Easy Envelope Pillow Tutorial!

Envelope Pillow Tutorial

Hey guys! We recently got in a bunch of ADORABLE new Japanese import fabrics and I instantly fell in love with this Fruits and Veggies print! This cotton/linen blend is a great weight for home decor projects, so I thought some cute throw pillows were in order! Envelope style throw pillows are super quick and easy to make, plus it’s just straight lines so any beginner sewist can whip some up!

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Terry Cloth Towel Hair Wrap Tutorial!

towel wrap tutorial

Hey guys! I’m really excited about this tutorial! I’ve been meaning to make a towel hair wrap for a long time, and I gotta say, this thing is awesome! The button closure at the back makes your wrap nicely snug and secure! Perfect for wet hair or deep conditioning hair treatments (which my color-treated hair desperately needs!).

I know that you can buy similar products in stores made from solid terry cloth, so I wanted to make mine a bit more special by adding a cotton print. I’m a little bit obsessed with Sarah Watts fabrics and the Mystery Food print is one of my absolute favorites!

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Maternity Belly Band Tutorial

IMG_0092Belly bands are your best friend when you have a growing pregnant belly!  The band can work as a way to cover the top of your unbuttoned pants that don’t quite fit anymore.   They also work as a bum cover when you wear stretch leggings and tee.  This is a quick project and you could make them in so many different colors.  Belly bands in the store can cost anywhere from $20- $40.  It cost me only $10 in material to make it.   I went with black, which is my favorite color these days because of the slimming effect it has.  Okay enough chit chat, lets get started….



1/3 yard Ponte (I used 320 black Ponte)

1 yard stretch lace trim

Jersey/Ball point needles




Sewing Machine that does a zigzag stitch

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Star Wars Force Awakens Infinity Scarf Sewing Tutorial


Hey, gang! So we are all really pumped on the new Star Wars movie! If you haven’t seen it yet I promise there’ll be no spoilers in this post! 😉 We just got some really awesome new Star Wars Fabric in before the Holidays and I knew I wanted to do something with them but I was having a hard time deciding what. I wanted a quick easy project that would show my love of the Star Wars fandom but wouldn’t be too over the top (even though I’m probably going to make a full dress out of this one here because I’m in love with it! I haven’t decided on a pattern yet, though so if you have any ideas for me please leave me a comment!) Okay, so I landed on a a simple infinity scarf for an easy project that I could rock on a daily basis, not just at a Star Wars event of some sort! Continue Reading →

Laminated Cotton Vs Oilcloth (plus an easy tablecloth tutorial!)

Laminated cotton tablecloth

Hi everyone! Alexis here, and today I want to talk a bit about laminated cotton! Over the years working at Harts one of the questions I have been frequently asked is “what is the difference between laminated cotton and oilcloth?” Since I was just about to make myself a laminated cotton tablecloth for my new apartment (pictured above!), I thought this would be a fine time to break it down for everyone! (Plus a quick tablecloth tutorial! Yay!)

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“Button up” Kitchen Towel Tutorial

IMG_1162 I can’t believe it is only 30 more days till Christmas!  I’m kinda starting to freak out because if you are a true procrastinator like me you haven’t even started making any gifts yet!  No need to worry though, there is still time and I have the perfect quick and easy handmade gift idea for you.  Not only are these “button up” kitchen towels quick and easy to make, they are functional and pretty darn cute too!  You could pair these with matching pot holders or make some homemade treats to package with the towels if you are feeling extra festive and ambitious.  Ok, lets get started before we run out of time!


-1/2 yard toweling per towel ( I cut 1 & 1/2 yards of red toweling to make 3)

-1/4 yard canvas per towel top ( I cut 1/4 yard of 3 Cotton+Steel linen canvas: candle, apple and bandana)

-2 buttons per towel

-basic sewing tools; scissors, thread, sewing machine, button hole foot, seam ripper, etc…

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Give Thanks Apron Tutorial

Finished apron

Hey Gang! Today we are going to make an easy apron with a fun “Give Thanks” Applique. This is simple project that you can make for yourself or as a gift for your holiday Hostess. Alright lets get down to business with what you will need for supplies.

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Simple Woven Plaid Fringe Scarf Tutorial

Image-1The holidays are just around the corner, and if you are anything like us here at Harts, you have planned a ton of handmade gifts! Sometimes you need a quick and easy project that you can make a bunch of, this is the tutorial for you! Scarves are always good gifts, but I’m sure all my friends are tired of all the infinity scarves I have made for them over the years! So I decided to try something a little different this year – fringe scarves! I am in love with all the mammoth flannels from Robert Kaufman! They are super soft and cozy, plus the plaid is woven not printed which is exactly what you will need for this project!

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Alison Glass Knit Midi Length Circle Skirt

Finished Alison Glass Knit Circle Skirt

Hey gang! So today I’m going to show you a fun thing to do with the new Alison Glass Knit Fabrics. A Midi Length Circle Skirt! Midi length skirts are going to be big for fall and winter so here is a quick and easy project that will get you ready for fall. So lets get right to it with supplies: Continue Reading →