Posts in category "DIY project"

DIY T-Shirt Pillow Tutorial

Today is a pretty special occasion here at Quilting Sewing Creating. Want to know why? I knew you would! Today is the first time I have had a guest blogger and it tickles me that someone wanted to do a guest post on my blog. Not only that, it’s a really cool project. I will... Read more »

DIY Fabric Drawstring Bag Tutorial

Here is one of the bags I've made, I put little wine bottles in them. If you want to spring for large bottles of wine, just make the bag bigger.
Have you ever gone to a wedding and gotten a little organza bag full of Jordan almonds (why are they called that?) or possibly rice to throw. I think they are used as well for little gift bags or favors. If you’re like me you may have saved your little bag and thought about how... Read more »

DIY Fabric Tea Bag Tutorial

I am a tea lover and drinker. We even have a little Hadley mug so Zara can drink “hot tea” with us. (Lukewarm water which saw a tea bag for 5 seconds.) Zara also loves tea sets, she has 3 right now. And if you have three, surely you need a fourth, correct?  We bought... Read more »

DIY Mini Quilt Ornament tutorial

Did you see the post about the funky tea cup ornament? I wasn’t so sure if funky was what something wanted on a Christmas Tree. Maybe Christmas trees are more traditional? I decided to hedge my bet and make another ornament plus, I think I might be addicted. Making ornaments is really fun. Are you... Read more »

DIY Funky Christmas Tea Cup Ornament Tutorial

My guild has an ornament exchange coming up and I have been over thinking what to make. I wanted to sew something modern in both fabric, color and composition. I poked around on Pinterest but the answer came to me as I was putting out my Christmas china. This year I only put out the... Read more »

10 DIY Gift Ideas to Make for Babies and Toddlers

My daughter and I made fun and simple projects for Z's first bday party. You can adapt them to your preferences. <a href="">Check out the 1st bday post</a>
I have a two year old grandchild and I adore sewing for her. I have made some of these items for other babies as well, babies need lots of stuff! Then when they get older, they need new fun things that you can sew. If you love handmade gifts like I do you ought to... Read more »

DIY Fast and Easy Headband Tutorial

Sometimes a quick and easy project is really satisfying. I am working on Zara’s Dragon quilt so in the meantime, I am looking for little projects to make quickly. My daughter Emily wanted a thinner headband than the ones she had purchased. Perfect! Here we to with the DIY Fast and Easy Headband Tutorial. Emily... Read more »

DIY Scrappy Coasters Tutorial

My guild challenged us to make something with text fabric. I decided on coasters.
Did you read the post about the Round Robin? Then you know that I adored the scrappy bright coasters that Alison made me as a gift for working on her quilt. I was determined to make my own version, they were so darn cute! They are easy to make but there were so many steps... Read more »

DIY Emma of The Wiggles Costume Tutorial

I love making Halloween costumes that don’t involve sewing fuzzy, furry huge costumes that beat you up as you create them.  I made them for my own girls and now I am very lucky, I get to make them for Zara as well. Last year, she was a duck. This year, Emma! It’s easy and... Read more »

DIY Fall Toddler Skirt Tutorial

Let's make this cute skirt!
It is fall when leggings and layers are the perfect thing to wear. And what goes with them? A cute skirt. I decided to make one for my darling Zara. I have made enough skirts that I knew I needed basically a waistband and fabric to gather around it for the skirt. I decided to... Read more »
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