Crafting & Sewing

Getting a Lot Out of a Little Crafting & Sewing


Give new life to old T-shirts by turning them into T-shirt yarn | step-by-step tutorial | www.donnaberlanda.com |
Give new life to old T-shirts by turning them into yarn! T-shirt yarn is durable, can be machine washed and dried, doesn’t shrink, and best of all […]

How to Make T-Shirt Yarn


Learn How to Sew! | www.donnaberlanda.com |
One of the best ways to save money on clothes for you and your family, is to learn how to make them yourself.     […]

Learn How to Sew



12 perfect gifts for the sewing beginner - or anyone who sews! | www.donnaberlanda.com |
Looking for gift ideas for someone who has said “I want to learn how to sew”? Here are suggestions for 12 perfect gifts for the sewing […]

12 Gifts for Sewing Beginners


How to finish seams on the garments and accessories you make | www.donnaberlanda.com |
Whether you are just learning how to sew or you have been making clothes for years, there is one dilemma that we all run into – […]

How to Finish Seams



Restoring a Vintage Sewing Machine | Singer 201-2 sewing machine | www.donnaberlanda.com |
Did you ever see a vintage sewing machine at a flea market or thrift shop that made you stop in your tracks and want to take it home? You […]

Restoring a Vintage Sewing Machine




Make an Easter basket with real grass | www.donnaberlanda.com | A zero-waste alternative to yucky cellophane Easter grass, for friends who don't eat candy
I wanted to make zero-waste, no-candy Easter baskets for my friends, and really wanted to avoid using that yucky cellophane grass. The solution? Real grass! […]

Make an Easter Basket with Real Grass!


Make this cute Easter Egg Wreath with plastic eggs from the dollar store | www.donnaberlanda.com
Spring is almost here, and all the stores are filled with pretty wreaths and decorations for Easter. I saw an Easter egg wreath similar to this […]

Easter Egg Wreath



gg Carton Roses Tutorial - make a wreath or candle ring with egg carton roses | www.donnaberlanda.com |
Need a quick gift? How about a candle ring or wreath made with upcycled egg carton roses!     Disclosure – This post contains affiliate […]

How to Make Egg Carton Roses


It's easy to make your own pattern weights with hex nuts and yarn! | www.donnaberlanda.com |
When using commercial sewing patterns, you will find that the tissue easily rips when it is pinned to the fabric.  Pattern weights are a great alternative to […]

Make Your Own Pattern Weights



A guide to help you select a machine that will do everything you need it to do, without making a huge investment | www.donnaberlanda.com |
Sewing machines look complicated, don’t they?  And the prices can range from under $100 to thousands of dollars.  Choosing your first machine can be confusing, […]

A Guide to Buying Your First Sewing Machine


Making your own wearable art is a great way to add custom pieces to your wardrobe and get the exact look you want to reflect your style | Creating Wearable Art | www.donnaberlanda.com
Making your own wearable art is a great way to add custom pieces to your wardrobe and get the exact look you want to reflect your […]

Creating Wearable Art



DIY Tags with Paint Chips
I needed price tags for a craft show, but wanted to keep with the colours of my branding. And then I figured out a great way […]

DIY Tags with Paint Chips


15 essential sewing supplies | www.donnaberlanda.com |
If you are just learning how to sew, there are some basic tools that you will need. These are the 15 essential sewing supplies that I would […]

15 Essential Sewing Supplies