sewing crafts

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Hey friends! I’m Jamielyn from I {Heart} Nap Time and I’m so excited to be guest posting on ‘Make and Takes’ today. On my blog you can find all sorts of crafts, trash to treasure pieces, yummy recipes, and a little crazy thrown in the mix. Today I’m going to show you how to make […]

There have been some really great projects for boys submitted over at the M&T Spotlight. I’m happy to feature a few that were my favorite. *Next week, I’ll be showcasing all things Girl! So link up your girly-girl projects over at Spolight. Little Boy’s Workbench Boys Tie to T-shirt Applique Marshmallow Shooters Magnetic Bow Tie […]
Are you looking to start a few new fabric projects? Well look no further. Here are 6 fun and creative ways to craft with fabric from over at the M&T Spotlight. *Next week I’ll be featuring cookies. So submit your cookie recipes and mouth-watering photos to Spotlight. Child’s Play Quilt Make Your Own Pillow Pet […]

This project has got to go in history as one of my least expensive crafts ever! And one of the quickest to make, too. Here are my instructions for a fun Valentine’s decoration that won’t break your budget and you can actually finish before the big day! Supplies for Embroidery Hoop Art: Embroidery hoop, any […]

I’m never sure what to do during that awkward period between Halloween decor and Christmas decor. I need something fall-ish. Something to keep those beautiful autumn leaf colors around a little longer. A little wool felt, a pillow form, and a needle and embroidery thread were exactly what I needed to bring the fall colors […]

I couldn’t resist making this cute lil’ hooded bath towel when my eye caught an orange towel at the store the other day. Your lil’ one will be cute as a pumpkin when they hop out of the bath in this precious towel! Here are the Instruction for a Hooded Bath Towel. It couldn’t be […]

Probably one of the most intimidating parts of beginning a quilting project is choosing just the right fabric. Here are a few simple tips to help in that process. There are two main factors to consider when picking fabrics for a project: color and scale. Color: Above is a collection I used for a recent […]

Football season has begun! We’re making yummy football treats and tossing around soft football toys. These will hopefully be a little softer and easier on your household items as they get tossed around while you watch the game! Supplies for Sewing Football Toys: fabric – I used a flannel football fabric football pattern – download […]

Hi, I’m Amy Smart from Diary of a Quilter, and I am excited to share some very beginner-level steps to making a quilt. We’re going to move slow and simply through the quilt-making process from beginning to end. There will be a 10 week series, dissecting how to make a simple patchwork quilt. We’ll start […]

If you’re headed to the pool, beach, or even a back yard sprinkler party, this is an easy towel to make that will help cover you up. It could be tailored to any size, this one is for my young daughter, size 5T. This cover up also fits my son around his waist, so this […]

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!

If you’re on the computer for any length of time, it can wreak havoc on your wrists! I love this DIY Keyboard Wrist Rest from Updates from the Copper State. It’s a great step by step tutorial on how to keep your wrists in good form! Computer wrists everywhere are going to be happy for […]

Guest post by Sara of Creative Jewish Mom Thanks so very much to Marie for inviting me to to do a guest post on her blog today! I share my daily creative adventures as a Jewish mom living in Israel over at creativejewishmom.com and would love to “see” you there! I’m so happy to be […]

I’m going coo coo for coco puffs for these fabulous DIY crafts. So inspiring. Isn’t this color quiet book the perfect gift for baby? Even my toddler or preschooler would love it. Have fun making and taking this weekend! Toddler Color Fabric Book by Everyday Celebrate (pictured above) Mason Jar Pin Cushion by The Cottage […]

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 mini bag, but a larger bag for shoulder, back, or leg pain is easy to […]

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