Tag Archive: diy

#TBT PENCIL SKIRT TUTORIAL + SKIRT WORN THREE WAYS

HI DARLINGS! I thought I would post some #TBT pics from one of my favorite FREEBIE TUTORIALS from back in the day 😉 This is a super easy, perfect for newbies sorta project. A few years back I posted “Three ways to style your pencil skirt” so I am reposting those pics today for you. Also, […]

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Modern Handcraft now on Youtube!

Hi friends! I have been a little MIA from the blog these days, but great news – I am making some of my more popular tutorials into Youtube videos for you to enjoy! As a visual learner myself, I love […]

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How I Built a Channel Tufted Storage Banquette

Hey guys! It’s been a while since I shared a project here at A Beautiful Mess, because I’ve…

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QUICKIE COLOR-BLOCKED DRESS

HI DARLINGS! I love when I need to use up scraps, lol this is SIMPLICITY 8380 which I made and posted about HERE. I didn’t think I would be using this “muslin” but after I made it I really liked it so here are a few pics. This is made from double knits but the […]

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15 Epic Halloween Dollar Store Hacks

These Dollar Store Halloween hacks will make your holiday so much easier! I love finding awesome projects to make my house look festive for cheap. Where I live the nearest craft store is 25 miles away so I love finding awesome projects and crafts using items from the Dollar Store! 15 Epic Halloween Dollar Store…

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VELVET CAMI AND DIY RUFFLE WRAP SKIRT + PATTERN REVIEW #M7606

HI DARLINGS! I couldn’t wait to wear this skirt. We featured this M7606 skirt in the July/August issue of SEW SEW DEF and I knew I had to make it asap. I love a great wrap skirt and I love ruffles! I also had this really great velvet cami I picked up H&M this summer […]

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Latch Hook Wall Hanging DIY

If you’re not really interested in learning to weave but love the textured wall hangings you’re seeing all…

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Grey Flower Dress

Hello again!  I must say that I really needed this past vacation!  My dad came out to visit us and we hung out, went to NYC and watched Chicago while we were out there.  The babies really do love their grandpaw.  (grad-paw cuz they are puppies! Well I think it is cute.) I also tried…

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Grey Flower Dress

Hello again!  I must say that I really needed this past vacation!  My dad came out to visit us and we hung out, went to NYC and watched Chicago while we were out there.  The babies really do love their grandpaw.  (grad-paw cuz they are puppies! Well I think it is cute.) I also tried…

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Colorblock Groove Dress

The groove dress pattern by Made-it Patterns gets used a lot in my studio. It’s just one of those every day style patterns, that my kids love. And when I happen to find myself with a yard and a half of fabric, its one of the first patterns I think of.  It is comfortable, easy […]

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Lace Table Cloths

Hello again!  This past week(s) I’ve been on vacation and finally have had some time to finish up a lot of projects I started and never really got around to finishing.  These lace table cloths and runners I am making are for a clients wedding.  They bought all the lace in various lengths because that…

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Lace Table Cloths

Hello again!  This past week(s) I’ve been on vacation and finally have had some time to finish up a lot of projects I started and never really got around to finishing.  These lace table cloths and runners I am making are for a clients wedding.  They bought all the lace in various lengths because that…

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FREEBIE WRAP SKIRT TUTORIAL MODIFICATION

HI DARLINGS! Happy Friday. I am spending the weekend with my little brother and I couldn’t be any happier so I am leaving you with another version of my FREEBIE TUTORIAL from last week. I made this one out of a double knit fabric and made it longer. Click the LINK  to watch the tutorial 😉 […]

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NEW MIMI G FOR SIMPLICITY FALL PATTERN

HI DARLINGS! I am so excited to post my NEW PATTERNS this is another one of my favorite SIMPLICITY PATTERNS  from my PRE-FALL collection. This skirt is AHHHMAZIG and can be worn all year round. You can change this up so easily by using different fabrics. The top is also really great and the color blocking option is always a win. […]

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Easy to Make Mosquito Repellent Bracelet: A One Minute DIY Video

Summer means backyard BBQs, fun in the sun, and beach parties, but no one wants to be slapping pesky insects when venturing into the great outdoors. You can wave bye-bye to bugs and look great doing it when you wear … Continue reading

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Make Your Own Knit Cat Bed 

If you know me at all, you know I’m obsessed with my cat, Bisou, and that she’s ridiculously…

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NEW MIMI G FOR SIMPLICITY FALL PATTERNS

HI DARLINGS! I am so excited to post my NEW PATTERNS this is my favorite SIMPLICITY PATTERNS yet, Yes, I know I said that last month with my PRE-FALL patterns, LOL! I have two NEW fall patterns and I will share the other one tomorrow, today it’s all about this gorgeous coat and dress pattern. […]

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FREEBIE WRAP SKIRT TUTORIAL!

HI DARLINGS! It’s Friday and that means it’s time for a FREEBIE TUTORIAL. I have been trying really hard to do more videos for my YOUTUBE so although I may not be able to do them every Friday I will be trying to do at least two freebie projects or sew along’s a month. This skirt […]

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DIY Outdoor Toy Box

It seems like toys take over my backyard during the summer. From water guns to basketballs, my son drags anything and everything he can outside to play. I recently decided to get control of the chaos with a DIY Outdoor Toy Box. This simple upcycle project turns a laundry hamper into something adorable you’ll be…

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PEPLUM BUTTON UP TOP + PDF PATTERN MODIFICATION

HI DARLINGS! I told you yesterday that I was excited about this pattern and I really have made it about 5 times already, including modifications like this one! This pattern was so well received yesterday and I am thrilled to know you guys love it. I wanted to show how easy it is to go from […]

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Sashiko Inspired Embroidered Pillow

Sashiko is a Japanese hand-stitching technique that translates to mean “little stabs” and is an age old way…

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NEW MIMI G STYLE PDF PATTERN!

HI DARLINGS! I am so excited about this pattern and I have made it about 5 times already, LOL! It is perfect for so many fabrics and it’s such an easy sew. It’s just 33 pages but tapes up really quickly. If you are new to PDF patterns you can check out THIS video as […]

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Make Your Own Floating Terrariums

I’m moving into my new house this week and it just so happens that some rooms are still…

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Easy Yarn Wall Art DIY 

This is one of those DIY happy accidents, if I’m being honest. I had this beaded placemat folded…

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Frayed Denim Neckline Sundress

That moment that you see a fabric that you simply HAVE TO OWN, only to find out that it has a little over a yard left on the bolt. I could’ve made a lot of things with this fabric, it is smooth and soft like butta. Billed as a ‘denim’ tie dye, it feels more […]

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EASY DIY DRESS WITH RUFFLE + DIY VIDEO

HI DARLINGS! Happy Thursday. Last Friday I posted a DIY on my YOUTUBE CHANNEL making a super easy top or dress, you can check it out HERE. The dress below is the same pattern we drafted in that video with a slight modification. I added a ruffle to the bottom by measuring the sweep (width of the hem) […]

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Grommet Dress

Wanting something different, I decided to add some grommets to a fun red stripe dress I was working on. Self drafted, this dress is based off of a store bought dress that I own and love. I simply placed the dress on tracing paper and drafted/traced around. The difference is, my store bought dress is […]

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Floral Cropped Jumpsuit Using My #S8426 Pattern

HI DARLINGS! Ok, so I guess I am a little bias but this jumpsuit is amazing, lol. I knew after I designed it that it would release in the summer, although it is a pre-fall pattern, so I knew I would be making a cropped version of my jumpsuit for the summer months. I also […]

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Men’s Pocket Tee

I am usually very hesitant about sewing for my husband. I have sewn hats, drop kit boxes, and a mended a few odds and ends – but when it comes to clothes I tend to stay away. I guess I just want everything I make him to be perfect, I set my standards so high […]

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14 DIY Dog Treats for Your Furry Friend

14 DIY Dog Treats for Your Furry FriendYou will be the hit of the dog park with these yummy DIY dog treats! We love our furry friends so much and I’ve recently started making my own treats. They are much simpler than I would have expected and my dog is so happy. (affiliates included) Here are my favorite dog treat recipes you…

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