So... beaders, jewelry makers, and leather workers all make their own watchbands. Cute watch faces are easily available. Why can't sewists make their own watchbands? There's no reason at all!
On the Christmas after their 8th birthday, we give each of our kids their first digital camera. This year my baby girl will finally get hers and I’ve been making her a quilt to go with it. I'm convinced that this quilt will last wayyyy longer than any digital camera. First of all...
Be a sewing superhero who can sew sleeves on dresses!!!
Sew the cutest bags with your favorite fabric - quilting cotton! I love sewing bags with quilting cotton - I get to use prints from all of my favorite designers. Sometimes my bags match my quilts because I’ve used leftover scraps. Most of the bags in this list use a yard or less of fabric and a lot of the smaller bags can be sewn with fat quarters. Are you ready for all the best bags to sew with quilting cotton? Let’s go…
Ya'll know I love to sew potholders. It's the perfect way to use up fabric and batting scraps. And to practice quilting. Plus when you're done you have a beautiful and useful item. Sometimes I give them away and (I admit) a lot of the time I keep them for myself. Having a cute potholder makes cooking bearable for me. Why only bearable? Because I'd much rather be sewing. :)
Just in time for your holiday sewing - use my fabric doll pattern to make your little one a sweet doll with braid-able hair!
This tote has to be your bag for 2017! It is just the right size for a purse, plus you can carry items that you want to keep organized and grab quickly in the 6 (yes six!) exterior pockets.
Wow! This is a great little organizer. Every month I wonder how our Un-Tutorials project is going to turn out (I sometimes doubt a tiny bit), and then every month you make me sew something awesome, lol!
I know you already love my free Snappy Coin Pouch tutorial , and I do too. While I was writing the tutorial last month, I played around with the idea of putting a pleat on one side. It's really easy to do, and it makes a sweet coffee-cup shape. Well, that version didn't make the first tutorial, but
You just can’t find anything much cuter than these little scrappy patchwork coasters! I love the size, colors, and patchwork designs:) Come visit Charise Creates today and download the quick and easy pattern for free.
Organize your space with fabric baskets... sewing them is fast and easy! Here are my 9 favorite free fabric basket patterns.
Sew up a quick and easy baby shower gift with this adorable dribble bib and burp cloth set - with patchwork! (because patchwork makes everything sweeter!) You could also use this free pattern with regular cotton or flannel fabric to sew a simple baby set that's even faster to make.
I've been counting the days until I could share this month's Classic Blocks: Fresh Fabrics tutorial and giveaway with you! All because of the fabric Blend sent for us to use this month... the delightful collection 'The Makers' from Cori Dantini. It includes several panel prints with lovely 'Makers' sewing, knitting, and painting. They are so pretty and cinderella-ish. And the block that I chose for us to make this month - the Economy Block - is perfect for using fussy cut squares from…
Sew a row of pockets to keep extra things off your nightstand and organize your bedside!
Travel handmade with this beautiful jewelry organizer that you can sew with just 3 fat quarters!
The last time I went to the airport I was carrying my beautiful Garden on the Go tote and it was so much fun to have people ask me where I got it and answer that I MADE IT! Some people recognized that my bag was handmade and they asked if I was the maker - yay! That's why I decided to make you a list of my favorite DIY sewing project that will help you have that same fun when you travel handmade. I know you don't want me to make you wait for it, so let's go!
I can't stop making these!!! My version of this Japanese pen case is so much fun. I gave myself the chance to use a bunch of different fabrics by adding a bound zipper that makes a cute snappy handle - it's the cutest little case in the house. Well, they all are - and they are great for lots more than pens!
Use quilt as you go techniques (or QAYG) while making a beautiful bag! This medium sized tote is perfect for using as a purse or for carrying books, projects, or class materials.
My Easy Peasy Drawstring Backpack tutorial gets even better because now I’m adding a zippered pocket!
I can't tell you how much Cadie loves the little tee shirt dresses that I made her. And they were so, so, easy!
Last weekend a hurricane blew through the state of Florida. Let me tell you something, hurricanes are no fun. So much preparation goes on in the days before (and fear, to be honest). And then if you are lucky enough to be like us and only sustain minor damage - there is still a ton of cleanup that has to be dealt with afterwards. Along with power outages and broken A/C units.
I LOVE my new Japanese Knock-Off Tote Bag! This free sewing tutorial will show you how to make a beautiful patchwork tote with pockets on the inside. Or an adorable tote with pockets on the outside and patchwork on the inside. Choosing how to sew it is up to you!
Get organized by sewing up these fun projects, and guess what… they are all free! My first round up of 11 Best Free Sewing Tutorials to Make Your Life More Organized has been one of my most popular blog posts ever - so here’s 11 more, just to keep you sew organized!
I love classic quilt blocks! Each is a piece of our history as quilt makers and artists. You can make a whole quilt out of a single repeating block, or make a sampler with lots. Use reproduction fabrics to make a quilt like your great, great grandmother could have sewn, or stitch them up with fresh modern fabrics and the blocks come alive again in new ways.
Looking for free table runner patterns? I gathered up all my favorites in one place - here's a table runner pattern for every season!