Archives for May 2018

How to Make a Fabric Closet Safe

How to Make a Fabric Closet Safe How to make a fabric closet safe.  I absolutely love this project.  It is the perfect fabric closet safe that can be hung in your closet or taken on the road to hide your valuables while traveling.  It is discreet and can be hidden among your clothes so that your valuables are well hidden from prying eyes.  I, of course, used 1/2 yd remnants for my project but if you need the perfect {Read More}

How to Make a Reversible Hobo Bag

How to Make a Reversible Hobo Bag As many of you know I love to make handbags.  So I made this easy to sew reversible hobo bag that anyone can make.  This bag is very easy to make and requires only one pattern piece.  It can be sewn by anyone with beginner sewing skills.  The completed bag is perfect for everyday use.  I used decorator weight fabric for one side of this project but you could use quilting cotton or {Read More}

Upcycled Jeans Tote Bag Pattern and Tutorial

Upcycled Jeans Tote Bag Pattern and Tutorial As many of you know I love to upcycle jeans.  There is no reason not too.  I had an old pair of jeans with polka dots on them that my husband hated so I decided to make a tote bag out of these jeans.  This upcycled jeans tote is very easy to make and you can use your own handles or pre-made handles.  I decided to use leather strapping for my handle because {Read More}

Patriotic Embroidery Hoop Art

Patriotic Embroidery Hoop Art I Found this patriotic embroidery hoop art at American Multi-surface acryllics and then looked at my stash and decided that I had fabrics that would fit perfectly.  You could follow the tutorial and paint this embroidery hoop craft the way they did but I decided that using more of my stash was the way to go with this project.  Embroidery hoop crafts are all the rage right now and I just love how this project looks.  It {Read More}

How to Make Fabric Covered Plant Pots

How to Make Fabric Covered Plant Pots How to make fabric covered plant pots.  I delved into my stash once again for this beautiful but simple project.  I have plants all through my home. They are both pretty to look at and healthy for the environment.  According to the Health Economist house plants not only have the ability to clean the air but they can also remove toxins like benzene, formaldehyde and trichloroethylene from the air. I could use plain terracotta {Read More}

25 Easy to Make Fat Quarter Projects

25 Easy to Make Fat Quarter Projects I absolutely love remnants and fat quarters and am always looking for projects to make from them.  I thought I would put together this round up of fun and colorful fat quarter projects that I have created. Just a small amount of fabric and little bit of time can gain great results.  I hope you like this list. If you are not familiar with fat quarters they are pre-cut pieces of fabric that {Read More}

Easy Sew DIY Clutch Wristlet

Easy Sew DIY Clutch Wristlet Easy sew DIY clutch wristlet with magnetic snap.  I love to make handbags.  In fact they are my favorite things to sew.  I never take a large bulky handbag out at night.  Instead I prefer a small wristlet that will hold my essentials. I also love color.  I always carry colorful bags wherever I go. it is a nice contrast to the blues, grays and blacks I wear at work. In that vein I created {Read More}