Projects
Sew
Meet Sara and her wacky alter ego, Sarah with an "h." Then learn about the tools you'll need for your sewing adventure as well as the importance of safety, using the help of an adult.
Sew
After warming up with her extra-excited counterpart, Sara shows you how to work a sewing machine. Practice using it (without the thread) on a piece of paper. Then get familiar with some of the different controls, seeing how different lengths of stitches look on paper.
Sew
Sarah gets creative filming with the help of a pogo stick, while Sara-without-an-h teaches you how to wind the bobbin and thread the sewing machine. Sara also shares some important safety tips.
Sew
There are a few things to cover before you start your pillow project. Find out how to work with a pattern, use an iron, transfer pattern markings, safely cut layers of fabric and prepare fabric for sewing by pinning it.
Sew
Now that the prep work is done, you're ready to sew the pillow together! Learn how to insert the pillow form and hand-sew the pillow cover shut. Then, Sara shows a few variations. Not to be outdone, Sarah shares the behind-the-scenes video she's been making throughout class.
Sew
It's finally time to sew! And Sara has a fun project that will help you make the first stitch on your machine. Using a printable, one-page maze design, learn how to control fabric as you go.
Sew
You can start sewing — and your kids can too! Designer Sara Alm walks you through the basics (with the help of her wacky alter ego, Sarah) in this kid-friendly beginner’s class. From threading to stitching, learn how to use a sewing machine the right way.
Sara Alm
Sara Alm
If you're into vintage style, chances are you have a jar or two of gorgeous, antique buttons. At least a few of those buttons may even be carved mother of pearl — lucky you! Give those vintage beauties more opportunties to shine by transforming them into simple wire-wrapped pendants.
Beginner
No, this is NOT a fine art piece available only in a fancy gallery. It's a totally do-able DIY that starts with... wait for it... an old vinyl record. Just. So. Cool.
Beginner
You might think sculpting with clay requires a kiln. But not if you use polymer clay, which bakes in your home oven. Working with polymer clay is a fun, fast, inexpensive, low-commitment way to make stuff. How great is that?!
Beginner
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