sewing Archive

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

Sewing with Kids: Getting Started

The girl, who is almost 6, is super interested in all sorts of crafty things because that’s her life. She’s long wanted to learn how to knit, and before her interests turned toward astronomy,

Mending for Earth Day and Every Day

We have this sheet on our bed. I call it the cat blanket even though it’s clearly not a blanket. The sole purpose is to keep the cat’s hair, muddy paw prints and whatever

A Quick Dress for Valentine’s, or Any Time

It occurred to me the other day that the girl didn’t really have anything special to wear for Valentine’s Day. Her class is having a party, of course, and I thought it would be