How to Sew a Minky Blanket: Easy Sew Minky Blanket

Minky is such a plush, cozy, and pretty fabric, but it can be challenging for newbie sewists. In today’s Sewing Basics post, I’m going to show you how to sew a minky blanket using precut fabric. This Easy Sew Minky Blanket can be used as a throw, a bed runner, a pet blanket, or a … Read more

Stitch Sampler Ornaments – An Easy Sewing Gift Idea or Party Activity

Today’s Sewing Basics post is a fun project that will get you familiar with your sewing machine while also turning out a great last-minute gift or decoration: a stitch sampler ornament! I tried this easy sewing gift idea with a dozen college students (most of whom had never used a sewing machine before) and we … Read more

Crochet Pattern: Gentle Ghost Softie

It’s that time of year when spooky decorations are starting to show up and there is a lot of extra candy in the stores! I’m sharing the crochet pattern for the Gentle Ghost Softie, a cuddly, ghost amigurumi who isn’t spooky or scary. This is a portable pal that is small enough to bring on … Read more

Crochet Doll Pattern: Super Santiago

I’m excited to introduce Super Santiago, a crochet super hero pattern. You can customize this crochet doll pattern by changing the yarn to adjust the skin tone and hair color, as well as the costume. I used black safety eyes, but you could use color eyes instead to make your version of Super Santiago look … Read more

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