Soft Fabric Baskets Tutorial

Fabric Easter Basket and Bucket

  After months of winter, I am longing for spring.   With Easter around the corner, I am sharing with you soft fabric baskets you can make in one evening.  Use these for a custom Easter basket, and use them the rest of the year to organize small items or crafts in your home. Baskets are approximately 5" high and 8" in diameter. Supplies to make one basket: (2) - 27" x 6" pieces of quilting cotton for the lining and exterior part of the bag. (1) 23" x 3 3/4" piece of cotton fo … [Read more...]

Drawstring Pouch Purse

drawstring purse pouch

This drawstring pouch purse is a great way to keep your things organized within a larger bag, or you can use this cute little satchel as a fancy gift bag for a special friend.  My daughter likes to use them as little purses, and she just loops the drawstring ribbons over her wrist to carry it around.  Whatever you choose to use it for, it's a fun and useful way to use extra fabric scraps- let's get started! Materials Needed: 2 coordinating fabrics A bit of 1" or wider ribbon About a … [Read more...]

Superhero Costume

superhero costumes

Whether it's Halloween or not, this Superhero costume will be an awesome addition to your child's dress up bin.  Plus, the skies the limit, so customize it to the liking of your child! Materials Needed: Sewing basics- machine, thread, scissors, iron Wonder Under Fabric- cotton, costume satin, pleather Velcro Knit fabric 10" of 1/8-1/4"  elastic *Note: if you use pleather, be especially careful ironing it since it is so synthetic.  I usually will iron it on the backside or the … [Read more...]

Loving What You Do

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If ever I had a "thing", it'd be sewing.  Was I a natural when I was first learning?  Oh, heavens no.  In fact the first thing I ever made was a pair of mittens in junior high school, and to this day my good friends tease me about my squashed-banana-hand-mittens.  It wasn't pretty.  But I got better. If ever I had a disinterest in something, on the other hand, it'd be cooking.  *gasp*  I cook because my family needs to eat, not because I like to do it.  On frequent occasion, I open the cupboar … [Read more...]

September Challenge- Get Creative Week 2

aprons

Time to show us your pictures for the first week of our September challenge! (If you’re wondering what this challenge is all about, click HERE for details) Did you have fun making your aprons? I can't wait to see them! An InLinkz Link-up … [Read more...]