Our Best Sewing Tutorials!

Does anyone else prefer to sew and make crafts in the fall? We love to start new projects once the weather gets cooler, and it’s happening sooon! If fall was a spirit animal, it would be ours. 😉

Speaking of new projects, we have some fun DIY’s that we can’t wait to share with you soon. In the meantime, we went through our sewing archives to share the best of the best, like these cactus pincushions. We’ll never get tired of them!

How annoying is it when you have to remove your bedskirt (and your entire mattress) on laundry day? Mandi’s velcro bedskirt DIY solves that problem.

Have a pair of old jeans? It’s easy to turn them into a cute skirt.

Give your plant babies a new home in these fabric planters. They’re waterproof and can be thrown in the washing machine if needed!

If you can’t find a high chair mat you like, make your own. This one is easy to clean and it has sequins. Sequins always win.

We can’t get over this this bag. The hardest part about this DIY is deciding which podcast to listen to while you’re making the tassels. 🙂

We love velvet pillows, but they can be expensive. You know what that means! Here’s a simple round pillow DIY and one that’s made with wool felt balls. So cute!

One of our most popular posts last month was how to add a built-in bra to your clothing. No more strapless bras—hooray!

Sure, you can use the camera strap that came with your camera, but this homemade version is so cute! Emma added photography “cheat sheets” to each side of hers.

Rachel’s fabric laundry baskets make it way easier to transport your clothing AND they’re adorable. Goodbye, closet hamper!
Elsie hand-stitched a soft book to send to Nova before they adopted her from China. It’s so special.

Want to give your jeans a makeover? Here are five ways to change them up at home. And, If you’re looking for a simple hemming tutorial, click here.You can never have enough potholders and they’re great gifts! Here’s a link to our watermelon oven mitts. We have a cherry pie version, too! We also love these cactus and pineapple oven mitts.

In the curtain department, we still have our eye on Mandi’s pom pom curtains. So good!

Make a donut pillow for your little ones, and then buy actual donuts. Just because 🙂

Save money and make your own floor pouf to match your living room decor.

Still obsessed with this wool ball car diffuser. Make some for your friends, too! Looking for essential oils to use? Click here.

Everyone needs a cute apron to wear (or display in the kitchen!). Learn how to make a half apron, donut apron, square apron, and don’t forget this adorable swan version.

Let’s face it—most sleeping bags look…boring. Here’s an easy fix: You can totally make your own using any fabric.

A ring sling baby carrier would be an amazing baby shower gift. Rachel went the extra mile and hand-dyed hers using avocado pits. So pretty!

Speaking of baby shower gifts, who wouldn’t love a sparkly mermaid doll?

Embroidered purses never go out of style, so why not make your own?

Ready to take the plunge and make your own quilt? We can’t think of a better time to do it!

How many times have you found the perfect vintage top, but it’s waaay too long? Here’s an easy restyle DIY from Katie.

We love a good rug DIY, especially the large circle rope rug Laura made several years ago. I think the word “epic” is appropriate here. 🙂

We have more sewing DIY’s in our archives if you want to browse. Happy making, friends! – The ABM Team

  • There are some amazing ideas here. I love the cacti, carpet and the planter covers. Nothing like making something with your hands 😀 Atowle|https://formationvacations.com/

  • All of these tutorials are so fun! You ladies sure know how to work your way around a needle and thread!


  • I wish you guys still had your sewing course!! We have a new little one in our house and I would love to learn to sew some of these for her.

  • So going to share this post with my Mum! She’s a sewing fanatic, she makes everything from pillows to clothes with her sewing machine!! 🙂

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

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