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!
It was easy for them but a really big deal to me! (and then I drove straight to Autozone for a new battery, lol)
Sometimes the kindness that can make a huge difference is just a listening ear or a gentle word.
I have certainly felt that way.
And I hope that I won’t be too distracted or absorbed in my own objectives to be the listening ear or gentle word when someone else needs them.
Thinking about the impact of small kindnesses inspired me to sew these little Bit O’ Kindness pouches.
Look at all the fun things they can hold!
All I used was fabric and felt scraps, some plastic snaps, and a few split rings!
Let me know if you’d like me to share the tutorial and templates with you. :-)
And now it’s time for you to show off! What have you been sewing up this week? Did you make something with one of my free sewing tutorials or patterns? I would love to see. Tag me on Instagram @sewcanshe.
At my daughter Chloe’s high school (can you believe my baby started high school???), the lunch lines are so long that she has been skipping lunch! She’s always starving by the time she gets home because she doesn’t want to carry a big lunch bag as well as her heavy backpack - poor girl!
Sew an easy card wallet using natural cork fabric. This new textile is durable, beautiful, and easy to sew! This free pattern is a great starter project - or a great way to use up scraps.
This Patchwork Cushion is beautiful on my piano bench, but it would look awesome on any other kind of bench too!
Need a gift bag, knitting or crochet bag, lunch bag... lingerie, shoe, make-up, scrap, button, or little bag for any other reason?
Sew up a delightful Drawstring Ditty Bag with my free tutorial!
My 2-part cross body bag is a success!
It took some sewing origami to make it work, but I didn’t give up until my bag looked pretty similar in size and construction to the inspiration bag that you voted for.
Here's how I made a narrow (but still scrappy!) dog leash for our new puppy... It's so much fun to make your own pet accessories!
All that’s required to make this beautiful sunglasses case (or glasses case) is a few supplies and an embroidery machine with a 5x7 or larger hoop!
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.
I love to have little sketchbooks or art journals handy for when inspiration strikes, so that's what I decided to make. These little journals are so pretty that I'm sure they will inspire me all by themselves. Read on for a tutorial so you can make your own.