Tutorial: Easy scarf kimono

Tutorial: Easy scarf kimono Tutorial: Easy scarf kimono

Mark Montano shows how you can make a kimono like this one from a couple of pashmina scarves.  It’s a lovely lightweight layer for spring and summer.  It’s an easy project to make.  You can do … Read More...

Tutorial: Clear front zippered travel pouches

Tutorial: Clear front zippered travel pouches Tutorial: Clear front zippered travel pouches

Marni from Haberdashery Fun shows how you can make these clear front zipper pouches to organize your toiletries, charging cords, and other small items when traveling. They’re beautiful made from cotton prints with coordinating decorative ribbon.  … Read More...

Free pattern: Little girls heart purse

Free pattern: Little girls heart purse Free pattern: Little girls heart purse

Daniela from On The Cutting Floor shares a free pattern for making this heart purse for little girls. It has a zipper sewn into one side to keep her treasures safe and sound.  You could … Read More...

Tutorial: Understanding knit fabric weight

Tutorial: Understanding knit fabric weight Tutorial: Understanding knit fabric weight

When you order knit fabrics online, it can be hard to know if they will be the right thickness for your project.  Most online stores will use descriptions like “lightweight” or “medium weight” but that’s … Read More...

Free Pattern: Starfish pillow

Free Pattern: Starfish pillow Free Pattern: Starfish pillow

Sew4Home shares a free pattern for making this starfish pillow. They made theirs from a fabric with a coral print, in keeping with the nautical theme.  Buttons accent each arm.  There are a lot of curves … Read More...

Tutorial: Covered button hair pins

Tutorial: Covered button hair pins Tutorial: Covered button hair pins

Christina Williams shows how you can make these cute covered button hairpins.  It’s a fun way to use up your smaller scraps of fabric. Clip 2 or 3 of them on some cardstock to make … Read More...

Free pattern: Baby boy romper or Jon Jons

Free pattern: Baby boy romper or Jon Jons Free pattern: Baby boy romper or Jon Jons

Melissa from Blank Slate Patterns and Melly Sews shares a free pattern for a baby boy romper, also called Jon Jons or John Johns.  The romper is an easy-to-wear one-piece outfit for baby, … Read More...

Tutorial: Fabric organizing bins or flower pots

Tutorial: Fabric organizing bins or flower pots Tutorial: Fabric organizing bins or flower pots

An from StraightGrain shows how you can make these sturdy little fabric bins, great for organizing or home décor.  They’re made from quilting weight cottons. What makes them sturdy is that they cover … Read More...

Free pattern: Kids superhero accessories

Free pattern: Kids superhero accessories Free pattern: Kids superhero accessories

When you’re a kid, all it takes is a little bit of imagination to become a superhero.  But being a superhero is even more awesome when you’ve got the right accessories.  Rebecca from Hugs Are … Read More...

Free pattern: Divided tote bag

floraldividedtoteSherri from Thread Riding Hood shares a free pattern for making this divided tote.  It’s so pretty sewn in happy spring florals!  Though I can also see it being quite sharp out of solids.  The curved top is a nice detail.  … Read More...

Tutorial: Little girls ruffle trim nightgown

Tutorial: Little girls ruffle trim nightgown Tutorial: Little girls ruffle trim nightgown

Cheryl from Sew Can Do shares a tutorial showing how you can make a little girl’s ruffle trim nightgown.  The short sleeve, knee length nightie is perfect for spring and summer nights. It’s made from … Read More...

Tutorial: Spring tassel scarf

Tutorial: Spring tassel scarf Tutorial: Spring tassel scarf

Lindsay from Shrimp Salad Circus shows how you can make a pretty spring tassel scarf.  It’s made from a lightweight floral fabric, with handmade tassels stitched across either end.  Her tutorial shows how to make the … Read More...

Tutorial: How to set snaps

Tutorial: How to set snaps Tutorial: How to set snaps

After nearly 15 years of sewing, setting snaps still makes me nervous. I get confused about which pieces go where, and I have yet to master squeezing the pliers to get uniform pressure. I make my … Read More...

Tutorial: Linen and leather zippered pouch

Tutorial: Linen and leather zippered pouch Tutorial: Linen and leather zippered pouch

Kelli from True Bias shows how to make her Linen and Leather Pouch.  They’re zippered pouches with leather corner accents.  What you use them foe is up to you. How about a cosmetics bag, … Read More...

Free pattern: Kids scalloped bucket hat

Free pattern: Kids scalloped bucket hat Free pattern: Kids scalloped bucket hat

Jess from The Sewing Rabbit shares a free pattern at eHow for making this scalloped bucket hat.  It’s perfect to wear with a spring dress, or to the pool or the beach to keep … Read More...