Though you can purchase reusable bags at the grocery store or online, making your own with your sewing machine and a few other simple materials can be even more cost-effective (not to mention much more fun!).
School apparel can be expensive, but with some DIY know-how, a customized jacket or coat doesn’t need to break the bank. Here are the supplies you’ll need for jacket customization with your sewing machine, along with a guide on how to create your custom coat step-by-step.
There are many benefits to be gained from refurbishing and repurposing the clothes you already own instead of simply adding new pieces to your collection.
Have you had countless camping chair bags tear apart long before they should? Have you ever wondered why? Maybe the stitching for the handle was poorly done. Perhaps the fabric wore away in some key areas, and the whole thing ripped in half. Whatever the reason, just toss that old bag because we’re going to make a new one!
Whether making a corset for yourself or a customer, you’ll need to get it sized just right. Everyone’s body is different! That’s probably not a surprise to you, but what might surprise you is just how many different measurements you’ll need to make.
If your kids are outdoorsy, enjoy camping, or like to sleep over at a friend’s house, they probably love sleeping bags. If none of the retail options are personalized or interesting enough, maybe they need a homemade sleeping bag. They can even make one themselves — with a little sewing help from mom or dad!
Adding interfacing may seem like extra work, but it’s super important to many different types of garments. If you’ve ever enjoyed an article of clothing that was durable, supportive, and attractive, you can probably thank the well-done interfacing!
Ah, summer — a time for cute outfits that are airy and light. In the spirit of enjoying warm weather, here’s how to make your own adorable summer skirt from the fabric of your choice!
Being able to sew is one of those life skills that everyone should learn. But it’s less like “riding a bike” and more like “learning an instrument.” Once you learn to ride a bike, you can pretty much do it forever. But with sewing, if you want mastery, you must practice improving your skills.
You can express your style and individuality anywhere. If you like taking picnics, you don’t want to use any old blanket. How about a homemade summer blanket? That sounds much more fun! And how about making it a quilt, too? Learn more here.
Corsets give that classic hourglass figure, and they can improve posture and help people lose weight. Like an external lap band, a corset can keep you from stuffing yourself! So how can you turn a loose pile of materials into a finished corset?
The crafting ideas on these blogs vary from projects for advanced sewers to activities for complete beginners, so it’s easy to find a fun craft within your range of expertise.
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Want the perfect duvet cover to suit your space but don’t want to pay retail prices? With some basic materials and a little bit of know-how, you can create your own duvet cover that will complete your bedroom aesthetic without breaking the bank.
Learning how to stitch thread in a sewing project can be difficult, but if you have a sewing machine at your disposal, you’re already a step ahead. Though sewing by hand can become second nature with some practice, you can tackle much more advanced projects with a lower barrier to entry with a sewing machine.