Projects - Totally Stitchin

DIY Key Fob Tutorial

October 13, 2014 in Projects

IMG_3497 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 ...

Warm Lavender Aromatherapy Rice Bag Tutorial

September 12, 2014 in Projects

Totally Stitchin': Warm Lavendar Aromatherapy Rice Bag Tutorial 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 ...

Aromatherapy Flower Pin Tutorial

September 11, 2014 in Projects

Totally Stitchin': Aromatherapy Flower Pin 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 ...
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Serger Tray Tutorial

August 15, 2014 in Projects

Totally Stitchin': Serger Tray Tutorial 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 ...
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Cloud Coaster Tutorial

August 7, 2014 in Projects

Totally Stitchin': Cload Coaster Tutorial '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 ...
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Back to School Projects

August 1, 2014 in Projects

Easy projects for Back To School. 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 ...

Simple Summer Dress Tutorial #2

July 16, 2014 in Projects

Totally Stitchin': Simple Summer Dress #2 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 ...
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Easy Grocery Bag Holder Tutorial

June 30, 2014 in Projects

Totally Stitchin': Grocery Bag Holder Tutorial This SUPER easy tutorial sews up in about 20-30 minutes and helps wrangle all of the plastic grocery bags that have overtaken the cabinet under the kitchen sink! I found this tutorial on the Phat Quarters blog as a starting point. I reworked it a bit, and now I am going to share my version of the tutorial. Here we go! Supplies 2 Fat Quarters, ...

Simple Summer Dress Tutorial #1

June 19, 2014 in Projects

Totally Stitchin': Simple Summer Dress Tutorial This dress can be made with measurements for baby to young child (like 6 years old or so)! As my 3-year-old daughter, Olivia, only wants to wear dresses lately, I decided to whip a couple of dresses up for her benefit (and my benefit because of price (with coupons) and your benefit because I have another fun project tutorial)! This project ...

Ruffled Diaper Cover Tutorial (Part 2)

April 15, 2014 in Projects

Lyla1 Now, that your Diaper Cover Part I is almost finished we can start on the fun ruffling part! We'll use the Rolled Hem stitch on your Baby Lock Serger and then, the Ruffler Foot on your sewing machine (or you can always baste and gather)! Head on over to the National Serger Month website for Part 2 of the Ruffled Diaper ...