How to Reupholster an Office Chair

In this post, I'll show you how to reupholster an office chair with tufted cushions, so that it looks brand new. Many office chair tutorials only cover flat cushions, so this one will help you give your cushions some shape. The method I’m showing you involves a little bit of sewing, but you could skip the sewing and have the fabric slightly less fitted. I’ve added an update at the end of this post to show how the reupholstered chair has held up over the last two years of everyday use.

Easy Woven Zipper Bag from Handspun Yarn

In this post, I’ll show you how to make an easy zipper bag out of handwoven fabric. You could also use regular fabric, but if you’re looking for sewing projects that use handwoven fabric, this one’s for you. When I started weaving, I knew I wanted to be able to incorporate my handwoven fabric into my sewing projects. This is a simple sewing project to get started with. Handwoven fabric is a little trickier to work with than store-bought fabric, but it’s worth it to be able to create your own unique fabric.

How to Find Cheap Fabric for Sewing Projects

Here's a guide to finding cheap fabric for your sewing projects. Sometimes you'll find cheap fabric that's just as nice as full price fabric, and sometimes you'll find pieces that you can experiment on without feeling guilty if you mess up. I've seen a few posts on finding cheap fabric, so I'll try to add to what's out there without repeating too much, and I've included a list of other fabric-buying guides at the end of this post.

Make Your Own Reusable Produce Bags

In this post, I’ll show you how to make your own reusable handmade produce bags or vegetable storage bags. These are an easy and quick DIY project that even a beginner can make. This will help you reduce your use of disposable plastic bags at the grocery store and adopt a zero waste lifestyle. I adapted this pattern from the drawstring lingerie bags I recently made to help wash delicate items in the laundry. These produce bags are also washable, in case you ever need to clean them.

Sewing Gift Guide for Amazon

In this post, I'll show you the best last minute sewing gifts to get on Amazon. With Amazon's two day shipping, you can easily get these gifts delivered before the holidays. I buy most of my sewing supplies online, and I've personally tested out everything I'm recommending here. I use all of these items regularly, and in many cases, I've spent a lot of time finding just the right tool.

Fiber Arts Gift Guide

Do you need help figuring out what to buy for the fiber artist in your life? In this post, I’ll go over my favorite fiber arts sellers on Etsy. Recently I’ve gotten into spinning and weaving, to go along with my previous hobbies of knitting, crocheting, and sewing. I’ve been buying a lot of stuff on Etsy lately—there are some amazing sellers who either make their own products, sell unusual products you wont’t find elsewhere, or have good deals on major brands. I’ve gone down the Etsy rabbit hole, and I’ll be your guide for the best finds!

Sew a Quick and Easy Lingerie Bag

In this post, I’ll show you how to make a lingerie bag in which to wash delicate or easily damaged items. I bought one of these, and it fell apart after a couple of washes—it just disintegrated and the zipper ripped out. So I decided to sew a sturdier one, while still making it pretty, of course! I made this one out of lace fabric, cord, and a drawstring toggle, since the zipper on the store-bought one caused problems. Read on for the free tutorial and pattern.

Make Your Own Petticoat from a Prom Dress

In this post, I’ll show you how to refashion a thrifted prom dress to make your own petticoat or crinoline. If you have a circle skirt or a full skirt with lots of fabric, a petticoat is helpful to give it some shape. This is a quick and easy project, and most thrift stores have a selection of old prom dresses, so it’s easy to find the materials. I bought a dress that was several sizes too small for me, but the tulle part of the skirt, which started further down from the waist, was just right for my petticoat. You could also buy a dress that was too big and just gather the tulle fabric more or cut out some of the excess fabric.

DIY Fiber Blending Board

In this post, I’ll show you how to make your own blending board for spinning fibers. You can make your own rolags with this blending board. You can also pull your own combed top or roving off of the board, so you have a long, continuous length of fiber from which to spin.