18 Easy Spring Sewing Projects

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Can you believe Easter is only a few weeks away? That means flowers are starting to bloom, the weather is getting warmer and it is a wonderful time of the year. I can't think of a better way to get into the spirit of the season than with fun new easy spring sewing projects. I have a roundup of 18 great ideas to help spark your creativity and get you ready to celebrate the season. 18 Easy … [Read more...]

How to Install an Elastic Waistband

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A simple elastic waistband can a go a long way in garment construction. It's a basic technique that's great for beginners and even more advanced sewers who are looking for something quick and easy. Today I am going to share a quick tip and technique for creating a simple waistband and tunnel elastic. This project is for all levels. Skill Level- 1 Button Materials: elastic (1" or … [Read more...]

Mini Log Cabin Pattern | Scrap Buster

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Sometimes we just need to clear out our scraps and make something fun and this mini log cabin pattern is perfect. These mini log cabins are easy to make and since they are made from scrap fabrics, I consider them free!   Mini Log Cabin Pattern This project is for all levels. Skill Level- 1 Button Supplies: scrap fabric 6" square of lightweight interfacing or … [Read more...]

JoyFul Pillow Wrap How To

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This post contains affiliate links to products I own, use and love. With the holidays approaching fast and furiously, I thought it would be a good time to bring my Joyful pillow wrap back home. This way, you have plenty of time to stitch up a few and sprinkle some holiday cheer around the house.   Joyful Pillow Wrap This project is for all levels. Skill Level- 1 … [Read more...]

Zenbroidery Cork Mannequin | Free Pattern

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I'm excited to be a part of DMC’s blog hop with my friend Bev from Flamingo Toes and have a real treat to share.  Normally when you hear DMC you think of embroidery floss right away but did you know they offer other fun products like cork fabric? Sounds crazy right! Well, it's true and I'm putting the fabric to the test with some zenbroidery today. For anyone not familiar with zenbroidery let … [Read more...]

Checkered Pillow Cover Block Buster

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You may have noticed that I've been on a mission to wrap up every UFO in my drawer this year so when I found stack of orphan blocks I knew they were perfect for a checkered pillow cover. Checkered Pillow Cover This project is for all levels. Skill Level- 1 Button Not only is this checkered pillow project perfect for orphan quilt blocks but the layout lends itself to even simple … [Read more...]

Block 7 Split Geese | Starry Night Quilt BOM

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It's a new month and that means it's time to stitch up another block in the 2016 Block of the Month Sew Along. Block 7 is Split Geese. This block will help offer you an alternative to a traditional block. Let's take a look. Once you get the basic assembly down for this block, it's time to get busy. You will need to complete 3 full units.   To help speed my sub unit … [Read more...]

Christmas in July | New Pattern Release

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Merry Christmas..... in July that is!  I know, insert eye roll here because the thermometer reads around 100° and I'm talking about holiday sewing. Call me crazy but I really think Christmas in July is a fun way to break up the summer heat, cool off in the air conditioning and get ahead on that mega gift list. Christmas in July Sewing   To help jump start your sewing, I've loaded up a … [Read more...]

Zippered Bags with a Twist- One Way Zip Class

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This post contains affiliate links to products that I own, use and love. Have you seen this new Zippered Bags With A Twist- One Way Zip Class with Joan Hawley on Craftsy? If the answer is no, then my question to you is why not? Not only did I really enjoy watching Joan teach but the projects are quickly becoming my favs!  (Actually, if you are on my Christmas exchange list please stop … [Read more...]