Month: August 2013

Pet Bed Tutorial

Bia from Ms.Elaineous created this Kitty Cuddle Bed to feature the Cuddle fabric at Shannon Fabrics. Help your cat ease into fall and winter with a cozy new bed! The bed is also perfect for small dogs and is easy to adapt for larger dogs too…

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FunStitch Studio Camp: A Kid’s Guide to Sewing

Amy from During Quiet Time already shared some of the FunStitch Studio Summer Camp projects her kids have sewn up this summer. Remember the fun Cat + Mouse Camper Projects? Timothy moved to some work on the sewing machine next, inspired by the FunStitch Studio title A Kid’s Guide to Sewing by Sophie Kerr, with Weeks Ringle and Bill Kerr…

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FunStitch Studio Camp: Wrap Stitched Bracelet

FunStitch Studio author Kristen Sutcliffe is here with another project in our FunStitch Studios Summer Camp series. Kristen’s book, Fabric Paper Thread: 26 Projects to Stitch with Friends, is full of projects to “use, wear, give, and brighten your space.” Focused on basic embroidery stitches and techniques, the book is perfect for kids or for adults looking for fun and easy projects. Today Kristen’s here to share colorful Wrap Stitched Bracelets!

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Sewing Inspiration: Cambie

We can’t wait to see the Super Online Sewing Match Cambie dresses! Our contestants are working hard to create their final looks. We have a few Cambie dresses to share for inspiration before the big reveal next week, starting with this pretty version from Shona…

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FunStitch Studio Camp: Stamped Pencil Case

It’s time for another FunStitch Studio Summer Camp project! Annabel Wrigley is the author of the FunStitch Studio book, We Love to Sew: 28 Pretty Things to Make: Jewelry, Headbands, Softies, T-shirts, Pillows, Bags & More. Today she shows kids how to make this super-simple Stamped Pencil Case, perfect for heading back to school in style! Annabel’s easy instructions include instructions for including optional tassels and beads…

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Lily Ashbury Fabric

Stephanie Carter of Lily Ashbury has a quilt pattern and new fabric, just for you! Today’s giveaway is in celebration of her new High Street fabric collection…

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Super Online Sewing Match: Round Five Finalists

It is very hard to say goodbye to any of our contestants in the Super Online Sewing Match. The judges were so impressed with the creativity and professional stitching in the Round Four Negroni shirts. Only three contestants become finalists, competing for the Grand Prize Janome Horizon MC8900. Find out who advances to the final Round Five…

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The Apron Dress

Hayley from Welcome to the Mouse House is back with another sweet and easy tutorial for kids. The Apron Dress can be made in sizes 1-8 and is easy to customize with a tank top, long-sleeved shirt or you can even leave the apron off too!…

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Super Online Sewing Match: Round Four Entries

How will our judges select the three contestants to move on to our final Round Five challenge in the Super Online Sewing Match? Just look at the talent and skill so evident in these Negroni shirts. Kelli, Charise, Sue and Melissa have outdone themselves!…

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Sewing Inspiration: Negroni

We have another great Negroni to share with you today! Sarah Ross from Dilettante Homemade says, “This is probably the single best pattern I have ever used; I really rave about the pattern in my blog post about this shirt.”

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Super Easy Shorts

Jen Carlton Bailly just showed you how to make The Super Easy Convertible Skirt/Dress earlier this week. Today she has a Super Easy Shorts tutorial, which you can make in any size…

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Sewing With Kids in the Mix

Kathy Stowell from Bliss Beyond Naptime is a coach for creative parents, providing eCourses and more for families seeking balance and happiness in their days. Yesterday we talked about how to help kids learn to sew. Today Kathy shares some tips for helping you finding time and “space” to sew and create as a parent, even as your days are blessed with kids in the mix. Kathy’s tips are great for finding focus no matter what pulls you away from your creative time…

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Introducing ~ Kathy from Bliss Beyond Naptime

Kathy Stowell is the founder of Bliss Beyond Naptime where she offers eCourses and coaching for creative mamas seeking ways to simplify their lives and cultivate more bliss. Kathy’s up next with some tips for finding the time and space to sew when your days are blessed with small children…

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FunStitch Studio Camp: Gnome Game Project

We’re hosting FunStitch Studio Summer Camp throughout the month of August. Camp includes lots of fun projects from FunStitch Studio authors, book giveaways and more. Today we have a Gnome Game project for kids from Lenka Vodicka-Paredes, co-author of Forest Fairy Crafts. Check it out, and be sure to comment to win one of two copies of the book!

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Super Online Sewing Match: Round 3 Entries

The six remaining contestants submitted their round three entries yesterday and they are all in it to win it! We were stunned by each and every entry. The It’s a Cinch Tote by Lisa Lam of U-Handbag turned out to be a great challenge and an a fantastic way for the contestants to express their creativity and show off their skills…

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