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Linky Thursday

Take good care of you machine this year by keeping the dust off when not in use. You can make this pretty scrap busting cover (with handy storage pockets). Don’t need a new cover, but love the handy storage? Try this sewing machine pad instead.

Head back to school this new year in style with one of these fun recycled jean composition folders.

Start off the year with a new bag, like the Rocky Mountain Satchel.

Ditch the mitten tutorials and sew yourself gloves instead. This one is easy and look so cozy, too.

If you have a budding photographer then you’ll definitely want to check out adorable camera plush toy.

If one of your goals for the new year is to get organized, then you’ll want to check out this handy custom planner organizer.

Denim is one of my favorite materials to work with and these cute little bags definitely caught my eye (pattern included with photo instructions only).

This easy kimono robe is perfect excuse to use that beautiful fabric that may be sitting in your stash or try your hand at this pretty robe made from sheets.

Tag toys are so popular with babies. This version a different take by making the toy an easy to hold ring.

Have a Pokemon lover? Whip them up an adorable Eevee plush.

Use up some of those stashed scraps by making some of these mini wallets.

Keep toasty warm when you nestle under these beautiful blankets.

Linky Thursday

Get the feel of pjs, but a style classy enough for work with this Kimono Top Tutorial. While you’re visiting the site, be sure to enter to win a $250 shopping spree at

This is no ordinary pencil case, it ‘peels’ open and stands upright so you can easily find what you need. So cool!

Handing out candy never looked so good when you whip up one of my Candy Cauldrons.  Need a treat, gift, or trick-or-treat bag instead? I have a tutorial for that too!

Getting ready for holiday sewing? Key Fobs make great stocking stuffers! Enter this contest to win a hardware starter kit and pliers!

These cute little owls can be made in variety of sizes can be stuffed with just about anything to make a doorstop, bookends, pincushion, or even a loveable plush.

Take the chill off of cool weather with this easy to make winter cape.

Have a newborn to sew for and still need a costume? This Mermaid Gown is the perfect solution!

Blanket scarves seem to be growing in popularity. Learn how to make a fringed version with some ideas (and a link) on how to wear them.

The perfect bag for fall, a flannel & denim slouch bag.

This Dolman Dress looks easy to wear and would be a great fall transition piece.

Cold or flu got you down? Tote your tissues in style with an easy tissue holder than is made in minutes!

This fringed, batwing top definitely caught my attention this week. It’s perfect for those who love the boho trend (you could even pair it up with this boho tassel purse), but it might also make the perfect addition to any Morticia costume this Halloween.

Stopping by Shwin & Shwin will not only land you a free bunny pattern, but you can check out how she made it in cork! I have got to try this ‘material’!

Love circle skirts, but don’t want to do all the math? This template makes it so much easier!

Linky Thursday

Create an eye-catching purse when you sew up this fun, canteen style bag.

Whether you dress it up or down, this swing dress is easy to wear and looks great.

Early morning sun waking you up? Get a bit more shuteye with a pretty sleep mask.

Ever go to IKEA and fall in love with a set of napkins or a placemat, but don’t want to used them for dinner? Learn how to take those pretties and transform them into pillows. Tired of making pillows? Use those napkins (and a belt) to make a cute tote instead.

Even preschoolers need school supplies! Sew up a cute, toddler-sized backpack or this version that looks just like big brother\sister’s just in time for school to start.

Sew up a classic tee (currently only in a size large) just in time for weekend lounging.

Those long summer bike rides may be coming to an end, but it’s not too late to whip up one of these cute bike buckets to hold all their goodies.

Keep your jewelry in order and tangle free with this hanging jewelry organizer. (this might also work as a travel organizer, too).

Know a college student that will live in the dorm? This shower caddy will make a perfect gift before they head back to school.

There’s still plenty of time to get in those summer BBQs. These insulated koozies are the perfect way to personalize everyone’s drink and keep it cold.

Make road trips with the little ones more comfortable with one of these padded seat belt covers.

The perfect look for summer evenings, a linen, off-the-shoulder dress.

The contest for free fabric may be over, but you can still learn how to make a pencil skirt in any size (for yourself or your daughter)! Want one with pockets? Be sure to read this tutorial instead.

Wet bags are great to have over the summer to stash those wet bathing suits, but can be expensive to make. Instead of springing for the PUL, try a shower curtain instead. Want a zippered version of the bag, instead? Be sure to check out my tutorial at WeAllSew.

The cutest way to carry your back-to-school lunch money: Zippered Apple Pouches.

This video will teach you how to create your own sun visor. Now why didn’t I find this soon this summer?

When I was pregnant with Easton, I purchased a pregnancy pillow at was very expensive (around $70), but gave me the best night’s sleep. Now you can make the same pillow at home (and probably for a lot less).

Linky Thursday

There’s 4 day’s left until the 4th of July, which means there’s still plenty of time to decorate you home with this fun Sparkler Table Runner project.

Everyone needs a cute, little black dress. This one is perfect for summer…. and free!

Turn one yard of fabric into a new (full-size) apron.

A dress that can be sewn in 30 minutes? I’m in! Download your Housewife Dress here.

Love retro styles? Enter to win a copy of Vintage Notions book and a one year subscription to the Vintage Monthly magazine.

Whip up your little girl an easy to wear (and easier to sew) pair of pajamas for the summer. Check out the Coconut Pajama Summer Set.

Need a quick handmade gift for a new mom? Learn how to sew a Moby Wrap Baby Carrier with this easy tutorial.

What sets this pool tote apart from the others? Lots and lots of pockets so it’s easy to find everything you need. Need something that’s just for the kids? Be sure to check out this Beach Toy Zipper Pouch tutorial, instead.

There may be no sewing involved in WobiSobi tutorials, but the end results are always impressive tees. Check out her latest tutorial, the Shoulder Tied Tee.

3 Dresses. 1 Pattern. Download yours here.

No more dragging the towels on the ground after a day at the pool. Learn how to transform beach towels into robes.

Remember the weird unicorn hair trend? Now you don’t have to style your hair, just wear a unicorn headband instead.

Linky Thursday

Keep all your small items neatly stashed in one of these easy to make Peek-a-boo pouches.

Make a perfect fit & flare dress…. without a pattern!

Not the most practical set, but this Bralette and string panty set look just like the kinds you see in Victoria Secret catalogs. Looking for something ‘more wearable’? Try this video tutorial to make your own VS inspired bralette instead.

Recycle those old jeans into cute hot pads just in time for you next BBQ or pot luck! Looking for something patriotic to throw in the mix? Check out this stars and stripes potholder tutorial, too.

Ditch the paper gift bags and go for pretty fabric pouches instead.

Bye, bye boo-boos. Make one of these ouchie packs that’s perfect for summer scrapes.

Balloon animals that never run out of air? Make you own fabric versions and they’ll always keep their shape.

These mesh sport bags are perfect for holding your belongings while sitting on the beach.

Since I have lots of plans to make my own swimwear this summer, I’ve been doing lots of DIY swimsuit reading, I thought this foam bra tutorial very helpful.

Transform your old tees into cute new skirts.

Linky Thursday

A touch of summer on your wrist, whip up an adorable lemon clutch to tote your goodies.  Looking for something more traditional? Check out this seersuckeer & leather clutch.

Dress up your coffee cup with this fun, Call Me Maybe mug rug.

After our long car trips last week, I have determined that we could have used this car caddy to keep our stuff organized.

Perfect for dressing up this summer, wrap scarf shorts.

Bring a bit of summer into your home with this pretty mason jar vase pillow. Once you’re done, give these Anthropologie knock-off pillows a try.

The perfect printable for every sewing room.

A fun way to stash your stuff, the hungry bunny bag.

The maxi skirt that’s simple to make and comfortable enough to wear all summer. Need a dress instead? Try this new tutorial from Thriftanista in the City.

Look stylish on the beach this summer with this pleated beach dress.

Never get your bags mixed up at the airport with this easy luggage handle wrap tutorial.

Need a quick project that only takes 1 yard of fabric to complete? Check out this Magic Messenger tutorial.

Hold the remote…. with these cute owl pillows.

Learn how to create beautiful Cath Kidston oven gloves.

I love the look of rustic and colorful pannier. This tutorial will teach you how to make your own rope style basket.

Have scraps you just can part with? Turn them into adorable strawberry pincushions.

Linky Thursday

When spring weather hits, I get the sudden urge to redecorate. Give new life to a room by sewing up a new duvet cover…. then use this tutorial to learn how to easily insert the comforter into your new cover! 

Believe it or not, I have very curly hair. Keeping it from getting frizzy (especially in the summer) is always a challenge, so I’m excited to give this Plopping Towel a try when I decide to ‘go natural’.

In an effort to make tax day less painful, Sew4Home is giving away 2 bags stuffed with fabrics! Hurry you have 9 more days to enter this one!

Have a makeup loving friend? Whip up one of these adorable Zip Your Lip bags – they’re perfect for gift giving!

I get really excited when I see one of my projects floating around Pinterest. This morning, I stumbled across an oldie, but goodie – my tutorial for a Sewing Supply Case Roll. This is a great project to make for yourself or for gift giving this Mother’s Day!

Teeny Tiny Pouches. Enough said.

With the weather turning warmer, I feel the urge to start getting ready for summer. If you’re headed to the beach, you’ll definitely want to check out this great mesh beach bag.

What could be cuter than a stuffed elephant? How about 3 of them? Learn how to make these adorable pachyderm decorations in 3 different sizes.

Foxes are still a popular theme in fabrics and home decor. Learn how to make this fun fox pillow and add a bit of it to your home!

I don’t have a cat, but if I did, I would definitely want to make this cat shaped bed.

Wearing a belt can do more than just keep your pants up. Learn how to make your own version that can make an outfit pop or coordinate your look.

I wind up re-using my plastic grocery bags for a variety of different things. Consequently, I have a GIANT stash of them under the sink in my kitchen. I should probably make one of these grocery bag sleeves to make it look nicer (plus this one is fat quarter friendly).

Linky Thursday

Peeps may not be everyone’s favorite Easter candy, but they make the cutest plush! Not only can you make the traditional chicks but here’s one for the bunny as well. And don’t forget the bunting!

Speaking of Easter there’s still plenty of time to sew up a special fabric basket this holiday. Try this version (with a video), a pretty linen and lace, or this basket\organizer (alright, it’s a sewing organizer, but it’s my latest pattern for BERNINA).

Stitch yourself up a new hoodie (with a fun sleeve variation) with this new, free pattern.

The flowers have started to bloom here which means that spring is (almost) here! The warmer air makes me want to sew up pretty dresses like this Flutter Skirt Dress.

These fleece eggs are perfect for decorating, hiding, or putting into your favorite person’s Easter basket.

Water bottle slings are a quick and easy sew that make a great accessory to take on long walks and trips to the park. Looking for something a bit more patch-worky? Try this version instead.

Get ready to hit the beach\pool with a new swimsuit this season. Learn how to make a unique peplum tankini style top (and scroll down to the bottom to get the link for the ruched bottoms).

Whip yourself up a new purse for spring with the Carkai GatheredrCrossbody Bag.

Who says bow ties are just for guys? Here is an adorable version that’s made just for dogs.

While there is no free pattern attached to this tutorial, it does teach you how to make your favorite jacket pattern reversible.

Thinking about making a quilt, but don’t want the commitment of sewing it all at once? Try one a Block of the Month sew along! I had mentioned this Minecraft themed BOM, but here’s a more traditional version for grown-ups.

I love this little busy bag, but am curious how well the Ziplock baggies hold up over time.

This rice shoulder bag is perfect for relieving sore muscle pain.

Don’t get pinched this St. Patrick’s Day – make sure you’re wearing green…. like this fabric top hat.

Linky Thursday

I’m feeling the sudden urge to make a quilt. Since both Bret & Easton are huge Minecraft fans, I’m thinking this should be the one I make. I noticed there are several free patterns out there: This one sponsored by FatQuarter Shop (they also have a bundle available for purchase), one from MyRainyDay that has a logo for the top border, and these blocks (along with some other fun logos) from Playful Piecing.

Minecraft not your thing? How about this fun, Star Wars themed quilt instead?

Never loose a remote again with this Remote Caddy project.

These fabric bins are great for storage and are easily tucked away when not in use.

Take the chill off by stitching yourself up a new raglan sweatshirt.

You know those cute, patchwork, linen totes seen in Japanese craft magazines? Now you can make one that looks exactly like that.

With Valentine’s Day over, it’s time to start sewing for the next holiday… Easter! There’s plenty of time to get started on some Sock Sheep, Bunny Softies, Sock Bunny, or Campervan Plush (for those that are too old for stuffed animals and could use a good pincushion!).

I have always been a sucker for fun hooded towels for kids. This hippo version is simply adorable!

Looking for a new bag? Here’s 3 different styles (all in one place) for you to choose from: Canteen Bag, Zip Zap Mini Pouch, and Zippered Wallet with a coin pouch.

Transform you vintage sheets into a pretty pajama set with this Pillowcase Top and Pajama Shorts tutorials.

You never have to wonder what the temperature is outside when you’re wearing this working Thermometer Scarf!

Learn how to transform a men’s shirt into a reversible vest just for you.


Linky Thursday

Something just for the guys: A FREE button down up shirt pattern and tutorial (you’ll need to subscribe to the mailing list to get the pattern).

Stitch yourself up a Sexy Dress just in time for the holiday (or a great night out).

Looking for a few last minute Valentine’s Day gifts? Be sure to check out my Lacy Love Note pillow and Treat Bag projects at WeAllSew. If you subscribe to the newsletter, be sure to check out how you can get the Freestanding Lace Heart design I used, for FREE!

Headbands not only keep your hair back, but can be a stylish accessory too…. which one is right for you? Swoodson Says tested 4 popular headband tutorials (with links and reviews). Don’t have a lot of time on your hands? Check out this tutorial for 4 different headbands that can be made in 5 minutes. Want one that’s no sew? Check out this gorgeous Celtic Knot project.

Make yourself into a Warhol-inspired painting with this AWESOME pop art tutorial.

These little dotty pouches are perfect for stuffing full of Valentine goodies.

Surprise your sweetie with Louise the Lovable Ladybug plush\pillow.

Dress your little man up in a Happy <3 bowtie for Valentine’s.

Valentine’s may only be a few days away, but there’s still time to stitch up an pretty little mini-quilt or a few gathered heart pillows to set out for the holiday.

This is no ordinary fabric box – this one collapses for easy storage when not in use!

PJs aren’t just for Christmas. Give the little one (up to size 9) a fun Heart Pajamas this weekend (you’ll need to sign up for the newsletter to get the freebies).

This plush tutorial may be for a raindrop, but make it in a silver foil fabric and I totally see a Hershey’s Kiss!

Learn how to make your daughter a gorgeous Liberty Dress.