A Quilted Table Runner
Every year during Advent, I work on Christmas gifts in my spare time. There’s always one project that I do “in bulk” and give to multiple people, be it our kids, my Godchildren, or our children. This year, one of the things I’m making in bulk is quilted table runners. I wanted to do something for our adult friends but wasn’t sure what at first. Then the idea struck me to make table runners and put together a gift basket for making a meal. That way, there was a focus to the gift. At first, I thought about making a table runner to match the homes of the recipients, but…
Another Sewing Room Makeover
During the month of December, I worked on not one, not two, but three projects that I did NOT want to do. Two were urgent and out of necessity (a broken toilet and a broken countertop). The third was another sewing room makeover. Did I want it done? Yes. Did I want to work on it? No. Honestly, I had been putting off this project for a long time. Partially because I thought it would be expensive to do, and partially because I knew it would be a really big project. It ended up being a much bigger project than I had even anticipated, but I actually picked the perfect…
A Dress for Fun
In February, I got motivated to do some serious sewing for the first time in a long time. I have always wanted to make a Regency Era dress. I love Jane Austen novels, and I just love the simple feminine style of the gowns that they wore during that time period. I spent 3 afternoons working on the dress, so it was a pretty quick project. A few hours a day in the afternoon isn’t too bad for making a full-length dress! I do so little sewing these days, that I was pleasantly surprised at how easy I found the dress to cut, assemble, and finish. There’s nothing too fancy…
A Homemade Holiday: Pajama Pants
Project number 2 is here: Pajama Pants! And it's one of my favorite holiday gifts to sew because they are quick and comfy!
How to Buy Thread
If I hadn't been asked the question, I'm not sure it would have dawned on me to explain what it is you are looking for when you are buying thread. It sounds easy enough, after all, thread is thread, right? But it's not that simple, and if you have never done it before, you might not know how to buy thread.
Zippered-Pillow Sewing Tutorial (And Fabric Painting)
Learn how to change up the decor of a room with a simple zippered-pillow cover for your throw pillows. All you need is some paint, brushes, water, fabric, and a zipper (well, and a few other things, I suppose...) for this DIY Valentine's (or spring, or anytime of the year) project!