Lucky Clover Banner Video Tutorial

Lucky Clover Banner - A simple embroidery project for St. Patrick's Day - free video tutorial by Rachel Newson

Hello Sewing Friends! This is Rachel  Newson(Sarah's sister) I'm excited to be here today to teach you how to make this fun Lucky Clover Banner! This hand embroidered banner is sure to brighten up any room for St. Patrick's Day. All you need is a little felt and embroidery floss. It's a perfect beginning embroidery project.

Best Friends Quilt

Best Friends Quilt
 Showing off another little quilt I made years ago that never posted about. (Hence the older photos) This quilt was an experiment, as usual. That's one of the things I love about sewing. Experimenting! Sometimes things turn out well sometimes not. I love how this one turned out but I was very skeptical at first. I challenged myself to choose 2 colors and use mostly old fabrics that I didn't like anymore or thought I'd never use.  I chose pinks for the lights and browns for the darks.

Rainbow Zipper Pouch Tutorial



fill a Rainbow pouch with 'gold' and deliver it to a friend.
 Make a cute rainbow zipper pouch to share some joy this St Patrick's day! I'm not Irish but I'm all for a celebrating a holiday with mischievous leprechauns, gold, and rainbows. At the end of a rainbow you'll find a pot of gold right?  Why not fill a Rainbow pouch with 'gold' and deliver it to a friend.

How to Sew a Prom Dress - Simplicity 8289



Hello sewing friends!  Prom season is upon us again and it's time to start thinking about what pattern to choose if you are making a dress. I thought it would be fun to share the prom dress I made for my daughter a few of years ago. I've been sitting on this post for a while but I'll just post the following as it was written when it was fresh...

Bejeweled Churn Dash Finished Quilt


Bejeweled Churn Dash Quilt on the fence
Hello Sewing Friends!  I've got some big news to share. I FINISHED my Bejeweled Churn Dash quilt! I made this quilt top years ago and it's been patiently waiting  in my closet for me to quilt it. Do you have any projects like that?  

How to Cut out a Sewing Pattern - 4 Helpful Tips

How to cut out a sewing pattern Post title
Hi there!  I've been sewing a lot with patterns lately... lots of pattern testing going on over here.  And can I just say that cutting out fabric with a paper pattern can be frustrating!   It's almost impossible to hold the paper down the whole time while you cut and it's tricky to pin the paper to the fabric. Inevitably the patter paper shifts  as the scissors slide under and then I've cut it wrong. Gah! Anyway today I'm going to show you how to cut out a sewing pattern using the 4 helpful tips I use to help make cutting out patterns way less frustrating.

Make an adorable Monster Stuffie

One can never have too many stuffed animals, amiright? You may not agree with me but your child sure will. You can make this adorable DIY monster stuffie and bring a smile to your little one's face.  These Monster "Babies" are so cute and little and not scary at all! 
They are easy to sew, soft and huggable, and perfect for little boys. I'm going to show you how to make them today. 

Happy Easter Embroidery Free Pattern

Happy Easter Embroidery Free Pattern - Little Bunny Embroidery pattern -  Includes instructions to finish and frame it as a wall hanging.
Are you in the mood for a little stitching? Easter will be here before you know it! Sometimes it's fun to have a holiday project at your finger tips when you have a minute to stitch. I have a free Happy Easter embroidery pattern that you will want to check out.

Heart Zipper Pouch Free Pattern

Do you know of anyone who needs a little extra love this Valentines Day?  Here's a pretty zipper pouch you can make to take to your favorite 'Galentines'! Fill it with a few chocolates and you have a heart felt gift! 

Printable Fantasy Dragon Valentine's Cards

Dragon Themed Valentine cards printable - Dragon valentines for fantasy loving fans

My niece, Melinda, is 13 and has been obsessed with dragons ever since I can remember. She reads about them, collects them, and loves to draw them. She came up with some fun ideas drew these amazing printable Valentine's cards and is selling them in my Etsy Shop!