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 →
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 →
A phone charger holder seems to me to be a great way to keep the mess of cables and electronics contained. I don’t know about you, but the piles of cables on the kitchen counter, on the floor, or on the desks are enough to send me into a frowning mood. … Continue reading →
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 →
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 →
When I was pregnant with my first child, my husband and I were living in Sydney, Australia. The beach was never far –take your pick north or south you are bound to find one of the finest quality water lifestyles known to man. Pristine, unpolluted water that can go on for … Continue reading →
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 →
An Easy Headband Project The question keeps popping up: what to do with my scraps of fabric? Should I throw them away? Should I just give them away for free? A couple weeks ago we published a tutorial showing how to make a beaded necklace using fabric scraps and … Continue reading →
Looking for a new fabric scrap project? Why not make some fabric covered beaded necklaces. This is an exciting new and easy tutorial on how to make fabric covered beaded necklaces from the mountain of scraps from the Christmas sewing marathon. Yes, I hear you!!! What to do with this … Continue reading →
I’ve been playing with this new ‘fabric’. It’s called Kraft Tex, is described as a paper fabric, designed to look a bit like leather, is tear proof, water resistant, easy to work with and very versatile. You can use it in crafting of all sorts, including sew with it. Use … Continue reading →
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