18 Easy DIY Sweatshirt Crafts   Recently updated !

Sure, you have seen the sweatshirt and tee shirt quilts and pillows, but these sweatshirt crafts will inspire you to think of blank sweats in a new light! (Or maybe get inspired to make something new from scratch!) Looks Like Cross-Stitch…But It’s Not! I love this super cute take on cross-stitch crafting…grab a blank sweatshirt and some puffy […]

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18 Easy DIY Sweatshirt Crafts

< Previous 4 Sweatshirt Crafts DIY sweatshirt add-on pocket Craft Corner: DIY sweatshirt pocket. I saw this on Pinterest the other day and knew I had to make it! I finally had time to go to Walmart today and buy a sweatshirt for only $5! Then, I had some leftover fabric from a skirt I […]

Sparkly Frozen-Inspired Play Slime   Recently updated !

  For all of you Mom’s who hear the names Anna and Elsa one hundred times a day…how cute is this craft? Using just liquid starch and glitery glue, Crystal of Growing a Jeweled Rose made this awesome glitter slime for some Frozen-inspired sensory fun for the kiddos. See how how to make it yourself here: […]



How to reuse sweaters for sewing   Recently updated !

Do you have a few old sweaters that have a hole or two too many to keep in rotation? I know I sure do! (And the kids too!) This post from Maybe Matilda has some excellent tips on re-purposing old sweaters to make stuff. She also shares a great cowl project you can start with. […]

Free Tote Patterns 10   Recently updated !

35 free tote bag patterns…yep, you read that right! Whether you need a day bag, beach tote, re-usable grocery shopping tote, or just want to use up some fabric scraps, this is the post for you! Check out all of these adorable free tote bag patterns, but I’ll warn you: You might find so many good ones […]

35 awesome and adorable free tote bag patterns to sew

Free Tote Patterns   Recently updated !

< Back To Free Tote Patterns Main Page Black and White Tote Bag – Free Sewing Tutorial Tote bags are perfect for carrying your essentials for a day out in the beach or pool. They can also offer the perfect storage solution for your little one’s toys, books and other items during travel. This tutorial […]

21 Dinosaur Craft Ideas For Kids

When it comes to things kids are obsessed with, dinosaurs are almost always at the top of the list. Dinosaurs ARE really cool…mainly because it is easy to make the connection between something they think is fun and learning about the alphabet, history, science…all kinds of cool and useful stuff! Here are tons of dinosaur […]


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Photo Ideas: How To Shoot The Story 2

I have a funny habit of photographing my kids’ dirty, muddy shoes. We have three boys. They spend a lot of time running, jumping, digging, and playing in the dirt. Their open air laughter and wild yelling is the soundtrack to my life right now. Photographing their dirty, muddy shoes captures three really important pieces […]

How To Turn Your Art Into Patterns 1   Recently updated !

This past Summer, I wrote a pretty popular tutorial on how to get your hand drawn artwork into the computer so you can do stuff with it. It is a process I use all the time with my illustrations and watercolor paintings. (Even for creating sewing patterns believe it or not!) Over the last week, I […]

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No Sew Tear Away Gingerbread Treat Pouch   Recently updated !

Have you seen pictures of gifts sewn into brown paper? It is a very cool way to give a gift, but what if you don’t sew? Well, I have just the thing! You can get the same effect with this fake-out printable that’s just the size for a little treat and a note. And it […]

Unique Handmade Wrapping Paper Ideas

Why use the same old wrapping paper when you can create custom handmade DIY gift wrap in a hurry! 1. DIY Splatter Paint Black and White Wrapping Paper … DIY Splatter Paint Black and White Wrapping Paper ( image credit : http://www.songofstyle.com/ ) 2. DIY Pop Out Hearts Wrapping Paper … DIY Pop Out Hearts […]

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‘Joyful Noise’ Machine Appliqué Project 2

My favorite holiday memories always seems to revolve not around what my sisters and I were actually supposed to be doing, but all the contagious giggles we often had instead. This little pattern is all about sister time like that. (Download the pattern here.) For this project, I made a quilted pillow, but these happy […]

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26 Adorable Bag Patterns

There is just something so cool about a handmade bag, isn’t there? One of my all-time favorite projects is making bags. Totes and purses of all kinds…made of fabric, yarn, and even leather…so many crafty possibilities! And when you make your own with these free patterns, you can have one for every day of the […]

How To Make Twist-Knot Double Hairbows

These bows look fancy, but they are quick and easy to make. I used 1 and 1/2 inch grosgrain ribbon for this but any thicker ribbon can be used. To make hairbows like this, you will need: Ribbon, Twine, Scissors, Hot Glue, and a Barrette of some kind to glue your bow to. Here is […]

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