Make the perfect pop-up pillow fort

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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My weird asthma and how crafting helped.

My weird asthma and how crafting helped.

I have weird asthma. It’s weird because I don’t really have asthma. Unless of course, it’s cold. Or, I work out too hard. Or if I get sick or have an allergy flare-up. Then I have asthma. It is called Reactive Airway Syndrome and it is weird because it is not debilitating at all…until it is.I’m probably one of the only people you’ll ever meet, who loves to run when it’s really hot and kind of muggy….

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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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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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3D Aquarium Mug Rug Pattern

3D Aquarium Mug Rug Pattern

Ok…I KNOW everyone is thinking holiday right now, but sometimes inspiration hits me. Sometimes it’s super random. Like this project for example. I thought “How can I create a mug rug that looks 3D and lets a more intermediate sewist play a bit?” Then I walked by my son’s fish tank. This mug rug pattern is a fun one and made easy by using the Heat N Bond method I talk about here: How To…

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19 Sweet Christmas Sewing Crafts

Get a jump start on your holiday sewing and crafting with this collection of Christmas-inspired projects. You will find sewn ornaments, patterns, tree skirts, cute little doll patterns and so much more in this post! Enjoy! 1.Easy felt Christmas tree ornaments pack – So Sew Easy To accompany the Felt Christmas Tree I shared with you yesterday, today the easiest set of felt tree ornaments ever! It’s totally cheating and the minimum of effort, but…

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Pineapple Craft Ideas

Pineapple Craft Ideas

What is the freshest trend in fashion, home decor, and even crafting right now? Pineapples! I know. No, I don’t know why decorating with this yummy fruit has become the coolest thing going, but I have to admit…pineapples applied to things are actually really cute! Some of these are yummy and edible crafts, some are to wear, and some are just for decoration. All are great ways to get in on this crafty trend! How-To:…

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Delightful Details – Simple Pops of Personality For Your Sewing

Delightful Details – Simple Pops of Personality For Your Sewing

Sewing expert, Heather Valentine, offers this excellent tip for taking basic sewing to the next level. She says to add personality by adding unique details to your handmade pieces. Heather says that adding small details can make the difference between something basic and something with real “wow” factor.  She suggest these ideas: ~Outline a print with a simple straight stitch.(like the leaves in the photo above.) ~Hand stitch embellishments like beads or crystals to your…

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