How to Refashion a Scarf into a Top or Bikini Cover

scarf refashioned

There is nothing like going on a trip to point out the gaps in my wardrobe… I often can’t figure out the right things to pack without taking the entire closet with me.  What I need is something practical that can be worn on many occasions.  Something that is chic yet casual.  … Continue reading

The Simplest Way to Line a Bag of Any Kind

How to line any purse, bag or tote

Making a simple tote bag is probably one of the best introductory sewing projects, but where do you go after that? How do you advance your sewing skills but still make a project that won’t overwhelm, or be too complicated? Well, I think that adding a lining to your bag … 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

New St. Patrick’s Day Sewing Roundup 2018: 35+ FREE Patterns

St. Patrick's Day Sewing

Wearing the Green St Patrick’s Day is nearly upon us falling this year on Saturday, March 17.  As you may know, it’s a tradition on St. Patrick’s Day to wear something green or involving shamrocks.  This tradition is known as the “wearing of the green” and dates back hundreds of years.  We’ve decided to put together an updated … Continue reading