Upcycle a Dress into a Sassy Apron

Upcycle a Dress into a Sassy Apron

I bought this dress to wear to a summer wedding.  I love the classic styling, but my matronly body no longer likes sleeveless dresses.  So I decided to cut it into a fun apron that would make me feel like Donna Reed in the kitchen, even when I wear a t-shirt and...
Unique Coffee Bag Rug Tutorial

Unique Coffee Bag Rug Tutorial

My blog friend Gabrielle, of [email protected], was inspired to make some fabric rugs based on an article she had read.  She thought that the coffee bags that I had used to make my Coffee Bag Apron Tutorial would make a unique rug.  A collaboration was born and we each...
From Sweatshirt to Sweet Tote – a Tutorial

From Sweatshirt to Sweet Tote – a Tutorial

Are you a sweatshirt gal?  I am not.  I own one sweatshirt from my favorite college.  I pull it out for a chilly night around the campfire or when facing a gusty ocean breeze.  But, otherwise, I find them a bit binding on my matronly body.  The hood also annoys me. I...
Tutorial – Make a Unique Coffee Bag Apron

Tutorial – Make a Unique Coffee Bag Apron

The folks over at Donkee House have some amazing, authentic coffee bags that can be the starting point for many creative projects including totes and pillows.  As part of the unique Exchange Program at Totally Tutorials, I challenged myself to make an apron that...
Tutorial:  T-Shirt Pillow

Tutorial: T-Shirt Pillow

Some of you may have seen my tutorial on Suzannah’s fab blog Adventures in Dressmaking.  She is very creative, with recent posts devoted to ruffled shirts.  Her most recent post shows how to make a zig-zag rug like those that are all the rage.  Check it out! ...