What is a Walking Foot?

What is a Walking Foot used for?

Do you use a Walking Foot when you sew? If not, I'm here to tell you it will up your sewing game and reduce frustration if you make quilts or handbags. Come learn all about how, why, and when to use a Walking Foot.

Make an Easy Summer Beach Tote: Free Photo Tutorial

Need a fresh tote for the summer?  Here is an easy Summer Tote that is the perfect size for taking to the pool or the beach. Use your favorite outdoor fabric print for a sturdy beach bag that will hold up in the sun.

How to Sew a Soft Sunglasses Case

How to Sew a Soft Sunglasses Case
Sew a Soft Sunglasses Case using my free pattern! This easy sewing pattern uses foam stabilizer for extra cushion and a soft flannel fabric for interior to help protect your favorite 'sunnies' or 'readers'. Make one for yourself or give it as a gift. 

DIY Reusable Cotton Rounds with Storage Bin

DIY Reusable Cotton Rounds with Storage Bin free pattern

Do you use cotton rounds to remove your makeup? They save my washcloths from stains but I don't like that they leave little cotton bits stuck to my eyelashes. The good news is that it's easy to make a bunch of reusable cotton rounds that work just as well at removing makeup without the leftover lint. Come learn how...

Quick Birthday Gift: Sew a Crayon Roll


Sew a crayon Roll
We went to a friends birthday party yesterday so I sewed up my standby birthday gift.  A Crayon Roll!
I was glad to get to use this cute birds and trees Heidi Grace print I got a while ago. These are cute and easy to sew!

Sunrise Zipper Pouch Free Pattern & Tutorial

Sunrise Zipper Pouch Free Pattern & Tutorial
Introducing my Sunrise Zipper Pouch! It's the 3rd pouch in my Zipper Pouches to Gift Series.  I love the idea of making something pretty to give to a friend to lift their spirits. This one is inspired by the beautiful sunrise. 

Sewing Saves the Day: Football Jersey Fix

Make a football jersey bigger
Hi there Today I'm kicking off a new sewing series on my blog. It's called Sewing Saves the Day! Today I'll show you how to fix a football jersey. One of my favorite things about sewing is that I can use it to fix problems, make my kids dreams come true, and just make my life easier in general. Mostly I feel like these practical projects aren't very blog worthy topics because I may not use pretty fabric or the finished results aren't very visually interesting. But there are so many times when sewing really does save the day.  So I'm going to start sharing them. For my first practical project I want to share a football jersey fix.

DIY Diaper Bag Tutorial for Fabric.com


Hello Sewing friends! I hope you had a chance to catch my DIY Diaper Bag tutorial up on the Fabric.com blog. You can hop over there to check it out the full tutorial but first let me give a little preview here. This is just one big zipper pouch with loads of pockets and handles!

Big Kid Fanny Pack - DIY Pajama Pants with Drawstring elastic

I got some weekend sewing in and checked off 2 projects on my list that I've been wanting to make. Some big kid fanny packs and a pair of pajama pants for my boy who is growing like a weed.

I'm featured on Arlington Sew!

I sewing friends! Just popping in to let you know I was interviewed on the Arlington Sew website as part of their Sewing Inspiration Series. I tell all about my journey getting to where I am today and how I found my way