ideas for those with limited time, but unlimited passion for sewing

Maxi-Skirt Two Ways

maxi-skirt with belt

Do you have time to sew one seam and a fold-over tunnel for elastic using one yard of fabric? If you answered yes, then you can sew a skirt that can also be a cute dress! Check out for the pattern. Below is the pattern with a belt: Below is the pattern as a […]

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Easy Bathroom Organizer Tutorial

organized sink!

I woke up this morning and was irritated after looking at the hair products, lotions, etcetera on my sink unorganized. After looking around in my sewing studio, I found a 13.5″ by 10.5″ piece of plastic canvas and scrap fabric to solve my problem. I cut the plastic canvas into four 6.5″ by 5″ pieces. […]

Quick and Easy Crib Sheet


Do you have 2 yards of fabric, elastic, sewing machine and thread? Well you can make a crib sheet for your baby or as a gift! First step is to cut out 8″ by 8″ squares from all corners( I measured using Omnigrid Ruler). In a previous tutorial, called St. Patrick’s Day Drawstring Bags with […]

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How to “Upgrade” a plain Onesie

star baby

After receiving the good news that one of my friends was expecting a new baby, I started looking for all kinds of cute embroidery designs. Since she is still in the first trimester and does not know the sex of the baby yet, I picked a unisex design and color. I finally learned how to […]

Quick Car Freshener Tutorial

lavender car freshener pouch

Today I saw a muslin type pouch hanging in this vehicle and thought, wait I can make something like that!! Once in my sewing room, I quickly cut out a rectangle piece of fabric (4.5″ by 9″, a strip of ribbon (17″), and a strip of butterfly trim (8″). I folded the piece of fabric […]

Ups and Downs of Learning Machine Embroidery

Formula one appliqué

The last few weeks have been filled with excitement and frustration. I finally, after almost three years of ownership, started using my Viking Husqvarna 600e machine to make embroidery projects. I only bought this particular brand of machine because it came with free classes at the local Jo-Ann’s store. Unfortunately I moved the next month […]

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Embroidered Handmade French Organic Lavender Pouch


One of the items that I sell in my Etsy store are lavender pouches. I love the way my whole sewing room smells of lavender after opening the sealable bag for a few minutes. Organic truly makes a difference. These bags are made using muslin, Sulky embroidery thread, stabilizer, and French organic lavender. If you […]

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Are they clean or dirty?

Dirty clean dishwasher magnet

I was at Bed, Bath and Beyond a few months ago and saw this magnet that said “Clean….Dirty”. I asked the cashier what it was for and she explained the dishwasher. Fast forward to this week and my son loading dirty dishes on top of the clean ones in the dishwasher. I did not feel […]

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