Tag: autumn

Flower Shower Tea Cozy Tutorial

Debbie von Grabler-Crozier from Pretty Things showed us how to make the Summer Flowers Mat and now she has a Flower Shower Tea Cozy to carry you through fall and winter! This easy project would make a thoughtful gift (paired with your favorite tea) or a bright bit of color for your kitchen…

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Boho Leather Fringe Bag Tutorial

Samantha from Handmade by Mrs. H is an independent pattern designer, living in Wales, UK. Samantha specializes in bag sewing patterns and also runs the Sewing Patterns by Mrs. H Etsy shop. She designed this Leather Fringe Bag to take you through all of your summer adventures on into fall. You can use leather or “pleather,” and pop a favorite print in for the lining. Add a little Boho/Coachella vibe to your summer look!…

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Rosabelle Hat Free Pattern + Tutorial

Wendy Talené from Elsewhen designed this pretty Rosabelle Cloche, an elegant hat with handmade roses for sizes 19” – 25” (Toddler – Adult Large). You can download the free pattern and follow Wendy’s step-by-step instructions in her tutorial below! All of your friends will want their own Rosabelle…

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Autumn Chain Block

Alyce from Blossom Heart Quilts and The Bee Hive monthly block series shows you how to make the Autumn Chain Block. Multiple Autumn Chains bring out the diamonds, stars and pluses in this block, another option perfect for your next quilting bee…

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Day Out Purse Free Pattern + Tutorial

Virginia Lindsay, owner and designer of Gingercake Patterns, has a free tutorial for you similar to the patterns included in her book, Sewing to Sell. Learn how to make a simple cross body Day Out Purse and you might just have your start at the next local craft fair or your new online shop! Virginia includes lots of examples for customizing the look of this bag too…

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Pumpkin Treat Pouch Tutorial

Looking for a Halloween party activity?! Here’s a cute, little project from the new Felt-o-ween: 40 Scary-Cute Projects to Celebrate Halloween from Kathy Sheldon and Amanda Carestio. Celebrate Halloween with Punkin’ Treat Pouches…

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French Press + Coffee Cup Cozies

Author and designer Susan Beal’s newest book, Sewing for All Seasons: 24 Stylish Projects to Stitch Throughout the Year, has lots of fun projects to take you through the new year with fresh inspiration for every season. Learn more about the book, and make French Press + Coffee Cup Cozies with the free book excerpt. Comment to win a copy of the book and a kit with everything you’ll need for the cozies!…

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Kids’ Clothes Month ~ Patchwork Scarf Tutorial

Are you ready to sew along? Let’s all make patchwork scarves to keep the kids warm through the fall and winter! Anything goes and we can’t wait to see what you create. You can follow our little tutorial or do it your own way. Variation is where it’s at, so fill us in on your tricks and tips, and add your scarf (or scarves?!) to the Kids’ Clothes Month Flickr group. If you’re on the beginning end of the sewing spectrum the blog tutorial “talks” you through the scarf. We also have a concise PDF here for you to download if you want a reminder of the steps (and/or want a little less guidance).

Kid’s Patchwork Scarf

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September Theme

  Our readers had so many wonderful ideas for blog themes ! We went over all the suggestions and came up with a rough plan for the next year. We’re pleased to announce that the September theme is Kids’ Clothes! For a...

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