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Tutorial: 2-in-1 Flower Pincushion | Red-Handled Scissors

Tutorial: 2-in-1 Flower Pincushion

Dreaming of a pincushion that’s both useful and pretty? My 2-in-1 flower pincushion tutorial will show you how to make an appliqued pincushion that attaches easily to either your wrist or your sewing machine, combining maximum convenience with plenty of style! Supplies: * Wool felt, two 2¼" x 3" rectangles and 55 ¼" circles * …

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Tutorial: Sewing Kit Valentine Card | Red-Handled Scissors

Tutorial: Sewing Kit Valentine Card

Last week, I shared a Valentine’s Day paper craft made especially for sewing geeks over on CRAFT! Project: Sewing Kit Valentines Card Get cute and crafty this Valentine’s Day by sending your pals, lady-friends, and gentlemen callers a handy sewing kit valentine! Step 1: Make a symmetrical heart pattern by folding a piece of paper …

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Tutorial: Sewable Shrink Plastic Buttons | Red-Handled Scissors

Tutorial: Sewable Shrink Plastic Buttons

Did you know that you can make your own custom plastic buttons for just about any project, any time you need them, and for super cheap? After seeing this awesome button tutorial from Scissors.Paper.Wok, I’ve been dying to make some buttons of my own. Mine aren’t quite as artistically beautiful as Kimanh’s—I erred on the …

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Tutorial: Make Your Own Wooden Buttons | Red-Handled Scissors

Tutorial: Make Your Own Wooden Buttons

My father-in-law is a violin maker, and he always has a giant box full of beautiful pieces of scrap wood in his shop. For years, I have dreamed of turning those extra pieces into my own handmade wooden buttons. So, when Jeremy and I visited his family in Vermont earlier this month, I finally took …

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