A simple DIY summer dress made with a mix of printed fabric using McCalls M8090 sewing pattern, modeled on a mannequin.

Easy Summer Dress Patterns for Beginners

Hello, sunshine! Follow along and be inspired with these easy Summer Dress Patterns for Beginners! I also have lots of other pattern ideas too. I hope you find joy and satisfaction in creating something with your own two hands. Summer Sewing If there is a season for the … Read More

Red, white and blue American flag pillows and a DIY cushion cover on a church pew

DIY Bench Cushions

Nothing pulls together a space like fabrics; from upholstery to pillows, drapes, or cushions. Today I will show you how to make DIY bench cushions with custom piping. If you can’t find exactly what you are looking for or you don’t want the high cost of custom, you … Read More

A title for a summer skirt pattern roundup post.

Sewing Patterns for Skirts

Woot Woot! Our beautiful weather is here. Here’s some inspiration for you; a summer roundup of sewing patterns for skirts! There’s a little bit of everything, from short to long, plus zippers, drawstrings, wraps, and elastic. Try something new! I also share many other sewing pattern ideas in … Read More

Golden retriever with a DIY dog bandana on for the 4th of July

DIY Dog Bandana

Raise your pet’s fashion quota with this adorable DIY dog bandana. If you love your pet as much as we loved ours, hopefully, this project doesn’t seem quite as silly. 😂 I would have done just about anything for her, even dress her up a little. And this … Read More

A purple elastic waist layer skirt being modeled by white flowers.

Layer Skirt

Well, hello, sunshine! It’s the perfect time of year for a few fun closet additions! So, c’mon, let’s make girlie-twirly layer skirts. Layer or tiered skirts are popular, especially for warm weather. The look is light and tropical, with room to breathe and move. Elasticated Waist Skirts A … Read More

An outfit with a DIY knit skirt, Simplicity pattern 8745

Patterns for Long Skirts

It’s a perfect time to make a long skirt. Keep reading for sewing inspiration and patterns for long skirts to make yourself! I am happy to report that the weather in Minnesota has finally transformed into Spring! And I’m here to celebrate with a sewing project for warmer weather. … Read More

Bunny Sewing Pattern

This adorable Bunny Sewing Pattern is new in the Bloom shop today! Make your own Stuffed Animal You will be able to make a cuddly stuffed animal with this easy to sew, step-by-step full-color tutorial ebook and accompanying sewing pattern. Personalize the colors, fabrics, and trims. It’s the … Read More

Pink & blue basket liner from a blog post on Easter basket ideas.

Easter Basket Ideas

Hello friends, today I have custom Easter basket ideas and a tutorial to inspire you to create something special this holiday. I love Easter time. The special preparations, family gatherings, favorite church hymns, and the beautiful spring colors. All of it reminds me of my sweet Mom and it … Read More

DIY chair cushion on an office chair

How to Make Chair or Barstool Cushions

Custom cushions lend a touch of personality, color, and comfort to a room. Learn how to make DIY chair cushions for your home. And your backside!😃 We all love Pottery Barn. Most times I walk away with inspiration instead of a purchase. What makes PB so inviting besides … Read More

Elastic fitted cushion cover for bench seat tutorial

DIY Bench Seat Cushion Cover Tutorial

Here is an easy shortcut kind of project, I think you’ll love. Check out this DIY Bench Seat Cushion Cover Tutorial and learn how easy it is to make cushions for a bench. There’s a 9-foot bench seat in my office that sat bare for years. I originally … Read More