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Get inspiration for your next sewing project with these great ideas and samples. Focus is on quick, easy and useful things to make.

two large bags with title "flat sitting drawstring bag".

Making a flat-sitting draw string bag (any size)

This pattern was developed because I needed something to store and carry a sleeping bag. Once I made one, I had ideas for more in other sizes. Following these simple instructions, you can make your own bag. With hundreds of size variations, you will be sure to get exactly what you need.

pillow with embroidered pink flowers

Stitch Sampler Pillow

Once you have completed a piece of embroidery, it usually needs one more step to be in its final form. Often it is framed for hanging on a wall or worked into a piece of clothing for wearable art. I decided to make my stitch sampler into a pillow.

Christmas tree cloth napkins

Christmas Tree Cloth Napkins

We are now firmly into 2019, but our family managed to spread Christmas out for quite a while. For our family dinner, I made these cloth napkins that fold into adorable trees.

bag under a Christmas tree with title "Magic Gift Bag".

Magic Gift Bag Tutorial

Hopefully you’ve had a chance to make the Magic Market Bag. It’s the easiest reusable shopping bag the you can make. Even if you’ve never tried the market bag, you will love this Magic Gift Bag! 

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