To complement the simple Halloween banner I made last week, how about a super quick fabric scrap Halloween garland! It took me less than a hour to make this but I love how it turned out. I’m all about fast and easy holiday sewing – we just pulled out the handmade astronaut costume I made my son and it took me about the same amount of time as this. You could make this as long or as short as you’d like; I don’t have a fireplace mantel to display garlands on but it sure looks cute up on the wall. I can totally picture this in Christmas fabric, and Valentine’s Day too!
After sewing up 4 free pincushion sewing patterns earlier this month, I ended up with a huge list of other pincushion tutorials that I just loved! Instead of trying to sew them all, I figured I’d put them in one list post to share instead. Pincushions are such a fun gift to sew, they use up scraps really well, and are usually quick and easy. Between patchwork, english paper piecing, foundation paper piecing, embroidery, and felt accents, I think everyone will be able to find a tutorial that they just love!
I had so much fun sewing up these patterns – I tested 4 different free pincushion sewing patterns and am sharing my thoughts on each one! Pincushions are the best; they sew up pretty quickly, they are useful, they make great gifts, and almost always use up scraps. For these free pincushion tutorials, I used a custom fat quarter bundle of fabric in some of my favorite colors! Phat Quarters Fabrics sponsored this post, which means she sent me the fabrics in addition to compensation for creating the tutorial.
I was invited to participate in the Cricut Sewing Blogger Program Kickoff. This experience is based strictly on my opinion. Others may have a different opinion or experience with the product listed above. I was provided the sample free of charge by the company or PR agency and I have given my honest opinion. This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.
I know not everyone keeps upcycle fabric scraps, but I try to use up every last bit of a garment. With a little help from Cricut, I’m sharing how to make a fabric scrap matching game from upcycled jeans! My kids are currently crazy about dinosaurs, but it would be simple to tailor this to any other animal, cartoon character, or even basic shapes. This is an easy handmade game tutorial that you can tuck in in your suitcase for a summer vacation or save it for when winter has you snowed in. Right now we have 100+ temperatures, so this game was a welcome distraction to stay inside and play!