For most men I know, nothing beats a sunny warm morning, a cup of coffee, and some good reading material by the porch, balcony or in the back yard –but hanging out there cool enough without scaring the neighbors sometimes can be a little challenging. I’ve got two men living … Continue reading →
This Valentine’s Day, we have something special for you –something sweet or something racy– with a free sexy dress pattern and tutorial. This dress comes with a warning! Be careful. You may struggle to keep your lover’s hands off you when wearing this.. This is an intermediate level project. It … Continue reading →
I have been looking for the perfect shopping handbag. After a lot of research, I now realize there is no such thing. Unless you want to walk around with a safety deposit box as a handbag, there is not a completely secure handbag. However, there are certainly a lot of … Continue reading →
Printing using fabric stencils is one of the easiest ways to decorate a garment in need of a bit of excitement. To tell you the truth, the princess I “borrowed” for the photo shoot a couple weeks ago for the Easy Princess Dress Pattern didn’t like the costume at first. Who … Continue reading →
This leather and fabric handbag is the perfect project for those who are starting to sew with leather and for those who are bored with fabric only handbags. You can make this with a normal domestic sewing machine so don’t be afraid to give it a try! I am not yet … Continue reading →
Here’s a fun and practical sewing project –a folded shopping bag– that you can make with Batik fabric. Frankly, you could do this project with almost any colorful fabric (or even not-so-colorful..) but I love how it looks with beautiful Batik. I don’t know if this is happening in your … Continue reading →
I think there must be a giant invisible poodle living in my house. It is disguised as a teenage girl and she is tiny, with small hands and feet not even 75 pounds and yet, but when she comes out of the bathroom there is a Dracula cloud that follows her. When … Continue reading →
There is nothing like going on a trip to point out the gaps in my wardrobe… I often can’t figure out the right things to pack without taking the entire closet with me. What I need is something practical that can be worn on many occasions. Something that is chic yet casual. … Continue reading →
I just meet the nicest people online! One being Susan who is an expert quilter and quilting instructor and produces the most amazing quilts she has shared with me, including exquisite hand applique quilts. She doesn’t have a website or anywhere I can share on her behalf, but I know … Continue reading →
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 →
Here are three ways to make an easy tassel. Tassels have been made and used for centuries from the times of ancient Rome until today as ornaments, embellishments, and decorations. They were often viewed as symbols of power and prestige. Today, they mainly just make things like our handbags and curtain … Continue reading →
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