Summer Lovin’: How to Sew a Bag for the Beach


Going to the beach is right up there with barbeques, outdoor concerts, and fireworks when it comes to the quintessential summer activities. If you are a total beach babe, you know that having the perfect beach bag can make or break your day at the beach. A bag that is too hefty or too small […]

Citrus Sweet: Build Your Color Confidence

Citrus Sweet: Build Your Color Confidence

Freshly cut grass, saltwater, and sunscreen are just a few of the scents of summer. Even better than the scents, though, are tastes. When I’m on the beach, I like to enjoy a tall glass of freshly squeezed lemonade. Even if you don’t have a chance to lounge around in the sun, you can get […]

Pac-Man DIY Tote Bag: National Craft Month Project & Giveaway

pac man tote

Today’s day nine in our month long National Craft Month Giveaway. Come visit our blog every day to enter to win a different prize of the day. Find the contest rules and enter below. Pac-Man DIY Tote Bag Today’s featured project is from iLoveToCreate. Inspired by the arcade classic, this Pac-Man DIY Tote Bag goes […]

National Craft Month 2014: Day 4 Winner


Day four of National Craft Month proved to be a lot of fun! We loved hearing all about the projects you have created using chalkboard paint/markers. Our friends at Marvy Uchida provided Clever Lever Quick Borders Craft Punch® prize. This punch will help you create wonderful borders and layered paper designs in your scrapbooking endeavors. […]

New Edition! “Sewing Bags: Tutorial You’ll Love & 15 Free Purse Sewing Patterns” eBook

Sewing Bags: Tutorials You'll Love

There’s no such thing as too many purses. Whether you need a laundry bag, a gym tote, or a gorgeous evening clutch, there are bags for all occasions. Sewing a bag is always a great way to spend an afternoon, since it’s a project that you’ll use over and over again. They make for wonderful gifts, especially […]

AllFreeSewing Giveaway: Sewing Stylish Handbags & Totes


If you’re anything like me, you love bags. It doesn’t take much; a purse, a tote, a drawstring bag, anything that can carry all of my goods and looks cute makes my day. Maybe one reason why they’re so attractive to me is that they satisfy the “stylish” portion of my outfit that I can’t […]

On the Road Again: The Best Crafts to Sew for Traveling

Car Book Holder DIY

With summer coming to a close, it’s time to squeeze in those last trips and vacations. As a college student, the summer before my senior year of high school was an important travel time for me because it was when I visited various universities. No matter where you’re traveling, it’s always good to be prepared. […]

Beach Ideas for the Sunny Summer


Summer is here and we’re ready to get crafting at We’re bringing you our favorite Beach Crafts for the Sunny Summer!  Our beachy collection of Sizzlin’ Summer Crafts: 35 Beach Craft Ideas will help you get through every aspect of your summer day. Whether it’s your outfit, your home decor, your beach bag, or […]

It’s All In the Bag: The Best DIY Purses and Bags to Sew this Summer

Stylish Upcycled Pocket Purse

With all the places you’ll go and the things you’ll see this summer, you will need something cute to carry your belongings. There’s no better way to keep your wallet, keys, cell phone, lip balm, tissues, pen and notepad, umbrella, and banana (maybe some of these are just me) nearby than with a homemade bag. […]

Be a Bookworm & Customize a Library Bag

  This project is brought to you by Latrice Murphy from Any Occasion. It’s summer break here and I’ve got all kinds of activities planned out for my kids. One thing we do every week (sometime twice) is to go to the library. This keeps them busy and they can get in some reading time. […]