Make this super cute, and environmentally friendly apron, by upcycling old jeans. It's easy with these detailed photos and step by step instructions.
A simple basting stitch for hand sewing is really not hard, once you know what steps to follow and what to look out for. This simple stitch will work for mending ripped cloth, sewing on buttons, hand-sewing delicate areas in clothing construction,...
The arrival of my third grandson is just weeks away, and I wanted a very special gift for his baby shower. It has been years since I sewed a baby blanket, but I decided to tackle the process! I hope that you will find this article helpful.
This kennel bedding cage mat sews up quickly. I hope you make bunches and bunches of extra mats to donate to the local animal shelter. Better yet, share this tutorial so more animal lovers can help!
Does your family gather every year for an event? Does your neighborhood hold a BBQ each summer? If food is involved, consider making an apron for everyone (or a special few) to remember these times. This is an easy project for a beginner because exact measurements are not essential.
Need a fancy, lettuce edge tulle ruffle for a project? You only need basic sewing skills... just grab your sewing machine, some tulle, and a spool of thick fishing line, and this article will tell you how to get it done!
Including photos and instructions, learn how to make reusable fabric bowl covers with this step by step guide. This project is a great way to use up fabric, save money and be kind to the environment.
For a unique gift, turn a drawing into a one-of-a-kind stuffed toy. The step by step photos and instructions provided will make the process easy.
Give your bedroom a quick makeover by making your own pillowcases. It's fast, fun and easy when you use this step-by-step photo guide that will show you how.
Skinny jeans are in. If you just got the memo and you're still dressing like it's 2005 (you're not alone), don't throw those old flare jeans out! Save money by converting them into skinny jeans.
The churidar is more popular than ever these days. While I haven’t studied the stitching from an expert, I did it by trial and error. Learn these steps here.
Taking in or letting out a pair of dress pants is not hard and should take you no more than 30-40 minutes. Custom tailor your pants to make them fit just right for a fraction of the cost a professional charges!
Want to make a useful baby shower gift? Or just add some practical baby items to your collection? These bibs are so easy and quick to make, it will only take an hour or two to make a dozen. Using t-shirts to create baby bibs makes this a budget friendly project, while giving your baby some unique accessories.
Picking out stitches can save an embroidered garment from apparent disaster. With the proper techniques and enough patience, almost any design can be removed and sewn over.
Learn how to use the automatic needle threader that's attached to your sewing machine. My video tutorial will also show you how to repair the system if it's not working properly.
Learn how to thread a sewing machine properly so that you can start sewing quickly and confidently without worry about thread tensions, skipped stitches and other problems.
This easy bookmark is the perfect craft project for Valentine's Day, or just to show your love of books! Each heart is made from felt and can be decorated in many ways. This bookmark is so charming, you'll want to make one for yourself and for everyone you love!
This great stash buster also serves to keep your crochet hooks neat and organized. Use whatever materials you have laying around.
DIY crib sheets are a great way to add a personal touch to a baby's nursery. They're quick and easy to make, and depending on the fabric you select, they're a money-saving option to boot.
Seize the day and learn to use your sewing machine! These practical tips will show you how to prepare your sewing machine and make your first perfectly formed stitches. You can do it!
Learn how to use the automatic bobbin winder on your sewing machine. This tutorial is perfect for beginners and includes step-by-step instructions and a video.
Seam sewing for the beginning sewer. Learn how to sew a seam in a few easy steps. Be clever, sew a seam.
Looking for a free pattern for your daughter's american girl doll or 18 inch doll? Then you will definitely love this step by step tutorial on how to sew bubble skirt for dollies.
Fabric pumpkins are a popular decoration during Halloween and Thanksgiving, but can be expensive to buy. But you can easily make them yourself and create your own stacked pumpkin topiary. This tutorial shares all the steps and includes ideas for decorating and building a stacked pumpkin decoration.
This tutorial shows you how to sew three basic hand sewing stitches; the running stitch, running backstitch and backstitch.
Check out this collection of easy, stylish, and free bag patterns! These ideas for fashion bags, purses, clutches, and totes include pictures and links to tutorials. Ideas for gals, teens, and adults.
A 'walking' foot for your sewing machine is essential if you are a quiltmaker. This foot has its own feed dogs to move the top layer of fabric, while the machine's feed dogs move the bottom latyer
A in-depth guide to creating scallop stitches in hand embroidery including tips and tricks on getting the perfect stitch.
Do your pants fit you like a glove? If they don't, consider trying out one of these techniques and hacks to make them work for you!
If you are someone that would like to learn how to sew, you can learn the basics from the easy-to-follow lessons here. With step-by-step instructions, learning to sew is pretty easy.
Use my free shower turban pattern to easily put one together! It'd make a lovely and functional gift for teenage or college girls. Whip up an entire batch to give away for Christmas, graduation, or a bridal shower.
Make elegant decorative curtains using grommets with this simple tutorial and tips from my experience creating them for my patio.
A step-by-step tutorial (with pictures) showing how to embroider 5 easy and beautiful stitches. You'll be able to make several beautiful designs and learn the skills to make more complex stitches.
Save money and get crafty with an easy and cute leotard! Step-by-step instructions on making your tiny dancer cute and comfortable! Excellent project for beginners.
Do you have a sweatshirt that's just too large? Do you also have a sweatshirt (or other knit shirt) that fits well? I'll show you how to improve the larger one and make it something you'll want to wear.
If you're in the market for a new summer bag or simply want DIY tote ideas, this tutorial for a messenger bag is worth checking out.
Make a cute little zipper pocket plushie toy for your favorite child or grandchild. Even teenaged girls will love receiving this soft fleece companion. This project is super easy to make.
Are you looking for a tutorial for a great homemade baby gift? Homemade gifts are an excellent way to make a new mom feel special and supported. Better yet, this homemade gift is cute and practical!
Pincushions are popular crafts to make, use, collect and enjoy. This tutorial includes easy directions for making a cupcake-style pincushion that can be decorated and embellished in a number of ways.
The holidays are right around the corner, the party list is growing, and you know that it is impolite to attend a party empty handed, so what are you to do? Well, make some fabric bags that can accommodate any bottled gift.
I had a pair of shorts that were too big. They were the perfect length, and I loved that the color went with so many of my tops and shoes. The shorts were a bit too big around the waist and hips, so I pinned them for a quick sewing job that resulted in them fitting like a dream!
In this Hub, I'll explain how I stitched a long frock for my daughter Anna during the Christmas season. The frock has lots of fun flairs, and is also easy to make.
Never sewn anything before but want to try? Learn how to easily sew an envelope cushion cover with these clear instructions and a helpful video!
This easy to make walker tote bag is held on with two strips of hook and loop tape (Velcro). It is a fast sewing project, perfect for beginner sewers who want to sew for charity. The tutorial teaches you step by step how to sew a walker bag.