Back to the Books! Announcing Craft Book Month 2014

It’s almost time! September marks the 4th Annual Craft Book Month at Craft Buds! This year, we’re excited to celebrate all month long with a blog hop of your inspiring craft book projects and LOTS of giveaways for sewing along with a sewing, knitting, cookbook or other craft book of YOUR CHOICE ....more

9 Free Women’s PDF Shirt Patterns!

This post contains two of my favorite things, sewing and freebies! Here’s a roundup of women’s sleeveless or short-sleeved shirt patterns that bloggers and companies have graciously released for free. These aren’t just tutorials, there are printable pdf pattern pieces for each one along with instructions! ...more

NICU Holiday Smocks: Charity Sew Along

Today, I’m excited to share a charity sewing project I’m taking part in with my local quilt guild. If you’d like to join us, please stay tuned for how you can help! Once in the spring and once in November, the Music City Modern Quilt Guild meets together to sew outfits for babies in the Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital Neonatal intensive-care unit (NICU) ....more

You’re Invited: The Sewing Party!

Have you heard all about The Sewing Party yet? It’s a really fun online sewing conference on November 8, and today you can enter to WIN A FREE TICKET ($40 value, 5 winners)! Read more to learn all about The Sewing Party and how you can attend more than 30 classes during this super fun event! ...more

Q&A with ‘Sew in Style’ Author Erin Hentzel + Giveaway!

Today, I am excited to have Erin Hentzel. Erin just wrote a book targeted toward kids learning to sew, and it’s called Sew in Style – Make Your Own Doll Clothes: 22 Projects for 18″ Dolls Build Your Sewing Skills. (FunStitch Studio) ....more

Dress Up a Summer Hat with Goorin Bros. + Giveaway!

Summer is the perfect time to enjoy the outdoors, and a great summer hat can help keep you cool. Goorin Bros. has a new poolside collection of summer hats, and although I had a really hard time choosing, I chose this beautiful chocolate brown straw hat with red accent as my favorite ....more

No-Sew Fabric Baby Blocks

These large, fabric-covered foam baby blocks are an easy-to-make soft toy for newborns. I made some for my son in less than 20 minutes, and you can, too! Best of all, this no-sew fabric project is something you can put together in between naps or while catching up on your favorite show ....more

Women’s T-Shirt to Baby Romper

When my friend Raeanna asked me if I’d sew a project for Romper Week, I thought this would be the perfect motivation to do some sewing projects for fun and experiment with simple clothing patterns. The project I chose, an upcycled Threadless T-shirt to baby romper, is about as simple as it gets! I was inspired by this tutorial at Feather’s Flights, which includes a free baby romper pattern for sizes 6-12 months ....more

Sewing Pattern Release: Hugh Manatee

This is a long time in the making. I’m happy to share with Craft Buds readers that my Hugh Manatee stuffed animal pattern is now available for purchase! The pattern first appeared in a sewing compilation book, and it is now available as a PDF pattern with full-size printable template and step-by-step color photos ....more

Baby Gift Idea: Personalized Wooden Blocks

Are you looking for a personalized gift idea that’s handmade and unique to the recipient? Then you’ll love a new handmade shopping site I discovered called Hatch.co. If you are a handmade artist specializing in custom embroidery, quilts or any other handmade product, you may want to check out becoming a vendor at Hatch ....more