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...

Tutorial: Frayed fabric flower

Tutorial: Frayed fabric flower

Tutorial: Frayed fabric flower

Emma from Emuse shows how to make a frayed fabric flower you can use to make pretty hair accessories or brooches.  They’re made with two layers of gathered fabric, with edges left beautifully raw and  frayed.  … Read More...

Tutorial: DIY patched skirt

Tutorial: DIY patched skirt

Tutorial: DIY patched skirt

Cathy from Trinkets in Bloom shares a tutorial showing how you can DIY a patched skirt like this one.  I’m loving the funky mix of patterns and the asymmetrical patching.  You’ll need a heavy fabric like … Read More...

Tutorial: Patchwork baby blanket

Tutorial: Patchwork baby blanket

Tutorial: Patchwork baby blanket

Surayya from Blissful Sewing shows how you can make a patchwork baby receiving blanket.  The square patchwork is easy to sew and is suitable for any style of fabric.  It’ll work with traditional baby fabrics, soft florals, bold … Read More...

Tutorial: No-sew accordion burlap pumpkin

Tutorial: No-sew accordion burlap pumpkin

Tutorial: No-sew accordion burlap pumpkin

Gail from Purple Hues and Me shares a tutorial for making this accordion burlap pumpkin. Though it’s made from fabric, you won’t need to sew a stitch.  Instead, you’ll use Mod Podge and glue to … Read More...

Free pattern: Womens peasant top

Free pattern: Womens peasant top

Free pattern: Womens peasant top

Melissa from Melly Sews and Blank Slate Patterns shares a free pattern for a womens peasant top.  It’s an easy style of top to make.  You can give it short sleeves, elbow length sleeves, or … Read More...

Tutorial: Bow and lace flats refashion

bowandlaceflatsBev from Flamingo Toes shows how you can refashion a pair of plain, inexpensive flats into these dressy shoes.  It’s a quick and easy style upgrade for your shoes. You can create different looks by the shape of lace cutout you use … Read More...

Tutorial: Color Pop Zipper Pouch

Tutorial: Color Pop Zipper Pouch

Tutorial: Color Pop Zipper Pouch

Marni from Haberdashery Fun shares a tutorial showing how to make her Color Pop Zipper Pouch.  Brightly colored bias tape and zippers pop against a black & white print.  The zipper pouches are quick to … Read More...

Tutorial: Neck tie coffee cozy

Tutorial: Neck tie coffee cozy

Tutorial: Neck tie coffee cozy

As the weather turns cooler, I’m replacing my iced lattes with actual warm coffees.  Sadie Seasongoods shares a tutorial showing how you can make a coffee cozy out of an old neck tie.  It wraps … Read More...

Free pattern: Adorable owl softies

Free pattern: Adorable owl softies

Free pattern: Adorable owl softies

Rachel from Adventures in Making shares a free pattern for making these adorable owl softies.  They’re small softies – about the size of your hand – with big sweet eyes.  They’re stuffed with polyfil and … Read More...

Tutorial: 1960s pillowcase style shift dress

Tutorial: 1960s pillowcase style shift dress

Tutorial: 1960s pillowcase style shift dress

This vintage 1960s pamphlet from Coats and Clark shows how you can make a shift dress.  It’s made like a pillowcase dress, but in adult sizes and with a narrower fit than a typical child’s … Read More...