sewing Archive

How to Tie a Knot for Hand Sewing

When I was teaching the kids a little sewing at school yesterday, I started out with how I like to tie a knot for hand sewing. I thought this was pretty basic — and

Make Something You’ve Been Putting Off {Craft Challenge, Day 8}

We’re one week into the craft challenge, and I’m pretty proud of myself for doing all the things and posting so much. (If it’s too much for you to keep up with, I started

Mend Something {Craft Challenge, Day 7}

As the mom of a 6-year-old, it seems like I’m always needing to fix something. This girl cannot wear leggings or jeans without getting a hole in them. She seems to have a lot

The Halloween Skirt without a Pattern

It’s well documented that sometimes I have an idea for a project and am not really sure how it’s going to turn out. Usually I don’t take pictures at all when I’m doing such

How to Sew a Pillow

As you may have heard by now, the girl started kindergarten this year. It’s a whole new world in a lot of different ways, and they try to make things a little easier during

On-the-Fly Pillowcase Top Not-a-Tutorial

One of the ways I like to learn things is to kind of get myself in over my head and see what happens. Last week’s Iron Craft challenge, which I totally missed, was to

Easy to Sew Cloth Napkins

We have used cloth napkins for years, since before the girl was born. I like the fact that we aren’t throwing away as much paper, and it adds a little cuteness to the table