Who doesn't have an extra pair of jeans lying around that are outgrown, out of fashion or worn out in some way?

This is a great idea to upcycle those old jeans into something you’ll use all the time. Try sewing these fun storage bins from an old pair of jeans. Get the full sewing tutorial here => Denim Do-It All Bins Happy Sewing! Read more.

DIY Roman Shades (great, detailed directions!)

How to transform mini-blinds into a no sew roman shade! sanjna How to transform mini-blinds into a no sew roman shade! How to transform mini-blinds into a no sew roman shade!

sew cute!

The Patchwork Fabric Basket is a great way to show off pretty fabrics and keep your home organized. Free patchwork projects like this one will keep you sewing and quilting, even when you can't finish a whole quilt.

for Thanksgiving

Ribbon Turkey Shirt Idea - No embroidery :( I wanted the girls to have one to wear and I didn't have any stabilizing fabric for the name embroidery. Also, didn't use as many ribbons. I was afraid the shirt would be too heavy/clumpy.

Towel tote bag for the beach or pool

Beach-Towel Tote Bag, how to. Turn bathroom towels into an all-in-one beach mat and tote bag. Start with 1 hand towel and 1 bath towel in the same color (length of hand towel should equal width of bath towel).


Fat Quarter Bag Tutorial

Fat Quarter Bag Tutorial - Diary of a Quilter

pallet shoe holder

Upcycle A Shipping Pallet Into An Awesome Shoe Rack

Make a Shoe Rack from pallets~ this is a great idea for rain boots or winter shoes in the garage too, even in the closet to organize them.

Beach Bag

Grab your free Beach Bag pattern at

Make this into an overnight bag? Use this beach bag pattern to SEW a quilted bag large enough to fit sun screen, flip flops, towels and other beach necessities. This beach bag features two large pockets on each end and is soft and machine washable.

Bowl Covers

The Cottage Home: Color My Summer: Purple Potluck Bowl Covers {Tutorial} -- These would be fantastic in laminated cotton.perfect wedding gift along with new bowls

tea bag coasters

Quilters these are perfect for your 5

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Skillet handle pattern

Skillet handle pattern by sewtakeahike on Etsy