This Denim Pocket Advent Calendar is the first (and probably only) craft that ever began with me telling my husband, “Honey, take off your pants.”
One trip to the thrift store plus one evening at the sewing machine equals one adorable diaper cover!
20 Upcycled Blue Denim Jeans Ideas
My husband has a denim quilt that his mom made him when he was just a kid. He used it as his comforter when we were dating, and we’ve had it as a throw blanket for eight years of marriage. It obviously meant a lot to him, so I wanted to do something similar for […]
Can you feel the season creeping up on us? It’s heading toward Halloween, and it’s that time when small folks start clamoring for Halloween costumes. Thankfully, this year my daughter wants to be a baby – a simple costume involving items that we already have around the house. Halloween costumes can get expensive! So can […]
A music festival that we went to not long ago received a TON of rain, and there were very few people with dry butts. Thankfully, we were ranked among the few! Why? We had our sit-upons on hand. I used the handles to strap them to our backpacks so we could walk around without holding them. […]
I recently found myself shopping for a shoulder bag/purse and getting frustrated when, after a few months, I still hadn’t found something that met my needs. All the bags were the wrong colour or price or size or lacked pockets. When a friend gave me the idea of sewing my own bag, I dug through […]
Most of the time, my sewing time is devoted to my kids. Diapers, woolies, aprons, dresses, and the list goes on. I know why- it’s predictable and safe. I know exactly what sizes will fit them and how much fabric I need to make it happen. And, in my limited skills, I can make some […]
Babywearing is back in a huge way, and if you have basic sewing skills you can whip up a huge variety of mei tais, ring slings and other carriers. It’s worth trying a few different kinds of carrier to see what suits you and your baby.
In the first trimester, it can be tricky finding clothes that make you look pregnant rather than chubby. This in-between stage usually only lasts for a few months at most, so it seems a shame to spend a lot of money on shirts and tops.
It’s often tempting to skip linings. They can almost double the time it takes to sew a garment; they may not show from the outside, and lining fabric costs money. On the other hand, linings can do more than just give a professional finish. You’ll notice that couture clothes and the more expensive types of […]
A dirndl skirt can be made using either one piece of fabric or two. Essentially the skirt is a tube, gathered at the top; if the tube is made from one piece of fabric it will have a single seam, placed at the side or the back. Many people prefer to sew two pieces of […]