Tutorial: Chalkboard fabric placemats

Tutorial: Chalkboard fabric placemats

Tutorial: Chalkboard fabric placemats

These placemats have a strip of chalkboard cloth across the top where you can write special messages or assign seating.  Marni from Haberdashery Fun shares a tutorial showing how you can make them.  They’re made from oilcloth and … Read More...

Free pattern: Boys hooded sweatshirt

Free pattern: Boys hooded sweatshirt Free pattern: Boys hooded sweatshirt

Shauna from Shwin & Shwin shares a free pattern for making a boys hooded sweatshirt.  It’s perfect for fall weather, especially if you make it from a heavyweight knit.  Her free pattern fits her 7 … Read More...

Free pattern: Felt animal masks

Free pattern: Felt animal masks Free pattern: Felt animal masks

Erin from Sewbon shares a free pattern for making them.  They’d be fun for a little kid’s dress-up chest. Or, a child could wear them with a similarly colored sweatsuit as a Halloween costume.  She … Read More...

Tutorial: Patchwork zippered pouch

Tutorial: Patchwork zippered pouch Tutorial: Patchwork zippered pouch

A zippered pouch is a quick but satisfying project.  This patchwork version will show off a handful of your favorite fabric scraps.  Vanessa from LBG Studio shares a tutorial showing how to make one.  Use it … Read More...

Tutorial: DIY Military Cardi

Tutorial: DIY Military Cardi

Tutorial: DIY Military Cardi

Alexia from Lexi Made shares a tutorial at The Sewing Rabbit showing how to make this military-inspired cardigan.  The wide lapels and metal buttons take their cue from military uniforms.  Bias trim finishes the front edges … Read More...

Tutorial: Halloween bat mobile

Tutorial: Halloween bat mobile Tutorial: Halloween bat mobile

Sew4Home shows how you can make this Halloween bat mobile.  With button eyes and goofy fangs, the bats are cuter than they are scary.   Hang them from a tree branch or a simple wooden dowel.  You could … Read More...

Tutorial: Wide waistband pleated skirt

Tutorial: Wide waistband pleated skirt

Tutorial: Wide waistband pleated skirt

Simple Simon & Co. shows how you can make a pleated skirt with a wide waistband, that’s sure to become a wardrobe staple.  It can be as dressy or as casual as you like depending on what you put with … Read More...

Tutorial: Inexpensive DIY fabric pumpkins

Tutorial: Inexpensive DIY fabric pumpkins

Tutorial: Inexpensive DIY fabric pumpkins

Theresa from The Art of Moseying shows her cheap and easy method for making these fabric pumpkins.  She got all the fabric she needed to make all of these pumpkins for just $12, which I think … Read More...

Free pattern: Little girl’s flannel nightgown

Free pattern: Little girl's flannel nightgown

Free pattern: Little girl’s flannel nightgown

Remona from The Stitching Scientist shares a free pattern for making a little girl’s flannel nightgown.  It has a simple peasant dress style, made from flannel and with long gathered sleeves to keep warm … Read More...

Tutorial: Easy to make felt organizer baskets

Tutorial: Easy to make felt organizer baskets

Tutorial: Easy to make felt organizer baskets

Palak from Make It Handmade shows how you can make these pretty and practical felt baskets to organize your home.  They are super easy to make – just four seams and some simple running stitches around the … Read More...

Tutorial: Mini pouf pincushion

Tutorial: Mini pouf pincushion

Tutorial: Mini pouf pincushion

This mini pouf pincushion is a pretty place to park your sewing pins and needles.  Sew4Home shares a tutorial showing how to make one.  It’s a scrap-happy project using only small pieces of fabric. Each pouf … Read More...

Tutorial: Easy princess costume shirt

Tutorial: Easy princess costume shirt

Tutorial: Easy princess costume shirt

Marissa from Rae Gun Ramblings shows how you can make this Cinderella costume shirt.  It’s easy to make because you start with a purchased tank top and just add the puffy princess sleeves.  Wear it with … Read More...

Tutorial: Machine sewn rolled hem

Tutorial: Machine sewn rolled hem

Tutorial: Machine sewn rolled hem

When you’re putting a hem on a lightweight or sheer fabric, especially a hem that is curved, a rolled hem might be what you need to do.  You can make a rolled hem by hand, … Read More...