DIY: Face Mask #2 Baby and Toddler

DIY: Face Mask #2 Baby and Toddler

Based on my basic face mask tutorial, it’s still a 3-layer mask except these are sized down and “baby” features a slightly different construction! It also uses a very thin undershirt for the “filter” layer and make use of scraps from creating the adult mask! You can also create a lighter mask for baby by […]

DIY: Face Mask #3 Basic Wide

DIY: Face Mask #3 Basic Wide

This face mask is constructed exactly the same way as my basic face mask tutorial. It’s still a 3-layer mask with simple construction except in a wider style that uses 2 elastic hairties instead of elastic cord! See here for Face Mask Tools and Supplies needed. Make several to have on hand and so they […]

DIY: Face Mask #1 Basic

DIY: Face Mask #1 Basic

I created this design so that it has a simple construction that uses a template you create yourself! No printer required. Just create using a 6.5″ x 10″ piece of paper, fold, and cut to create the template. Use this template to cut out 3 pieces of fabric, stack, and sew. This 3-layer mask is […]

DIY: No-Sew Fabric Face Mask

DIY: No-Sew Fabric Face Mask

Simply take a bandana (or any cotton scarf) and fold! Then use elastic hair ties found in any drugstore (or online) as ear straps. Usually bandanas are about 22″x22″ and I like these Goody Hair Elastics, 2mm or thicker. Supplies Needed Bandana Hair Ties What I like is this is washable and doesn’t require sacrificing […]

9 DIY Fabric Face Mask Tutorials

9 DIY Fabric Face Mask Tutorials

Here are several ways to craft your own fabric face masks from a Taiwanese Doctor to your Home Sewer. Most of these require a sewing machine and/or sewing needle + thread but some get creative by using office supplies or stationary supplies. Here is one that just requires 2 things, a bandana and 2 elastic […]

Afro-Futurism: Costume Design and Textiles of Black Panther

Afro-Futurism: Costume Design and Textiles of Black Panther

For me Black Panther was a wonderland of hairstyles, tattoos, makeup, body modification, and costume design. My all-time fave, Okoye’s Red Dress as seen below and in the Casino Fight Scene and later Car Chase scene. A Superhero Movie based on a Marvel Comic character created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. Black Panther himself […]

Simplicity Spring+Summer Sewing Patterns

Simplicity Spring+Summer Sewing Patterns

Simplicity #1196I was shopping around for some sewing patterns and wanted to buy them all… Here are just a few on my list to buy by Simplicity and Burda! Their website sells almost all the patterns they carry and it’s fun to browse around. Many are $12 or less! Simplicity’s “Jiffy” line is great for […]

How-To: Simple Baby Bunting

How-To: Simple Baby Bunting

Here is a baby banner sewn using handmade applique fabric letters! I wanted to start personalizing some of my sewing projects like blankets, so used this mini project as a way to tryout applique. I hand-cut all the triangles and made the applique letters out of fabric. All this sewing project requires is a few […]

How-To: Simple Baby Blanket

How-To: Simple Baby Blanket

One of my new year’s resolutions was to sew a simple blanket and here it is – my first baby blankets! It was so easy, I made two! One with owls and one with elephants, both are reversible. I used a combination of flannel and cotton fabrics for these blankets. It made a nice lightweight […]

Creative Bug: Knitting School Online

Creative Bug: Knitting School Online

I just discovered CreativeBug.com. It’s basically a website dedicated to online videos for Knitting, Crochet, Sewing, and other crafts. From short how-to videos and projects to full craft classes and workshops. But it’s also kind of an online school for knitting and crochet. I love the idea! What makes Creative Bug unique is that a […]