Free patterns to make your own undies

Free Lingerie patterns, plus swimsuits and nightwear via  So Sew Easy

And corsets and swimwear and lingerie,too.

Being the avid upcycler that I am, I use T-shirts and rescue all elastic from old underwear, pants, and fitted sheets to use for making new skivvies .  Maybe I’ll make some fancier ones when I get my sewing machine fixed.

Free Lingerie patterns, plus swimsuits and nightwear So Sew Easy.

Sundress Tutorials




(30) Days of Sundresses is coming in June and I might just have to break out my sewing machine . Every day in June, a different blogger will have a sundress tutorial on Melly Sews.  This is the 2nd year of sundress tutorials on her blog. Here are 20 from last year!


20 Tutorials to Sew a Sundress - Melly Sews

Click on any picture to go to the post and sew that sundress.


Things to Make With Burlap Bags




A round-up of the crafty ways to upcycle burlap rice and coffee sacks.




Some great ideas for wreaths….and those burlap rosettes would make nice embellishments for other projects.

1. The Complete Guide to Imperfect Homemaking  2.  grapevine wreath 3. Love Is…  4. burlap rosettes 5. Today’s Fabulous Finds 6. The Roseland Family [via 74 Burlap Projects at Too Much Time On My Hands ]   Speaking of embellishments, check out these sweet burlap flowers. I love that the color graphics on the bag ass a nice pop of col

or. Experiments with Burlap

[via iShare Crafts ]

Storage Bins!   [via Mari Makes: ] These would be so excellent in a craft room or even kids’ playroom.

Burlap Tote [via MAKE ] One of the fabulous things about using burlap bags is that you can re-transform it into any style of bag you’d like.

Here’s another style

: burlap messenger bags

Burlap Messenger How- To

You can sometimes even use them as they are…with maybe some slight alterations.


Rice Bag Rucksack [via Ready Made ]

And of course, there’s all sorts of things you can make for around the house…


This was upcycled using a thrift store lamp! [via A Little Piece of Heaven ]

Chase the Star: Burlap Pillow From My Craft Stash!

Pillows, of course This one via Chase the Star ]

No-sew burlap utensil holder

This one’s a no-sew Utensil Holder [via I {Heart} Naptime   ]

Cute burlap ornaments. #ornaments #crafts

Sweet ornaments (I would use these any time of the year ) [via Modern Country ]

Seriously, folks….so many things you can make with this stuff…

And if you need tips on how to work with burlap, here are some tutorials:

How To Cut Burlap in A Straight Line [via Clumsy Crafter ]

How To Sew Burlap [via Care2]

How To Wash Burlap [via eHow]


Right now, I have about 10 bags in stock in my Etsy shop. Hurry…these babies go fast.


Burlap Basmati Rice Bag for Upcycle Crafting

Burlap Basmati Rice Bag for Upcycle Crafting