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Tutorial: Lengthen a Too-Short Skirt with EPP - The Diamond-y EPP Blog Hop + Giveaway | Red-Handled Scissors

Tutorial: Lengthen a Too-Short Skirt with EPP – The Diamond-y EPP Blog Hop + Giveaway

Have a skirt that’s just a little too short? English paper piecing can help! (Really!) Lengthen a hemline in true stitcher style with 60-degree diamond… Read more

Ode to Thread Heaven: Savior of My Hands and My Sanity | Red-Handled Scissors

Ode to Thread Heaven: Savior of My Hands and My Sanity

Thread Heaven: A magical thread and embroidery floss conditioner that is solely responsible for saving both my hands and my sanity. (With a how-to video!) Read more

Tutorial: Goldfish Bowl Poodle Skirt with AccuQuilt GO! Big | Red-Handled Scissors

Tutorial: Goldfish Bowl Poodle Skirt with AccuQuilt GO! Big

Disclosure: AccuQuilt kindly provided the GO! Big electric fabric cutter and GO! Big circle die for this project. Love the look of retro 1950s-inspired style?… Read more

Last-Minute Gift Idea: Half Square Triangle Hand Warmers | Red-Handled Scissors

Last-Minute Gift Idea: Half Square Triangle Hand Warmers

Looking for a last-minute handmade holiday gift? Give your loved ones warm hands and warm hearts with a cozy set of quilting-inspired half square triangle… Read more

A-Line Skirts: 5 Tips for a Flattering Fit | Red-Handled Scissors

A-Line Skirts: 5 Tips for a Flattering Fit

After spending the summer living in my perfect summer skirt, I decided that it was time to tackle a go-to pattern for a fitted a-line… Read more

Tutorial: Simple Fabric Armrest Covers | Red-Handled Scissors

Tutorial: Simple Fabric Armrest Covers

Fabric armrest covers: the dirty little secret of confirmed cat ladies everywhere! Okay, okay. They’re not really just for cat ladies. Whether it’s pets, kids,… Read more

Tutorial Update: Plus Size Fit Guide for the Perfect Summer Skirt! | Red-Handled Scissors

Tutorial Update: Plus Size Fit Guide for the Perfect Summer Skirt!

I’ve added a fancy new plus size fit guide to my Perfect Summer Skirt (with Pockets) tutorial! (Huge thanks to Amy at Knitty for her… Read more

Tutorial: Giant Hexie Flower Lap Quilt - 12 Hexies (or Less) Blog Hop | Red-Handled Scissors

Tutorial: Giant Hexie Flower Lap Quilt – 12 Hexies (or Less) Blog Hop

I’d like to introduce you to my new favorite thing to make: the giant hexie flower lap quilt! (Also affectionately known as the big-ass hexie… Read more

Tutorial: Pincushion for English Paper Piecing Travel Kit | Red-Handled Scissors

Tutorial: Pincushion for English Paper Piecing Travel Kit

Love your English Paper Piecing Travel Kit? Enhance your on-the-go quilting experience with a handy little pincushion designed specifically to snap onto the pocket of… Read more

Tutorial: Perfect Summer Skirt (with Pockets!) | Red-Handled Scissors

Tutorial: Perfect Summer Skirt (with Pockets!)

Love a skirt with pockets? Sew a custom summer skirt of your very own with this beginner-friendly elastic-waist skirt sewing tutorial! Read more

Tutorial: Simple Lavender Sachets with the AccuQuilt GO! Baby | Red-Handled Scissors

Tutorial: Simple Lavender Sachets with the AccuQuilt GO! Baby

Protect your closet, fabric totes, and yarn stash from pesky fiber-eating moths—and keep things smelling clean and fresh while you’re at it—with a set of… Read more

Tutorial: Mini Hexie Necklace

Tutorial: Mini Hexie Necklace

Attention quilting geeks: You need an adorable mini hexie necklace, right? Stitch your own fabric EPP jewelry! Read more

English Paper Piecing Tutorial Series | Red-Handled Scissors

English Paper Piecing Tutorial Series

Just in time for the weather to turn cooler, all three parts of my English paper piecing tutorial series are live and ready for budding… Read more

Tutorial: English Paper Piecing Travel Kit, Hexies Part 3 | Red-Handled Scissors

Tutorial: English Paper Piecing Travel Kit, Hexies Part 3

Hexie obsessed? Get your quilting fix on the go with part 3 of my English Paper Piecing tutorial series: the English paper piecing travel kit!… Read more

Tutorial: English Paper Piecing, Hexies Part 2 | Red-Handled Scissors

Tutorial: English Paper Piecing, Hexies Part 2

Welcome to part 2 of my English paper piecing series! In this tutorial, we’ll be joining seven of the hexagon pieces that you made in… Read more

Tutorial: English Paper Piecing, Hexies Part 1 | Red-Handled Scissors

Tutorial: English Paper Piecing, Hexies Part 1

Got fabric scraps? Get quilting! Jumpstart your hexie obsession with my free 1" hexagon template and part one in my English paper piecing tutorial series!… Read more

Tutorial: Embroidered Needle Case with Scrapbooking Attitude | Red-Handled Scissors

Tutorial: Embroidered Needle Case with Scrapbooking Attitude

I’m not usually a scrapbooker, but when I saw Scrapbooking Attitude printable film, I knew it had huge creative potential—even for non-paper crafters! I wanted… Read more

Sewing 101: French Seams Tutorial for CRAFT | Red-Handled Scissors

Sewing 101: French Seams Tutorial for CRAFT

Just in time to celebrate National Sewing Month, I’ve got a new Sewing 101 tutorial up on CRAFT: Sewing 101: French Seams! If you haven’t… Read more

Tutorial: Cold Brew Coffee with Reusable Coffee Bag for CRAFT | Red-Handled Scissors

Tutorial: Cold Brew Coffee with Reusable Coffee Bag for CRAFT

My cold brew coffee recipe—complete with reusable coffee bag tutorial—is now up on CRAFT: Project: Cold Brew Coffee with Reusable Coffee Bag Go take a… Read more

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… Read more

Tutorial: Modern Tie Dye Striped Summer Scarf | Red-Handled Scissors

Tutorial: Modern Tie Dye Striped Summer Scarf

Give your tie dye skills a modern makeover with Tulip Tie Dye and my new striped summer scarf tie dye tutorial! In this project, you’ll… Read more

Video Tutorial: Perfect Straight Stitches | Red-Handled Scissors

Video Tutorial: Perfect Straight Stitches

Learn how to make evenly spaced straight stitches for sewing, embroidery, and appliqué projects with my new video tutorial! This method is especially effective for… Read more

Tutorial: Embroidered Shrink Plastic Pendants | Red-Handled Scissors

Tutorial: Embroidered Shrink Plastic Pendants

Create your own custom embroidered pendants with shrink plastic! This tutorial below will show you how to make one embroidered shrink plastic pendant necklace. The… Read more

Tutorial: Canvas Shoe Kitty Patch | Red-Handled Scissors

Tutorial: Canvas Shoe Kitty Patch

Last Wednesday, I was crossing the street and didn’t notice that a misshapen piece of metal was lying in the crosswalk ahead of me. Of… Read more

Tutorial: Upcycled Keyboard Embroidery Hoop Sleeve for FaveCrafts | Red-Handled Scissors

Tutorial: Upcycled Keyboard Embroidery Hoop Sleeve for FaveCrafts

Are you crafty and on the move? Protect your stitches from stains and snags with an upcycled keyboard embroidery hoop sleeve. Check out my tutorial… Read more

Tutorial: Scissor Holder Necklace with Removable Pincushion | Red-Handled Scissors

Tutorial: Scissor Holder Necklace with Removable Pincushion

Keep your scissors within reach with this super-easy scissor holder necklace with removable pincushion! This scissor holder necklace tutorial uses common craft room supplies, and… Read more

Tutorial: Magical 3-in-1 Cat Bed | Red-Handled Scissors

Tutorial: Magical 3-in-1 Cat Bed

Simon and Pixel, my two wonderful kitties, are convinced that my worktable is the very best spot for napping. So, to give them a comfy… Read more

Video Tutorial: Add a Quick Key Leash to Your Favorite Bag | Red-Handled Scissors

Video Tutorial: Add a Quick Key Leash to Your Favorite Bag

Trouble tracking down your keys? Here’s a five-minute fix that will keep them handy, no matter what’s happening on the bottom of your bag!Supplies:* Fold-over… Read more

Tutorial: Doctor Who TARDIS Phone Charging Station for Craftzine.com | Red-Handled Scissors

Tutorial: Doctor Who TARDIS Phone Charging Station for Craftzine.com

Today is my birthday! (Hurrah!) And, in honor of turning the big two-nine, I’m sharing a gift with all of you! (For those of you… Read more

Tutorial: Embroidery Floss Travel Box | Red-Handled Scissors

Tutorial: Embroidery Floss Travel Box

Organized embroidery floss. On the go. No knots, no tangles—even if it’s bouncing around all day in your bag. (No, seriously.) Inspired by a conversation… Read more

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… Read more

Tutorial: Snowman Stocking with Pattern for Craftzine.com | Red-Handled Scissors

Tutorial: Snowman Stocking with Pattern for Craftzine.com

My Snowman Stocking Tutorial with Printable Pattern is now available for download on CRAFT!Project: Snowman Stocking With Pattern There are many ways to DIY your… Read more

Tutorial: Catnip Mousies for your Modern Cat | Red-Handled Scissors

Tutorial: Catnip Mousies for your Modern Cat

My cats were particularly well-behaved yesterday, so I made them a new batch of their favorite catnip mousie toys. Each mouse takes only a few… Read more

Tutorial: Spellbinders Mod-Inspired Skirt Applique | Red-Handled Scissors

Tutorial: Spellbinders Mod-Inspired Skirt Applique

To wrap up National Sewing Month, I wrote a fabric crafting-specific review of the Spellbinders Grand Calibur die cutting machine on Craft Test Dummies! So,… Read more

Tutorial: Modular Colorwork Yarn Holders | Red-Handled Scissors

Tutorial: Modular Colorwork Yarn Holders

Attention knitters and crocheters: Sick of having epic yarn knots all up in your project bag? My modular yarn holders tutorial—inspired by my colorwork genius… Read more

DIY-ing the Emmys: Red Carpet Handmade | Red-Handled Scissors

DIY-ing the Emmys: Red Carpet Handmade

This year, when Jeremy got nominated, I got crafty. I considered it the ultimate handmade challenge to bring DIY to the red carpet in a… Read more

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,… Read more

Tutorial: Custom Tap Pants for Craftzine.com | Red-Handled Scissors

Tutorial: Custom Tap Pants for Craftzine.com

My tap pants tutorial, How-To: Make a Custom Pair of Tap Pants, is now up on CRAFT! How-To: Make a Custom Pair of Tap PantsFor… Read more

Tutorial: Felt Glasses Case | Red-Handled Scissors

Tutorial: Felt Glasses Case

For Father’s Day, I dispensed with the usual tie-and-card routine, and made monogrammed glasses cases for my dad and step-dad instead. Supplies:* 7½” x 7½”… Read more

Tutorial: Vegan Serving Dish and Utensil Tags for Craftzine.com | Red-Handled Scissors

Tutorial: Vegan Serving Dish and Utensil Tags for Craftzine.com

Squeee! My first tutorial for Craftzine.com went live today, and I am beyond excited!How-To: Make Vegan Serving Dish and Utensil TagsIt’s a rule. At some… Read more

Tutorial: Pillowcase Pencil Skirt

Tutorial: Pillowcase Pencil Skirt

Check it out, ladies: a pillowcase that you can totally wear to the office! Read more

Tutorial: Oversized Knitting/Crochet Project Bag | Red-Handled Scissors

Tutorial: Oversized Knitting/Crochet Project Bag

I came up with this design at the request of my BFF, who needed a knitting project bag that would be large enough for a… Read more

Tutorial: Pillowcase Sundress: Part 2 | Red-Handled Scissors

Tutorial: Pillowcase Sundress: Part 2

Welcome to part 2 of the Pillowcase Sundress Tutorial! Yesterday, we laid the foundation for a unique upcycled dress. Today, we’ll finish the project, giving… Read more

Tutorial: Pillowcase Sundress: Part 1 | Red-Handled Scissors

Tutorial: Pillowcase Sundress: Part 1

Celebrate Earth Day by upcycling 2 pillowcases into a cute, simple sundress!Supplies:* 2 pillowcases with fun patterns (They don’t have to match, but they should… Read more

Tutorial: Scissor Saving Tags | Red-Handled Scissors

Tutorial: Scissor Saving Tags

Have you ever walked into a room to find that your husband is using your favorite fabric scissors to break down the cardboard packaging from… Read more

Tutorial: 15-Minute Change Purse | Red-Handled Scissors

Tutorial: 15-Minute Change Purse

Jeremy and I are jetting off to Mexico at the end of next week, where much lounging on the beach and exploring awaits us (excited!).… Read more

Tutorial: Modern Baby Changing Pad | Red-Handled Scissors

Tutorial: Modern Baby Changing Pad

Since everyone I know is suddenly having babies, I had to come up with a good shower gift fast. So, the night before I flew… Read more

Tutorial: Hand-Stiched Pocket Square | Red-Handled Scissors

Tutorial: Hand-Stiched Pocket Square

A pocket square was the very last accessory that Jeremy needed to complete his tux before the Creative Emmys this coming weekend, but somehow one… Read more

Tutorial: Custom Cardigan Sweater | Red-Handled Scissors

Tutorial: Custom Cardigan Sweater

My pal Amanda is a sweater designer, which means that there is never a shortage of cute sweaters in my closet. (I know, you’re totally… Read more

Tutorial: Upcycle a T-Shirt to Underpants | Red-Handled Scissors

Tutorial: Upcycle a T-Shirt to Underpants

I recently rescued a whole stack of my husband’s old t-shirts from certain death in the trashcan. There were a few small holes in all… Read more

Tutorial: Simple Pants Hemming | Red-Handled Scissors

Tutorial: Simple Pants Hemming

Contrary to popular opinion, hemming pants can be spectacularly easy, and doesn’t need to involve cutting of any kind. This tutorial started out as a… Read more

Tutorial: Fabric Scrap Catnip Mousies | Red-Handled Scissors

Tutorial: Fabric Scrap Catnip Mousies

When preparing for my September wedding, I got mighty crafty. One of my larger projects was making the tablecloths for our reception. This turned out… Read more

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