Do you have one of those box-type, Ikea shelf units? These tough fabric baskets are a perfect fit and a stylish solution. The front handles let them slide in and out just like drawers.
For tiny treasures, holiday treats or gift cards, this clear-view trio is a “green gift wrap” solution for the holidays. Recipients can re-use them later for business cards, as a mini wallet or turn the Large pouch into a toiletry bag.
So many great features on this backpack – from the wraparound zipper to the adjustable shoulder straps to the six handy pockets. Our signature step-by-step instructions and photos take you through each section in detail.
Don’t you love it when you discover/re-discover a product that is inexpensive, natural, re-usable, and super versatile? Get classic Halloween Ideas plus Six Everyday Uses for cooking, cleaning, crafting, and more.
A basic box bottom bag becomes a top-notch Halloween Treat Bag thanks to three Frightful Faces made from Iron On Patches plus a few bits and pieces from your own scrap stash. Not trick-or-treating? They’re fun as indoor décor too.
There are so many fantastic notions and tools to make project construction fast, easy, and fun. SO many… everywhere… all over our work space. Time for a bit of tidying up with this handy caddy; it has lots of pocket options.
This smaller size duffle (8½” x 15″ x 6”) is great for kids or anyone who wants a space-saving, on-the-go option. We created a soft, quilted exterior so the duffle can gently expand and mold to better fit its contents.
This dynamic fold over backpack is deep enough to hold everything you need and is super comfy to wear. It’s essentially a structured sack! Pick an eye-catching print and put your fussy cutting skills to work for a striking finish.
Get centered with this 12” Omnigrip Centering Ruler. It’s one of our Products We Love and makes finding your center point and measuring from it in either direction faster and easier. We use ours for fussy cutting.
This project is a unique one for Sew4Home as we are using someone else’s pattern to create the final design. You might have heard the industry news this…
Many event venues and campuses no longer allow closed totes and bags. If you want to carry in a larger bag, it must be see-through. Try our fashionable solution in clear vinyl with cotton accents. You’ll love the hanging pocket.
Is there a guy in your life who should be crowned King of the Kitchen? We love Dad Chefs, and this apron is specially designed to suit their style. The body is made from tough canvas and features a full coverage outline.
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 try those decorative stitches hiding on your sewing machine.
We’ve done totes and we’ve done yoga mat carriers, but – until this – hadn’t combined the two in such a stylish way. Collect all your gear into a generously sized tote, then use the handy wraparound straps to secure your mat.
A versatile carryall with room to spare. We took inspiration from the heavy duty feed sack fabric of the early 1900s to create a look that’s nostalgically trendy and eye-catching but in a hardworking modern canvas substate.
Warm weather and sunny skies mean it’s time to show a little leg! Try this flirty little fast and easy skirt in soft double gauze with a comfy elastic waist and kicky bottom ruffle. Perfect for strolling under bright, blue skies.
A personalized shadow box is a wonderful way to commemorate a special occasion. Our samples celebrate a new baby and a wedding; it would also be lovely as a birthday memory box or to mark an anniversary milestone.
Position the pouch to rest either across the front or out of the way across the back. Its slim profile allows it to comfortably mold against your body, and it can be worn either over or under a jacket or other outerwear.
Do you loop a tape measure around your neck while sewing? This design capitalizes on the habit, turning a measuring tape into a mini caddy. Scissors on one end and a pincushion on the other – or customize the tools to you!
Their utilitarian, get-down-to-business style works well for women, men, even kids. You’ll love the tough riveted canvas, zippered pocket, and a cool slide buckle belt to cinch in place at waist or hip level.
Got something to say? Make a messenger bag with a real message! We used iron-on letters to create our FACT-FICTION phrase. Button flap pockets and a cool closure are just the start of this hardworking, dramatic style.
We love the look and creativity of handmade, but that doesn’t mean we never buy at the store. Try these fast and easy ways to customize an off-the-rack cardigan with decorative elastics and fasteners.
We used two layers of craft weight glitter vinyl to create a set of five last-minute gift projects: a journal pencil pouch, tasseled bookmark, wrist loop key fob, and 2 sizes of cord wraps. Nearly no sew! Perfect as stocking stuffers.
Crisp white + pops of color: it’s eye-catching every time. This versatile tote opens wide or cinches down to a handy tapered top. The two-part lining pulls up to form a clever drawstring cover, protecting the contents inside.
Great gift idea! Each little pocket is perfectly sized to fit several credit cards, gift cards, your license, a bit of folding money, etc. A snap and swivel hook lets you attach it to a key ring or inside a larger bag.
We love this unique hand stitching tool. Our step-by-step tutorial shows how it can quickly attach one item to another as well as create an interesting line of stitching as a decorative accent. Great for bag handles!
Vibrant fabric accents look great against the bright color of the mesh and the gleaming nickel hardware. The mesh body lets sand and dirt sift out while at the same time allowing air to flow in and help dry out suits and towels.
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.
A generously sized tote with an open top to make it easy to pack and unpack. The 5” boxed corners have a cool reverse, riveted style. And, we added a horizontal strap at the back to slip over the handle of rolling luggage.
Large, snap-on plastic grommets are traditionally associated with curtains, but they are a great solution for a variety of projects. Dritz makes the best, and we outline how quick and easy they are to install.
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.
This project features not 1, not 2, but 3 cute zippered pouch styles to hold life’s little necessities. Three specialty labels further customize each pouch, and we offer a free set of Mother’s Day gift tags as a finishing touch.
We often look to clothing items as initial inspiration for our apron projects. With its classic fabric combination and tough hardware, this overall style apron has an industrial-strength look and feel serious cooks will love.
Special accents are the perfect touch for a professional bag finish. This terrific tote has rivets securing the straps, jean buttons on the side pockets, cool metal grommets, western style pocket flaps, and twin needle topstitching.
The bolster is one of our favorite shaped pillows, we bet you will love it too – especially this classic style with closed, button-tufted ends. We added a touch of luxury with velveteen piping and covered buttons.
Simple panel window coverings are often one of the first DIY home décor projects people attempt. Figuring out how best to hang those pretty panels can be more of a challenge. Dritz offers three drapery tape solutions.
When temperatures dip, it’s a perfect time for a lightweight lap blanket to keep you cozy. Our 41” x 41” design features corner tassels and unique accent scallops. Wash, fluff, and dry to give these strips the fuzzy feel of chenille.
Hardware is usually categorized on the functional side of sewing. For this project, we moved it into the fashionable category; grommets/eyelets and rivets create a striking starburst design on the bag’s solid color front.