DIY Sensory Toys for Babies

I’m sharing a beginner-friendly sewing tutorial for DIY sensory toys for babies today. If you’re a more advanced sewist or just an adventurous beginner, I’ve included lots of options for variations that will be fun for you to sew and fun for babies to explore! This project is the second pattern in the Baby Sew … Read more

Easy Sew Mug Rug with Crochet Border Tutorial

I love fabric mug rugs for absorption but a crochet edging will really take your fabric mug rug to the next level. In today’s tutorial, I’m going to show you how to sew an easy mug rug, how to crochet onto fabric, and how to crochet a lovely shell stitch border. If you have basic … Read more

Sewing Basics: All About Bobbins

When you first start sewing with a machine, you’ll need to learn about bobbins. Today, I’m sharing everything a beginner sewist needs to know about bobbins, including answers to twelve of your most frequently asked questions about sewing machine bobbins and tips for troubleshooting three common bobbin problems! I’ve even included a short video demonstrating … Read more

Announcing the Christmas in July Make Along!

I’ve teamed up with 30 other bloggers for the second annual Christmas in July Make Along! We’re bringing you a month full of free patterns to kick start the handmade holiday season — including crochet, knitting, sewing, and craft projects. There’s something new to make every day in July, and you can also enter to … Read more

Easy Fabric Bookmarks Sewing Pattern

This easy fabric bookmark pattern is a great way to use up scraps of cotton fabric left over from larger projects, to practice your sewing skills on a low-stakes project, or to get in some “mindless” sewing after a difficult week. This post contains affiliate links. I may receive compensation (at no added cost to … Read more

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