Make and stuff dog toys with fabric scraps 

I’ve been keeping fabric scraps to make toys for Coco. I take a bigger piece, cut shapes, and then sew around the edges. Leave an opening to stuff scraps in. Throw in a squeaker for even more fun. You can get bulk squeakers off of Amazon.  To add ears, arms, hair, etc, make appendages before…

Organizing the stash…

I spent Sunday evening organizing boxesof fabruc into these drawers. Remnants in the top drawer and larger pieces of fabric in the bottom two. I couldn’t fit in scrap fabric from old clothing so that pile is still in a box.  The bolts of tulle, rolls of ribbons, and elastic are in theur own boxes…

Beginner’s sewing class #1

I started attending a 6-week Beginner’s sewing class with Sarah’s Fabrics this week and learned so much! Week 1 is theory, Week 2 covers pattern adjustments and cutting, Weeks 3 through 6 will be sewing. This knowledge would have been so beneficial if I had learned it earlier on. Oh well, better late than never!…

Striped box

I am so glad that I got my hot glue gun. It’s been so much fun crafting with it. Here’s another pretty storage box made with just the hot glue gun, upholstery fabric, and a cardboard box. Made little bows for the sides and a handle with remnant fabric. Finally used up this fabric that…

Tutorial: Peek-a-boo Xmas Dress

So I got really busy yesterday, started work on a project with a very Christmassy looking fabric. This was a birthday present and is called America The Beautiful, CRK-70295-3. It’s 100% cotton, not something I usually work with, or experiment on. I have found that knits are more forgiving for an experimenter who doesn’t follow…

Felt Xmas appliques

I don’t own a Xmas ugly sweater but the party I’m hosting for Xmas has a Christmas dress theme. So I made some appliques from leftover bits of felt (Halloween project) to tack on to whatever sweater or top we’ll wear for the party. All you need is some different colored felt, sharp pair of…

Knick knack box

Need a box to put knick knacks in? Make one instead of buying one. Get a suitably sized cardboard box, tape down the flaps on the outside. Cut a piece of fabric and hot glue it on. The inside of the box will need some work. Get another flap from a bigger box and wrap…

Tutorial: toilet roll hat

Having a pile of fabric scraps forces me to think of ways to use them. Here’s how to make mini hats out of fabric scraps, chip board, and toilet rolls with glue gun, needle, and thread. First, collect toilet rolls. The cardboard is soft enough to fold and hard enough to keep its shape. Also,…

Tutorial: Simple skirt with pockets

Looking at my stash today, I realized I still had some floral fabric left from this dress. Enough to make a skirt with pockets. so here’s what I did. Measure the widest part of my lower torso and added a few inches to allow movement and seam allowance. Fold the material lengthwise so it becomes…

Tutorial: chiffon circle skirt

Lovely friends of mine got married on May the 25th of this year and they had a beautiful pergola draped with soft flowing white chiffon. After the wedding, the bride washed the chiffon and presented the many yards to me to add to my stash! I couldn’t take all that fabric without paying so I…

I won the Fabricmartfabrics.com February Giveaway!

What luck! I just bought some quality corduroy from this site, signed up for the monthly giveaway, and lo and behold! Won $200 worth of fabrics with matching thread and 2 zippers! There’s 4 yards of jacquard, 1.75 Ponte, 2.5 black shirting, 2.5 wool crepe, 2.5 eyelash knit, 2.5 poly chiffon. This is my new…

Bday pressie for me!

So lucky to have friends support my fabric hoarding hobby. :p One girlfriend said the hubs gave her a look of dismay. Haha… Maybe I’ll post a pic of my stash. Maybe. Maybe not. I’ll mull over it. This was a good birthday surrounded by family and friends. Good food, good company. Received a water…

Lucky me! I Won a Giveaway!

How lucky am I to win a velvet like stretch-fabric (100% Polyester)? Very! All 3m of a 1.45m wide fabric from Tailor Fairy’s giveaway. It’s got beautiful drape and texture. Love it! Thank you 🙂 Check out her blog at http://tailorfairy.com/ for awesome drawings and sewing tutorials.