Sew a Tiny Quilt {Iron Craft Challenge}

Sew a tiny quilt for a doolhouse bed.

This week’s Iron Craft challenge was inspired by the tiny adorableness being produced over at Crabapple Crossings. We were asked to make something in miniature, and because her projects are all about little bunnies I figured I would make a craft for the little bunnies the girl has. (and never plays with. whatever.) This miniature […]

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How to Tie a Knot for Hand Sewing

How to tie a strong, large knot in thread for hand sewing

When I was teaching the kids a little sewing at school yesterday, I started out with how I like to tie a knot for hand sewing. I thought this was pretty basic — and it is — but it kind of stopped everyone in their tracks. Even the adults in the room didn’t know this […]

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How to Sew a Pillow

How to sew a quick and easy pillow from scrap fabric

As you may have heard by now, the girl started kindergarten this year. It’s a whole new world in a lot of different ways, and they try to make things a little easier during the transition time by having “rest time” part of the year in lieu of a nap. Because there are lots of […]

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Easy to Sew Cloth Napkins

Sew your own cloth napkins with just a bit of fabric, and a bit more time at the iron.

We have used cloth napkins for years, since before the girl was born. I like the fact that we aren’t throwing away as much paper, and it adds a little cuteness to the table when you have cloth napkins. At least it does when you have cute cloth napkins. Some of our napkins are also […]

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