Category: Tutorials

Dog Bowtie | A Tutorial

I mentioned recently making Riley a new collar and bowtie and promised a tutorial was coming. Well, it is here! There’s a shocking lack of dog bowtie tutorials out on the internet, so hopefully my little corner of the internet can fix that somewhat. If you missed it, there’s also a free dog collar tutorial (in 4 sizes!). This bowtie pattern comes in two sizes, small & large. Riley is modeling the small size forContinue reading

Dog Collar in 4 Sizes | A Tutorial

With all the amazing fabrics on the market, making your special pup a one-of-a-kind collar is a cinch! My tutorial features a super soft cotton outside for sensitive skins and a solid nylon core for durability and strength. This tutorial covers how to make a dog collar in four sizes: X-SMALL: Fits neck size 8″ – 12″ SMALL: Fits neck size 10″ – 16″ MEDIUM: Fits neck size 14″ – 20″ LARGE: Fits neck sizeContinue reading

Sashiko Zipper Pouch | A Tutorial

This pouch all started when I found some Sashiko templates and realized they were nearly the right size for my rainbow zipper pouch pattern. I quickly got to work making not one, not two, but 5 pouches! When I get excited about something I go all in! And while you can access the original rainbow zipper pouch tutorial and probably figure out how to modify it for the sashiko templates (which yields a pouch aContinue reading

Oh Scrap! | 9 (fun!) ways to use up scraps

So while I may not have the best scrap organizing system (throw everything into a bin, keep shoving it down so they all fit), I have been pretty good about USING up my scraps. Lately, I’ve found a good strategy has been to use up my scraps right when I finish a project, thus keeping them from the scrap bin entirely. I’m usually still enthusiastic about the fabrics I’m using, and I feel good aboutContinue reading

Zippered Throw Pillows in 3 Sizes| A Tutorial

I’m obsessed with making throw pillows! I think once you start making them you’ll be obsessed too. They make great gifts and really can finish a room like nothing else can. A couple things to note before starting: My tutorial is for a pillow that’s quilted on BOTH sides, making it the most luxurious feeling pillow ever. Seriously, try it! No one should be afraid of zippers, they’re great, I promise! I’ll hold your handContinue reading

Every Adventure Tote Hack | Orphan Blocks and Panels

Here’s a fun way to use up orphan blocks or scraps – turn them into an Every Adventure Tote! I love doing this as a way of using up scraps of fabric. This is also a great way to use the end of a fabric you love and can’t bear to part with, even though it isn’t enough to use in a full quilt. In the tote above, I used a quilt block I madeContinue reading