If you are brand new to garment sewing, try out your wings with this project. Learn how to apply facings, make a simple square sleeve, create a self-belt with belt loops, and get some fussy cutting practice.
Precision decorative stitching runs across the apron’s bodice and forms the “strings” for the ornament appliqués along the skirt. These sparkling embellishments augment the apron’s empire waist, piping accents, and wide sash ties.
You probably have a stylish face mask. How about a cool carrying case?! This cute and colorful zip pouch is designed to hold a favorite face mask or two plus additional protective supplies in the outside pleated pocket.
Here’s an easy way to expand your face mask wardrobe in no time, using fabric scraps or a bandana. If you or someone you know does not sew or you simply need a super fast (5 minutes) alternative, this easy, no-sew project is for you.
To keep your lips moist and protected from the elements, your best defense is a good offense: constant swipes from your trusty tube of lip balm. Make sure that tube is always handy with our key ring cases. A great gift idea.
This warm-you-up neck cowl will get you through the wicked weather in style. It’s like a mini scarf that buttons around your neck. Ours is smooth flannel on the outside and soft luxury fleece on the inside. Toasty times two!
Go Hands Free! We put a number of Janome specialty presser feet to use to handle the thicker layers, piping application, and seam finishing. Using the right foot for the job always makes a project faster, easier + more professional.
Scrunchies are super fast and fun and take just a tiny bit of fabric and elastic. Ours are done with a unique double-turn method that eliminates the hard center seam found in many other styles. Pretty with or without a tie.
A little wicked glamour and a wicked little spider come together to make a spellbinding Halloween mask. It’s what the most beguiling witches are wearing this season; combining…
Look for an open space to create a calming, socially distant environment to practice your daily yoga and meditation. When you don’t need a full bag, this gorgeous strap wrap lets you sling a mat over your shoulder and go.
We have instructions for a full length wrap for women and a waist wrap for men. Both are bound with eye-catching quilting cotton to add an extra punch of color. Make one for yourself or as a snuggly gift. Drying off just got a lot more stylish.
Turn standard off-the-rack T-shirts into something special with pockets, decorative stitching, inset panels, and cropping. It’s a fun and easy way to use up fabric and trim scraps to yield an instant wardrobe upgrade.
Got a minute? Make a belt! These fashion-in-a-flash cuties go from start to finish in less than 30 minutes. It’s an excellent excuse to use those decorative stitches hiding on your sewing machine. We recommend a dense stitch pattern in a wide width.
It’s nudging towards warmer weather across much of the US, and sunny skies means it’s time to show a little leg! Try our flirty little fast and easy skirt in soft double gauze with an easy elastic waist.
Simple ribbon necklaces are a striking accent that can be dressed up or down. We show you five no-sew solutions that combine beautiful ribbon and some standard jewelry findings. They’re a fun activity for kids and teens.
Learn contortion pleating, which involves twisting the gauze into a bound bundle then drying it in a conventional dryer or a microwave prior to final air drying. Learn to crinkle, then learn to make this gorgeous tasseled scarf.
The name is due to its similarity to the wide, ornate straps musicians use to hold their guitars. By changing how the ends attach, they’re also a fun way to update any bag that uses a removable strap. We added die cuts!
It’s a utilitarian, get-down-to-business style that works well for women, men, even kids. You’ll love the tough riveted canvas, zippered pocket, and a cool slide buckle belt that cinches in place at waist or hip level.
We love the look and creativity of handmade, but that doesn’t mean we never buy off the rack. Try these fast and easy ways to customize an off-the-rack cardigan with decorative elastics and fasteners.
These wide, tie-front belts can add a touch of bohemian style to your wardrobe. We used long quilting stitches to accent our fabric’s design motifs, then placed a few pretty seed beads at focal points for texture. Great for scraps!
Elastic shirring creates a wonderful stretchy texture. It occupies the space between the simplicity of gathering and the intricacy of hand-smocking. We cover the technique itself as well as several project ideas.
Wrap up in a long swath of softness with our beautiful, diaphanous scarf. Start with a voile, batiste or similar, add a perfectly centered finished seam, then create a line of tiny, twisted floss cords along both ends.
When budgets get tight, repairing and re-purposing is the way to go to extend an item’s life. We explore some innovative ideas for using iron-on patches for scarves, t-shirts, pillows, and… of course, jeans.
You’ve seen these kinds of headbands everywhere. One is accordion-pleated so you can adjust the pleats to wear it wide or narrow; the other is a turban style with a classic front knot. Bad hair day be gone!
Long the purview of over-dressed little boys, dapper accountants, and Bill Nye the Science Guy, we’re blasting out of the bow tie box. Unique fabrics and designs create 3 quirky, confident, and stylish ways to wear a bow tie.
Ribbon artist, Elaine Schmidt brings us this detailed Guest Tutorial that takes you through the steps to create a classic ribbon petal cockcade – a gorgeous embellishment for a bag or to accent a pillow or drapery tieback.
Soft receiving blankets and cute little hats are a classic combo to delight a new mama and daddy. If you are brand new to knits, we also link to our full Sewing with Knits tutorial for helpful tips, tools, and techniques.
They’re something useful for yourself or great as a gift; our key fobs use just tiny bits of fabric and notions, and they’re fast and fun. In fact they were so fun, we did 5 samples, adding piping, stitching, embroidery, and ribbon.
Made of soft knit as a simple tube, it’s a 4-in-1 solution that comes in super handy: pull up over nose and mouth to protect, stretch over head as a hair cover, scrunch down into a headband, keep around neck for warmth.
Infinity scarves are a trend that just keeps growing. You can find them in everything from chunky wools to to sheer voiles to this wide wrap in a sparkling knit. Finishes at apx. 86″ x 12” – enough length for a double or triple loop.