Did you know that there sewing supplies hidden in your local thrift store? Let me share my thrift store sewing secrets with you.Read More
Sewing tips and advice. Find free sewing patterns and tutorials for making bags, zipper pouches, quilts, mini-quilts, easy clothing items, and other crafty little things to sew.
Sew up a beautiful hobo bag - it’s easier than you think!
As I designed the pattern for this bag, I wanted to keep it simple enough that it wouldn’t take more than a day to sew, and yet still have all the features that I want in an every day purse.Read More
I’m not sure what to call this quilt… it’s a variation of the classic hourglass design, but I’m pretty sure the block looked like candy corn to me so that’s why I decided to stitch it up, lol!Read More
Grab this super quick & easy tutorial for How To Make A Key Pouch From a Coin Purse…you’re going to love it:)Read More
I used to visit a small quilt shop at least twice a month. I’d go in because there was something I needed, or I happened to be shopping nearby and I wanted to see what was new, or because I was traveling and I needed blog material (like: check out this new quilt shop I found!).
But then something I never expected happened and it’s still hard for me to think about without a lot of anxiety.Read More
I’m so tickled! After showing you my cute Bit O’ Kindness pouches on Saturday, I don’t think any other sewing tutorial has ever been more requested!
So here you go…Read More
I have had so much fun working on beautiful bags this week!Read More
Sometimes a little bit of kindness can be a really big thing.
Like the 5 minutes someone spent yesterday morning to jump my car after the battery died. And then the 5 minutes someone else spent doing the same thing 2 hours later!
Thinking about the impact of small kindnesses inspired me to sew these little Bit O’ Kindness pouches.Read More
You’re going to love the fun and thrifty ideas she shares on her blog…these bats are perfect for Halloween:)Read More
Looking for a quick quilt pattern? Look no further than the classic log cabin design.
Its not just your grandma’s favorite quilt pattern anymore.
It can be your favorite quilt pattern too with these 5 fresh ways to sew a log cabin!Read More
When I first showed you this cute little pouch last Saturday, one of you commented about it, calling it a ‘nappy pouch’ since that’s what you call baby diapers in the UK. I think that’s adorable!
So that’s what I’m naming it and I hope it doesn’t cause any confusion here in the U.S. - I’ll be sure to always be clear what it’s for, lol.Read More
Did you get a chance to vote for this month's U-Pick Sewing Project? I hope so… Because now it’s time to see which one won!Read More
This week I had a baby shower emergency.
Like, oh no! It's tomorrow, and I don't want to go to the store.Read More
I think I need this amazing apron just to run my household... :)Read More
Dear Well-Meaning Friend,
I love to sew beautiful things using beautiful fabrics. I love making quilts, tote bags, clothes for my kids and for myself, all kinds of things, really.Read More
So... it's back to school time and I can hardly think of anything else. I love sewing little things for my kids, plus 'thank-you-in-advance' presents for the teachers (my kids are a handful, lol!).
Whether you are sewing for the kids or the teachers, I think these projects would be AMAZING!Read More
I'm so excited to share with you... four of my Glitter Quilt Patterns are now available as paper patterns!Read More
Check out the clever backing Stephanie put on her coasters...what a great idea!Read More
If my emotions are fried and I'm too anxious to concentrate on a project, I can always put away an old mess!
Somehow the mundane acts of putting tools back in their place or organizing threads by color can be so soothing.Read More
A couple weeks ago I had a scarf emergency.
I was blessed with pure inspiration that day (probably because it was Sunday, lol) and I ended up making a soft and beautiful double gauze cotton scarf with no sewing and in practically no time at all!Read More