DIY AirPods Case with kraft-tex

This month, I’m sharing a free tutorial for using kraft-tex, the vegan material that looks like leather but cuts and sews like paper. As part of the kraft-tex Color of the Month challenge, I’m working with kraft-tex Sapphire, a gorgeous deep blue shade that has so many possibilities: sew it, stamp it, dye it, paint […]

kraft-tex Journal Necklace and Fringe Necklace

Can you believe summer is almost over? School is back in session in our house, and it’s virtual school for the time being. Everything has it challenges right now, but we are hanging in there, taking things one day at a time. All year, I’ve been participating in the kraft-tex Color of the Month Challenge, […]

Review: Custom Paint by Numbers Portrait

Remember when adult coloring books took off like crazy? Perhaps 2020 is the perfect year to take up a new artistic hobby, like paint by numbers! Earlier this year, I was contacted by Winnie’s Picks to see if I wanted to try their premium Paint by Numbers kits for adults. They suggested a custom kit […]

Elliot’s First Scrap Quilt: Baby Lock Summer School

I’m back with another fun and easy sewing project to do with kids as part of Baby Lock‘s Summer School sewing series! You know those fabric scraps that you keep around because you feel bad throwing them away? Recently, our quilt guild did a scrap swap, and I ended up with all of the extras […]

DIY Mask Necklace! Mask Lanyard Tutorial

I needed to solve a problem, so I made this face mask “necklace” that easily snaps onto the ear loops. The mask can be taken on or off like normal, and you don’t feel the extra strap behind your ears. This prevents kids from losing their mask, or you from leaving it in the car […]

kraft-tex Boxy Zipper Bag

How is your summer sewing? Every so often, I take a break from making masks to sew something else. It’s a nice creative break! I’m participating in the kraft-tex Color of the Month Challenge, and July’s color is Marsala. Rich and warm like red wine, this material inspired me to make an Ohio applique themed […]

Summer Fun with Ice Painting

Are you looking for a fun way to stay cool when the temps are scorching outside? Give ice painting a try! This is a great craft for kids and adults to try together, and you probably have the supplies already in your home. Materials Paper cups, ice cube trays or ice pop molds Washable paint […]

Hugh Manatee: Baby Lock Summer School!

I’m releasing my Hugh Manatee sewing pattern free for a limited time as part of Baby Lock‘s Summer School sewing series! Scroll to the bottom of this post for the download link. I designed this pattern in 2011 to be included in a sewing book, and released it as a standalone PDF several years later. […]

kraft-tex Woven Basket

This week, I was ready for an easy sewing project that I could prep while listening to a Zoom call. Anyone else have Zoom fatigue? It’s a real thing! I think it helps me stay motivated by doing some crafting in the background, so this kraft-tex project was on my mind. If you haven’t tried […]

kraft-tex Pillow Boxes for Gift Wrap

Lately, I’ve been sewing a whole lot of fabric face masks. When I send them to family, friends, or shoppers on Etsy, I really enjoy wrapping the masks in cardboard pillow boxes. I had some in my craft stash, then ran out and had to order more. It’s almost time for me to make another […]