Top Sewing – Crochet -PDF Pattern Tutorials in 2016


As I look at the most viewed tutorials posted I realize that I didn’t create as many tutorials as I would have liked for the year and some of the tutorials continue to make the top viewed list every year. Where did the time go? I challenged myself to learn Adobe illustrator and In Design to…

LaCartera Kids – Crochet Aviator Hat- Free Pattern


I found the cutest crochet aviator hat on Pinterest and the free pattern by Repeat After Me!  I had to give it a whirl and make it for my grandson.  It was the perfect time to get started on this pattern when he came to visit for Thanksgiving . I got to fit the shell on his…

Top 10 Sewing Tips & Tutorials – Creative Summer Sewing Ideas!


Include these 5 Sewing Tips & 5 Sewing Tutorials in your sewing arsenal! Use these ideas now or Pin this post for later! Click on the photo to get the link for the tutorial or sewing tip posted on this site. Is there a sewing product, or a sewing technique that you want to share?  Submit your sewing tip here for…

Jean Skirt Upcycle


I remember turning a pair of jeans into a short skirt in the late 70’s it was fun then and now this style is back in fashion. I saw that the Diesel jean shop sells this skirt for $180 and I’ve seen others on the market for $300.  A friend asked me to create this look…

Little Girls Handbag – Tutorial


The perfect handbag accessory for a little girl that will complete her outfit during those special occasions! Somewhere we lost the classic fashion accessory for little girls 2-4yrs old.  I remember my little white gloves and my little handbag and shoes that matched my dress, but times have changed! Here’s a quick 40 min tutorial on how to glam up a little girls…

Marbling Textiles – Hit or Miss? Fab or Drab?


Practicing fabric marbling techniques kept me busy this weekend.  I used shaving cream to drop my paint and used a modified raking technique with the pointed end of my paint brush to create a collection of textile designs. I’m so pleased with the outcome. What do you think? Is it a hit or miss? Fab or Drab? Here’s a look…

Reversible Apron – Hack


Here’s a gift idea for your sports team lover.  A reversible apron with their favorite team logo!  I love the Dallas Cowboys and then there’s my aunt who’s a die-hard fan! so this gift is for her and you can make this hack too! Materials: 1 yard NFL cotton fabric at *Joann Fabric and Craft Store (affiliate link)  *Dallas…

8 Steps to Create a Stagecoach Valance or Faux Roman Shade- Tutorial


I was torn between a Roman shade and a stagecoach valance in my craft room! After scouring Pinterest I decided to combine the two ideas to create this valance that adds a bit of color to my craft room this winter.  If you’re looking to add some color to your room, here’s a fun 8 step tutorial! Pin…

Top 5 Handbag Sewing Tutorials


If you’re looking for some sewing inspiration or just some quick and easy DIY handbag ideas, take a look at the Top 5 Favorite Sewing Tutorials viewed here during 2015!  Click on the photos below to view the tutorial or pin this for later! There are more tutorials under the “DIY Ideas” menu tab at the top of the page. Expect to see more free tutorials…

Tutorial – Quilted Trifold Three Zipper Pouch


The quilted trifold three zipper pouch can be used to organize whatever you want. Great for those who love to quilt or you can use pre-quilted “double faced quilted” cotton fabric. The vinyl pockets allows you to view the contents and are easily cleaned with a cloth. The tutorial will take you through the steps to create this…

Monkey Business- Crochet Blanket Tutorial with Crochet Monkey Applique


I’ve been monkeying around with a crochet monkey applique. Some of you are interested in the techniques I use to create my crochet blankets and crochet appliques’.  So I decided to make a general tutorial of this Toddler size blanket (53 inches wide x 46 inches length) and I included a photo video of the applique process. Now you can recreate this adorable…

Vinyl Cosmetic Bag Tutorial


This is a quick and easy cosmetic bag tutorial using two types of vinyl products! I’ve experimented with the clear plastic vinyl and the Heat bond fusible vinyl, which produced different results when used separately.  Using only the clear plastic vinyl produced a bulky bag that was tough to handle.  When I used the Heat bond…