Earth Friendly Burlap Bag

April 15, 2019By Laura PiferDIY, Embroidery, Holiday 1 Comment

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 4 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

Let’s Sew a Coat

February 22, 2019By Laura PiferApparel, DIY, Projects 5 Comments

One of my Sewing New Year Resolutions this year is to make more separates like coats and pants. I’ve sewn a couple coats before, but I really wanted a fun one to add to my wardrobe. My motto has always been “why sew boring clothes??” I had this idea I really wanted to recreate this … Read More

Winter Beret and Scarf Combo

January 23, 2019By Laura PiferApparel, DIY 4 Comments

January is here so I am kicking off my winter sewing with some accessories to keep me warm during these chilly months. If I’m out and about, I’m usually wearing some sort of hat and scarf so I thought it would be fun to share a couple tutorials for these. I’m really loving the beret … Read More

Winter Time Faux-Fur Stole

December 5, 2018By Laura PiferApparel, DIY, Garment 1 Comment

Winter has arrived, and it means layering and cozy sewing projects. I love a Faux-Fur Stole to add to my looks this time of year. It can be used as elegant scarf or a glam cover up for a dress. It’s a nice accessory to add in the winter when you have special occasions that … Read More

Thankful Table Runner

November 5, 2018By Laura PiferHoliday, Home Decor, Projects 3 Comments

This will be our first-time hosting Thanksgiving in our new home, so I thought it would be fun to create a table runner to make for the occasion. I wanted to make a conversational piece to get the kids thinking about what they’re thankful for. My boys and I wrote down what they’re grateful for … Read More

A Fun Hat Embroidery Project

June 4, 2018By Laura PiferDIY, Embroidery, Tutorial 4 Comments

One of the things I love most about machine embroidery is the ability to create custom items and gifts. Embroidering designs, lettering, and monogram on basic items can instantly transform them into works of art. Lately, I’ve really been getting into embroidery on hats! They’re a great gift to kick start my kids summer break … Read More

Part 2: DIY Spa Gift Collection

April 28, 2018By Laura PiferDIY, Machines, Tutorial 2 Comments

For Part 2 of the DIY Spa Gift Collection, a monogrammed drawstring pouch and an embroidered towel are next. Click here to view Part 1! Drawstring Pouch Supplies: Brother SE625 Sewing & Embroidery Machine 4”x4” hoop Fabric for bag: I used a natural muslin 7”x 16” Pacesetter light water-soluble stabilizer Draw string cord: 24” Trim/ribbon … Read More

A Fun Egg Collecting Half Apron

March 23, 2018By Laura PiferDIY, Garment, Projects No Comments

Once the weather begins to warm up, I get inspired to start my Spring sewing. For me, I like to make projects that take me outdoors! We love to be outside this time of year gardening, barbecuing and visiting my sister’s farm. This half apron with front pockets is the perfect project to kick-start your … Read More

Sewing With Faux Fur: Part 2

February 13, 2018By Laura PiferDIY, Projects, Serger No Comments

Now that we’ve gone over the proper steps to working with Faux Fur in Part 1, let’s dive right into a project! I’ve always wanted a faux fur jacket. I know it may not seem practical living in Georgia, but this winter has been a cold one for us. I picked a simple jacket pattern … Read More

Sewing with Faux Fur: Part 1

February 9, 2018By Laura PiferDIY, Fashion, Projects 6 Comments

The last time I worked with faux fur was a couple of years ago when I made a Chewbacca costume for my son. It was a learning experience working with this messy textile. Although it may require some additional steps, once you get the hang of it you will enjoy working with this material. Faux … Read More

DIY: T-Shirt to Long Sleeve Raglan

January 8, 2018By Laura PiferDIY, Garment, Projects 5 Comments

Hello fellow sewing community, Laura here from Trash to Couture. When I first learned to sew, my favorite projects were upcycling old clothing. I found it to be an easier and sustainable way to sew rather than starting from scratch every time. This project is a refashioned t-shirt raglan I initially designed for my kids … Read More