Nautical Mug Rug – am I in fashion?

Bring summer to your table all year round with this fun nautical mug rug template and instructions.

I heard that everything nautical was in fashion this year.  Nautical has always been one of my favorite styles in art, decor and sometimes clothes too.  If that makes me fashionable, it will be the first time in about 25 years!  They say everything comes around again if you wait … Continue reading

Spring Mug Rug with template

Template and directions to make this Spring Mug Rug or placemat.

I’ve been spending a lot of time on bigger project recently, designing and testing sewing patterns which is a lengthy process.  So I wanted something fun to sew, something seasonal, something not clothes!  It’s feeling very much like Spring is here so I rummaged through my cottons and found some … Continue reading

Reversible Apron Pattern – I’ve got you covered !

Reversible apron pattern. Sew looking forward to making this apron!

Wrapping up my sewing for the kitchen series comes the ultimate in stylish kitchen wear.  This full reversible apron pattern will keep you and your clothes protected while still being stylish enough that you’ll be happy to open the door to your dinner guests.  Get a splash on it while … Continue reading

Woven fabric pillow cover for my sewing chair

Woven fabric pillow made from weaving strips of folded fabric. Great scrap buster and so pretty too!

Both at the same time, a couple of my online sewing buddies discovered and shared with me a beautiful woven fabric basket, made entirely from carefully cut and folded fabric strips.  Terry Ann from Atkinson Designs shared how she made some woven baskets from pre-cut strips and immediately we all … Continue reading

Easy quilted potholders – kitchen sewing series

How to make easy quilted potholders. Great beginner project and love the free-form quilting!

In our kitchen sewing series today – an every day essential.  These easy quilted potholders can be used to pick up hot pans and dishes, get trays out of the hot oven, and protect your counters or tables from hot dishes and plates. Mine often gets used as an emergency … Continue reading