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. 

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.

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 

Make a Half Square Triangle Quilt




Hello Sewing Friends! This is Rachel again, popping in to show you a quilt I've been working on.   I made half square triangles..... now what!? If you are anything like me, you have come across a charm pack full of a new fabric line that you love and you snatch it up, thinking of all the possibilities. Can you relate?

Spring Bunny Bunting

 

Spring Bunny Bunting close up

Hello Sewing Friends! I'm here to share a little tutorial for a fun Spring Bunny Bunting to hang up for the Easter season. I feel like something is missing in my holiday decor if I don't have some sort of banner hanging up. This one is super easy and has hardly any sewing at all. Get together with some friends and make one this week!

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.

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...