Want to learn to sew but don't know how? Check out these 10 sewing classes online perfect for beginner and novice sewers!

I am a novice sewer so I’m always looking for sources to help me improve my sewing skills.  Check out these sewing classes online that are perfect for beginners just learning how to sew. A great place to start with sewing classes online is  “Sewing School” at my[…]

Trick or Treat Bags

I had so much fun making these easy to sew trick or treat bags!  When I was a kid the local businesses handed out plastic trick or treat bags every year, but they never lasted long with the weight of the candy.  I wanted to make my kids[…]

bandana

Make a festive bandana tablecloth in about 30 minutes using dollar store bandanas! I’ve been spending a lot of time perusing Pinterest looking for pins for my Red, White, and Blue board.  I’m slightly obsessed with all things red, white and blue at the moment. We’ll blame it[…]

Fathers Day Craft: DIY Pop Holster

Looking for a unique Fathers Day craft?  With this easy sewing tutorial you can make dad his very own personalized beverage holder!  Grab dad’s favorite drink and our fun Fathers Day printable for the perfect Fathers Day craft for your dad. Hey there, Growing Up Gabel readers!  I’m[…]

Easy Reversible Handbag

I’m trying to give as many handmade Christmas gifts as I can this year.   This purse or handbag is perfect for the tween or teen or in your life.  Use any cute fabric to turn just four simple pieces  into a reversible handbag.   After I finished making[…]

  After I posted my Pinterest inspired doll craze, I finally got out my sewing machine and set to work!  I knew that a dress would be easy so I started there.  I wanted a pattern without sleeves because putting in sleeves is just something I did not[…]

Let me apologize in advance for the time you are about lose due to this post! Have you discovered Craftsy yet?  I actually signed up for their daily deals a long time ago, but have been pretty much ignoring them. My mom, however, has been really enjoying the[…]

My sewing escapades continue.  Last week I decided to attempt this Fat Quarter Skirt Tutorial, which I found on Pinterest, of course! I didn’t really do anything differently; I followed her directions.  I forgot to change my thread to a purple, as you can see in the hem[…]

After a 20-some year sewing hiatus, I am in love with sewing again.  I can’t seem to get enough of it and am spending most of my evenings at my machine, gleefully creating.  My husband loves to have matching outfits with our son and I wanted to make[…]

I learned to sew in the 4th grade in my4-H club.  My friend’s mother was our leader and she taught us how to embroider, sew and cook.  But I really haven’t done much sewing since then despite the fact that my mother is a pretty decent sewer herself. […]