You never know what clever little projects your going to find here on spotlight Friday...it just keeps getting better and better:)Read More
Sewing tips and advice. Find free sewing patterns and tutorials for making tote bags, zipper pouches, quilts, mini-quilts, easy clothing items, and other crafty little things to sew.
September Mini Quilts made by SewCanShe Readers!Read More
Have you ever wanted to sew your own hanging storage baskets? Well, anything with fabric, I'm your girl! Here is a hanging storage basket tutorial that is really, really easy. Trust me.
This hanging storage basket tutorial is fat quarter friendly too! I used 2 fat quarters for each basket - one for the exterior and one for the lining. I grabbed an easy wooden curtain rod kit and painted it white and was good to go - easy!Read More
Due to an unexpected visitor last weekend named Irma (who took out our power for a couple days and our A/C for... well still counting the days) I didn't get much sewing done this past week. But I did come across a beautiful new quilt pattern + calendar that I totally have to share.Read More
This is the "just right tote" for just about anything!Read More
Come see the new mini quilts made by SewCanShe readers!Read More
I know you love 'em - those crafty little sewing projects that you can sew in a day. I love them too - it's so rewarding to be able to sew something useful and finish while the item is still needed. :)
Here's where I keep a list of my favorite crafty little things to sew. Enjoy!Read More
Sew a beautiful welcome banner to greet friends, neighbors, and loved ones into your home! This easy sewing project features hand or machine embroidery - the free embroidery design is included!Read More
Sew dance shorts for your little dance star with my free dance shorts pattern! This easy dance shorts sewing pattern comes in sizes 2-12, and I'm about to share with you every step with easy to follow instructions and photos.Read More
Sewing these chair pockets is so much fun... and fast and easy too! This time I used home decor weight fabric to streamline my chair pocket sewing pattern even more. The chair pockets fit over the back of a classroom chair and have two clever pockets for school materials. I've also seen these called seat sacks online.Read More
I love this quilty festival of fall pumpkinsRead More
Check out the brand new mini quilts made by SewCanShe readers!Read More
People want to know how to hem pants. How do I know that? I'll tell you in a minute. But first, let's be clear - this post will show you how to hem pants the quick and easy way with any sewing machine. It's not fancy. You can see the stitching (so not for $400 dress pants). It's basically the same hemming that you'll pay $10 for at an alteration shop. Are you ready to DIY hem your own pants (or your kid's pants)? I know you are.Read More
Welcome back to our Monthly Mini Quilt series! This month we get to sew an adorable mini quilt designed by Melissa Mortensen of Polkadot Chair. You're going to love how easy it is - just stitch up 4 quarter triangle units using 4 fabric squares... add a border, and then the piecing is done!
If you are here in time for our monthly giveaway, make sure you scroll to the bottom to enter. A huge FQ bundle of Safari Party is up for grabs!Read More
How is your mini quilt wall looking??? I must admit that mine is getting pretty full with all 9 quilts from our free Monthly Mini Quilt series so far... including the darling Quarter Square Triangle Quartet - our September mini! Maybe I should have given them a bigger wall, lol.Read More
I'm really loving her Supernova Pleather Drawstring Duffel Backpack...:)Read More
Come check out the brand new mini quilts made by SewCanShe readers!Read More
Use this free pattern to sew a fast and easy canvas tote bag complete with a zipper top and pretty quilting cotton straps - it's the best of both fabrics! Since the body of this tote bag is made with medium weight canvas or duckcloth, no lining is required. You could use more canvas for the zipper panel and straps if you choose, instead of quilting cotton. This bag makes the perfect machine embroidery project because the front and back of the bag are ready for a beautiful embroidery design! Oh, and it's also fat quarter friendly - what more could you want???Read More
A while back I put together a round up of tote bag and purse patterns that were fast and easy to sew... but I just keep adding more and more bag patterns and tutorials to my blog so that old round up is already out of date! What can I say... a girl can never have too many bags!Read More
I'm a bobbin hoarder. I admit it. These are the bobbins from my lovely vintage Bernina 1530. When the Bernina broke and I bought my Janome Memory Craft 14000, I thought I'd have to find something to do with them (modern sewing art?). Then in a stroke of luck and pure genius, I put one of them in the new Janome and guess what??? It fit!Read More