Winter Hat with Faux Fur Trimming FREE Pattern & Tutorial

knitted hat

A winter hat with faux fur trim will be the perfect accessory for those cold winter days ahead.  The amount of fur you will need is very little, which makes this the perfect project if you have never worked with fur before.  This is a super cool and adorable winter … Continue reading

50 FREE Heart Pillow Sewing Patterns

heart pillow sewing patterns

Well, Valentine’s Day is nearly here again If, like me, you like to theme your sewing projects around the yearly holidays, please remember that Valentine’s day is nearly here. A terrific project for that particular holiday would be a heart-shaped pillow. I decided to make some for our living room. … Continue reading

No Fireplace? No Problem with “No Hang” Christmas Stocking

christmas stocking

Here’s a free pattern and tutorial for a “no hang” Christmas stocking.  If like me, you don’t have a fireplace (and don’t feel like drilling holes in the walls) but you still have kids and family who love the tradition of Christmas stockings filled with small presents, this might be … 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

Easy Snowflake Coasters to Sew – FREE Template

Quick and easy snowflake coasters to sew in either fabric or no-sew in felt too. Fun kids activity or ideal hostess gifts too.

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 place, … Continue reading

Angels On The Tree, Easy Christmas Decoration

easy christmas decoration

Making an easy Christmas decoration is a great way to get the kids involved in decorating the house for the holidays.  One of my most happy Christmas memories is sitting down with my kids to make some decorations.  Of course, I would have already done the stitching and some of the more … Continue reading

Part Two:  How to Make the Christmas Tree Patchwork with Lights

christmas tree patchwork

The sewing part of the Christmas tree patchwork with lights is easy to do.  For sewing machine newbies, the turns and corners of the tree may be a little more tricky to sew.  My tip for you would be to draw the seam allowance with an erasable fabric pen then sew over it. … Continue reading

Mrs Santa, Christmas Apron Pattern -an Easy Project with Lights: Part-One

Christmas apron pattern

I thought this time I’d share with you a Christmas apron pattern.  This is an easy project with lights too!   I’m sure it will put a smile on the faces of your holiday dinner guests. I live in Singapore where Christmas decorations go up right after Holloween.  It’s difficult not to get … Continue reading

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