January 7th, 2015 | by Julie Finn
Because these drawstring backpacks are so quick and easy to make, and because they take so few materials (you probably have all of it in your stash right now), it's simple to make one for each activity that you or your enthusiastic young one likes to do
September 15th, 2014 | by Julie Finn
For many items, copying an existing piece of clothing is not as hard as you might think
July 28th, 2014 | by Guest Contributor
How to sew a button or how to repair an unraveled hem are some mending basics that even someone who has never sewed can pick up easily
February 19th, 2014 | by Becky Striepe
Do you have warping and stretching problems when you're sewing jersey? Here's how to sew knit fabric with a simple stabilizing trick!
February 17th, 2014 | by Julie Finn
My kid and I have this thing in which she designs an outfit and then she and I (mostly me) sew it. The Most Fabulous Scrapwork Orange T-Shirt now exists in the world, and here's how we created it
February 11th, 2014 | by Julie Finn
Got kids who want to sew?
Let them at it! There are tons of easy, fun sewing projects that kids can do almost completely independently, projects that will result in cute, useful, genuinely satisfying results
January 13th, 2014 | by Julie Finn
Why is there a hole in the butt of my jeans?
Why did I sew a dinosaur patch over that hole in the butt of my jeans?
These are questions that you probably shouldn't ask, and that you definitely do NOT want the answer to.
What you DO need to know is how I did it, and that's what I'm going to tell you!
November 2nd, 2013 | by Becky Striepe
Learn how to make a simple tote bag from an old pillowcase and sustainable hemp webbing
October 2nd, 2013 | by Becky Striepe
I don't know what it is, but babies love a crinkle toy! Here's how to make a toy that your little babe will love
September 28th, 2013 | by Becky Striepe
Got a sewing project that needs an oomph or a stain or tear you want to cover? They one of these applique techniques!
September 17th, 2013 | by Julie Finn
Before you take the scissors to that pile of screen-printed jersey knit, check out this master list of T-shirt crafts that you can wear--there are T-shirt mods for your top, T-shirt mods for your bottom (ahem...), T-shirt mods for kids, but all of it is just the way that T-shirts are meant to be.
September 11th, 2013 | by Becky Striepe
Planning a baby shower? Take onesie decorating to the next level with this cute baby shower craft idea!
September 10th, 2013 | by Julie Finn
Tired of always having the same old neckline on every single T-shirt?
Fortunately, the neckline of a T-shirt is the easiest thing to alter. You can create tons of different looks, it's super quick and easy to do, and it doesn't require any sewing skills!
All you really need, in fact, is a pair of great scissors, a T-shirt to play victim, and a brave heart and bold hand
September 9th, 2013 | by Julie Finn
Tired of being swamped by a too-large T-shirt?
My Mammaw would tell you that you look slouchy when your clothes are too big.
Gain my Mammaw's approval, and a T-shirt that is cuter and comfier to wear, by taking it in
September 4th, 2013 | by Becky Striepe
Got a onesie that you can't bear to part with? Here's a onesie craft idea to turn it into a cute tee for your babe instead!
August 20th, 2013 | by Julie Finn
Your chairs are ugly
August 10th, 2013 | by Becky Striepe
Pillows are a good beginner craft project, and there are lots of ways to make a pillow. We've rounded up four beginner-level pillow tutorials to get you going!
August 7th, 2013 | by Becky Striepe
I made this pillow sham using a stamp that I carved from a potato. Here how to make a printed pillow cover of your own!
August 6th, 2013 | by Julie Finn
Need a crafty green way to upcycle an old wool sweater? Here's how to make a wool sweater Mason jar cozy, to help keep your hot drinks hot and your cold drinks cold and leave your precious hand the perfect hand temperature while you drink
July 31st, 2013 | by Becky Striepe
My son just started an infant-toddler program, and I needed to get his diaper bag ready for school! I wanted to make it easy for the caretakers to find all of his things, so I created these zipper pulls to show what is where in his bag
July 29th, 2013 | by Julie Finn
There's nothing like hopping out of the pool and into a comfy, soft, bounteous towel.
But big beach towels are hard for little kids to manage, and that bleached, dyed terrycloth can be scratchy and harsh on damp, delicate skin.
It's an organic terrycloth hooded towel to the rescue!
July 22nd, 2013 | by Julie Finn
Let's say you need a pillowcase. You need it to be organic, because a loved one is going to be mushing her face into it for eight hours every night.
You need it to be soft, because you want your loved one to be comfy so that she gets that whole eight hours.
Oh, and you need it to be awesome, because your loved one is pretty stinkin' awesome