How to Sew a Tablet Stand
How to Sew a Tablet Stand
By Erin Huffstetler | 01/22/2021 | 3 Comments
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Here’s how to sew a tablet stand to hold your tablet, eReader or cellphone.

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How to Make an Unsponge
How to Make an Unsponge Reusable Sponge
By Erin Huffstetler | 01/19/2021 | No Comments
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Working towards a zero-waste kitchen? Here’s how to make reusable sponges, better known as unsponges, from things you have around the house.

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Drawstring Wine Bag
How to Sew a Drawstring Wine Bag
By Erin Huffstetler | 11/29/2020 | No Comments
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Gifting someone a bottle of wine? Use your fabric scraps to whip up a quick drawstring wine bag, for an extra festive presentation.

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My Favorite Sewing Tools & Supplies
My Favorite Sewing Tools & Supplies
By Erin Huffstetler | 11/18/2020 | No Comments
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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.

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How to Sew a Microwave Popcorn Bag
How to Sew a Reusable Microwave Popcorn Bag
By Erin Huffstetler | 11/04/2020 | 4 Comments
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Enjoy the convenience of microwave popcorn without all the cost and chemicals that go along with the store-bought kind. This microwave popcorn bag can be used over and over again, and doesn’t require any oil. Just measure some kernels into the bag, stick it in the microwave, and it’ll pop just as fast as the store-bought stuff.

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How to Sew a Lanyard
How to Sew a Lanyard
By Erin Huffstetler | 11/02/2020 | No Comments
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Sew up a quick lanyard for your keys or ID. This is a great stash buster, and would make a nice gift or stocking stuffer for anyone who has to wear an ID to school or work.

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How to Sew a Wristlet Key Fob
How to Sew a Wristlet Key Fob
By Erin Huffstetler | 11/01/2020 | No Comments
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These wristlet key fobs are a cinch to make, and a wonderful way to put your favorite fabric scraps to use. They also happen to make a fantastic gift. Give them to teachers, co-workers and anyone else you’d like to acknowledge with a little something. Then, make some more to use as stocking stuffers. This is one gift everyone could use.

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How to Sew a Car Trash Bag
By Erin Huffstetler | 10/22/2020 | 1 Comment
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Need some help keeping the inside of your car or truck clean? This car trash bag is the answer. Sew one up for yourself. Then, sew up a few more to gift.

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How to Sew a Drawstring Laundry Bag
How to Sew a Drawstring Laundry Bag
By Erin Huffstetler | 10/20/2020 | No Comments
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This drawstring laundry bag will easily hold two loads of laundry, and has reinforced seams to ensure it’s up to the task. Use it to keep dirty laundry off the floor. Then, use it to lug everything to the laundry room or laundromat. If you’re looking for a gift for a college kid, this would be a great one.

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How to Make a Quick Gift Pouch
Quick-Sew Gift Pouch
By Erin Huffstetler | 10/18/2020 | No Comments
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This fabric gift pouch looks fancy, but sews up in a flash. It’s the perfect size to wrap jewelry, or another small gift, and so cute it’ll become part of the gift. You only need a small amount of fabric and ribbon to make one, so it’s a great use for your scraps.

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How to Sew Drawstring Gift Bags
How to Sew a Drawstring Gift Bag
By Erin Huffstetler | 10/16/2020 | 3 Comments
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Up your gift wrap game. These reusable drawstring gift bags will save you money and time, while helping the environment.

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How to Make Fabric Envelopes
How to Make Fabric Envelopes
By Erin Huffstetler | 10/13/2020 | No Comments
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These fabric envelopes are such a nice way to gift money, gift cards and other flat gifts, or to send a special card or letter. Pull out your fabric scraps, and make several to add to your gift wrapping supplies. This is a fun little project that sews up quickly.

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How to Make a Cord Wrap
How to Make a Cord Wrap
By Erin Huffstetler | 10/09/2020 | No Comments
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Tame your tangle of cords with a set of these cord wraps. They’re an easy sewing project, and a great use for your smaller fabric and batting scraps. These would make an excellent gift or stocking stuffer for any hard-to-buy-for men and teens in your life.

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How to Make an Ice Pack Cover
How to Make an Ice Pack Cover
By Erin Huffstetler | 10/07/2020 | No Comments
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Turn an old towel into an ice pack cover, so your skin stays protected and dry when you’re icing injuries. It fits over the ice pack like a decorative pillowcase, so it won’t slip off when you’re using it.

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How to Make a Reusable Sandwich Wrap
How to Make a Reusable Sandwich Wrap
By Erin Huffstetler | 10/06/2020 | No Comments
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These reusable sandwich wraps are so easy to use, you’ll wonder why you ever bothered with plastic sandwich bags. Just place your sandwich in the center of the wrap, fold in the sides, and the Velcro will hold them securely in place. Then, open the wrap back up at lunch time, and use it as a placemat. These have a food-safe lining, and are both wipeable and machine-washable.

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