fleece · Halloween · Sarah's Posts · Sewing · Tips

Tips for Sewing with Fleece

While many of you are still in back to school or summer-has-just-ended mode, at our house we are in the full swing of preparing for Halloween.  In the last 2 weeks I have purchased almost 60 yards of fleece in preparation for making costumes for my Etsy store.   By far, the most popular costume… Continue reading Tips for Sewing with Fleece

Beginner sewer · Inspiration · Marty's Posts · Scraps · Sewing · Tips

DIY Famous Maker Eyeglass Case

I love a “scrappy Saturday” and you’ll love what I made this weekend! My friend just ordered three new pairs of sunglasses, and wanted some cute cases to match her great style. Like me, she doesn’t like those bulky, hard cases in her purse. These “Vera look-a-likes” fit the bill. And they are a great… Continue reading DIY Famous Maker Eyeglass Case

Inspiration · Marty's Posts · Serger Projects · Sewing · Tips · Uncategorized

Wear this Stylish Sheer Kimono jacket tonight!

Making a sheer, kimono jacket is a breeze with these tips. Begin with Simplicity pattern 1108, find a pretty, sheer polyester or silk fabric, spend a bit of time planning, and you’ll be ready for a date in a few hours! Some home sewers find that sheer fabrics can be a bit daunting. I mistakenly… Continue reading Wear this Stylish Sheer Kimono jacket tonight!

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Sanity-Saving Sewing and Knitting Tools

Every sewer or knitter, beginner or advanced, needs good tools to fully enjoy their craft. Take advantage of the great coupons and deals on notions this time of year and fill those stockings with essential tools of the trade. While there are many that enhance sewing and knitting projects, some have been known to save sanity!… Continue reading Sanity-Saving Sewing and Knitting Tools

Baby things · Beginner sewer · Marty's Posts · Serger Projects · Sewing · Tips · Uncategorized

Best Child’s Hooded Towel

Hello beautiful! Babies, toddlers, parents and grandparents alike LOVE these towels. If you are anything like me, you find bath time with little ones to be a special time of giggles, snuggles and good smells. These towels wrap your child in homemade practicality and love! Making these towels ranks right up there as one of my… Continue reading Best Child’s Hooded Towel

Knitting · Sarah's Posts · Tips

Knitting Abbreviations and Tutorials

In preparation for two upcoming blog posts I am working on (Dec 5: Knitted Baby Sweater with Hood, and Dec 9: Mittens Three Ways), I thought references to abbreviations that appear in the patterns as well some tutorial videos would be helpful for new or infrequent knitters. Instead of trying to pack them into my blog posts, I will just link back here for reference.  This would a good page to bookmark! Continue reading “Knitting Abbreviations and Tutorials”

Christmas · Felt · Holiday · Marty's Posts · Purses and Bags · Recycle · Sewing · Tips

Wooly Crossbody Bag

I love bags, any kind of bags! And didn’t I promise to share a product of my sweater fulling (felting) experiment? Well, here it is! The Wooly Crossbody Bag. Skill Level: Intermediate      Time:  3-4 hours (plus sweater felting time) This cross body bag is a simple pattern and comes together in a snap. My… Continue reading Wooly Crossbody Bag

Beginner sewer · Christmas · Holiday · Inspiration · Marty's Posts · Sewing · Tips

1 Hour Cozy Fabric Coasters

Cozy Coasters are quick to make, low cost and so handy to have around! Best of all, they will put a smile on the face of your dinner host, because who doesn’t love a homemade gift? I have my mom to thank for this idea. She started making beautiful coasters years ago when she found… Continue reading 1 Hour Cozy Fabric Coasters

Christmas · Sarah's Posts · Serger Projects · Sewing · Tips

Easy Cloth Napkins, Tablecloth, and Napkin Rings

Welcome to our first post in the series – 12 Days of Stocking Stuffers! Remember to follow us and add your comments/tips for the giveaways. I feel like I should start this post by giving a shout out to my husband who has put up with a lot of crafting and sewing supplies littered in our living… Continue reading Easy Cloth Napkins, Tablecloth, and Napkin Rings

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5 Easy Steps to Felting Wool Sweaters

We all have obsessions, right? My latest is tracking down old wool sweaters and felting (technically it’s fulling) them. The result is a ‘new’ inexpensive (but luxurious) fabric for my own one-of-a-kind creations! I love the feel and texture of wool. It gives me a warm, cozy feeling. It becomes so versatile when it is… Continue reading 5 Easy Steps to Felting Wool Sweaters