Posts Tagged ‘sewing’

Handmade Gift Ideas: Pajama Pants

Who wouldn’t love a nice, comfy pair of pj’s? Young and old and everywhere in between, everyone loves a cozy pair of pants to lounge around in. The wonderful queenofdiy can show you how to use an existing pair of pants to make these pajama pants for almost anyone on your list! You can find […]

Handmade Gift Ideas: Monster Messenger Bag

Put the fun into functional gifts with this monster messenger bag! Sure, you could use this tutorial by ikillbarbies to make a plain bag for anyone on your list, but why not just go all the way and make it a monster! You can find the full tutorial here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=41561.0 For more great gift ideas […]

Handmade Gift Ideas: Realistic Plush Sea Turtle

Have a nature-loving kid on your list? Or maybe just one that loves cuddly plushies? Noelle‘s printable sea turtle pattern and tutorial can help you make this realistic, yet cuddly friend. You can find the pattern and full tutorial here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=414918.0 For more great gift ideas check out our specific gift guides or our full […]

Handmade Gift Ideas: Earbud Carrier

Getting someone a new gadget this year? Why not give them a handmade earbud carrier so they can keep their earbuds tangle-free and easy to find? TroubleT has written a great tutorial for this gift. Pair it with knit covered earbud wires for some extra fun! You can see the full tutorial here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=414918.0 For […]

Simple Summer Pillowcase Dresses For Girls

Little girls and warmer weather often equal cute little dresses. Sewing for children can be so rewarding, because it’s easy to whip something up in a short time, and with very little fabric. All the dresses pictured here are made from pillowcases, many found at thrift stores. What a great way to upcycle!  Isn’t this […]

Craftster Crush: smashu

This month, our Craftster Crush is smashu! Always with a kind word to say and an awesome creation to share, smahu can be found mostly on the Costumes and Craftalong boards. Here are some random crafty facts about smashu! Her Master’s thesis is on Cosplay and Costume Fandom! She has her own tricorder. She’s made […]

Craftster Crush: noooitaremybirthday

This month, our Craftster Crush is noooitaremybirthday! Not only is Nooo’s name hard to forget (except for the number of “o”‘s!), but her work is, too. Her drawing style and even her whole crafting style is fun, vibrant, and hard to overlook, as evidenced by her three Best of 2011 projects! Take a look at […]

Nine Great Sewing Projects for Beginners.

Sponsored by One of our most frequently asked questions around Craftster is: “What’s a good beginner sewing project?” Quite frankly, there are LOTS of great beginner projects! We’ve compiled a list of 9 great tutorials you can use to walk yourself through those early stages in your sewing education. Our intention is to lead you […]

Handmade Gift Ideas: Cosmetic Bag

A small cosmetic bag like this would be a great gift for the makeup maven on your list. Or you could use it as “wrapping” for several smaller gifts! You can see the full tutorial here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=84556.msg798373#msg798373 For more great gift ideas check out our specific gift guides or our full list of ideas. Gifts […]

Handmade Gift Ideas: Kitty Ears Hat

You won’t believe how easy it is to make this adorable kitty hat! Even a beginning seamstress can get this cute hat made quickly, leaving time to get all those other things on the to-do list done! You can see the full tutorial here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=136109.0 For more great gift ideas check out our specific gift […]

Handmade Gift Ideas: Faux Fur Handwarmer / Muff

Have a fashion minded friend? You can use this simple and easy to follow tutorial to make lovely faux fur handwarmer (also known as a muff)! You can see the full tutorial here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=280175.0 For more great gift ideas check out our specific gift guides or our full list of ideas. Gifts for Children Gifts […]

Handmade Gift Ideas: Sock Monkey

Got some little monkeys on your list? Instead of running out and buying the doll that the latest craze, why not make them a classic sock monkey? You can see the full tutorial here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=382493.0 For more great gift ideas check out our specific gift guides or our full list of ideas. Gifts for Children […]

Handmade Gift Ideas: Panda Sleep Mask

Have a friend or family member who works or stays out late? Make their daytime sleeping easier with this too cute panda sleep mask made from old t-shirts! You can see the full tutorial here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=250285.msg2784681#msg2784681 For more great gift ideas check out our specific gift guides or our full list of ideas. Gifts for […]

Handmade Gift Ideas: Hoodies for all

Ready to get down to holiday gift making this weekend? Why not make custom hoodies?! Everyone loves a good hoodie, and with this tutorial you can make one in just the right size and fabric to please the picky ones on your list. You can see the full tutorial here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=177602.0 For more great gift […]

Handmade Gift Ideas: Fabric Calendar

A calendar is a great gift, but why waste all the paper by buying new year after year? Make this gorgeous fabric calendar to be reused again and again! There are no in progress pictures with this tutorial so it may be best for those with sewing experience! You can see it here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=294536.0 For […]