Dec 102014
Handmade Napkins in Less Than 10 Minutes

I came across this tutorial for making handmade napkins, for everyday or any special occasion. They are so easy to make, you could whip up a dozen in just a couple of hours. These would be a nice hostess gift, alone or with any combination of kitchen and table linens, such as placemats, table runner,

Dec 052014
Handmade Dinner Roll Holder

I love this dinner roll holder. I had never seen one before. This would make a wonderful hostess gift. I would love to make one (or two) of these to go with a matching casserole or pie carrier, placemats, napkins, and table runner. I like the contrasting colors, but using the same color would be

Dec 042014
Handmade Christmas Carolers

These darling DIY Christmas carolers would be perfect sitting on your mantle. They also make great gifts or toys for children to play with during the holiday season. They are very easy and can be made in an evening. Create just one, or a whole group of carolers. I know you won’t be able to

Aug 312013
Handmade Christmas Stockings

Roundup: How to Make 15+ Christmas Stockings for the Holidays – Click Here Blue Jeans Christmas Stocking – Tutorial This is a tutorial on how to make these stockings from old blue jeans. What a clever idea using the waistband with belt loops, and pockets. Use your creative imagination with embellishments, such as fabrics, fancy

Jun 132013
Put Your Best Foot Forward - Sewing Machine Presser Foot, That Is

The presser foot (some call it a pressure foot) is attached to the lever that is used to hold the material in place as the fabric is fed through the machine. It also has a spring hinge that allows some flexibility when sewing over thicker areas.

Apr 282013
Holiday Gift Ideas - Homemade Scented Sachets

Homemade Scented Sachets Scented sachets; using fabric scraps and some matching ribbon, you can make these in minutes. It’s simple, and would make a really nice gift for Mom, or any woman in your life (grandmother, sister, aunt, BFF, teacher, etc.). Birthday, Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day; no matter what the occasion, these sachets are

Nov 182012
DIY Quilted Casserole or Pie Carrier - Great Gift Idea

I Love! Love! Love! these gift ideas! Any one of these beautiful casserole/pie carriers would make a great housewarming gift, or something special for a friend during the holidays. Take it one step further (or even two or three steps further depending on your budget), and add a dish and a decorative bag of ingredients,

Nov 032012
Holiday Sewing Gift Basket

Michley Sewing Basket with Sewing Kit, 41-Piece. How about a sewing kit for the novice sewer, or anyone who loves to sew? Even the avid sewer would appreciate a pretty sewing basket stocked with sewing supplies. I have put together a list of basic sewing supplies that when added to a nice sewing basket would

Oct 152012
Sewing Accessories & Supplies

I’ve started a list of sewing essentials for your sewing machine and sewing room. The first list are must haves, whether you use a sewing machine or when sewing by hand. The second list are optional items that are for decorative purposes or will help make some steps easier or more convenient. Third, I list

Oct 152012
Scissors & Cutting Tools

The scissors and shears that you use are probably most responsible for the accuracy of any sewing project. There are many types and sizes available. The following are ones we feel are most essential for your sewing. Bent-handled shears are best for cutting fabric because the blades rest flat against the cutting surface, and you