Save money – and cut down on plastic waste – by making your own foaming hand soap refill. I’ve been using this recipe to refill my foaming hand soap dispensers for over a decade.
Have a bunch of t-shirts that you never wear? Turn them into free drawstring gift bags that you can use again and again. This project requires almost no sewing, since it uses the existing hem of the shirt as the drawstring channel.
Wool dryer balls are a great replacement for dryer sheets and fabric softener. They soften clothes, speed up drying time, remove wrinkles and reduce static – all without the use of chemicals. Just toss them in the dryer with your wet clothes, and let them work their magic. You can even add a few drops of lavender essential oil to the dryer balls, if you’d like to naturally scent your laundry.
This soap saver bag makes bar soap last longer. Instead of sitting in a soap dish, where it never really dries out, this mesh bag allows your soap to dry quickly. So, you don’t have to deal with that soapy sludge at the bottom of your soap dish, or settle for using a soft bar of soap – all of which adds up to less soap waste.
I’ve been getting lots of requests for my Freezer-Find it magnets, so I decided to bring them back. I have a limited quantity available in my shop, and I’ll be adding more soon. Grab a set for yourself, or someone on your gift list.
I may have a pretty sizeable fabric stash, but when it comes to sewing notions, I’m a definite minimalist. Instead of cluttering up my sewing space with the latest and greatest, I stick to a basic collection of tools and supplies that save me time and solve specific problems. Here are the sewing tools and accessories that I’ve come to rely on.