I have a new category on my blog posts for Repairs & Alterations. I have gone through all my old posts and added this to all that apply. I think that if you can repair, repurpose, re-hem, recycle, restyle or alter any clothing is to re-love it.
Learn to Sew Drawstring Pouch is a child tutorial beginner project. This is part of a series in Teaching Children to Sew. -
Wonder Clips vs Craft Clips. I started using Wonder Clips to teach children to sew. They loved these so much more than pins when sewing a seam. They were great...... but expensive. Now there are so many brands of Craft Clips at much lower prices that it is hard to know which ones to choose. I will share with you what I found.
Sometimes your polo shirt or t-shirt gets an annoying little hole. It doesn't look that bad at first, then it begins to grow and be more noticeable. Then you may even stop wearing it because you don't know how to fix it. Repairing a little hole is one of the simplest hand sewing that can be done.
There is a smart way to purchase sewing supplies. First determine who is sewing and what they are making. Start with the basics, then move on. The list of supplies can be endless, but you can begin with just a few. For gifts for The Beginning Sewist read HERE. As...
Elastic hair ties are simple to make and they are easy gifts. Wrap them in this fun wrapping and you are ready for friend gifts, party favors or stocking stuffers.
Sometimes you are given a t-shirt that you are supposed to wear to school. These can be for clubs, sports or spirit wear. T-shirts can be boring. Next time try restyling it into a cute top. This t-shirt started as a size large and ended up as a small cute peplum top with a Peter Pan collar.
The Easy DIY Fabric Pumpkin is very simple to make. You can make it in a variety of different fabrics and sizes to enhance your fall decor. You may use a cotton (batik Houndstooth shown) or try using heavier fabrics like a twill or velvet.
The easiest way to make your first quilt is not to get lost in the patchwork. Start out with a pre-cut quilt kit to make it even easier.
This is a quick and easy way to give a pin cushion a makeover. Use an existing pin cushion and give it a new look. I chose pink gingham, but you can choose any fabric that you want.