Small Sewing Projects: 10 gifts to sew with one yard of fabric

Being a regular sewer, I have noticed that I have a huge stash of fabrics that are less than one yard. This is basically leftover fabric, but the pieces are so beautiful and fabric often so expensive that I can hardly imagine throwing any away.  Also, Christmas is fast approaching and … Continue reading

Coin Purse Free Pattern, Tutorial & Video – a perfect beginner project

This coin purse pattern and tutorial are a follow-up to the Leather and Fabric Handbag tutorial we posted recently.  While you certainly don’t need to make this coin purse pattern from leather –you can use vinyl or almost any fabric– it makes a good first project for those who have … Continue reading

January Mug Rug Tutorial – It’s SNOW much fun!

Mug rugs have become so popular lately! For the past couple years they are by far my biggest pattern sellers. This is probably for many reasons. They are super easy to make, they can be made using your favorite techniques (hand or machine), they make great gifts, and they can … Continue reading

Fur Boots! For the Glamourous Christmas Morning Look.

These fur boots are not meant for walking, but rather for sitting pretty by the window while you watch the snow fall — or at least, this is how I picture it.  I imagine you sitting by the window with your favorite book or your new iPad (hopefully reading this … Continue reading

Ultimate Christmas Sewing Roundup: 200+ FREE Patterns!

Christmas is Nearly HERE!  Time to Get Sewing. Christmas is a very popular time of the year for sewing.  Many experienced sewists are always looking for new Christmas sewing patterns and projects to brighten up their homes and tables, while many new sewists may be getting a sewing machine for the … Continue reading

The Great Christmas Sewing Roundup: 50+ Projects

In case you’re looking for some sewing ideas for the holidays, here’s our Great Christmas Sewing Roundup with more than 50 seasonal sewing projects and tutorials. Some of my sewing friends call it the “Fat Quarter” (sewing pun definitely intended..)—that’s the final quarter of the calendar year with all the holidays, … Continue reading

Scrappy Christmas Table Mats

Dare I confess to having never made a table mat in my life? First time for everything!! Especially if it involves using fabric scraps:) It’s surprisingly easy – have a go:) For one mat you will need: Base fabric Batting Scraps of fabric in greens, shimmery see through fabric, and … Continue reading

Christmas stockings patterns, simple and super!

I thought Christmas stockings were simple red felt things to hang over the fire. Turns out I was wrong. As usual I was astounded by the creative ways you have been jazzing up your stockings. You really have to scroll through these pictures, just to appreciate the sheer genius, and … Continue reading

Scrap-busting stocking stuffers and gift ideas

Hi! Stephanie from Swoodson Says, and this round-up features one of my favorite things.. scrap busting! I focused on small gifts so they’d fit in a stocking, but if you’re looking for more ideas you can check out my round-up of scrappy gifts from last holiday season. I also have … Continue reading

Easy snowflake coasters to sew

We can’t deny it, the holiday season is soon upon us. I’m not planning to sew a lot of Christmassy or winter themed items this year. It’s just not that wintery here in Cayman! That doesn’t mean I don’t want to dot around a few subtle Christmas items around the … Continue reading