How To Make a Personalized Name Pillow

It’s really easy to learn how to make a personalized name pillow. This DIY personalized name pillow makes a great gift that can be made any time of the year. You can make them for Christmas, birthday, Mother’s Day or any reason! You may even want one for yourself! This pillow can be made with…

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How to Permanently Restore a Mattress Pad

This post teaches you how to do more than temporarily mend your mattress pad. It shows you how to make a lasting fix that will keep you from getting frustrated with those cheap materials that mattress pads are made of these days!

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How to Sew a Zipper into a Pillow, the Easiest Way Ever!

Yes, there are many tutorials online that teach you how to sew a zipper into a pillow. But this method is Different. Easier.  As I stitched up some pillows recently, I wondered if there was already a post out there with these instructions. To my amazement, there weren’t any. So I thought I’d share that with…

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How To Make Pillows Fast!

Because we have a wedding in 2 months, because my outdoor pillows and cushions are completely sunfaded, and because I had about twenty minutes on my hands, I decided it was time to recover them. And I thought you’d like to come along and learn how to make pillows fast! Heads up: There won’t be…

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Sew Many Projects, Sew Little Time

I am working on a few detailed alteration posts which I hope to print soon, but in the meantime, I thought I’d get this off my mind…. I counted up my UFO’s (unfinished objects) today and there are over 30! Isn’t that pathetic? I can’t believe how far behind I get. It was only four…

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Mending What the Dog Chewed Up (Part Two)

In the last post, we looked at a technique on How to Mend What the Dog Chewed Up, Part One. In that scenario, I mended a few small spots on two Vera Bradley bags that a customer brought to me to fix. Her dog had chewed them both to pieces. Today, let’s look at one of the bags.…

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Cover a Foam Pad…Bench Seat Cover…Part One

Today, I am going to show you how to cover a foam pad to make a bench seat cover. This process can be applied to covering any sized foam pad (cushions for a couch, chair, boat seat, outdoor furniture, indoor furniture, etc.) All you need to know is how to sew a straight line and…

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Mending a bed sheet

Can you save the planet by mending one bed sheet? Probably not, but it will save you alot of money to do it yourself and repurpose it. I have a large hole in one of my bedsheets. Typically, my washing machine eats these on a regular basis if I don’t have a full load. I…

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