Wristlet key chains are one of my go to projects when I want a quick gift idea or need to use up some fabric scraps. I have several of these key fobs that I use every day. I like to keep most of my keys separate so I have a different color for each set of keys. This makes it quick to identify which set I need. I often hang them on the door knob so I don’t forget them on my way out! They are also easy to find in my bag.
When Checkers from Cotton + Steel arrived in the shop, I knew I needed to sew something summery up. Checkers is the new basic from Cotton + Steel and it is gorgeous. It is 100% cotton, but it has a slightly different feel and drape than regular quilting cotton. It is also 50” wide so it is perfect for garments. Continue reading
I recently finished a fun project that I just had to share. A friend’s daughter was graduating from college and she wanted to give her group of friends a special gift to remember each other. These friendship scarves make great graduation, team or going to college gifts. There are so many ways to adjust the concept. You could use all of one person’s sentimental clothing, a group of friends, a team, band or cast! Continue reading
There are a lot of wonderful things about Christmas morning. When I was little, we couldn’t wait to come running down the stairs to see if Santa had visited. But we had to. At least until my father went downstairs first and set up the clunky video camera and got the regular camera ready. We had to make sure the memories really would last a lifetime. Because of that, of course we had to have on our Christmas pajamas. Continue reading
It seems like it’s been forever since I posted a free sewing pattern, so I figured I would make it a good one! This free apron pattern includes pattern pieces and detailed sewing instructions to make either a child or an adult size apron. These aprons are great quick or beginner sewing projects. The finished apron is reversible, so the cook will always stay clean and stylish in the kitchen. They make a lovely holiday, teacher, hostess or housewarming gift and they sew up in no time! Continue reading