A place to share my crafts and sewing projects

Thursday, February 24, 2011


Boys are hard to sew for. My youngest feels left out because he does not get nearly as many handmade goods from me as my daughter. I have finally found something he can actually use though. I used a Burda pattern for some hoodies for both sons (and yes my daughter..can't resist girly fabrics). This pattern sewed up like a dream. Straight forward and easy to understand. I was afraid of using knits but this pattern made it easy.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

My latest project- Elastic free panties /dundies for my children. My daughter is sensitive to the elastic used in most store-bought undies so I decided to try my hand at making her some. She Loves them and I am very happy with the fit and comfort of the pattern. These homemade undies are sure to last a long time too, no more cheap thin fabric underwear for us. Now I want to make some for myself. They are so cute and fun with different fabrics. I also experimented with a tshirt that was going to be thrown out. It had a hole in the stomach area but such a cute dog print. So I upcycled it into a fun pair of underwear.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Recipe Binders

Continuing my getting organized kick-I have decided it is time to get my 3 binders of recipe clippings at least down to 2 binders. So of course, I need a pretty home for the recipes to better motivate me. I made a fabric binder cover a year ago to keep my calenders and to do lists in. I take it everywhere with me. I decided to make fabric covers for my recipe binders and add decorative Dividers. I also made a couple for some swaps while I was at it. Here are the swap binders.