I’m woefully behind in posting about my Sewing 101 tutorials over at design*sponge — but I’ve been hard at work designing, sewing, writing and photographing, and creating lots of good how-to posts over there for your stitchy pleasure. (They’re specially made for beginning sewists, so newbies, don’t be shy!) Click on over to design*sponge to check out my columns: How to sew a pouf. Download a free template to make this chunky pouf, and learn everything you’ll need to know to assemble it and create the tufting. free sewing patterns and tutorials! | Brett Bara - StumbleUpon
A sweet friend of mine sent the girls and me a box of adorably adorable owl pillows this week. She doesn’t sell them, doesn’t have an Etsy shop…she just makes them. I think they might be the sweetest things I’ve ever seen, and I think they’ll be precious in the girls’ new room. I don’t know what it is about owl pillows. Or owls in general.
A Modern Take on the Doily $850 Lamp for less than $50? Yes Please! Hello Pretty people! We are so excited to share a project we did this past weekend. A few months ago, I came across a ceiling lamp, I absolutely loved.
To kick off Spice up your Kitchen, I figured I should start things off with a tutorial to help you get organized. You know all that mail that piles up on your kitchen counters? Come on, fess up. Well mine was finally driving me crazy enough to do something about it. Inspired by this letter bin, I came up with a fun fabric version. Now you can coordinate it with your kitchen.
Hi! My name is Jenny and I am so excited to be a designer here at the Bake Shop! This is my first recipe. If your ironing board cover is dull as dishwater, it may be time to spruce it up! I guarantee ironing will be a little more fun when you have something pretty to iron on, like Kate Spain's gorgeous Verna line. 1 Jelly Roll - Verna by Kate Spain Quilted Ironing Board Cover
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We have a feather duster in one hand and a cleaning rag in the other. We're ready to do battle with the disorganization that has crept in during the dreary days of winter. It's time to manage the mess and clear the clutter. And we've collected some of our favorite S4H Clean & Tidy projects to help. Spring Clean & Tidy Week: Sofa Caddy - Sew4Home
By Betz White Repurposing with denim is a natural. Who doesn’t have an extra pair of jeans lying around that are outgrown, out of fashion or worn out in some way? Put that denim to good use by making up a few Denim Do-it-All Bins. They’re great for organizing your yarn stash, magazines, or craft supplies. Materials (for large bin)One pair of jeans, any adult size or large kid size 1/2 yd lining fabric – lightweight cottons*, or mid-weight twill, canvas, etc. 1/2 yd interfacing, *needed for lighter-weight lining fabrics only1/2 yd quilt batting 1 yd rickrack, ball fringe or other trimming Heavy-duty sewing machine needle for denimFabric marking tool Ruler Fabric shears IronFinished Measurements: Feel free to change the dimensions to suit your needs! Denim Do-it-All Bins
Tutorial for Fabric Mail Sorter 1 yard fabric for the body and outside of the pockets – can be cotton, linen, or even canvas would be ok ½ yard fabric for the pocket lining and binding – should be quilting cotton or similar weight ½ yard Pellon 70 or other ultra heavy weight interfacing ½ yard Pellon 987F or other lightweight fusible fleece or fusible interfacing
Sometimes, ideas in my head don’t always turn out as planned. And sometimes, they turn out better…. After running across Sweet Jessie’s Scalloped Garland tutorial a few months ago, I wanted to take the same technique and use it to make a shabby, fun, linen pillow. Here’s how I did it: Supplies Needed:fabric (I used linen)sewing machinezipper (if desired)
October 1st, 2004. Finished at last! Had I not had this week of vacation-from-paid-work in which to toil, this project would have taken me forever. As it was, it was a solid week of work, and then some if you count the prep. pre-fabric arrival: planning, make muslin pattern Thursday/Friday: make the red throw pillows, by hand while watching tv Saturday: make striped throw pillows, by machine Sunday: cut piping fabric strips, cut out main pieces Monday: make zippered panels for the 2 seat cushions, assemble one of the seat cushions Tuesday: assemble the other seat cushion Wednesday: assemble both arm rests Thursday: assemble back rest Friday: make & attach skirt