Easy Sew Christmas Gifts

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Easy Sew Chistmas Gift Collage

I love giving gifts year-round but especially at Christmas time. Giving gifts is definitely my love language to show people that I love them. It might be why I find random reasons to give my friends and family gifts. While store-bought gifts are great, I have found that homemade gifts … Read More

How to Make a Reading Pillow

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Reading Pillow with books in it

I am always looking for a new reason to sew and my kids ended up inspiring this one. My kids were having some downtime and during it, they usually read. Most times they like to lay down with a pillow and a good book on the floor or in their … Read More

How to Make a Camper Potholder with Pattern

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camper potholder pattern

When we downsized, we REALLY downsized, which has been a blessing. But, then I started cooking more and, frankly, I needed more potholders than I had originally thought. Two just aren’t enough with a bigger family. Towels are great, but those have a specific use, too, and too often they’re … Read More

DIY Reusable Tea Bags

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Finished DIY Reusable Tea Bags

If you are like me you love a nice tea to sip on just about any time of the day. As I was having my cup of tea the other day it dawned on me that I could make my own reusable tea bags. This would allow me to first … Read More

DIY Reusable Makeup Remover Pads

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Zero waste makeup remover pads

As a family, we are always looking for ways to reduce waste. The greatest way to reduce waste and work towards zero waste living is to stop using one-time use things like disposable makeup remover pads. Due to this, my latest project was to create DIY reusable makeup remover pads … Read More

DIY Zero Waste Kitchen Sponge

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Kitchen Sponge

I was using my dish sponge, you know those blueish ones you can buy at the store, to clean up after dinner and realized there has to be a better way as it always gets smelly after so many uses. My husband said why don’t you make a sponge that … Read More

DIY Zero-Waste Produce Bags

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Oranges in Zero-Waste Produce Bags

I am always looking for new ways to reduce waste especially plastic and paper waste with my family. The reusable shopping bags are great but then I noticed a lady using homemade produce bags and I was like I bet I can make those. I wanted to enable others to … Read More

How to Sew a Headband with T-Shirt Scraps

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t shirt Headbands

I love how easy it was to learn how to sew a headband with t-shirt scraps. Such a simple project, and a great way to repurpose an old t-shirt. One of the best things about trying to live zero-waste is finding creative ways to make new things from old. I … Read More

Oilcloth Lunch Bag Tutorial

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Oilcloth Lunch Bag Tutorial

Forget boring, brown paper lunch sacks. Follow these step by step instructions to make a fun oilcloth lunch bag! This is a good project if you’re just learning how to sew or have years of experience. It only requires straight lines and a handful of supplies. Choose a brightly colored … Read More

Feed Sack Tote Bag Easy Upcycle

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Feed Sack Tote Bag Upcycle

Are feed sacks piling up on your homestead? Don’t throw them away! Repurpose a feed sack into a tote bag. The material is durable enough to withstand quite a bit of weight. The totes are perfect for shopping at the farmer’s market or grocery store. You can make them any … Read More