Fun! Make the perfect pop-up pillow fort

Fun! Make the perfect pop-up pillow fort

Little kids love to find little spaces where they can get some quiet time. Maybe it is just something about being so small in such a big world…it is nice to have a small space they are completely in control of. Might be a little nook behind a bookcase, a space in a closet, or even just a makeshift fort built with blankets and chairs. Teepees are popular lately, but if you are very limited on…

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Make it! 4 Spring trends you can TOTALLY DIY now

Make it! 4 Spring trends you can TOTALLY DIY now

I got an email this morning from Polyvore that showed a bunch of super cute dresses and accessories. Many were selling for thousands of dollars. Being a crafty DIY’er (and I know you are, too,) I was like, “I KNOW there are free patterns to make this stuff myself.” I did a little looking and found some amazing free patterns and tutorials for all of the most popular trends you will be seeing in fashion this Spring. Um,…

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Perfect Fleece Cowl Neck Gator Scarf Pattern

Perfect Fleece Cowl Neck Gator Scarf Pattern

It’s so good to have the skills and confidence to make things…you can customize something to solve your own problem! That’s exactly what this project was for me and I hope those of you with the same issue as I have find this helpful. Read my story here. Here’s how to make the perfect little fleece scarf. These are great to warm your face, nose and airway on a cold Winter day. They are also a satisfyingly easy sewing project. What…

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37 BEST Free Quilt Patterns

37 BEST Free Quilt Patterns

So many amazing free quilt patterns in this one…there are free baby quilts, free quilt patterns for beginners, more advanced free quilt patterns, and even a few versatile quilt blocks. There are mini quilt patterns and bed-sized patterns. There are quilt patterns here that use hexagon shapes, jelly roll quilts, seriously…I could go on and on about these amazing freebies…Download them now and start using your fabric stash! (And don’t forget to share! :)) Plus…

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When I Saw How Much This Craft Storage Bag Holds, I Had To Do A Double-take!

When I Saw How Much This Craft Storage Bag Holds, I Had To Do A Double-take!

This just looks like a regular sewing or toiletry bag, right? It’s not.  Hiding inside is a genius storage solution you will wonder how you ever lived without. Seriously – Look how much this thing holds! And it even includes a little extra pouch that fits inside to keep small items tidy. No wonder this pattern is a Craftsy award winner! Click here to learn more and get the pattern on Craftsy.

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7 Life Changing Things You Can Learn Today

7 Life Changing Things You Can Learn Today

(*This post contains sponsored links that help support this site. All opinions are 100% my own.*) Haven’t you always wanted to learn the basics on one of these skills but never seem to have the time? For a limited time, Craftsy is letting you download these awesome PDF eGuides for free! Even if you don’t have time now, download them to read on your iPad or phone when you are waiting in line or when…

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All The Sewing Sizes You Need To Know!

All The Sewing Sizes You Need To Know!

  How many times have I searched for the recommended size for a quilt, and cocktail napkin or a tea towel? Too many to count! Which is why I have made this list of standard sewing sizes as a reference for myself (and you!) for future sewing projects. All sizes listed below are in inches.The dimensions listed here are the most common finished sizes of quilts, pillows, napkins, etc. that you might buy in a store….

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How to reuse sweaters for sewing

How to reuse sweaters for sewing

Do you have a few old sweaters that have a hole or two too many to keep in rotation? I know I sure do! (And the kids too!) This post from Maybe Matilda has some excellent tips on re-purposing old sweaters to make stuff. She also shares a great cowl project you can start with. There are so many great crafts you can make with sweater material. Smaller-weave cotton knits make fabulous toys, while chunky…

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The Best Free Tote Patterns

The Best Free Tote Patterns

35 free tote bag patterns…yep, you read that right! Whether you need a day bag, beach tote, re-usable grocery shopping tote, or just want to use up some fabric scraps, this is the post for you! Check out all of these adorable free tote bag patterns, but I’ll warn you: You might find so many good ones you won’t want to leave your sewing table for days! 🙂 Have Fun! Zipper Top Tote – free bag pattern…

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