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Warm and Cozy Repurposed Sweater Mittens

I love winter clothes and accessories! I’m not going to lie, it’s supposed to be 74 degrees today where I live. But I am sure there are a lot of you out there that need to be wearing winter apparel!… Continue Reading →

Easy Zipper Pouch For Beginners

I don’t know about you, but I am definitely a beginner at sewing. A lot of sewing tutorials out there can be intimidating! When I saw this zipper pouch project from the M&T Spotlight page it immediately caught my eye! Melissa gives… Continue Reading →

Burp Cloth Tutorial for Even the Most Basic Sewing Skills

Every new mom knows the importance of burp cloths when it comes to babies. Love this simple DIY burp cloth tutorial from The Thinking Closet seen at the Make and Takes Spotlight, and think that whipping up a few of… Continue Reading →

Bright and Fun DIY Rainbow Zipper Pouch

Little totes are so handy to tuck away into your purse or backpack, I’m always on the hunt for a good one! Why not sew your own like this little rainbow zipper tote from Scattered Thoughts Of A Crafty Mom… Continue Reading →

DIY Tic Tac Toe Board Equals Hours of Fun

Use up some of your fabric scraps and make a cool DIY tic tac toe board like this one I spotted at the Make and Takes Spotlight seen on Sewing Secrets. My kids go bonkers for tic tac toe and… Continue Reading →

Felt Bedside Organizer Helps Cut the Clutter

Trying to find a way to organize my kids’ bedside tables is a constant struggle which is why I got excited after browsing the Make and Takes Spotlight and found this idea from Whimsy Love for a hanging bedside organizer…. Continue Reading →

Use Up Your Scraps To Make This DIY Fabric Tape

I saw this DIY fabric tape from Bee-Inspired at the Make and Takes Spotlight and think it would be such a genius way to use up all those awesome bits of fabric too big to throw away and too small… Continue Reading →

DIY Ruffled Party Streamers For The Win

Streamers make a party right? So take that business up a notch by making them ruffled, yeah, RUFFLED STREAMERS. I found this tutorial from Pizzazzerie at the Make and Takes Spotlight and I’m feeling like I ought to give this… Continue Reading →

Felt Monsters Are “Sew” Much Fun!

I spotted these scary cute felt monsters from Just Short of Crazy at the Make and Takes Spotlight and think they’d make the perfect project for your budding sewer! More fun with sewing: Simple fabric bookmark Toddler approved stuffed football… Continue Reading →

Featured Spotlight: Eiffel Tower Smartphone Cover

How darling is this Eiffel Tower I spotted over at the M&T Spotlight? I’ve never been abroad, but I dream of it someday. So this sweet smartphone cover will make me think I’m already there! Check out the full tutorial at… Continue Reading →

Rainbow Shamrock Garland

I’m thrilled to have Danyelle of Dandee here as one of Make and Takes newest regular contributors. Danyelle will be here once a month sharing fabulous ideas for home projects and ideas. Take it away, Danyelle… With St. Patrick’s Day… Continue Reading →

Hanukkah Ideas, Holiday Bake Along, and a Sewing Contest

Take a peek at a few places I’m posting this week. Lots of fun for the holidays. Ideas and craft for a Hanukkah celebration, over at Baby Center’s Momformation. I love this treat pouch by Martha Stewart pictured below, so… Continue Reading →

Refashion a T-shirt With Some Pretty Fabric Petals

Elizabeth of Dear Lizzy makes this DIY Pretty Petals Tee look all too easy, I think I’m going to have to give it a try. I’ve got a few plain t-shirts that could use a good ruffling!

Make Your Own Mixed-Media Lyric T-shirt

Guest post by Somer of A Little Great Music and t-shirts are two things we have in abundance at our house. I often hear one of my kids complaining to the other, “You can’t sing that, its my song.” So,… Continue Reading →

Quick and Easy Sewn Paper Garlands

Paper garlands are a beautiful accent for any party or home decor.  They are really easy to make and can match any theme. First, you will need to start with cardstock punched out in your desired shape. You can use… Continue Reading →

Sewn Rice Bags, Warming Our Tootsies

It may be a balmy 45 degrees here in Seattle, but we still get cold feet at night! That’s why we made up a bunch of these rice heat therapy bags to keep us warm. These are instructions for a… Continue Reading →

Fringe Fleece Winter Scarf

We made a few more Fringe Fleece Scarves, but with Christmas colors this time. I layered a green, white, and red strip of fleece, sewed them all up together in a line, then made small 1×2 inch cuts up both… Continue Reading →

Dish Up Some Handmade Kitchen Towels

It’s November — let the cooking and entertaining begin!  The holidays are almost here. If you are like us, you are busy planning meals, baking, and entertaining.  Why not impress your guests with cute kitchen accessories in addition to your… Continue Reading →

How to Video: Crocheting a Fancy Flower

I was recently interviewed over at Todays Mama and talked about how yarn crafts are something I wish I was better at! So I’m sharing this easy to follow tutorial that I love from the Little Birdie Secrets for Crocheting… Continue Reading →

Simple Scarves to Keep you Cozy this Fall

Scarves are not only functional, but super stylish. If you don’t have time (or inclination) to knit or crochet one, cut one instead. Seriously–it’s that easy. Find a rayon/cotton knit or jersey knit–something that is soft and has a little… Continue Reading →

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