How to Make a Boys Aviator Hat

How to Make a Boys Aviator Hat Ever wondered how to make a boys aviator hat.  I came across this aviator hat pattern in the December 2017 issue of Sew Magazine and had to share it with you.  It is an adorable boys fur aviator hat that is perfect for boys of all ages.  The pattern has sizes ranging from boys to men and is an easy project to make. For the outer part of the hat I used a {Read More}

Easy DIY Skirt Pattern and Tutorial

Easy DIY Skirt Pattern and Tutorial I am all about sewing simple projects using remnants and other fabrics. I happened to have two 1/2 yard remnants of the same fabric and another remnant of plain red.  So, I decided to put them all together to make this super easy DIY skirt pattern and tutorial.  You can whip up this little gem in about a half an hour or less. You can use this free skirt pattern  to make a skirt {Read More}

Girls Butterfly Sleeve Top

Girls Butterfly Sleeve Top   Spring has sprung so I thought I would make this easy to make, cute little girls butterfly sleeve top.  This is the perfect little top for little girls this spring and summer.  I, of course, used a 1 yard remnant to create this little gem.  If you want the perfect little girls fabric for this project I recommend Fabric.com and Hobby Lobby. This post contains affiliate links that if you click in them and make {Read More}

How to Sew a Japanese Knot Bag

How to Sew a Japanese Knot Bag Ever wonder how to sew a Japanese Knot bag?  I came across this knot bag pattern from The Chili Dog and just had to make it and show it to you all.  It is a fun and quick little project that you can sew, as usual, using remnants.  I have a giant stash full of remnants that I purchase for half price and am always looking for projects to make with them.  This bag {Read More}

How to Make a Flat Bottomed Zippered Pouch

How to Make a Flat Bottomed Zippered Pouch I was asked to do a tutorial on how to make a flat bottomed zippered pouch.  This is one of the easiest beginner sewing projects there is and you can do it in 6 easy steps.  The hardest part is deciding on the size.  With this pattern you can make the pouch any size you want. Beginners might be intimidated by inserting the zipper but this tutorial provides step by step instructions {Read More}

Pleated Clutch Handbag Tutorial

Pleated Clutch Handbag Tutorial I once again delved into my stash and created a colorful and fun pleated clutch handbag.  This stash busting project is simple to make and only takes a few hours.  It is the perfect clutch for any time day or night.  I love the bright colors but you can use more subdued shades if that suits you.  The key to this simple clutch pattern is the alternating pleat colors. If you don’t have a big stash {Read More}

How to Make a DIY Bum Bag: Pattern and Tutorial

How to Make a DIY Bum Bag: Pattern and Tutorial I have an abundance of fat quarters that I have collected over time so I thought I would make something useful out of them.  I decided to make a fanny pack that you can take anywhere.  You can create this entire pack with two fat quarters, some 1″ strapping, a zipper and a parachute clip.  If you don’t have fat quarters you can use remnants or any other fabric in {Read More}

Free Bi Fold Wallet Tutorial

Free Bi Fold Wallet Tutorial I took a Craftsy class on Wallet making called Sewing Wallets Step by Step a while back and I just loved it.  It was a very well done class and worth the sale price I paid for it.  Since then I have been making wallets like crazy.  They are much easier than you think to make them.  I would recommend that you take the class if you can otherwise I came across a terrific free {Read More}

Sew a Basic Tote Using Remnants

Sew a Basic Tote Using Remnants As you all know, I have a closet full of remnants and am always looking for things to make with them.  Remnants are the last yard or less of fabric left on a bolt that is sold for half price at your local fabric store. In this case I happened to have some blue faux suede and blue and white floral fabric so I decided to sew a basic tote out of remnants.  I {Read More}

Quick and Easy Fabric Trays

Quick and Easy Fabric Trays I came across this fabulous idea on how to make quick and easy fabric trays and wanted to share it with you.  You can use these trays anywhere to hold keys, trinkets, jewelry and more.  It only takes about 30 minutes from start to finish to make these terrific trays so give them a try if you have some scraps of fabric laying around your stash.  I used old jeans and a fat quarter that {Read More}