things to sew
floor pillow idea
Grosgrain: Update: Triangle Pillow Tutorial Translation
Knotted pillows - sew and stuff tubes, then knot away!
Cool designs: knots pillow
Handmade ruffled crib skirt by emmmylizzzy, via Flickr
EmmmyLizzzy: Ruffled Waterfall Crib Skirt
Start cooking with this one-size-fits-all apron. It lets you tighten neck and waist strings in a single, fluid motion so the apron can be cinched to fit anyone.
step by step instructions on how to make your own infinity wrap dress
Magic wrap skirts can be worn dozens of different ways, from a traditional wrap around the hips to a cute summer top. These skirts utilize two contrasting fabrics so that they can be worn with either side out, displaying a completely different look. Taking the time to create a well-measured pattern will make a magic wrap skirt complement your personal measurements.
I already have a huge box of beautiful coordinating fabric (some from House of 66 Cents in Okinawa!) to make a bunch of these wonderful reversible wrap skirts for myself! There's no hemming! And it's reversible! And it can shrink with my post-partum belly! Who could ask for more from a skirt?
Camera Strap Cover... Love the elastic lens cap pocket.
Couching is simply sewing a heavy thread in place with a finer thread. Its a retro technique, too, that was originally done by hand, but it works beautifully by machine as well. I use a zigzag stitch to secure the heavy thread in place. And, if you have a cording foot— the foot guides the thread as you sew.
Great fabric embellishing tutorial