Free pattern: Sleepy Cat Pocket

sleepycatAs a Crazy Cat Lady, I go a little nuts whenever I see anything cat-related.  And  cat-related sewing?  That makes my heart skip a beat.  Like this sleepy cat pocket by Meream from Bored & Crafty.  Isn’t it the cutest?  … Read More...

Tutorial: Lip Balm Holder

lipbalmholder2Addie from Addie K. shows how you can make a lip balm holder.  It’s a small sleeve just big enough to hold a tube of lip balm.  With the binder ring sewn in at the top, it attaches to a book bag or purse handle so your … Read More...

Tutorial: No-sew football onesie

super-bowl-craft-idea-make-a-no-sew-football-t-shirt-or-onesieKathy from Merriment Design shows how you can make this football onesie, with no sewing required.  All you need is a brown onesie, some ribbon, and some fusible webbing.  So cute!  And perfect for Superbowl parties!

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Tutorial: Button front lumbar pillow

Tutorial: Button front lumbar pillow Tutorial: Button front lumbar pillow

Sew4Home shares a tutorial for making this lumbar pillow with a buttoned closure on the front.  The button front closure is a perfect opportunity to mix some prints. Use one print on one side of … Read More...

Tutorial: Scrap leather heart keychains

Tutorial: Scrap leather heart keychains Tutorial: Scrap leather heart keychains

Colleen from Pretty Prudent shows a fun project you can make with leather (or faux leather) scraps.  She uses them to make these heart keychains, personalized with a message made with leather stamps.  If you don’t have any … Read More...

Tutorial: DIY cropped sweater

diy-cropped-sweaterMaria from A Different Fashion came up with a good solution to a sweater tunic that had grown too short.  She made it super short, turning it into a crop sweater for layering.  Great fix!  She shares a tutorial telling … Read More...

Tutorial: Retro style sweetheart apron

Tutorial: Retro style sweetheart apron Tutorial: Retro style sweetheart apron

Stitch. Craft. Create. shares a tutorial for making this retro style sweetheart apron.  I have a couple of vintage 1950s aprons with a similar look.  It’s a half apron gathered on to a contrast waistband, … Read More...

Tutorial: Union Jack apron

timthumbSusan from Just Crafty Enough shows how you can make a Union Jack apron.  The flag’s red and white stripes are stitched down to a denim background.  The design works equally well for men and women.  Finished dimensions are 9? across … Read More...

Tutorial: Two ways to line a tote bag

Tutorial: Two ways to line a tote bag Tutorial: Two ways to line a tote bag

Linings are not required for a tote bag, but they sure give it a nicer finish and make it sturdier.  Plus, you can use the lining to add a surprise bit of color or pattern … Read More...

Tutorial: Scrapbusting pieced bookmarks

Tutorial: Scrapbusting pieced bookmarks Tutorial: Scrapbusting pieced bookmarks

 

Sedef from Down Grapevine Lane shows how you can make the sweetest pieced bookmarks.  They’re pieced from small bits of fabric and embellished with scraps of ribbon, so pull out your scrap bin for this … Read More...