Replacing a Broken ZIpper

| Sewing 101, Techniques, Tutorial

We’ve all had a zipper break on us — whether in a coat or a bag, a broken zipper makes a perfectly good piece of clothing (or backpack) unusable.  Did you know that replacing a zipper is quite simple?  It is.  Really.  Here’s how you do it! I made this backpack for Connor right before […] Read more…


Owl Valentines

| For Kids, Holidays, Tutorial

Gwyneth and I had fun yesterday making these little Valentines.  I thought I’d share them with you (with some downloads). There were pretty quick to make and Gwyneth had fun.  We made enough for her preschool class plus some extras. Start by printing out this Valentine sheet on cardstock (we used pink!) and cut them […] Read more…

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Easy-Peasy Skirts

| Apparel, For Kids, Tutorial

I have a lot of mom friends who don’t sew.  I’m always surprised at their fear of sewing.  So this tutorial is for all those mom’s who need a little help with an easy project — or for the seasoned sewer looking to use up some fabric from your stash! This simple skirt tutorial will […] Read more…


Quilt as You Go

| Quilts, Tutorial

I made this little pillow many months ago.  Once I completed the top, it was left in a pile to be completed.  I finally put on a back and a zipper.  Then it sat for a while longer.  Finally I took pictures of it back in October and here I am in December finally sharing […] Read more…


Pleated Lace Headband

| Accessories, Apparel, For Kids, Tutorial

I’m reposting this tutorial I did over at WhipUp a couple months ago — just in case you missed it.  Today I wanted to share with you a very simple project:  a pleated lace headband.  Super simple, but so elegant!  It’s a very easy project, perfect for a beginner or the seasoned pro. It’s great […] Read more…

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