Padded Coat Hangers

Padded Coat Hangers Whenever I buy clothes I get these cheesy plastic hangers.  I need the hangers but I knew there had to be a way to make them better so I decided to make my cheesy plastic hangers into elegant fabric covered Padded Coat Hangers that will treat my new clothes the way they should be treated.  With a few simple items that you probably have on hand and the enclosed pattern you too can create these terrific hangers. {Read More}

How to Make a Zippered Flanged Pillow

How to Make a Zippered Flanged Pillow I love pillows and have them all over my home for splashes of color and little bits of decoration so I thought I would give you all this little tutorial on how to make a zippered flanged pillow for your own home.  while this is not a beginner project if you follow the steps I am sure that anyone can complete this project in no time. What you will Need: Pillow Form 1/2 {Read More}

Super Handy Hand Towels

Super Handy Hand Towels I love hand towels that hang easily from my oven and dishwasher without fear that they will fall off the minute I use them.  I also like the idea of adding a little pattern to otherwise plain dollar store hand towels. This tutorial solves both issues in an easy to sew pattern.  It will also take away the fear of adding button holes to your projects and allows you to use some of those scraps and {Read More}

DIY Fabric Storage Bucket

DIY Fabric Storage Bucket What you will Need: 1/2 yd. Heavy weight canvass fabric 1/2 yd. Lining fabric 1/2 yd. Medium weight interfacing 28″ Length of leather strapping 4 Rivets Standard sewing supplies Step 1: DIY Fabric Storage Basket Cut a length of fabric as large as you want your bucket to be.  I cut mine 31.5″ x 10.5″.  Cut a lining piece and a piece of interfacing the same size.  You can make these buckets any size you want. {Read More}

Washi tape mini wood pallet DIY coasters

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DIY Ice Pack and Heating pad

DIY Ice Pack and Heating Pad For those of us with injuries or chronic pain, I have found easy DIY solutions for ice packs and a microwavable heating pad.  I have used both myself and find them to be reliable and inexpensive hacks to create your own reusable DIY ice pack and heating pad. DIY ICE PACK: What you will need: 2 gallon sized or smaller freezer zip lock bags 4 Cups of water 2 Cups of rubbing alcohol Blue {Read More}

Antiqued Picture Frame Blackboard

Antiqued Picture Frame Blackboard I purchased two identical picture frames that were on clearance for $1 each with the idea that I would up-cycle them into something else.  I decided to make a matching pair of antiqued picture frame blackboard and pin boards to match the decor in my sewing room.  I always need places to write and keep notes to myself so I thought it was time to use the two frames and this simple process to create my {Read More}

The Perfect Traditional Irish Soda Bread

The Perfect Traditional Irish Soda Bread The perfect Traditional Irish Soda Bread is a quick bread that has 5 ingredients and nothing else.  Traditionally, it was not even made in an oven but made in a bastible which is a cast iron pot with a lid that was set over a turf fire because most Irish people did not have an oven.  It was easy and inexpensive when baking soda was invented and inexpensive to buy.  The rest of the {Read More}

Valentine Cake Pops

Valentine Cake Pops I recently took Craftsy’s free online mini class on how to make cake pops and thought to share some of what I learned with you.  Of course you can click the link and on head over to Craftsy and take the free class yourself but I thought creating some Valentine Cake Pops would be a great way for all of us to get started on this fun and decorative project. What you will Need 1 Box cake mix {Read More}

Easy Sew Reversible Chair Pad

Easy Sew Reversible Chair Pad I finally decided to make a chair cushion for the chair I use to sit in while I am sewing.  Until now I was sitting on two old pillows.  It was not very comfortable but now I am sitting on a plush easy sew reversible chair pad that only took a short time to make.  Here is how I did it: What you will Need: 1/2 yd. Primary fabric 1/2 yd. Secondary Fabric 8 Covered {Read More}

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