DIY Choker Necklace

My daughter loves to wear necklaces, specifically, the choker necklaces. Makeup and necklaces go hand-in-hand in my house full of teenagers.  So, I made a couple of necklaces for her today. Quite simple. Quite inexpensive. Items Needed: trim or ribbon clasps needle and thread Directions: First, measure the size of the neck. Cut trimming to desired size. Fold under edges. Stitch down. Attach ends of clasp to each side using wire pliers to press down tightly. That’s all there is {Read More}

DIY Running/Walking Armband

Need an armband when you’re running or walking? Try making one from a headband. Pretty simple and inexpensive.  Just follow a couple of steps below. Items Needed: Headband Needle and Thread or Sewing Machine Directions: Measure the armband around your arm. Make sure and measure it tightly, but not extremely tight. Pin. Sew down on machine or use a needle and thread. Finish edges on the machine to stop material from raveling. This part is optional. Top stitch to securely {Read More}

Turn Your T-Shirt into a Spaghetti Strap Tank Top

Got a lot of t-shirts piled up in your house? Why not turn them into cute spaghetti strap tank tops for the summer? Or, if you’re hanging out at the thrift store and pick up some cute t-shirts, think about remaking them into a nice tank top. I found this one at the thrift store for $2. I decided to remake it into a spaghetti strap tank top. Wasn’t that difficult and it turned out so cute! Items Needed: t-shirt {Read More}

How To Make An Adjustable Waistband In Jeans

I decided to finally fix the waistband in a couple pair of jeans today. I have two pair that are my favorite.  Of course, the waistband is too large.  It seems that any pair of pants that I buy has a waistband that never fits.  And, I do not like to wear a belt, especially with jeans.  Not trying to add any extras to the waistline.  Well, to solve my problem, I tried making the waistband adjustable by adding buttonhole {Read More}

Turn a Potholder into a Makeup Brush Holder

If you’re in need of a makeup brush holder and don’t want to spend a lot of money, here is a simple way to make one for $1.  Just turn a pot holder that contains a pocket opening into a nice makeup brush holder.  I found this pot holder at one of the Everything’s a Dollar Store and turned it into a nice makeup brush holder for my teenage daughter.  She has tons of brushes that are thrown into a {Read More}

How to Repair Holes in Jeans

These are definitely my favorite jeans.  How can you tell? Well, I wear them so much that they now have holes in the bottom.  So, I’ve decided that it’s either time to throw them away or try to figure out how to repair the holes.  This turned out to be a pretty simple fix.  If you have some jeans that need a repair, then here are the simple steps.  I have seen this type of repair done with interfacing or {Read More}

How to Make a Double-Sided Door Draft Stopper

The last week has been chilly. I’m sorry. It’s been COLD! The snow came in and so did the wind.  I’ve been working on winterizing my home for the last couple of weeks.  To really know if you’re doing things right, the cold comes and lets you know that there is still air sneaking in the house.  So, as my last step for keeping the house warm, I made these Double-Sided Door Draft Stoppers.  Love them!  They really

How to Quickly Repair A Broken Zipper

I put on these jeans and the zipper broke. In the above picture, the zipper slider came off the zipper track.  So, I had to do a quick fix to get the slider back on track.  It seems that it should just slide back on to the tape part, but trust me, it’s an impossible task.  Plus, I know that to replace the zipper entirely

How to Hem Garments Using the Hidden Stitch

Sometimes, we buy clothes and they’re too long or we want them a tad bit shorter.  Normally, you would probably take them to the cleaners and pay to have them tailored.  However, if you can’t get to a cleaners or don’t want to pay and you feel like attempting it yourself, then give it a go.  I learned this hidden stitch in high school.  It was

How to Make Your Flimsy Pillow Shams Stand Up

I bought a new comforter set for my bedroom.  It has been 12 years since I’ve bought a new comforter set.  I’m sure the only reason I did was because my husband kept complaining that I needed to change the set that has been on the bed forever. Now, this isn’t my first attempt at trying to buy one.  It’s just that when I bought