Tutorials

Sewing
Learn new techniques or review old methods with these tutorials.

Bandanna Skirt star[offsite link]
Transform a bandanna into a cute toddler skirt.

DIY Bias Tape Maker star[offsite link]
If you don´t have the right size bias tape maker, you can use this trick.

Dress Form Tutorial star[offsite link]
If you have an old t-shirt and a couple rolls of duct tape, you are halfway to making your own dress form. Oh, you might need a friend too.

Fabric Flowers star[offsite link]
Learn to make flowers using strips of fabric.

Girl´s Dishtowel Apron star[offsite link]
Turn a dishtowel into a girl´s apron.

Heart Apron star[offsite link]
An apron with a heart shaped bib.

Jean Apron - Short star[offsite link]
This apron tutorial uses the back side of a pair of jeans and utilizes the pockets. Very cute!

Jeans Apron Tutorial star[offsite link]
Recycle those jeans and make an apron.

Jeans Half Apron Tutorial star[offsite link]
Recycle your worn out jeans into a cute half apron.

Lined Apron Tutorial star[offsite link]
Illustrated directions on making a lined apron.

Lined Lunch Tote - Finishing the Bag star
Finishing instructions for the lined lunch tote beginner sewing project. Part of the "How to Sew" lesson series.

Lined Lunch Tote - How to Sew Series star
A beginner sewing project - a stylish lined lunch tote. Take your lunch in style! Part of the "How to Sew" lesson series.

Lined Lunch Tote - Sewing the Handles star
Sewing instructions for the lined lunch tote beginner sewing project - handle portion. Part of the "How to Sew" lesson series.

One Yard Half Apron star[offsite link]
This is a great gift idea. The style is a bit different than most.

Painting Smock star[offsite link]
Perfect for kids to wear when doing messy crafts!

Pattern Layouts star[offsite link]
Laying out your pattern on the fabric to prepare for cutting is an important step that must be done carefully and accurately for great-looking results. Here are some tips on layout to help you.

Preparing Fabric for Use star[offsite link]
Illustrated explanation of how to straighten the grain in fabric (.pdf).

Preparing Fabric for Use - Understanding Grainlines star[offsite link]
Smart styling and a professional look in clothing construction requires the correct use of the grain of the fabric. Black and white illustrations help demonstrate these techniques.

Rolled Fabric Roses Tutorial star
These rolled fabric roses are quick and easy to make and can be made into beautiful spring pins or used to embellish pillows or other home decor items.

Sewing Bag Tutorial star[offsite link]
Follow the pictures to make a charming sewing bag with multiple pockets.

Sewing with Velveteen star[offsite link]
Velveteen is relatively easy to sew, wears well, and is a great choice of fabric during the holiday season. Leave your fears behind and with these helpful velveteen sewing tips.

Skillet Potholder Tutorial star[offsite link]
Make a pot-holder for your cast-iron skillet.

Stain Removal for Washable Fabrics star[offsite link]
Guidelines and suggestions for removing stains from a wide variety of washable fabrics. Staining agents are listed alphabetically.

Towel Turned Apron star[offsite link]
A very, very simple apron from a tea towel with a gathered top.

Zipper Organizer star[offsite link]
Step-by-step instructions for a small zippered bag.

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