This cute boxy looking pouch is a gem! I am so pleased with how these turn out. It’s just perfect for any retreat, or gift, or swap bag, or make-up bag, or wet bag, or shaving bag, or pencil bag, or toy bag…. did I say sewing bag?

Retreat Bag Sewing Tutorial 2

The Retreat Bag is a simple zippered pouch with a wide base and a wide structured opening. There is a casing in the top where you insert two wire frames (one on each side), which helps it stay open when open, and helps turn the corners down when closed. It has two optional slip pockets inside and a long zipper that helps it open wide.

Retreat Bag Sewing Tutorial

 

For the tutorial Please visit HERE.

Now the spring is about to end and the fall season is on it’s way.  Everybody is excited to enjoy the beauty of fall so, everything Etsy is sharing exciting sewing projects to try for the fall. The projects are incredibly simple and fast so I think you sure will like the list.

Link to the article : http://www.everythingetsy.com/2014/09/12-fall-sewing-tutorials-diy-genius/

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top 12 fall sewing tutorials

Tote bags are so popular that you can not stop buying/making them almost everyday. With a big enough tote bag you can bring all your tools wherever you go; whether it be your make up set, comb, purse or even camera, laptop etc. Although you can buy ready made tote bags, there’s a Kick in making one. And making those are incredibly easy.

Here is a nice and interesting DIY tote bag tutorial I found on YouTube. I am not embedding the tutorial here because I think it’s unfair for the owner. Enjoy!

diy tote bag tutorial

diy tote bag tutorial

From one form to the other-Here is an Upcycle hack for you that can blow your mind. A sweater turns into a beautiful bag. Sarah from www.sarahdudik.wordpress.com shares this useful photo tutorial on her website.She has clearly explained, how she has used craft fuse with decor bond interfacing that are thicker than regular ones. When you are working on the sweater upcycle,there are few interesting tips by sarah to make it easier.Enjoy sarah’s colourful photo instructions of the sweater upcycle HERE.

DIY Upcycle Sweater Bag Tutorial

 

 

 

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Looking for DIY bedroom projects for a women’s room? If you want to make your bedroom look shabby chic and beautiful, scroll on!

 

Elegant and Romantic Shabby Chic Bedding Ideas | http://diyready.com/12-diy-shabby-chic-bedding-ideas/

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12 DIY Bedroom Projects for Women Who Love Shabby Chic Decor

Your bedroom, your decision. I wish I still had that power but since I am married, I would have to consider what my hubby has to say with the decor and the furniture we have. But a girl can still dream, here are e a few ideas I keep in the back of my mind of what my bedroom would look like. If you want to make your bedroom look as chic and fabulous as you are, these DIY bedroom projects for women will keep you busy.

1. DIY Shabby Chic Bedding Ideas 

DIY Shabby Chic Bedding Ideas Bedroom Projects for Women

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When you have limited time, making a shabby chic bedding will do wonders to spruce up your bedroom. Check them out here.

2. DIY Shabby Chic Furniture Ideas 

DIY Shabby Chic Furniture Ideas and Bedroom Projects for Women

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Now that you have your bedding, try a couple of DIY furniture.

3. How to Paint Furniture Shabby Chic

How to Give Furniture a Shabby Chic Makeover

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And in case you want to make all your furniture shabby chic, here are some steps you can follow.

4. String Art

String Art Ideas and Bedroom Projects | DIY Bedroom Projects for Women Who Love Shabby Chic Decor

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A pattern, some strings… You really don’t need a lot to make this DIY craft project.

5. Origami Paper Lantern String Lights

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Immediately add cheer to your bedroom by making these origami paper string lights. Hang them however you want.

6. More String Light Ideas 

String Light Ideas and Bedroom Projects for Women

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And in case you want different ways to bring light to your bedroom, here are a couple more.

7. DIY Dreamcatcher Ideas

DIY Dreamcatcher Ideas Bedroom Project for Women

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Keep bad dreams at bay with these DIY dreamcatcher ideas. They also make a great bedroom decor.

8. DIY Tufted Headboards

 DIY Tufted Headboard Bedroom Project for Women

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You’ll be surprised at how easy it is to make tufted headboards. Also, they don’t cost a fortune. Get some ideas here.

9. DIY Marquee Letters

DIY Marquee Letters Bedroom Project for Women

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What better way to personalize space than to put your name on it. Get the tutorial here.

10. DIY Pouf Ideas 

DIY Pouf Ideas Bedroom Project for Women

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Add more sitting space to your bedroom by making either one of these pouf ideas.

11. DIY Soy Candles

DIY Soy Candle Bedroom Projects for Women

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Light some homemade candles to relax whenever you’re feeling stressed. Get ideas here.

12. Floating Shelf

Floating Shelf DIY Bedroom Projects for Women

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When there’s no more space in your bedroom for a table, just recreate this floating shelf. 

Still want more inspiration for your bedroom? Get some cool shabby chic bedroom ideas from Grig Stamate:


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I love making sewing projects. Just the idea of making something from a lonely piece of fabric excites me. With all the DIY sewing crafts I’ve made, I caught on to some sewing hacks that makes sewing a little easier.

25 More Sewing Hacks to Make Life Easier |Check them out at http://diyready.com/sewing-projects-life-hacks

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Sewing can be tricky sometimes, that’s why we posted some sewing hacks…  You loved them so much that we decided to add more. Hopefully it has helped you in sewing your zippers, never losing your scissors, and made your sewing experience all around better. I know you’re looking for more sewing hacks to help you with your sewing crafts, that’s why I’ve searched for 25 more sewing hacks that will make your life easier than it is now. Read on!

1. How to pre-wash fabric and lessen the frey

If you really have to wash the fabric first, do this easy tip to lessen the mess. Check it here.

2. How to easily sew binding and piping

Using straight pins when sewing bindings and piping can be very time consuming. You have to put it first then remove it one by one while sewing. Save time by using mini clothespins instead! See it here.

3. How to sew buttons by hand

How to easily sew buttons by hand | 25 More Sewing Hacks to Make Life Easier |Check them out at http://diyready.com/sewing-projects-life-hacks

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Make buttoning and unbuttoning much easier when you do this sewing hack in sewing buttons by hand. See it here.

4. How to never lose your drawstring

We’ve all had this problem and it can drive you crazy sometimes. The worst experience I had was when it somehow went “missing” after washing. Never have that problem again with this trick. Check it out here.

5. How to alter jeans : Shorter with identical hem

If you’re shorter, I’m sure you’ve had the problem of finding the perfect pair of jeans. If it’s too long, alter them right? Here’s a better way. Check it out here.

6. How to store bobbins

Bobbins tend to get tangled together if you just throw them together in a container. Never have that problem by using your trusted toe separator. Check it out here.

7. How to secure a shank button

Sew a regular button on the inside of the garment behind the shank button. What a great tip! Check it here.

8. How to hem curved edges

You won’t get frustrated anymore when you reach the curved edge while sewing garment. See why here.

9. How to avoid the button hole from ripping to far

Pin it! It doesn’t only apply to Pinterest but you can also use this tip to make sure your button hole doesn’t open too far. See it here.

10. How to make an easy allowance guide

If you need to make a wide seam allowance, use rubber bands to temporarily mark it. Check it out here.

11. Serger Thread Hack

Refill your spool with this amazing serger thread hack. Check it out here.

Just remember,  the serger thread isn’t as thick as sewing machine thread. This is a better hack for small light projects or mockups – not ideal for projects that will see a lot of use.

12. How to gather fabric easily

Using a crochet thread will make gathering fabric so much easier and cooler. Check it out here.

13. Double Needle Thread Hack

You don’t have to get frustrated when you don’t have the second spool holder and you have to double needle. This sewing hack will show you how. Check it here.

14. How to prepare your fabric for hand embroidery

Make your embroidery project last a long time by preparing your fabric the right way. Check it out here.

15. How to make a bias tape template

Bias tape template will make binding and finishing edges so much easier. Click here to download your free printable.

16. How to stitch perfect lines for quilts

Use masking tape to stitch perfect lines on your quilt | 25 More Sewing Hacks to Make Life Easier | Check them out at http://diyready.com/sewing-projects-life-hacks

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This is really no magic at all. All you need is some masking tape! Check it out here.

17. How to keep your scissors sharp

A dull scissor won’t do you much good. Find out how you can keep your scissors sharp and ready all the time. Check it out here.

18. How to lengthen or shorten a pattern

Never have a pattern without your size with this sewing hack. Check it out here.

19. How to make invisible zippers

Have you been wondering for a long time how they make those invisible zippers? Find out how here.

20. How to turn a crisp point on any collar

Make perfectly crisp corner to any collar with this sewing technique. Check it out here.

21. How to sew a circle

Drawing a circle is hard, just imagine sewing it. But with this sewing hack, all your circles will be perfectly rounded all the time. Check it out here.

22. How to finish seams without a serger

Here are not one but six ways that you can finish seams without using a serger. Check it out here.

23. How to take care of thread tails

It’s not advisable to just cut those thread tails no matter how annoying they can be. Tuck them into the trimming! Check it out here.

24. How to sew with no knots or tails

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Never have to worry about tying a knot when you start sewing. This is a truly clever sewing hack. Check it out here.

25. How to not have stubborn straight pins

You’ll never have a problem sticking pins into layers of fabric with this sewing hack. Soap is the answer! Check it here. It also make a cute pincushion.

Did you enjoy our list of sewing hacks? Let us know in the comments section below what your thoughts are on these sewing hack ideas. Do you have any other craft projects you’d like to share? Share it with us and we’ll give it a try.

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12 Fun DIY Teepee Ideas for Kids , see more at: http://diyready.com/fun-and-exciting-diy-teepee-ideas-for-kids/

12 Fun DIY Teepee Ideas for Kids , see more at: http://diyready.com/fun-and-exciting-diy-teepee-ideas-for-kids/

Teepees aren’t just for playing cowboys and Indians! They make great indoor hideouts and reading nooks. When made with care, they also make for beautiful room decor. Have your kids help you with one of the simpler projects, so that it can be made exactly to their liking.

My daughter and I made a DIY teepee in colors that matched her room, and she loves it! In fact, that’s our go-to reading spot every afternoon.

DIY Teepee Ideas Your Kids Will Love

1. No Sew Teepee

No Sew Teepee | 12 Fun DIY Teepee Ideas for Kids , see more at: http://diyready.com/fun-and-exciting-diy-teepee-ideas-for-kids/

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The best reading nook for your toddler. Get this no sew tee pee idea here.

 

2. Collapsible PVC Teepee DIY

Collapsible PVC Teepee DIY | 12 Fun DIY Teepee Ideas for Kids , see more at: http://diyready.com/fun-and-exciting-diy-teepee-ideas-for-kids/

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Fun PVC project for you and your kids! See the Collapsible Teepee tutorial here.

 

3. 3-Sided Teepee

3 Sided Teepee | 12 Fun DIY Teepee Ideas for Kids , see more at: http://diyready.com/fun-and-exciting-diy-teepee-ideas-for-kids/

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Cheap and easy teepee project! Building directions courtesy of our friends at thrifty&chic.

 

4.  DIY Five-Panel Teepee

5 Panel Teepee | 12 Fun DIY Teepee Ideas for Kids , see more at: http://diyready.com/fun-and-exciting-diy-teepee-ideas-for-kids/

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For a slightly bigger teepee, make this DIY 5-Sided Panel Teepee for your kids. Click here for the details.

 

5. Boho Chic DIY Teepee

Boho Chic Teepee DIY | 12 Fun DIY Teepee Ideas for Kids , see more at: http://diyready.com/fun-and-exciting-diy-teepee-ideas-for-kids/

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Click here to see how this beautiful boho teepee is made.

 

6. 6 Sided No Sew Teepee DIY

6 Sided No Sew Teepee | 12 Fun DIY Teepee Ideas for Kids , see more at: http://diyready.com/fun-and-exciting-diy-teepee-ideas-for-kids/

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My favorite on the list. 100% NO SEW! Creative! Full of color and different fabrics! Check out the step-by-step tutorial here.

 

7. DIY Custom Teepee

Custom made for your little one. Get the instructions here.

 

8. Wooden Samplings DIY Teepee Idea

Wooden Sampling Teepee Idea | 12 Fun DIY Teepee Ideas for Kids , see more at: http://diyready.com/fun-and-exciting-diy-teepee-ideas-for-kids/

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Use those extra wooden samplings and create this beautiful DIY teepee for kids. You can check out the tutorial here.

 

9. Cotton Yarn Wrapped Teepee

Cotton Yarn Wrapped Teepee | 12 Fun DIY Teepee Ideas for Kids , see more at: http://diyready.com/fun-and-exciting-diy-teepee-ideas-for-kids/

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Wrap poles with yarn to create a completely unique design! Click here for the details on how to make this DIY teepee for kids.

 

10. No-Sew DIY Teepee for Under $30

Adorable AND cheap. You can see the tutorial here.

 

11. DIY Big Kid Teepee ($22 Project)

DIY Big Kid Teepee a $22 Project | 12 Fun DIY Teepee Ideas for Kids , see more at: http://diyready.com/fun-and-exciting-diy-teepee-ideas-for-kids/

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Your older kids will still love the novelty of a cool indoor teepee. Click here for the tutorial.

 

12. Collapsible Glue Gun DIY Teepee

Collapsible Glue Gun Teepee DIY | 12 Fun DIY Teepee Ideas for Kids , see more at: http://diyready.com/fun-and-exciting-diy-teepee-ideas-for-kids/

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Another no sew DIY teepee! Collapsible! Find the the details on how to make it here.

 

 

Check out this Easy DIY Teepee for Kids by Tesco Living! Enjoy!

 

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As a hobby quilting is much more fun and motivating than other sewing projects. But, if you learn these tricks, you’ll find quilting is the best hobby you have among others. Pickystitch blog has shared some quilting hacks which will help you finish your quilting project more easily and professionally. Read the full list of quilting hacks from HERE.

13 Quilting Hacks that will Make Quilting Easier

Not so many women can sew. And  not so many women can sew wonderfully. But if you are one of them who are creative and crafty you surely can make money through sewing. I found these tips very helpful in making things to sell hence I share it here. Typically I share only free tutorials in my blog but I know there are many mums who runs a sewing business who are looking for new ideas for their sewing shops.

Read the tips from HERE.

Sew to Sell | 20 Ideas for Your Handmade Shop

Upcycling old items to new one gives a joy of almost being an inventor! It makes you feel useful and inspired. Upcycling also restores the value of your most precious things in different form like those gifts from your mother or granny that you don’t want to throw away but cannot keep them any longer.Another usefulness of upcycling is economy.Why spend big bucks,when you can make something out of the old ones!Enough said already! We stumbled upon a cute photo tutorial that can raise many eyebrows. Shared on www.96195.com this pictures instruct how to make a hat from old sweaters (or mittens). Check for yourselves HERE.

How to Make a Hat from an Old Sweater