Sewing

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! These repurposed sweater mittens, from the M&T Spotlight page, are a great project to recycle all of those […]

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 us the step by step process over on Craft Snob. It looks pretty simple and […]

Here’s a simple step by step tutorial from Schlosser Designs for some some spring-worthy pinwheel potholders that I found at the Make and Takes Spotlight. I jump at any chance to sharpen my sewing skills and this project looks perfect! More Simple Sewing Projects Here: Basic Quilting Supplies Super Easy Sewn Paper Garland Sewn Rice Bags *Submit […]

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 these to give away as gifts is a great idea! More Fun With Fabric And […]

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 I found at the Make and Takes Spotlight. So cute, right? More simple sewing projects […]

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 I think this is way more fun than those plastic board games you can buy […]

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. Full of pockets for pencils and books and even a favorite toy or flashlight, it’s […]

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 Bed sheet into shower curtain! *want to be featured on Make and Takes? Submit your […]

Looking for an easy sewing project? These fabric bows from Simply Homemade I came across at the Make and Takes Spotlight look like a good place to start. They’d be cute on anyone or added to anything! More Simple Sewing Projects Below:  Drawstring Bags Embroidery Hoop Valentine Art Easy Hooded Bath Towel

We’re stitching up rows of X’s with a Cross-Stitched Tree for our Holiday ABC Series and the letter X. This is a fun introduction to cross-stitch for older kids and grown-up beginners, too! Simply-shaped Christmas trees are the perfect beginner project to introduce kids to the art of making pictures with rows and rows of […]

Here’s a few things I’ve been up to over at my Babble column, Take it From Marie, as well as the New Home Ec channel where I contribute. Happy Saturday! Summer Olympic Games for Kids: The Olympics are upon us. Time for the world to gather, compete, and enjoy in the athletic awesomeness! If you plan […]

We are getting better at sewing and it’s time for a little more difficult project, although it is still easy enough for a beginner. We’ve sewn a fabric bookmark, a t-shirt bag, and now we’re sewing up a cute little drawstring bag. It’s perfect for all your little charms or marbles to fit inside. My […]

Now that we’ve done a little practicing by making a fabric bookmark, my son is ready for our next project: Sewing a T-shirt Bag. This is probably the easiest project out there. All you do is sew one long line. That’s it! And it makes such a fun and functional piece. The best part is you don’t […]

My son has been begging me to let him sew on my sewing machine ever since he was little. There’s something about that needle and thread and the fast whizzing sound of the machine. But I’ve been hesitant to do it, thinking he’s not old enough, the “mom” in me being overly protective. Now that he’s […]

Like I mentioned in the Saturday Spotlight, spring is all about sewing projects. I’m sharing 2 really fun and simple ideas for adding a little spring to your home over at Babble. These Easter Egg Pillows were way too fun and easy to make. I was going to start out making just one, and then […]

For some reason when spring rolls around, I get the sewing bug. I dust off the sewing machine and want to start a few projects. I’ve scoured the M&T Spotlight for 6 projects that are now on my list to make. **Next week I’ll be featuring projects with birds. Seems like there’s bird projects everywhere, […]

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 A Spoonful of Sugar.

This is just what I need, a simple project for these winter blues. In Seattle, you know, it’s gray. The sun has been poking it’s head out here and there, but it’s mostly gray. So I’m looking for fun projects to brighten up my home, and this No-Sew Pillow tutorial that I found over at the […]

I have to say I’ve got some pretty amazing contributors who come and write a post for Make and Takes once, sometimes twice, a month. From kids crafts, home crafts, recipes, and parenting tips, they each contribute fabulous “make and takes”. I’ve chosen these writers because they fit me, my brand, my vision. They do […]

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 cute! The holidays are all about baking, right! Here’s a round up of some delicious […]

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