I found a Craigslist steal last summer. A woman was advertising a vintage dining table and china cabinet but the photo clearly showed top quality mid century modern furniture. I jumped on it and snatched them up right away. The table came with 6 chairs but we keep just 4 around it and 2 have […]
Well it’s December 23rd here and it’s time to start thinking about Christmas cards. If you’re in the same boat then you’re in luck. They’re easy! Sending an e-card is free and fun. This tutorial uses the new online design site, Canva. I signed up when they hadn’t gone live and it’s fun to play […]
Today I'm joining the 12 Skirts of Christmas series over at Sewing In No Man's Land! So many great skirt tutorials. Head over to see the skirts that have come before me in the series! And don't skip looking around Kelly's blog. She's an amazing photographer and seamstress! Have you seen those fabrics in the […]
I’ve never been one for a setting a fancy table but there is something so cute about name placecards at a table. I made these a few weeks ago and my children use them every night for dinner. It took me 10 mintues to make these but they’ll be enjoyed thoroughly until we make a new set. This easy name placecard tutorial is sewn but you don’t have to sew it! This can be a no sew tutorial if you don’t have a sewing machine!
I am over at Skip to my Lou guest posting today for the Holiday Bake Craft Sew Along today. I also have a fun giveaway for you here! I’m sharing some fun placeholders I made for my holiday table. Aren’t those fun? Hop over th Skip to My Lou if you want to learn how to […]
As the 3rd Annual Handmade Costume Series wraps up I thought it would be fun to look back at all the tutorials we’ve shared. If you need to know how to make a Halloween or dress up costume of any kind this is the place to look! From ninjas costumes to princess costumes and everything in between (ipod’s, anyone?) they’re all here! We’ve got mermaids and chefs, dragons, elephants, woodland creatures, hedgehogs, peacocks, fish, gnomes and dwarves, vikings, ewoks, R2D2, Rapunzel, Belle, Tinkerbelle, Mary Poppins, Alice in Wonderland, Dorothy, Jessie, The Lorax, Fairies, Nacho Libre, Stick Men, Upsidedown men, witches, cats, legos, Wall-E, ladybugs and much more!
I needed to make napkins for an upcoming dinner and found myself only liking one fabric out of my stash for the job. This is remarkable for two reasons. First, I have a million fabrics. Second, I have a million fabrics. Though, in my defense, most of them are knit or bottom weight so they aren’t exactly napkin material. But the bummer was that this particular fabric was only 1 yard. And I needed to make six napkins.
It’s easy to learn how to draw with your sewing machine using free motion! This simple tutorial will help you overcome your fears and sew an adorable tea towel.
Need a quick project? This easy bandana skirt tutorial is about as quick as they get! I needed to make an outfit for a western wear day for my kids and this bandana skirt fit the bill. Full instructions for how to make this easy bandana skirt below.
I recently found Allison at Freshly Completed and her costumes impressed me so much I had to ask her to stop by and share one with you! Today she's sharing how to make Incredibles costumes. These tutorials are super easy even for people who don't sew much! Make matching family costumes! See the complete Handmade […]
Thank you SO much to all my contributors during this year’s Handmade Costume Series!! There were so many fantastic dress up and halloween costumes! I loved them all! I’ve added all of this year’s tutorials along with last year’s tutorials so they are all in one place and easy to search! If you ever need […]