June 2015

Tutorial: Ribbon Bookmarks

“Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.” ― Charles William Eliot We can't get enough books on textiles, sewing techniques, quilting, needlework...in our libraries. Our newest beloved is Fabrics A to Z: The Essential Guide to Choosing and [...]

Tutorial: DIY Pacifier Clips

Here's a quick DIY for the new moms in your life. Make a pacifier clip for under $3! Supplies: Ribbon- about 12 inches Shock cord- about 4 inches Needle and matching thread Awl Clip 1) Tie your piece of shock cord into a loop knot. 2) Using  an awl, poke a hole through one end of [...]

May 2015

Tutorial: Two Ways to Sew Box Corners

Box corners are a quick & easy technique to make your tote bags, pillows, and cushions fuller and roomier with a structured look. Totes with box corners are great for carrying groceries or books from the library. Box cornered cushions make comfy additions to benches and booth seating for both indoors and outdoors! We're going to show you two [...]