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Advice for Re-Organizing Your Crafting Supplies

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A new year often inspires us to make changes in our lives, and one of the biggest improvements a crafter can make is getting their space organized. We all have piles of half-finished projects, dried up markers and tangled balls of yarn around our crafting space; and all of us could benefit from being able […]

Advice For Teaching Children To Sew

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One of the greatest joys in life is being able to share the things you love to do with the people who mean the most to you. If you are a sewer, you are probably looking forward to the day when your children or grandchildren show interest in your work and ask if they can […]

“Fabricating” Your Husband’s Cook’s Apron

“Fabricating” Your Husband’s Cook’s Apron

There’s nothing like giving someone a handmade gift that you crafted especially for them. If there’s a special occasion coming up for your husband who loves to grill, why not try an out of the box gift and make him his very own grilling apron?   Aprons make great gifts, especially if you are making […]

Find The Right Fabric For Your Dancewear

Find The Right Fabric For Your Dancewear

The hours of constant practice have created muscle memory so that every step is exactly where is should be, there will not be any mistakes tonight. The bright lights and the eyes of the audience nibble at your nerves, but the fact that they are all here to see you on this night, your night, […]

DIY Hanging Files: Organize Your Home!

Many people enjoy trying to keep themselves organized. Some on the other hand claim to know where something is, when in reality, it would take them a long time to find it.   The truth is everyone could use a little bit of organization in their lives but not everyone has the space for bulky […]

“Upholster” Your Chair: Easy DIY!

There are many chairs and furniture pieces out there that look a little….bland.   We have an easy way for you to remedy the situation. Even if the chair in question isn’t your normal fabric covered/stuffed couch or arm chair- never fear, we have a way to spruce them up.   Here is what you […]

Create Your Own Rug…From Fabric!

If you’ve recently been shopping for an area rug, you know how expensive they are for just a small rug to fit in front of your door, or in your foyer. It is also often difficult to find just the right size and color you desire.   So why not make your own rug?   […]

File Your Fabrics for Better Organization

For creative crafters, spring cleaning includes organizing all the tools and materials we collect for our craft making throughout the previous year. Cleaning and organizing our materials is often the perfect motivation to begin those projects we’ve been putting off, or to finish projects we started long ago.   Fabrics are a huge part of […]

How to Choose the Right Fabric for Your Sewing Project

Sewing is one of the more popular hobbies today; Grandmas Craft Guides outlines how to choose the right fabric.  Here are some tips and tricks to get you on the path to choosing the correct fabric for any sewing project. Read Your Pattern If you will be sewing from a pattern, read the back of […]

Wearing Plastic

Heather Caliendo, from Plastics Today, is reporting what could be a revolutionary breakthrough; a clothing company,ReThink Fabrics, wants to manufacture t-shirts and apparel produced with recycled PET bottles.  “The company’s signature line of t-shirts is made from 100% post-consumer recycled polyester RPET fabric.  With advancing technology in plastics the next natural step would be to […]