Burp Cloth Tutorial for the Beginner Sewist

Burp Cloth Tutorial for the Beginner Sewist by The Thinking Closet

With my friends having babies left and right, you didn’t think I would stop at the rhinestone and heat-transfer vinyl onesies, now, did you? No siree, Bob!  Time to bust out the sewing machine for some super cute, super easy burp cloths: I have to credit my M.I.L. for inspiring me with this one (and she credits her friend, Robyn!).  Last year, she made some burp cloths for expectant mothers, including my two sisters-in-law, so, {read more…}

Fabric Spring Wreath Tutorial

Fabric Spring Wreath Tutorial | The Thinking Closet

After all of these heady posts on blog migration, I’m guessing some of you might be chanting, “We want crafts!  Show us the crafts!”  Well, today, I can answer that cry as I’m sharing my Fabric Spring Wreath Tutorial over at Or So She Says.  It’s a great project for stash-busting, I can attest, and the little flowers could easily be made into hair accessories or gift wrap embellishments.  I’d love for you stop by and check it {read more…}

Punched Tin Ornament Tutorial

Punched Tin Ornament Tutorial by The Thinking Closet

In case you missed my guest post on Lines Across last Wednesday, here it is, friends. Happy ornamenting! I’m eager to share with you my new favorite d.i.y. project: a punched tin ornament.  What I love most about this ornament is that it can be made using items from your recycling bin and toolbox!  How sweet is that? “Where did the inspiration for this ‘lil guy come from?” I’m so glad you asked!  Well, it {read more…}

Easy Denim Skirt Tutorial for the Beginner Sewist

Easy Denim Skirt Tutorial for the Beginner Sewist via The Thinking Closet

They say the best way to learn something…is to teach it.  Right? So, I’m going to attempt to teach what I just learned in my beginner sewing class at my local Jo-Ann’s Fabric store last Monday: how to sew a denim skirt. There is no pattern involved, and it’s a very do-able project for novices – – I can attest.  Our instructor, Jeanette, has been teaching at Jo-Ann’s for fourteen years, and this project is {read more…}

Rustic Key & Sunglasses Holder

Rustic Key & Sunglasses Holder via The Thinking Closet

Our keys and sunglasses were becoming regular loiterers on our kitchen counter; frankly, they needed a home of their own. So, we put our heads together, found some inspiration via Pinterest, and came up with this lil do-dad – – a Mark and Lauren Incorporated creation: I’m really pleased with how it turned out.  It’s not only cute, but functional! SUPPLIES:  I picked up the unfinished wood picture frame at Hobby Lobby for under $10 {read more…}