Bow ties on little boys are just the cutest. Gus reeeally loves his. And so do weddings. Let’s make some. It’ll just take a few minutes. About 15 actually.   THE 15 MINUTE BOW TIE 1. Cut 3 pieces about 3″ x 10″ – 2 from fashion fabric, 1 from some kind of interfacing: regular […]

I’ve been so excited to get my hands on this Dino Dudes knit fabric from Michael Miller and it’s so perfect for the Christmas jammies I’ve been planning. The fabric is a cotton/poly/lycra blend so it’s super stretchy and comfy and easy to work with. The  colors are bright and the print is so fabulous […]

It’s fabric like this that is straight fuel to my fabric fire…the new Chevron from Riley Blake is so perfect, you really have to have some of every color (and there are 10 of them). Or maybe it’s just me… This is what I’ll be working on waaay past my bedtime for the next week […]

2011 was a busy year. Here are some of my favorite projects and tutorials from last year:                                                                             […]

Button holes can be intimidating to sew and the LAST thing you want is to rip right through the tack and ruin whatever you’re working on. To save yourself even from the possibility of ruining your project, stick a straight pin just inside one of the tacks. Starting in the center of the buttonhole, poke […]

I got the idea for this project in Sew & Stow by Betty Oppenheimer (same book with the after-swim wrap and 29 other fabulous home organization projects) and it’s really helping me clean up the clutter in my car. The instructions in the book are great because Oppenheimer gives standard measurements and then a formula […]

Pin It I really do love the tablecloth bib from a few months ago, but I only made one and bias tape isn’t my favorite thing so I wasn’t real keen on making a whole handful of them. But a bib made from a dish towel is something I can really put into production! Except […]

I’ve been on the search for a perfect sun hat pattern and I finally found it in a great little sewing book called Craft Challenge: Dozens of Ways to Repurpose a Pillowcase. Because it’s in a book, I can’t very well give you the pattern here, although I wish I could because I know you […]

You can buy shoulder harness pads for kids car seats, but Elliot hasn’t had any and I wanted to make him some to match his carseat. I used scraps and it was a quick and easy sewing project. Cut 4 pieces of fabric (I used flannel) 6.5″ x 6.5″. Cut 2 pieces of thin batting, […]

I can really only give general instructions in this tutorial because unless you have the same exact number of needles as I do, you’ll have to adjust anyway. Here goes… Materials 1/4 – 1/3 yard home decor fabric/outdoor canvas, etc. 1/4 yard coordinating cotton fabric coordinating ribbon basic sewing supplies My knitting needle case is […]