Combine craft buttons and pearl head pins with a styrofoam ball base, then top with pretty ribbon for a cute and crafty holiday ornament.

A reminder that you don’t have to save little pieces for little projects.

More fat quarter inspo courtesy of the same Better Homes and Gardens quilting issue.

Better Homes and Gardens Pocket Hanger

This summer we’re inspired by: the Better Homes and Gardens Quilting issue and the coordinating fabric bundles that make the projects come together so smoothly.

So much to make, so little time.

Better Homes and Gardens

Fluffy white felt is our favourite kind of faux snow! Use a baby bolt to build your own winter scene.

Felt Snowmen and Tree Cup Of Sugar DIY

More fun with felt (and frills!) and a few simple hand stitches for a pretty snowflake stocking.

To create fab ‘flakes see the Snowflake Garland project for instructions.

Holiday Snowflake Felt Stocking Cup Of Sugar

Instead of filling Felt Holiday Ornaments, try a tiny mitten shape!

Snowman Mitten Ornaments Cup Of Sugar DIY

Fancy yourself a creative wrapper? Try adding texture with felt or burlap.

Burlap Felt Gift Wrapping Cup Of Sugar DIY

Buttons, burlap, & an embroidery hoop combine for an exceptionally cute and easy holiday kids’ craft.

Holiday Button Craft

Make a set of Fabric Napkins using a Seasonal Fat Quarter Bundle for a vibrant touch to your holiday décor or to wrap up as a helpful hostess gift.

Cup Of Sugar DIY Holiday Napkins

Try experimenting with different frame shapes and animals for the Silhouette Canvas Art project; A complimentary cluster of canvases is a great way to brighten a bare wall.

Hint: For a circular frame, use an embroidery hoop. 


Use Stick-Anywhere Fabric Labels to reinforce corners and decorate textbooks – with textiles!

Cup Of Sugar DIY Fabric Sticker Book Covers

Swap a mug for a mason jar, and letters for fabric flags in the Mason Jar Fabric Decals project to create a personalized mug for Dad on Father’s Day!

Fathers Day Gift Idea Fabric Sticker Mug

Follow instructions for the Corkboard Clips project, but replace flat pins for magnets, and floss bows for Sock Monkey Loom Charms to create a set of cute clips for the fridge.


To make heart-shaped hand warmers from the Heart Bouquet project, substitute stuffing for rice and hand sewing for machine sewing (with Gütermann Sew-All thread).


Use the same supplies for the Heart Bouquet project (save the stuffing) to make a heart-shaped garland: Simply hand-stitch the felt heart cut-outs together on a single strand of embroidery floss.


Make the following changes to the No-Sew Coffee Cozy project for a sew-able textile version, with a gift card pocket:

• Cut 2 Coffee Cozy Pattern in complimentary fabrics.
• Add Fusible Fleece to wrong side of one piece.
• Sew at 1/4″ (05. cm) seam allowance, with wrong sides together, leaving a 2″ (5 cm) gap.
• Turn right side out. Topstitch along edges, folding in open gap.
• To add gift card pocket, attach Heatnbond Ultra Hold backing to a rectangle of complimentary fabric and let cool. Then, topstitch pocket in place along three edges, as shown, leaving the top open.

Hint: This is the perfect gift for teachers, colleagues, and coffee lovers of all kinds!



Try the Fabric Banner project with festive textiles to spruce up your holiday décor.

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Use the Super Simple Chair Reupholstery project as a basis for recovering furniture of your choosing: After  carefully removing the cushions, use a seam ripper to unstitch the fabric panels before tracing and sewing anew with fresher fabric. Hint: While cushions are removed, spray paint the frame to match your new fabric.


Make the All Purpose Pillow Project into a kid-friendly craft with graphic black and white fabric and Fabric Fun markers.APP_All-Purpose Pillow_Life

Substitute floss for cording with the Floss Votive Cluster project for a nautical inspired vase.





6 Comments on Inspiration

  1. Pauline Roy
    August 18, 2017 at 12:45 am (2 years ago)

    Je voudrais imprimer un patron: Slip stitch hat and mitts
    How can I do it?

  2. Thu Tran
    November 13, 2017 at 2:57 am (1 year ago)

    My son’s snowpaint is tearing off, I want to buy something can cover the tearing on his snowpaint.Please reply for me as soon as possible.

    • Sugar
      November 14, 2017 at 2:16 pm (1 year ago)

      Thank-you for your comment, Thu! I would recommend a simple nylon patch.

  3. eliza
    January 5, 2018 at 1:34 am (1 year ago)

    amazing!i got a new sewing machine and wanted to see if there was something simple i could make. could you reply soon?thanks.


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