• DIY Silk Scarf Tutorial

    What is there not to like about a silk scarf? Do silk scarves ever go out of style? Perhaps the DIY silk scarf is even...

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    What is there not to like about a silk scarf? Do silk scarves ever go out of style? Perhaps the DIY silk scarf is even better, because you have the joy of knowing you made it yourself. After receiving a piece of silk leftover from making saris, I knew I wanted to do something special...
  • DIY Floral & Cactus Embroidery Projects from A Year of Embroidery

    I’ve always been interested in various forms of art, but I’ve never dabbled in sewing or embroidery. Something about those two crafts has always intimidated...

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    I’ve always been interested in various forms of art, but I’ve never dabbled in sewing or embroidery. Something about those two crafts has always intimidated me, so I’ve never dared to try my hand at them. But I’ve always been deeply enamored with embroidery, and it wasn’t until recently that I started considering actually trying...
  • Zero Waste Sewing and Design: A Conundrum

    Today I want to talk about zero waste sewing, because I think we sewing, designing, garment people typically have good intentions. I don’t know a...

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    Today I want to talk about zero waste sewing, because I think we sewing, designing, garment people typically have good intentions. I don’t know a sewist/sewer/seamstress out there who doesn’t want to minimize their impact on the earth by sewing. And yet, sewing as a craft can and does produce a lot of waste. When...
  • DIY Watercolor Blouse (How To Dye Synthetics with Acrylic Paint)

    Let’s jump right into discussing synthetics today, and how to color them to make this beautiful DIY watercolor blouse. What are synthetics you ask? Synthetic...

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    Let’s jump right into discussing synthetics today, and how to color them to make this beautiful DIY watercolor blouse. What are synthetics you ask? Synthetic fibers, are tiny plastic strands woven into textiles like polyester. So, unnatural fabrics and the most common fabrics of fast fashion. In the eco-fashion world, we pretty much avoid talking...
  • DIY Woven Purse

    This might be my most complicated DIY project to date. Move over overalls, take a backseat fabric scrap baskets. This DIY woven purse is actually...

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    This might be my most complicated DIY project to date. Move over overalls, take a backseat fabric scrap baskets. This DIY woven purse is actually quite easy to construct, but because there are so many steps, I took quite a few pictures and found myself overwhelmed with how to make a tutorial for it. So...
  • Recycled clothes DIY, Zipper pouches

    This week I have a recycled clothes DIY and I transformed an old skirt into some zipper pouches. I had a skirt that did not...

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    This week I have a recycled clothes DIY and I transformed an old skirt into some zipper pouches. I had a skirt that did not fit but I really liked the fabric that it was made with. Instead of throwing it into a charity bag I decided to cut it up and recycle the fabric....
  • 5 Quick Tips On Sewing Neoprene Fabrics

    Knowing some quick and easy tricks on sewing neoprene will make your next pattern a breeze. It will also open up so many incredible doors...

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    Knowing some quick and easy tricks on sewing neoprene will make your next pattern a breeze. It will also open up so many incredible doors for you and project possibilities. In this article, I’ll walk you through a few handy tricks you’ll want to know before starting your next neoprene or scuba knit project. What...
  • How To Make DIY Pom Pom Shorts

    I absolutely love the comfortable-chic look of Pom Pom Shorts lately. They’re surprisingly versatile and easy to style. Wear them as a beach cover-up or...

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    I absolutely love the comfortable-chic look of Pom Pom Shorts lately. They’re surprisingly versatile and easy to style. Wear them as a beach cover-up or with gladiator sandals and a simple t-shirt on a casual day. It feels like cheating to slip out of your pjs and into these comfy little things. Today I’m excited...
  • How To Sew No Calorie Donuts

    SUPPLIES & TOOLS: Coats Dual Duty XP All-purpose threads- to match Felt sheets, assorted colors brown felt), for donuts (3) Felt sheet, white (frosting) Felt...

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    SUPPLIES & TOOLS: Coats Dual Duty XP All-purpose threads- to match Felt sheets, assorted colors brown felt), for donuts (3) Felt sheet, white (frosting) Felt sheet, pink (frosting) Assorted seed & other small beads Polyester fiberfill stuffing Basic sewing supplies DIRECTIONS: Draw a 4″ diameter circle and center a 1″ circle inside it. Cut out...
  • How To Make a Dino Tutus and Tees

    SUPPLIES & TOOLS: Cutting board Rotary cutter 10 small binder clips Dritz® knit elastic: 3/4″, 24″ Sewing notions 2 yds light pink tulle 2 yds...

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    SUPPLIES & TOOLS: Cutting board Rotary cutter 10 small binder clips Dritz® knit elastic: 3/4″, 24″ Sewing notions 2 yds light pink tulle 2 yds dark pink tulle 1 1/3 yds glitter tulle 1/3 yd light pink Glitterbug Panne Foil Cricut® machine Cricut tools & supplies Glitter iron-on vinyl (two colors) Iron Shirts DIRECTIONS: Using...
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