Category: Tutorials

How to Sew an Elastic Bookmark

When I’m not sewing, I love to read.  And I’ve come to realize regular bookmarks don’t cut it with kids around.  Kids open up  books and move bookmarks around for fun.  Or drop books and let them fall out.  Or turn bookmarks into origami.  My favorite bookmark is an elastic bookmark because the elastic keeps the book closed while marking my spot!  Kids can still mess it up, but the accidental ones don’t happen as much. So as part of the Sewing by Ti Birthday Blog Tour, I’m sharing a tutorial for how to make elastic bookmarks.  Because these...

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Reef Walker Pocket Hack

Comfy shorts have been on my to-sew list for months.  Spring and summer sneak up on me so fast even as I can’t wait for the warm weather to arrive.  Plus, we live in a really warm place and pretty much wear shorts all the time these days.  After weeks of requests, I finally got these new shorts made and even make a pocket hack for some extra variety.  They were an immediate win with the kids, which makes me happy! I decided to make Reef Walker shorts since we live 20 minutes from the beach (yes I am...

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Floral Knit Bomber Jacket Hack

Okay.  I totally dropped the ball, got my dates mixed up, and was suppose to have this post ready a week ago!  But It’s ready now and I’m stoked and ready to share my bomber jacket hack! A little over 6 months ago, I saw this amazing knit and had to find it.  Turns out, Raspberry Creek Fabrics ran it as part of their 2017 Spring Club fabrics and by the time I saw it, the print was already retired. But everyone kept asking for it, so they made one last run.  And I indulged and bought it both...

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How to Make an Infinity Scarf Fast

With the holidays approaching, I’ve got Christmas gifts on my mind.  And since we are moving soon, I’ve especially been thinking about our teachers because they are awesome and we are so grateful for them!  I certainly want them to know how much I appreciate them and their wonderful influence on my children.   One of my favorite gifts to make for teachers (because even though gift cards are King I still like to make something) is infinity scarves.  They fits all sizes, are practical (at least in cold places), are not a food item, and can be as...

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DIY Fabric Feathers

Interested in adding feathers but want to be able to wash them?  Fabric feathers are your answer!  Here is a tutorial for the making the feathers on Nut-Nut’s Rise of the Guardian Tooth Fairy Costume.  After Halloween, she’ll be able to wear it as pajamas and those feathers will wash too!   I made two types of feathers for the hood on the Tooth Fairy Costume.  Regular feathers and Feathers with shape. Regular Feathers. Step 1: Layer your chosen knit on top of similar colored felt Because knit tends to curl, you need to stabilize the knit or else...

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