Crafting

6 Tips on the Best Way to Pack a Carry-On Suitcase

Your Clothes<p><b>Step 1: Gather all the garments you anticipate needing.</b> Then put half of them back. Select clothes in the same color family, packing more …

Hacking

Do It Yourself: How To Make A Training Aid, Sunday Bag, And Headcover

1.) First, figure out if you own cleaning supplies. If not, just go buy a broom with a plastic handle. Saw off the broom portion.<p>2.) Pour sand into the hollow handle.<p>3.) Close the hole with as many layers of duct tape as makes you comfortable. Boom. You have a new weighted training aid that’ll help …

Sewing

Make It Sew - Picard And A Yard Of Jacquard

Make it Sew by 8BitHobo<p>Captain Picard is the type of man who is always looking to learn new things during his trek, acquiring new skills and becoming …

Star Trek

ScrapBusters: French Press Cozy

Sew4Home lives in Coffee Land. The beautiful Pacific Northwest is home to <i>Starbucks®</i> , <i>Seattle's Best®</i> and <i>Peet's Coffee & Tea®.</i> We're never more than …

Sewing

When Furniture, Origami, and Ergonomics combine!

We enjoy seeing how far a designer can push furniture to be portable and innovative at the same time. In a way, the Flux Chair is quite similar to …

Origami

Fabriflair Radiant Star: A Guest Tutorial with Amy Barickman of Indygo Junction

<b></b> <b></b>Caution! You’re entering the 3-D Zone – but you won’t need those dorky glasses… and I promise nothing will appear to fly out of the screen at your …

Sewing

Art festival to enliven commodity expo

A lot of art activities are expected to accompany the 2017 South-Southeast Asia Commodity Expo and Investment Fair held in Kunming, Yunnan province …

Paper Craft

22 Totally Adorable Amigurumi Dragon Patterns You Need to Make for Your Kids

These amigurumi dragons are beyond adorable and you’re going to fall in love with them!<p>Amigurumi Dragon Patterns<p>If you haven’t tried Amigurumi …

Amigurumi

Quilting A Tula Pink From Start to Finish

<i>Want machine quilting inspiration, a free tutorial and an in-depth video that shows you how I quilted this amazing quilt for Tula Pink? If so, keep</i> …

Sewing

How to Choose the Best Garment Bag 2017

If you’re planning to eat in as many Michelin-star restaurants as you can on your trip and need to pack a bunch of nice clothes, or you’re going on a …

Sewing

Star Spangled Heart pattern is here!

Hey everyone! I’ve been working diligently to get my latest pattern, <i>Star Spangled Heart</i>, ready for the upcoming 4th of July holiday. It’s now …

Sewing

13 Gift Ideas for Your Bestie With a Sweet Tooth

We all have that gal pal who loves funfetti, lives for donuts, and is in search of the next sugar rush. The best gift you can give this candy queen? Something as sweet as she is! Instead of limiting yourself to just the yummy stuff, sprinkle every part of her life with pillows, pins, leggings, and …

Brit + Co

Beading Basics - A Beginners Guide for Beading Fabric

Created for novices and those individuals new to the world of hand-beaded fabrics, this is an instructional book on the basic techniques used to …

Barnes & Noble

The Basket Bag

I don’t need to tell you how cute basket bags are (really cute). Like a popsicle, wearing one feels like the perfect summer treat. Unlike a popsicle, …

Popsicle

Straight line quilting

For long lines – it is not easy keeping that line straight. There is a skill involved in creating those straight lines even when using a guide. I …

Sewing

Go Anywhere Nature Calls With This Camper's Toilet Paper Dispenser

Instructions:<p># Measure the height of the toilet paper and mark on the coffee canister.<p># Cut a slit down the points around 1 cm wide.<p># Cut a X on both top and bottom of the canister.<p># Take a piece of rope and thread it through, tying off the ends with a knot.<p># Place toilet paper, antibacterial hand …

Disappearing 9 Patch Quilt Block - The Sewing Loft

I love quick and simple quilt blocks but sometimes they can be boring. So, I want to show you the power of the patch…. 9 patch that is. This simple …

Sewing

The Jolly Jabber Quilting Blog -

June 23, 2017 2 Comments<p>Happy Friday, Quilters! We are ending this wonderful week with another episode of our Classic & Vintage block series on …

Sewing

Amazing Gift Ideas for Mermaid Lovers

There’s something about mermaids that tugs at your heartstrings no matter what your age. I was recently looking for a mermaid gift and the cutest …

Crochet

Quilting and Sewing Communities

<b>Does your community have a sewing group, and are you a guild member?</b> That’s the question I posed earlier this month, via this blog, <b>Facebook,</b> and</b> …

Sewing

The wonderful Flair felt tip pen

Paper Mate introduced the Flair felt tip pen in the 1960s. I liked them when I was a kid because the lines were so clean and you could vary the line …

Prada’s $185 paper clip is just what you need to get your life together

Do you feel disorganized? Like your life just isn’t coming together the way you always planned? Well in 1867, a man named Samuel Faye patented a …

Weird

6 DIYs to Try This Weekend

This weekend, Jeff and I are in Richmond, VA for a long weekend – got here yesterday. So, I probably won’t be getting around to any DIY projects this …

DIY

Patchwork Triangle Pillow with Octopus Appliqué + Starfish Pillow: TokyoMilk presents Neptune and the Mermaid by Margot Elena for Coats

Sometimes, a very special fabric collection sometimes deserves very special shapes! We’ve created a pair of dimensional pillows in <i>Neptune and the</i> …

Sewing

New algorithm lets you make anything in origami

They say if you fold 1,000 origami cranes out of individual sheets of paper your deepest wishes will be granted. I tried it once – I was a lonely college kid – and I ended up with pink eye. However, a new paper out of MIT describes a way to possibly make 1,000 origami cranes out of one piece of …

Origami

How to Make a Stars-and-Stripes Tee for the 4th of July in Less Than 10 Minutes

Fourth of July is nearly here! Whether you’re partying at a beach picnic or heating it up with a backyard BBQ, you’ll wanna make sure you’re wearing the perfect patriotic outfit that will blow everyone away. To get you started, we’ve got a chic, minimal tee with a red and blue striped design. And …

DIY

10 Gift Wraps Almost More Exciting Than What's Inside

When it comes to sending a gift, it's what on the inside that counts — but a nice presentation certainly helps. Using wrapping paper for your presents not only serves an aesthetic purpose, it reflects the dedication you've invested in making sure the person will enjoy the big reveal. A nice package …

DIY This Super-Easy (and Festive) Wreath for the 4th of July

Your neighbors are all probably putting out American flags in anticipation of America's birthday. And you could too, or you could do something that …

July 4th

Japanese artist cuts insanely detailed Alice in Wonderland-inspired kirie paper art by hand

We’re pretty sure even a machine wouldn’t be able to cut <b>finer lines</b>!<b>Kirie</b>, the Japanese art of paper cutting, requires only a piece of paper and a …

Paper Craft

Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Checkered Star

It’s not often you find a triple-generation quilt. This Checkered Star antique quilt has quite a history.The Checkered Star quilt pattern finishes at …

Sewing