Alien Self Portraits: Kid Art Lessons with Grandma


Alien Self Portrait - kid art lesson - Art Lessons with Grandma
We are starting up our Sunday Art Lessons with Grandma again. I'm excited to share what we did yesterday. Grab some paper and markers and come make Alien Self Portraits with us!

Passport to Summer Toiletry Bag Tutorial for Fabric.com


I made a fun project this month that I get to share with you today. It's a Toiletry Bag for Dad, just in time for some Father's Day sewing. I don't know about you but the Dad's in my life are hard to sew for, but this is the perfect gift. Manly on the outside, personalized and fun on the inside.

10 Must have Sewing Tools that Make Sewing Easier and More Fun


10 Must have Sewing Tools for Easy Sewing - Go beyond the basics to make Sewing more enjoyable

If you know me at all you know I'm a basics girl. I don't need all the extra in any area of my life. I'm usually not one to go out and try all the new things and rely on just the right gadgets to do the job. BUT, I have found that going beyond the basics and having the right sewing tools for the job really does make sewing so much easier and less frustrating. Less frustration means more sewing satisfaction and keeps me coming back for more. So here is a round up of the 'beyond the basic' sewing tools I keep at my fingertips to make my sewing life easier and fun.  

DIY 4th of July T-Shirt Kit: The Perfect Summer Craft for Kids

How to make a 4th of July T-shirt

Want to be crafty but don't have all the supplies on hand to make that happen? I found the perfect T-Shirt kit for you. Get all the supplies you need to make your own 4th of July shirt delivered to your door in one easy package. 

Sew a Set of Silky Pillowcase with Tricot Fabric



Have you ever slept on a silky pillowcase? They are cool, soft, and luxurious and some people in my family can't sleep without them! I sew a batch of these every few years and it can be a little tricky to sew with silky fabric. Today I'm sharing my best tips and tricks for making a pillowcase out of silky tricot fabric. 

Handmade Gifts to Sew for Dad

 

Handmade Gifts to Sew for Dad

The men in my life are the hardest to sew for. They don't like all the cute little things I usually like to sew, and obviously pretty floral fabrics are a big 'no'. But if you change the fabrics to solids or heavier utility fabrics you can easily make a project more manly.  One year I sewed big zipper pouches and toiletry bags for all my brothers and they were a hit.  Here's a round up of ideas to help you get those creative juices flowing

What to sew for Dad for Father's Day -Handmade Gift Ideas for Dad

For the Dad who loves to travel...

Sew a Road Trip Toiletry bag with my free sewing pattern

Sewing for Dad - Road Trip Toiletry Bag free pattern - DIY Toiletry bag

Sew a Grow zipper pouch with my free sewing Tutorial

- Sewing for Dad - Sew a Grow zipper pouch - perfect for travel - free sewing Tutorial


For the Dad who loves to read...

Sew a Soft Glasses case

Sew a soft glasses case - free pattern - sewing for dad



on the go reading pillow - free pattern by Polkadot Chair

For the Dad who loves to cook...

Sew a set of Oven Mitts  with this free pattern at Suzy Quilts

Sewing for Dad - Quilted Oven Mitt tutorial by Suzy Quilts

Sew an Adjustable Apron using this free pattern from Molly Sketchbook

Sewing for dad - Adjustable Apron Tutorial by Molly's Sketchbook

I hope these ideas help you to find a little sewing inspiration for the hard to sew for dads in your life. If you liked this post, share it with a sewing friend. Sign up for my newsletter to stay up to date on my latest patterns and handmade items for sale. 

Happy Sewing! 



Summer Sewing Inspiration: Easy Summer Tote Remake


Today I want to share with you my favorite piece of advice...  Don't be afraid to try something new! Don't be afraid to experiment! Even if you fail, you'll always learn something along the way. And if you succeed there is no greater sense of accomplishment.  One of my favorite things to do is take a tutorial and put my own spin on it.  I have a little example to show you today of how I did just that with my old Summer Tote tutorial.

I Am A Soccer Mom : Soccer/Camping Chair Cover Tutorial

DIY Camping Chair Cover Tutorial - Make a replacement cover for a camping chair

Hi friends!  I'm back today with another sewing tutorial for the Soccer Mom Series. Everyone uses camping chairs to sit on the sidelines at soccer.   The chair covers are always poor quality and rip out before the chair dies, leaving you with a perfectly good chair but no easy way to carry it.  

Grow Zipper Pouch Tutorial with Boxed Corners

Zipper Pouch Tutorial with Boxed corners - easy to sew zipper pouch

Make a cute zipper pouch with boxed corners! This pouch is part of my monthly zipper pouch series. It features little tabs to grab as you zip, a pieced half log cabin block on the front roomy boxed corners,  Come learn how to make one!

Soccer Mom: Super Easy Sleeve Tie Tutorial

Hi everyone, This is the last week of our I Am a Soccer Mom series! Today I'm going show you how to make a quick and oh sew easy shoulder sleeve tie, also sometimes called sleeve scrunchies.