Here’s a list of some of my very favorite painter’s tape hacks that will make your sewing and crafting (and maybe even your life!) a little easier.
This plastic mesh scrubber works very well to clean a variety of surfaces, and you can easily add a sliver of bar soap to the center to make a self-soaping scrub pad. The best part is that it takes less than 5 minutes for me to make one! Here’s how to make your own.
The cuffs on a sweatshirt, hoodie, or sweater often look worn out long before the rest of the garment does. How do you replace them quickly and easily? I’ll show you!
This accessory makes a fun, elegant-yet-dangerous addition to a cosplay outfit or Halloween costume. Believe it or not, it’s made from a vinyl placemat, and I’ve uploaded a free printable PDF pattern so that you can make your own!
Learn how to make these beautiful fabric flowers! They are a quick and easy project, and a great way to use fabric scraps. Use the finished flowers to decorate wreaths, tote bags, headbands, flip-flops, hats, purses, pillows, and more!
Do you have a bra with a band that’s too tight? Check out this quick and easy hack to fix a snug bra band and give yourself a little extra breathing room.
This DIY sunhat is made of scraps of fabric that I cut into strips, twisted, and sewed into a coiled hat with a moldable brim. Check out my tutorial if you’d like to make your own sunhat!
I wanted to see if I could use fabric strips to weave a tube that was large enough to fit around my whole body, kind of like a cross between a Chinese Finger Trap and a dress. Here’s how you can make one, too!
I’m giving away the printable PDF sewing pattern to make these adorable Lego Block throw pillows ABSOLUTELY FREE to all of my email subscribers! They’re great for kids, or casual decor in a family room, playroom, or den.
This is a fun hack that lets you sew perfect circles with no marking or tracing. It’s easy, and all you need is a thumbtack and some tape!
I wanted to make a small ironing mat to use near my sewing machine. Here’s how you can make your own DIY pressing pad with cotton fabric, batting, and a Mylar emergency blanket.
Believe it or not, this sewing tip is courtesy of Tom Silva, from This Old House. He used this method to space porch pickets, but it also works great for spacing buttonholes.
When I had ferrets, I loved sewing for them. They were so enthusiastic about everything, they always made me feel like I’d made the coolest thing in the world. Granted, they could also spend hours playing with a toilet bolt cap, so the bar was not set particularly high. But still. You know.
Learn how to patch a hole in a pair of jeans, and end up with a style statement instead of a tear.
I think this is the best way to sew a dart: Using only the bobbin thread.
This DIY pincushion uses a bolt and a magnet to work a little magic.
This fun bath mat is made out of repurposed t-shirts! I’ve created step-by-step instructions in case you’d like to make your own.
This simple trick helps you keep track of what size your sewing machine needles are, and stores them safely until you’re ready to use them.
Learn how to make your own tote bag. This tote is covered in upcycled clothing labels, and is both a useful accessory, and a commentary on materialism.
This tutorial shows you how to upcycle t-shirts into a flattering asymmetrical top.
This tutorial details how to make your own gloves with an easy method that even beginners can use.
This easy-to-make DIY bobbin holder costs almost nothing, and it works great!
This easy DIY dress is made from just two circles of fabric.