Sewing Projects category

  • “Little Bird” Costume

    One of the greatest joys of having a kid, for me,  is getting to sew Halloween costumes. Last year we had just started watching Sesame Street, and Big Bird was one of our favorites. So the costume of...
    Oct 03, 2011 4 Comments

  • Project – Pillowcase Tote Bag

    This cute tote bag comes together quickly because you start with a zippered throw pillowcase for the body, meaning you don’t have to sew the body together or insert the zipper yourself. All you ...
    Sep 30, 2011 9 Comments

  • Fancy Gloves

    This week’s challenge was to figure out a way to beat the heat.Here in San Francisco, our summer is not due to start for another month or so.  The heater still clicks on softly in the evening, when...
    Jul 27, 2011 2 Comments

  • Iron Craft Challenge #27 – Stars and Stripes Bunting

    This week on Iron Craft we were asked to make something using stars or stripes in honor of the Fourth of July. It did not literally have to be something for the Fourth but, since I was hosting the hol...
    Jul 06, 2011 1 Comment

  • Stars and Stripes Table Runner

    While buying my fabric for this week’s Iron Craft challenge, I was offered an extra yard of canvas red ticking at 50% off. How could I resist? Usually, when I get extra fabric like this it just ...
    Jun 30, 2011 7 Comments

  • Iron Craft Challenge #10 – Wristband Pincushion

    This week on Iron Craft I challenge everyone to make something using a fat quarter of fabric. They could use any other craft supplies in the project but only 18″ x 22″ of fabric. For my pr...
    Mar 09, 2011 8 Comments

  • Iron Craft Challenge #4 – Cheery Bunting Coffee Sleeve

    This week’s Iron Craft challenge was to make a coffee sleeve or cozy. I’m a big fan of reusable coffee sleeves, it just makes me cringe to take those cardboard ones as often as I get coffe...
    Jan 26, 2011 5 Comments

  • Iron Craft Challenge #3 – Appliqued Bunting

    This week, I challenged the Iron Crafters to make bunting or garland. Ok, I’ll admit this was kind of a selfish challenge because I wanted to make some bunting to go over my craft room window as...
    Jan 19, 2011 5 Comments

  • Iron Craft Challenge #2 – Gnome and Mushroom Draft Dodger

    Our second challenge for Iron Craft was very functional, create a draft dodger or snake to keep the cold air (or hot air depending where you live) out. My sweet, little house is 80 years old this year...
    Jan 12, 2011 12 Comments

  • Cloth Grocery Bag Tutorial

    This is my first attempt to give instructions on how to sew anything so please be kind. Here’s how I make my cloth grocery bags. Body Carefully open a paper grocery bag at all the seams until i...
    Aug 27, 2008 18 Comments