Free patten: Day of the Dead felt doll

Day of the Dead Doll pattern-3227Anneliese from Aesthetic Nest shares a free pattern for this Day of  the Dead felt doll.  You can let your creativity run wild with the embellishments on this project.  She uses felt flowers and other shapes, but you could also … Read More...

Tutorial: Pegboard thread organizer

Tutorial: Pegboard thread organizer Tutorial: Pegboard thread organizer

A pegboard makes a lot of sense as a thread organizer.  You can see all of your spools at once and it’s easy to put one on or take one off.  And it’s kind of pretty seeing … Read More...

Tutorial: Braided t-shirt rug

Tutorial: Braided t-shirt rug Tutorial: Braided t-shirt rug

Ronja Lotte from Nur Noch shows how you can braid and sew your old t-shirts into a new rug.  You’ll cut the t-shirts into thin strips so slight staining would not be noticeable.  The braided strips … Read More...

Free pattern: Kids slouchy beanie hat

Free pattern: Kids slouchy beanie hat Free pattern: Kids slouchy beanie hat

Heidi & Finn shares a free pattern for making this slouchy beanie hat in little kid sizes.  They’re so cute all slouchy on the back of a head!  They’re quick to sew up from stretch … Read More...

Tutorial: DIY mermaid costume skirt

Tutorial: DIY mermaid costume skirt Tutorial: DIY mermaid costume skirt

Steph from The Silly Pearl shows how you can make a girls mermaid costume skirt.  The extreme high-low hem (above the knee in the front, dragging the ground in the back) makes a mermaid’s tail shape.  … Read More...

Tutorial: Hook and ring curtain panels

1757-Hook-Ring-Panel-1aSew4Home shows how to make hook and ring curtain panels.  The construction is made simple with the curtain hooks – no casings, no grommets, no ring tape required.  The metal hooks slide into your fabric panel to hang it from … Read More...

Tutorial: FrankenZombie trick or treat bag

Tutorial: FrankenZombie trick or treat bag Tutorial: FrankenZombie trick or treat bag

Louise from I’m Feelin’ Crafty shows how you can make a FrankenZombie trick or treat bag.  I’m loving his crooked teeth and crazy zombie eyes!!  The outside of the bag with the creepy FrankenZombie … Read More...

Tutorial: Add sleeves to any kids pattern

Tutorial: Add sleeves to any kids pattern Tutorial: Add sleeves to any kids pattern

Shauna from Shwin & Shwin shows how you can draft a basic sleeve to fit any sleeveless bodice pattern.  Now a favorite summer dress pattern can also be a go-to colder weather dress.  … Read More...

Free pattern: Fox Kindle or iPad Sleeve

Free pattern: Fox Kindle or iPad Sleeve Free pattern: Fox Kindle or iPad Sleeve

Eskimimi Makes shares a free pattern for making the cutest fox Kindle or iPad sleeve.  It’s made from two layers of fleece.  The soft fleece will help keep your device’s screen from getting scratched, … Read More...

Tutorial: Extra Cushy Square Pouf

poufA pouf really is quite a versatile piece of living room decor.  It serves as a foot rest and extra seating, and also provides an opportunity to inject a punch of color or pattern.  Sew4Home shows how to make their … Read More...

Tutorial: Cuff hem pajama pants

Tutorial: Cuff hem pajama pants Tutorial: Cuff hem pajama pants

When the weather turns cool, our thoughts turn to… snuggly pajamas!  Melissa from Melly Sews shares a tutorial at Riley Blake Designs showing how you can make a pair of pajama pants with contrast cuffs. Her … Read More...