It’s a Snap! Where and How to Use KAMsnaps

Introduction to KAM Snaps. Where and how to use them, how to set them, examples of projects where they can be used.

Hi from Laura over at CraftyHour!  I’m excited to be here today to talk to you about how to use KAMsnaps! I’ve been using KAMsnaps for several years and I’d like to share some thoughts on installing them and where they are useful. I originally bought my snap press over 6 years ago when I was … Continue reading

Penguin Pot Holder

This penguin pot holder is so cute! Can make this a boy or girl potholder. Christmas fabrics are good for this too.

While it might seem like an obvious comparison, as I was designing this little guy, I realized potholders are much like puppets. I feel rather silly having never thought of that before now. To make your own penguin pot holder, you will need: The Pattern – download from Payhip HERE … Continue reading

Sew Your Own Travel Sewing Caddy: FREE Pattern

Serger Pepper Guest Post - Sewing Caddy Free Pattern

I’ve always been impressed by butcher knife rolls and Victorian physician surgical tools rolls: One of my dreams (and I have quite a few), was to have something similar for my sewing tools, a sort of emergency kit I can grab to take with me when I spend my lunch break finishing … Continue reading

Scrappy Christmas Table Mats

Scrappy Christmas Table Mat tutorial. That tree is made up of all the tiniest pieces - how its done is genius!

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 a … Continue reading

An Introduction to Sewing Sweater Knits

sewing sweater knits

Ah, sweater knits! These highly textural, stretch fabrics can be cozy, lacy, casual, or sophisticated. With a good sweater knit and a little practice, you can cut and sew a sweater in a day or less, even if you can’t knit or crochet. Yes, they’re enabling. And they’re beautiful. If … Continue reading

Stitch ‘n Swap – a Book Review

Book review for Stitch and Swap. Book filled with small sewing projects in all sorts of topics for things that you can make as gifts or to sew and swap with others. Details on how to run a sewing swap also included.

This week I had the chance to peruse a review copy of this fun book Stitch ‘n Swap!  The book is full of practical tips for organizing a swap, everything from choosing a theme, and putting together a group to setting guidelines and dealing with dropouts. Sew, Give, and Receive. These are the basic … Continue reading

How to Install a Magnetic Snap

Just getting started in bag making? This is the right way to install a magnetic snap, and keep it from showing wear marks on your fabric.

Hi, Vicky here – Do you love bags as much as I do?  I am passionate about bags.  I just love how any fabric can be transformed into something new and practical. One of the simplest closures is the magnetic snap – I love them as they secure your bag … Continue reading