sewing Archive

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

Ease into Sewing with Never Been Stitched

I like to sew, and have somewhat known my way around a machine for many years. I made clothes in high school (though I never learned how to put in a zipper) and have

Frozen Dress Up Gift Bag {Iron Craft Challenge}

The Iron Craft Challenge this week was to make something that could be done from start to finish in an hour or less. I had been thinking about this one for a while so

Sew a Door Jammer to Make Your Kid’s Door Close Quietly

The girl’s bedroom has a pretty noisy door, and there have been a couple of times lately where I’ve gone in to comfort her back to sleep in the night, and I’m sure she’s

Sew an Easy Blanket out of Old Recieving Blankets

I don’t know how we ended up with so many receiving blankets when the girl was a baby. She was a preemie, so we swaddled her for a long time to help keep her