Category: Sewing

Super easy quilt top for beginners

Whenever I share pictures of a quilt I’ve sewn, I hear a lot of “OMG I could never do that!” or questions about HOW I EVER LEARNED how to make quilts. They are a project that seems to baffle most people who have never…

Converting an awkward space to a cozy reading nook

Converting an awkward nook to a cozy reading space {Heather's Handmade Life}

Some of the split-level houses on our street share the same cool feature: a strange nook set into the walls of one of the bedrooms. I’ve noticed it in a few friends’ houses and I’m always intrigued by it. (Our house has a disappointing…

Modern rainbow baby quilt

Rainbow quilt with appliqued baby name {Heather's Handmade Life}

This bright and cheerful rainbow baby quilt is easy to sew and personalize with a name.

Making new living room curtains

I’m always telling people that curtains are easy. “Just buy some fabric, hem around the edges and slap it up with some curtain clips!” I’ll say casually. “It’s super quick, and much cheaper than buying ready-made curtains.” I’ve sewn curtains for every room in…

Sew a reversible circle skirt

A reversible skirt gives your child the fun of being able to change their outfit (without actually going through another outfit).

DIY chair pockets for classrooms

These sttretchy easy-to-sew chair pockets are perfect for Primary classrooms.

Easy-to-sew swim shirt + modest bathing suit

This project has been sponsored by Atlantic Fabrics’ six locations across Nova Scotia, including the newest store on Parkland Drive. All opinions and freezing-cold backyard photo shoots are my own. Somewhere between my own childhood and becoming a parent myself, everybody started putting their…

DIY bench cushions for built-ins

If we’re ever in a position to build our own house, I’ll be totally prepared. I have a Pinterest board loaded with “if-we-build-a-house” ideas and there’s a common theme: built-in everything. Follow this board on Pinterest Designing your own house is literally my idea…

Quilts from baby clothes

DIY baby clothes quilt {Heather's Handmade Life}

This project has been sponsored by Atlantic Fabrics’ six locations across Nova Scotia, including the newest store on Parkland Drive. Back in January I wrote about how I’d finally decided to purge the (very large) plastic bins of “special” baby clothing in our closets….

Scrappy Easter egg table runner

Hey guys! I’m popping in today to share a really simple Easter sewing project as part of the East Coast Moms Easter Egg blog hop. Our challenge was to create something fun using Easter eggs of any kind, and I thought for a minute…

Nothing to wear? Make something.

I went to a special photography + flower-arranging workshop for bloggers on Sunday (more on that soon) and, of course, I started the morning in a panic of what to wear. Since I work at home, I live in leggings and T-shirts and sweatshirts….

DIY floating makeup table, revamped chair

When we were planning our daughter’s bedroom makeover, most of the discussions centred around the huge loft bed we were building. But our daughter was even more excited about adding something else: a ‘real’ makeup table. Did I mention she’s four years old!? She’s…