Michael Hyatt says that most people either drift through life or have a driven life. The way to balance all the aspects of your life is to design your life. Wow! Mind blown! I read his book in the middle of 2018 and implemented some of the steps and accomplished so much of what I had been putting off for years. Now I am designing my life for 2019.
I do not have a Sewing Room. I don’t even have a designated Sewing Corner. I do, however, always find a place to sew. When we downsized into a townhouse I gave up my luxury of always having my sewing machine set up, my ironing board out, and a space to lay out and cut patterns. This does not, however,…
Sometimes finding modest ready-to-wear clothing for girls can be difficult. Often they are too short or too tight. Use these suggestions to avoid the mother-daughter struggles. Sometimes going up a size or two is really all the solution you need. This may require some slight alterations. Today I am a contributor for Raising Homemakers. Read the rest HERE. You may also…
An easy way to make a handmade gift is to start with a ready-made apron and add a fun pocket. This DIY Bunny Pocket only needs some playful fabric to turn a plain apron into a cute rabbit kid apron.
Pacifier Clips are a quick and easy project to make to use or give as a gift. A pacifier attaches easily to the loop end. The clip attaches securely onto a baby bib, clothing or infant carrier. Materials needed: Scrap of fabric elastic or ribbon metal clip See materials list for links to all of the items used. Today I…
If you are buying a gift for anyone who loves sewing, first know one thing:
We can never have enough fabric and we never get tired of having one more sewing item.
With that said, the following are sewing items that I have compiled from the most practical to the most frivolous.
Hand sewing is the best way to begin the life-long journey of sewing love.
A hoop button project is the best first sewing project for children. They will learn how to handle a needle and thread to make stitches. The hoop keeps the fabric straight. Buttons add a quick brightness to their project.
Giving a child a fun sew kit is one of the best things you can do to introduce them to the world of sewing. This may be the first step in teaching a child to sew. Pick some essential sewing tools and put them in a fun case to begin a life-long journey of sewing.
This Easy DIY Activity Tote is perfect for children to have some activity essentials on-the-go. This is a project that your children can learn about designing and learn to sew for themselves. The strap can be worn on the shoulder or as a cross-body bag.
This Easy DIY Activity Tote is perfect for children to have some activity essentials on-the-go. This is a project that your children can learn about designing and learn to sew for themselves. The strap can be worn on the shoulder or as a cross-body bag. Needed: 1 yard of fabric (non directional) 1 yard of 1″ wide cotton webbing Instructions: Design the…