January 7, 2015 in Projects
T-shirt quilts are so cool and full of memories! Annnnd, you get to make great use of those old t-shirts you just can't bear to throw away! They may be a little time consuming to create (a really fun kind of time consuming, of course) but, they aren't too difficult to make! Back in November 2011, I posted a ...
November 19, 2014 in Projects
You may remember my post "Sew Over Anxiety" and I made some little washcloths to go with this gift for the facial masks. Here's the so super easy washcloth tutorial so you can make your own! You can, of course, buy some terrycloth from the fabric store. I cut mine 10" x 10", but, you can make them any size ...
November 3, 2014 in Projects
Christmas is coming and these drawstring backpack bags (or cinch bags) make really great, personalized gifts! Did you know that Americans spend about $450 billion on Christmas gifts every year (resource here). I learned about an idea 2 years ago called Advent Conspiracy and it proposes the idea of celebrating Christmas differently by giving special, relational gifts and not spending ...
October 13, 2014 in Projects
These adorable key fobs are really easy to sew! They make really great gifts, as well!
Here's what you need for this key fob tutorial:
2 cut strips of fabric 15" by 2" (can be the same fabric or coordinating)
1 - 1.5" wide by 30-40" long strip of fabric (for the ruffle)
1 - 15" by 2" strip of an interfacing or I ...
September 12, 2014 in Projects
I was looking for some natural ways to relieve stress for a friend and remembered these awesome fabric tubes of warmth and relaxation. A friend of mine gave me a rice bag in college...and, I'm not sure where it went. They're so easy to make and smell so lovely! Lindsay Wilkes with The Cottage Mama has a tutorial for a ...
September 11, 2014 in Projects
I have some stressed out friends (sometimes myself included: read here) and am just starting to learn about the benefits of essential oils. Do you use essential oils? I have learned that lavender is a soothing/calming scent and have read that to calm you down or help you sleep, place a drop or 2 on the palm of your hands ...
August 15, 2014 in Projects
Hey y'all, I'm Melissa from Melly Sews, and today I'm going to show you how to sew this serger tray. I like to keep one below my serger to collect trimmings - I prefer this to a bag that hangs down. I can catch my trimmings and periodically dump them in the bigger wastebasket near me.
To make your own, you'll ...
August 7, 2014 in Projects
'Every Cloud has a Silver Lining"
Cloud Coasters with metallic thread
by see kate sew
These coasters are so simple to make and perfect for a colorful party! Two layers of felt will protect your surfaces and a silver thread "lining" will keep optimistic vibes all around. Serve them with rainbow colored drinks for extra good luck!
Ready to make some? Here is what ...
August 1, 2014 in Projects
Happy first Friday!
Heather here from The Sewing Loft back again to share some fun projects for you to stitch up!
Summer is quickly coming to an end and it's time to start thinking about Back To School. (Not sure if I should insert a big "Woo Hoo" here or a "dang it's almost over!" but either way the clock is ticking!)
Either way, to help ...
July 16, 2014 in Projects
Looking for a dress tutorial that is sweet and simple? Look no further!
I made this for my 3-year-old and with a few measurements you can make this for babies all the way to maybe 7 or 8 (just have to make sure you get the appropriate amount of fabric). Get your sewing machine ready and a serger is helpful too!
Ok, to ...