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

36+ Handmade Gift Ideas for Children (including Babies and Teens)

It’s time for the first weekly roundup of this year’s Christmas in July Make Along! Our theme this week is handmade gift ideas for children, including babies, infants, toddlers, children, tweens, and teens. Find your next project in this collection of free crochet, knitting, and sewing patterns for softies, blankets and pillows, toys, accessories, and … 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

40 Fabulous and Free Rainbow Craft Ideas

Whether you’re celebrating Pride or looking for something beautiful to brighten up your day, I’m sharing 40 fabulous and free rainbow craft ideas to get you inspired for your next project! I’ve included 17 crochet patterns, 13 knitting patterns, and an assortment of other crafty projects including sewing, resin crafts, painting, and more! This post … 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