Simple leather tablet case tutorial


This post is part of the Home Sewn Series at¬† ¬† Chances are you own a tablet of some sort. Whether it’s an iPad or a Kindle Fire or some other tablet. And chances are you take it with you places by throwing it into your handbag. If you’ve got 15 minutes you can

Book Review & Giveaway: Simple Sewing


Today I have the honor of joining the Simple Sewing book tour. Simple Sewing: 30 Fast and Easy Projects for Beginners written by Katie from The Red Kitchen. Learn to sew straight lines, clip corners, turn, topstitch and all the other basic things you need to master before moving on to sewing difficult projects. My daughters

Choosing Fabric for Children’s Clothing


Choosing fabric for children’s clothing can be tricky. The fabrics available in many local stores lend themselves well to quilting and home decor but often not clothing, especially for children. Left with few option, most home sewists turn to quilting cotton. This can work great for structured dresses or ruffly skirts but not for other garments, especially pants and tops.
When looking for fabrics for children think about the drape and weight. When shopping online, check their suggestions for the fabric. If it says it suggests the fabric to be used for home decor, skip it.

GTP Tour: Sew a Straight Line


Sabra from Sew a Straight Line is pretty much a sewing genius. She sews her own jeans and looks fantastic and not like she’s wearing pajama jeans or jeans her grandmother made (no offense to grandmothers everywhere). She made the most amazing Study Hall Jacket a couple months ago and she’s back with a simplified

75+ DIY Halloween Costume Tutorials Roundup


As the 3rd Annual Handmade Costume Series wraps up I thought it would be fun to look back at all the tutorials we’ve shared. If you need to know how to make a Halloween or dress up costume of any kind this is the place to look! From ninjas costumes to princess costumes and everything in between (ipod’s, anyone?) they’re all here! We’ve got mermaids and chefs, dragons, elephants, woodland creatures, hedgehogs, peacocks, fish, gnomes and dwarves, vikings, ewoks, R2D2, Rapunzel, Belle, Tinkerbelle, Mary Poppins, Alice in Wonderland, Dorothy, Jessie, The Lorax, Fairies, Nacho Libre, Stick Men, Upsidedown men, witches, cats, legos, Wall-E, ladybugs and much more!

Sewing gifts for kids: Pajama Eaters


I prefer to make gifts for my kids for Christmas. I usually make pajamas, clothes and a toy. Last year I made each of my kids a Pajama Eater to go with their new pajamas. I used the pattern by Sew Fearless and loved it. I didn’t make any of them exactly like the pattern.

FINAL day to buy the Alphabet Collection!

Buy the Alphabet Collection and get 10% off the next Pattern Anthology collection coming in November!  Today is the last day of this fantastic SALE.  (BUY HERE) We have been so excited about the overwhelmingly reviews this collection has received. In case you haven't seen them yet, here are the 4 patterns included in the

Sewing school clothes


The Alphabet Collection by Pattern Anthology is a pure genius collection of Back to School unisex sewing patterns. You’re sure to love these!