The other day, I decided to make a little fabric box for Bun's dresser, to keep the baby socks tidy. When I went looking for fabric box tutorials, I found a ones that used felt, or quilting, or even some sort of plastic inserts. There were lots of different styles: another felt fabric box, a simple fabric box, another fabric box. But none were quite what I wanted, so I decided to make something up.
Little button or snap closure pocket purses are endlessly useful. You can tuck a few important things in that you don't want lost at the bottom of a larger bag, use them to store jewellery when travelling, use them for keeping crafty odds and ends tidy, or for any number of other things.
I thought I would once again try to make some produce bags out of something I had at home. The two things I played with were tulle and doilies. I liked the idea of something somewhat see-thru so that a grocery store clerk could read the code if you were at a supermarket. Since tulle is not my friend I leaned more towards the vintage doilies. After a few tries and takes and takes and tries, here is what I have come up with. I'm not sure if I got pics of every step but here ya go.. Have fun!
Free and very detailed quilted tote tutorial. Love the pleated trim sewn around the opening, and the applique as embellishment! This quilted tote was named Becca and her finished size should be 12 ½” high x 13” wide x 4” deep. Her handle height is 10” from the top of the tote bag.
These pincushions are so fun to make! You can make them simple, with one or two fabrics, or scrappy! Embellish them with hand embroidery or machine quilt them! They would make a great gift or swap item and are a great way to use up scraps. Ok, let's get started! :)
For my tutorial, I am giving you alternate options for my really fun travel sewing kit tutorial. Click on the link for the full tutorial. I LOVE these kits! They are perfect for hand sewers and those of us that like embroidery but they are also a great gift for quilters (all those hand sewn bindings) or even someone headed off to college (everyone needs a mending kit at some point).
I made these little reversible fabric cuff bracelets.
I took some pics and noted the measurements because I thought you guys like to make some as well! They are super fast and easy and a great way to use up scraps. They would make great goodie bag items for a birthday party or a quick gift.
There is something so lovely and slow about hand sewing! I want to share a tutorial for a fun hexagon zipper pouch with all of you today. I know the whole project isn't hand sewn but the hexagons are and I think they are a really fun little quick hand sewing project. Let's get started!
These are so gratifying to create, both aesthetically pleasing and practical. And I’ve moved them up in scale to ‘floor baskets.’ Naturally, I imagine using these to house knitting necessities, but they also work well for toys (canine, baby, or otherwise), socks, electronics…
This is one of those statement accessories that would look great with a neutral outfit… if only I owned one. I might have to go buy a white shirt. There’s something I love about the feeling of a clutch, the way it snuggles under your arm, and the way you can never totally ignore it– not like a messenger bag that just gets flung to your backside. The clutch is a real participant in the ensemble.
Onto the tutorial. Firstly, you will need a tin - any sized tin will do. In saying that, it will make your life easier if your tin fits over the end of your sewing machine (you will see why later in the tutorial). Wash and dry your tin thoroughly. If you choose a tin in which a smell lingers, wash it in a 20% bleach solution. It will get rid of any nasty odours left behind!!
Here's a little square-bottomed canvas bucket. The design uses a Jordy bag style to get the squared bottom. I kept the height short so it would have a chance of standing on its own (and it does!), and the two little handles on either side are sewn onto the outer fabric with a tight zig-zag stitch.
A couple of hours and you will have a trendy staple to match your casual jeans-&-t-shirt outfit or even a fancy one. It’s up to you to decide which color to choose. And if your choice will be black and some matching color than why not wear it with a dress?