Experimenting with Mini Pouches to make a Cell Phone Pouch

Experimenting with Mini Pouches to make a Cell Phone PouchOne year made a Cell Phone Zipper Pouch for a friend that took a little experimenting.  (Take #1 is on the Right, Take #2 is on the Left) We finally got it right and discovered a few things I thought I'd share.

Alien Self Portraits: 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!

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. 

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.

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. 

Graduation Dress: Sis Boom Jamie Dress Pattern Review

Sis Boom Jamie Dress Pattern Review

School has ended and I am so happy that summer is here. Not for the weather, it gets unbearably hot here, but because there is no homework, minimal schedule, and lots of play time. I sewed up a graduation dress for my daughter with the Sis Boom Jamie Dress Pattern!

Knockoff Anthropologie Somerset Maxi Dress Tutorial

Anthro Knockoff Somerset Maxi Dress Tutorial
I finished my Knock off Anthropologie Somerset dress! I'm really excited that I was able to pull this one off. Today I'm sharing which patterns I loosely used, the fabric I chose, and things I learned making it. Keep reading for all the details and an explanation of my steps so you can make one too.