13 Tools and Tips for Sewing With Leather for the First Time

Recently, I’ve begun sewing with leather. I know venturing outside of cotton can seem daunting for a beginner sewist or casual quilter, so I decided to share my 13 favorite tools and tips for sewing with leather on your sewing machine for the first time. Hopefully, these tools and tips will make your journey into … Read more

Sew a Sloth! + How To Add Safety Eyes to Fabric

One of my favorite reasons to pull out my sewing machine is to make a softie! In today’s post, we’re going to sew a sloth softie and I’m also including a tutorial that demonstrates how to add safety eyes to fabric. I made my sloth a pillow pal with an envelope back so it’s easy … Read more

Sewing Pattern: Geometric Appliqué Tote

I recently took a class to up my machine appliqué skills and I’m sharing a quick project you can make to learn how to machine appliqué. You can use machine appliqué for all types of sewing projects, including quilts and embellishment on clothing, gifts, and more. This post contains affiliate links. I may receive compensation … Read more

Sewing Pattern: Quilted Tote

The Quilted Tote is a quick project for using up existing quilt blocks or for busting through your stash of fat quarters. You can gift it to another crafter (it makes a great project bag), pair it with a book or tablet (it’s also a cute, padded carrying case), or use it as gift wrap. … Read more

Maker Photo Month Instagram Challenge 2019

Did you know that May is National Photography Month (and has been since 1987)? That’s ok, I didn’t know it either until just a few days ago! I’m going to take advantage of the timing of getting a new camera a few weeks ago and focus (pun intended) on building my craft photography skills during … Read more

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