Wristlet Tote: Easy Sewing Pattern for Beginners

In today’s Sewing Basics post, I’m sharing an easy sewing pattern for beginners that is interesting enough for experienced sewists looking for a quick project. The Wristlet Tote is perfect for carrying your phone, your ID card or debit card, and other essentials while at work or on the go.    This post contains affiliate links. … Read more

Welcome to 2023!

Happy New Year! Thank you so much for your support throughout 2022. I’m sending my best wishes to you and your loved ones for a healthy, joyous, and creatively inspired 2023! If you’d like to know what’s coming up on Underground Crafter in 2023, read on for details. Looking Back on 2022 Here are some … Read more

10 Free Gift Ideas for Men

For all the wonderful men in our lives, including our significant others, our brothers, fathers, sons, cousins, coworkers, and any man we’re emotionally attached to, it’s always good to appreciate them for all that they do. Whether it’s the working around the house, making us a cup of tea when a headache sets in, or … Read more

Quilted Mug Rug (Rail Fence Block)

Mug rugs make great gifts and they are the perfect size for trying out new-to-you sewing and quilting techniques. The beginner-friendly Quilted Mug Rug pattern uses the classic Rail Fence quilt block pattern. This project is made easier using pre-cut fabric and strip piecing. If you’re new to sewing, I’ve even embedded an entire video … Read more

DIY Sensory Mat Tutorial

In this post, I’m sharing how you can make your own DIY Sensory Mat for adults. Sensory mats are also sometimes called fidget mats, fiddle mats, or twiddle mats. Approximately the size of a place mat, sensory mats can fit on a table, lap, or wheelchair tray. Sensory mats can help people to stay calm, … Read more

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