DIY Beach Duster

May 6, 2020By Laura PiferApparel, Fashion, Garment 1 Comment

With warmer temperatures around the corner and hopefully some fun in the sun soon, I thought it would be fun to create a DIY Duster. This can be worn as a swimsuit cover up, robe, or even a part of your look. You can alter the length as you’d like and make in several fabrics. … Read More

At Your Side: Cloth Mask Tutorial

April 9, 2020By Laura PiferArticles, News, Projects 25 Comments

I’m hoping everyone is healthy and safe right now as we go through this time of uncertainty together. As you may know hospitals and medical clinics all around the world are running low on supplies. Some hospitals and healthcare facilities are reaching out to the public for help in sewing cloth face masks to help … Read More

Cozy Plaid Poncho Project

January 23, 2020By Laura PiferApparel, Serger, Sewing 1 Comment

It must be the Scottish heritage in me, but I love all things plaid, it’s my favorite print. Our Campbell Clan has our own tartan print known as the “Campbell plaid” (green, white, with a thin yellow stripe). Every year my Grandma use to make us ponchos for winter. She’d use wool blankets or scarves … Read More

Patriotic Bandana Picnic Bag

July 12, 2019By Laura PiferDIY, Sewing, Tutorial 1 Comment

Now that we have mastered the dish covers, it’s time for some more patriotic fun! We do need something fun to carry these dishes in and why not keep the bandana theme going here. I always have a stack of them handy because they can be used for simple projects like this picnic bag. Get … Read More

Earth Friendly Burlap Bag

April 15, 2019By Laura PiferDIY, Embroidery, Holiday 2 Comments

One of my favorite weekend activities to do when the weather warms up is to head to our local Farmers Market and shop for fresh produce and goodies. We love picking out fruit and vegetables for dinner that night. I, of course like to bring my handmade reusable bags like this denim one we did … Read More

DIY Fun Scrunchie Project

March 11, 2019By Laura PiferApparel, Sewing, Tutorial 6 Comments

If you haven’t already noticed scrunchies have made a comeback in the past couple months. Everyone from my 7-year-old niece to the top fashion bloggers are using them. I grew up in the 90’s so scrunchies are a nostalgic accessory to me. I remember wanting one in every color and print to match my looks. … Read More