Fabric Covered Basket FREE Pattern: Make One for Easter!

fabric covered basket

The excitement of Easter Break is fast approaching and with it comes the welcome sight of kids collecting Easter eggs in the garden, grandchildren coming to visit and families and friends gathering around the table to share a meal or as they used to say, “break bread” together. The tradition … Continue reading

The Crafty Crayon Roll Up: A Perfect Beginner Project

Crafty Crayon Roll

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

Make an Easy Serger Scrap Catcher to Stop Sewing Room Mess!

server scrap catcher

An easy serger scrap catcher will put an end to this nightmare! My sewing area, which is on the way to the kitchen, is a terrifying sight almost every day.  It’s only when I finish a project that I look around to find the embarrassing pile of scraps, paper, and … Continue reading

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

coin purse pattern

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

Americana, The Series……The Star Spangled Table Mat

table mat

I have been invited to a 4th of July charity barbecue but unfortunately, I can’t attend because I will be fabric hunting…..More on that later.  The barbecue is organized by a friend of mine who operates a foundation, and this year the funds are being raised to help children of broken … Continue reading

Three ways to make an easy tassel

easy tassle

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

How to make a fringed table runner in under an hour

crafty burlap ideas

We are going to make a fringed table runner for your holiday table in under an hour.  Hard to believe?  Did I mention it’s reversible?  The use of burlap or hessian allows us to make the fringe a super simple and elegant way.  The quilting cotton makes it reversible and … Continue reading

Small Fringed Bag Tutorial

Small Fringed Bag

Small bags are really “in” at the moment and a small fringed bag like this one is particularly fun and easy to make. A small fringed bag for me represents freedom from the overwhelming amount of things I end up carrying around inside my normal bag.  I was in a restaurant recently … Continue reading