joyful noise pillow

‘Joyful Noise’ Machine Appliqué Project

December 15, 2014

My favorite holiday memories always seems to revolve not around what my sisters and I were actually supposed to be doing, but all the contagious giggles we often had instead. This little pattern is all about sister time like that. (Download the pattern here.) For this project, I made a quilted pillow, but these happy […]


3D Aquarium Mug Rug Pattern

November 22, 2014

Ok…I KNOW everyone is thinking holiday right now, but sometimes inspiration hits me. Sometimes it’s super random. Like this project for example. I thought “How can I create a mug rug that looks 3D and lets a more intermediate sewist play a bit?” Then I walked by my son’s fish tank. This mug rug pattern […]


JOY Mug Rug

November 22, 2014

This sweet little mug rug is an easy way to get into the holiday spirit! This is a great project that doens’t take too long and lets you mix and match holiday fabric patterns (or even scraps!) however you would like.  I’ve put the free pattern up for you guys in my Craftsy store…click here […]

How to make pattern with paper.

How To Make A Pattern

November 2, 2014

Did you ever wonder how to make a pattern? The answer is: there are many ways to make sewing patterns. Here are the most common ways of making patterns: Method #1 – Draping This method of making a pattern is really more like just fitting fabric around what you plan to sew, and simply pinning it how you […]


Free Christmas Stocking Patterns

October 29, 2014

I love handmade Christmas stockings. They are adorable decorations and useful when Santa comes around. Free Christmas Stocking Patterns can be used to make a completely custom Christmas creation rather than buying something from the store. And who wants to spend money when you can get something better by making it yourself? Look how cute […]

Big Butt Baby Pants Sewing Pattern! - Made By Rae

BIG List of Baby Pants Patterns

May 12, 2014


Delightful Details – Simple Pops of Personality For Your Sewing

March 4, 2014

Sewing expert, Heather Valentine, offers this excellent tip for taking basic sewing to the next level. She says to add personality by adding unique details to your handmade pieces. Heather says that adding small details can make the difference between something basic and something with real “wow” factor.  She suggest these ideas: ~Outline a print […]


How To Sew A Coat

February 12, 2014


Felt Flower Headband

January 27, 2014

free quilted tote pattern to make a mini tote

Make a Quilted Mini Bag: Pattern Freebie!

January 8, 2014

Sometimes, I work on projects ahead of time and just cannot wait to share!! This is one of them… I created a super cute little mini bag pattern that is great for beginners learning how to sew and quilt. It is a simple little reversible tote that has a simple pieced quilt top and is […]


How To Make Bias Tape

January 5, 2014

Bias tape is simply strips of fabric that are cut on the diagonal, folded into the center, and folded once more. Cutting and prepping it this way allow the fabric to bend and stretch easily around corners and curves, making it perfect for binding quilts and other sewing projects. Want to make your own? Is […]


Make a Fabric “Memory” Game

December 7, 2013


Dish Towel Aprons and Kids Thanksgiving Fun

November 23, 2013

One of my favorite things about Thanksgiving is cooking with the kids in the kitchen. Not the hard stuff like basting the turkey, but kids love to have jobs helping make the “big meal.” When I was little, one of my three sisters got to learn how to make butter in school. You get heavy […]