Any fabric or trim find can be the pivotal point of inspiration for a new sewing project! Found these cords and straps perusing the trim department the other day. They sparked a motivation for making totes for gifts. Designing a tote is a small exercise in...Read more
When I learned to sew, I was totally hooked! My mission is to provide sewing projects that are easy enough for anyone to try... Let us know if its working!
Recent Posts by elaine
Halloween is just a few weeks away, so the quest for a perfect costume may begin. If you plan to sew one up, there is enough time to do so. When my kids were growing up I always wanted to be creative, yet make something quickly. Of course there always...Read more
These sassy little guys are made with woven cotton and Minky. Only 2 pattern pieces are used to make each animal. Set aside a couple of hours and you can make a bunch of these (click each photo for full details). Great project for a beginner. Stitch on! ...Read more
by Guest writer Betty Paxton Early in the school year, my son announced, “I need a flag.” I am the least crafty person I know, so I appealed to the craftiest person I know: Elaine. Once we established the colors and size of a flag: 45” by 36”, Elaine took...Read more
This post I’ve hedged a bit with. It’s just so easy to pick up a pattern at the fabric store, but this is a little exercise so you can draft one on your own. What was the most fun about this project was that I had an opportunity to engage...Read more
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