and singing. Because it.. 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 →

06 Sep 2016
September 6, 2016

Messenger Bag Upcycle

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Hey there, super-sewist – today’s the day to shop the thrift store or raid the back of the closet. Using a well-worn pair of Cargo Pants, we’re going to make magic with a Messenger Bag Upcycle from the Noodlehead blog! Your Messenger Bag Upcycle will need lining fabric, bias tape and thread along with the.. 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 →

Dear College-Bound, Non-Sewing Friend, When you registered for your classes, did you choose Mending 101 as an elective? Probably not. Although it should be, I’ve never seen it listed in a course catalog! Sewing Life Skills, however, are a requirement for a successful school year. So, Auntie Annette is here to go over the basics that.. read more →

We are thrilled and honored to be a participant in the One Million Pillowcase Challenge Sew-a-Thon Blog Hop! Coats and FreeSpirit have sponsored this fabulous charitable challenge for many years and the Sew-a-Thon Blog Hop is all about inspiration and helping others – it’s perfect for you! Learn more about the Blog Hop and Sew-a-Thon,.. 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 →

Monsters are pretty hot stuff with kids, big and little, these days. There are the huge, friendly monsters in popular animated movies.  And the little, crazy pocket size monsters many of us are chasing all over this summer. That means Little Monster projects like grinning monster bibs, tooth monster pillows and crayon gobbling craft tote pockets.. read more →

I love to organize but, there’s a problem with putting everything in pretty boxes and closing the lid – I can’t tell what’s in there anymore! If you can relate you’ll love the Clear Summer Organizers I have for you today. And since we’re talking about sewing Clear Vinyl, something you may not have sewn.. 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 →

I know we’ve all seen cute tag blankets at baby showers the past few years. They’re usually brightly colored squares with festive ribbon and trim loops spaced around the edge. And, if you’re a sewist like me, you’ve thought “Hmmm . . . I bet I could make that.” Well, yes you can – and.. 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 →

21 Jun 2016
June 21, 2016

Handmade Picnic Gear

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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 →

Is your sewing group or guild planning a special get-together this Summer? Even if you don’t belong to a formal group, this is a great time of year to gather your friends for a Summer Sewing Soiree! Have you ever sewn outside? It’s a blast and this could be a deck or patio party. Your.. read more →

With Memorial Day coming up, Flag Day on June 14th and the 4th of July not far behind, a Simple Patriotic Table Runner seems like just the right project for this week. Originally designed for the 4th of July, this quick, quilted table topper will be the perfect thing for a handmade holiday. If you’re.. read more →

Around my town, the Farmer’s Markets open in May. I love, love, love buying fresh, seasonal produce, chatting with the farmers and supporting local farming. Often my Saturday morning trip to the Market is combined with other weekend errands and my fresh produce isn’t quite as fresh by the time I get it home. So,.. read more →

Spring! Flowers! Gardening! It’s such a thrill to be outside digging in the dirt again . . . but last year’s Garden Gloves look pretty bad. So, I was delighted when a friend pointed out this Gorgeous Gardening Gloves DIY on the Prima blog. It’s always great when you can take something simple and pre-made.. read more →

Gardening can be tough on your knees, but as makers we can quickly stitch up a little attractive protection – a Garden Kneeling Pad! This is a fun, easy project that you’ll really enjoy putting together. Plan to make a stack of pads so you’ll have enough for the whole season. Let’s start with fabric.. read more →

Oh, goodness – this Reusable Strawberry Pouch Tote is just the cutest thing I’ve seen this year. Just look at it – the whole fabulous tote folds up and stores itself in a strawberry. So, so cute – you’re going to love it, too! ‘Tis the season! For Reusable Totes that is. As the weather warms,.. read more →

Ah, Spring! The birds are singing, flowers start to bloom and the whole world celebrates the return of warmth and sunshine. This adorable Garden Flag will add a festive, unique touch to your budding entryway and it’s perfect for those of us who must sew and make! Kelly of the Peek-a-Boo Pages blog created this.. 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 →

04 Mar 2016
March 4, 2016

Heart Pom-Pom Pillows

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Pillows! Do we ever have enough? They’re enjoyable to make and a marvelous way to update your décor without spending a lot of money. I’m totally smitten with the Heart Pom-Pom Pillows I found on the Tater Tots and Jello blog. They combine three things that I dearly love – hearts, burlap and pom-poms! Jen made her.. read more →

18 Feb 2016
February 18, 2016

Mini Heart Pouch

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Mini Heart Pouches – an adorable project to make as a sweet gift for adults, kids or you! Think about all those little things you’re always losing in the depths of your handbag – earbuds, change, lip gloss, nail clippers – wouldn’t a cute Mini Heart Pouch improve your daily life? Your Mini Heart Pouch will.. read more →

Last year my “Sewing Sister”, Claire, spent several weeks diligently sorting, organizing and transforming her basement sewing space.  I coined the name Sewing Spa to describe the new space that so thrilled her sewing heart. Sewing, after all, is a rejuvenating experience that produces all the healthy benefits associated with the word spa! If your.. read more →

January. . . such a great time to slow down, cozy up with a warm cup of something yummy and do a little stitching for yourself. Take a deep breath and prepare to let the relaxing scent of lavender surround you as you make charming Little Lark Sachets! I am smitten with these lovely, Little.. read more →

As makers, we joyfully stitch our hearts into every handmade gift. This quick gift project, DIY Recipe Potholders, combines the wonderful value of handmade with the rich power of memories and traditions. When you think of the holidays, is it Grandma’s Spritz Cookies that first come to mind, Aunt Susan’s Russian Teacakes or Cousin Jenny’s.. read more →

Betz White creates adorable things in felt and this cute, cute Ho Ho Sew! Sewing Machine Ornament is perfect for the holidays.  This little charmer has so many possibilities!  Make lots of them and create a sewing machine ornament garland for the tree or a mobile for a friend’s sewing room. Choose felt colors to personalize them.. 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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

We are excited to share the great news from our friends at Indygo Junction of their new site launch this past January.  Not only do they have many of their patterns as PDFs for purchase, they have added guest designers as well as fun sewing & crafting images & labels.  You will want to check.. read more →

Appliqué can be done with most stitches in your sewing machine—straight, zigzag, blindhem, blanket stitch and most decorative stitches. This versatile embellishing technique takes on a different persona depending of which stitch you choose. Even with the same stitch, changing the thread can give the piece a totally different look—think about using Coats Rayon Embroidery.. 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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

22 Oct 2013
October 22, 2013

Fun times at Sewing Summit

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This past Sewing Summit was filled with lots of fun, new faces, wonderful classes, inspiration, and non-stop sewing, of course! It took place in Salt Lake City, Utah at the Little America hotel from September 19-21, 2013. Coats and Clark was proud to be the official thread sponsor this year.  We also launched our instagram.. 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 →

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 →

  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 →

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 →

Grommet top curtains are very popular.  They are clean, simple and require less fabric than pleated curtains.  Plus grommets are a hot trend.  Just take a look at all the grommet details found in purses and tote bags.  Grommets are everywhere! Have you thought about making grommet curtains for your own home only to realize.. 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 →

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 →

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 →

If you’ve never delved into the world of fashion sewing, it may come across as frightening territory. Fitting a garment to the body’s many shapes (especially if you don’t have a dress form) can be very intimidating and leave you wondering if it’s just easier to hop over to the store to buy it already made… read more →

As you may have noticed, we’re technique-happy these days, excited to have the opportunity to help you brush up on some areas we may not always visit in our sewing adventures. In the spirit of self-improvement, we are bringing you not one but EIGHT tutorials from The Haby Goddess, one of our favorite places to.. read more →

We can’t help ourselves when we enter the fabric store and stumble upon the trimmings section. Any excuse is a perfect excuse to load up on more trimmings, especially when you know you can get many uses out of it. Check out this tutorial for ricrac roses, a super fast sewing project that will leave.. read more →

We love a sewing project that spices up an existing garment, and we have a great one for you today that utilizes existing denim pants. Follow along this tutorial from The Mother Huddle for adding ruffled cuffs to an existing garment, a great way to upcycle pants that may not fit well (either too long.. read more →

Masks are such a fun way to add to a costume or for an easy way to dress up without much hassle. Using very few materials and cutting tools, you can have your own owl mask in no time. Whip them up for costumes or sleep masks, we think you’ll love how easy this project.. read more →

With the arrival of spring and Mother’s Day just around the corner, we want to help you celebrate with a big crafty giveaway. Enter the Spring Into May Giveaway for your chance to win one of six HUGE prize packs. The total of all prizes is valued at more than $2,200! Janome Magnolia 7325 Sewing.. read more →

by Rebecca Kemp Brent for Coats & Clark Modern sewing machines are packed with decorative stitches that tend to be under-utilized. Put a new spin on your machine’s fancy stitches by using them for construction tasks. The stitches are both functional and fun, and can add a couture touch to your sewing.   Rather than.. read more →

Continuing on our search for the best techniques out there, we’re bringing you a neat “trick” to piecing arrows, developed specifically for Denyse Schmidt’s pattern, Point me. If you do any sort of piecing, be it for regular sewing or quilting, you know that the process can quickly become cumbersome and tiring, taking forever to.. read more →

Sewing hats used to be a no-fly zone for us, a task better kept for the professionals. However, once you learn just how easy it is, you’ll be whipping them up for any occasion in no time! It can be hard to find a good variety of hats fit for little ones, and we know.. read more →

  We’re continuing on our trail through sewing techniques, making sure we’re all staying sharp on our skills! Today we’re bringing you a tutorial for adding bias to a curve, a great technique that can be useful in apparel, quilt, and home decor sewing. Read more about this great tutorial from The Haby Goddess, a.. read more →

When we say sewing for little ones, we usually mean children which can be so fun because there’s a lot of variety in prints & styles children enjoy. However, today we’re talking little little, like teeny little: sewing for dolls! If you have a little one in your life that likes to play with dolls,.. read more →

We’re more than ready for spring-time outdoor dining, so we’ve found a perfect tutorial to get you ready for the warm outdoors. A beautiful Asian-inspired design from the Cloud9 blog, we can’t wait to get to work on these tipped napkins and coordinating round placemats! read more →

We’re brushing the dust off our sewing skills and revisiting some essential techniques in sewing to share with you! Whether you’ve just begun sewing or have been stitching for decades, it’s always good to reassess your techniques and see what’s new in the sewing world. We’re scrubbing the web for sewing techniques and today’s technique.. read more →

We love finding great tutorials from people all over the world, amazing makers sharing their talents in sewing. We often find, however, that a good tutorial on techniques and skills is hard to find, especially for the things some might find “simple” — but sometimes it’s helpful to see exactly how someone else is teaching.. read more →

Sewing for baby can be so fun, but can also take up precious time if that baby is yours! We love quick sewing projects that will benefit your little one without pulling away from much-needed time to care for your infant or have a rest yourself. This baby mittens tutorial from Speckled Owl Studio will.. read more →

I’m in love with this fun backpack we made for the Altitude Design Summit. Kollabora is an online community of makers where you can share your projects online and meet new creatives. We were challenged by the new community to create an easy sewing project and I think we nailed it! This beginner project is a perfect.. read more →

Does your New Year’s resolution list ever involve getting more active in your sewing? It’s great to set goals to make time for creative endeavors, and we have a tutorial to get your gears turning on projects for the New Year. Apparel is often a realm of sewing that people shy away from because it.. read more →

Keep the kids warm and cozy this winter season with a handmade hot shoulder dragon, a super simple sewing project that can be made by hand or machine, perfect for a sick day or those chilly nights. This tutorial from Instructables was designed with the crafty kid in mind. It can  be sewn by machine.. read more →

Anna Maria Horner is one of our favorite fabric designers, and general textile designer of all things amazing, with prints inspired by her Greek heritage and artist parents – her vibrant use of color in her playfully bold designs are awe-inspiring at first sight. In addition to her fantastic fabric (we can’t get enough of.. read more →

We’ve all seen it — a fresh pair of pants seemingly ruined after a playful crawl across the carpet or a too-quick fall to the ground. Never consider tossing out a pair of pants because of a simple hole in the knee again — bring in the reinforcements with some awesome knee pads! Check out.. read more →

Looking for the perfect sewing project for a special little one in your life? Follow along with us as we share the DIY Tiny House Backpack, a Coats and Clark original sewing project just for you. This bag will guarantee a dream come true for any little girl — she’ll be the talk of the playground!.. read more →

by Handmade Charlotte It’s always fun to put handmade into the holidays, especially when decorating for the season.  We’re bringing you a great tutorial for plush house ornaments that are quick to sew up and perfect for customization so they’re sure to match any holiday decor. The best part about these houses is the unlimited.. read more →

Decor for kids’ rooms just keeps getting cuter and cuter, and modern quilts for little ones are no exception. We love quilts because they’re both useful for warmth and decorating, and if it’s extra special it can be hung for display. Modern quilts remind us that quilting isn’t just an art of the past —.. read more →