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Quick and Easy Fall Scarves

Quick and Easy Fall Scarves

It’s mid-October here in North Texas, and it’s still not cold enough to pull out our cold weather garb. Argh! How much longer can a gal wear her summer get-ups before she goes crazy? In hopeful anticipation of cooler weather on the horizon, I’ve been... [+]

Flannel Tutorials

Flannel Tutorials

We’re so excited to start using our “Made by Rae” organic Fanfare Flannel from Cloud9 Fabrics, so we’ve been doing some research on good tutorials and project ideas for using flannel. Hopefully this list will help you get inspired! Be sure to bookmark it so... [+]

Nani Iro Baby Quilt

Nani Iro Baby Quilt

It’s safe to say I may never make a baby quilt with anything but double-gauze again. It’s the softest, most delicious material to work with. The new Nani Iro fabrics we just got into the shop have been begging me to work with them, and... [+]

Nani Iro Inspiration

Nani Iro Inspiration

Lots of CityCrafters come into the shop and fall in love with the gorgeous Nani Iro fabrics, but most exclaim, “I love it, but I just don’t know what to do with it!” Check out this little gallery of Nani Iro fabric inspiration. Don’t you... [+]

How to add lining to a bodice

How to add lining to a bodice

I’m working on a new pattern based on pattern pieces from Simple Modern Sewing, a Japanese apparel sewing book translated (very well) into English. The bodice doesn’t call for a lining, but I wanted the bodice portion to be a bit more substantial, and I... [+]

Easter Tutorials!

Easter Tutorials!

Why do we love holidays? Because they give crafty people an excuse to make more crafts! And who doesn’t love a theme? Here are links to some great Easter tutorials to get your creative juices flowing: http://pinterest.com/jeannettel/easter-tutorials http://pinterest.com/rosaliedm/easter-tutorials http://pinterest.com/coydonna/easter-tutorials http://www.weddingwindow.com/blog/diy-easter-tutorials-roundup

CPC #1: Travel Shoe Bag Tutorial

Have you started on your Pinterest Challenge projects yet? This morning I finished up my first pin: the Travel Shoe Bag Tutorial from Sew4Home. It was a cinch to put together and is super cute! One of my friends on Facebook asked if I could... [+]