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.
Construct a gorgeous waxed canvas tote with leather trim, all on your home sewing machine! Professional bagmaker Ellie Lum shows you how, step by step — from pattern drafting to securing hardware such as metal zippers, adding interior lining pockets and more. By the end of class, you’ll not only walk away with a stylish handcrafted bag, you’ll also have a repertoire of bag-making skills that will carry you to your next project.
Transform into your favorite DC super heroes with the help of Marcy Harriell, sewist extraordinaire and diehard comic book fan. In this four-part series, Marcy shows you how to put together DIY costumes for the whole family including Batman (designed for a woman), Aquaman, Superman (for the kids) and Wonder Woman. Plus get fast costume-making tips for when you're in a pinch!
In this three-part series, leather artisans Sarah Kirkham and Anna Warren of Tactile Craftworks go on a journey to improve their product line with a slick new laser-cutting tool, the Dremel Digilab Laser Cutter.
When actress, singer and sewist Marcy Harriell spots an item on the rack, she sees potential. Because in her hands, so-so pieces get turned into imaginative, head-turning fashion statements. This original Bluprint series follows Marcy as she brings wild creativity and a funky sense of style to outfits she refashions for her daily adventures.
Be prepared to meet your new best friends! Designer Diane Spencer Ogg guides you step by step to create a classic tote bag and stash-busting clutch in your choice of fabrics — from wool tweed to canvas to stabilized cotton. Along the way, you’ll learn tips and techniques for working with plaids, making zipper pockets and more.
Longer than a standard tee, this T-Shirt Top has capped sleeves and is fitted through the bust and waist. The kit comes ready-to-sew with all the fabric and thread you’ll need. Made to order from 100% organic medium-weight cotton jersey. [Watch Creative Embellishments with Natalie Chanin & The School of Making](https://mybluprint.com/playlist/11514/21122) to learn Natalie’s signature techniques for embellishing your shirt.
This kit comes ready-to-sew with the organic cotton fabric and extra durable button craft thread you need to create the timeless, sustainable skirt from the School of Making's swing skirt class. Designed (and taught!) by Natalie Chanin, this skirt has an a-line shape, is fitted through the hips and flares at the bottom.
Sew two bags in one with this super versatile, extra stylish creation from Klum House: The Maywood. Rugged waxed canvas meets a natural duck canvas lining for a unique bag that’s as functional as it is beautiful. The best part? It converts from backpack to tote with the pull of a strap! This kit comes with everything you need to bring this bag to life — right on your home sewing machine!
Meet your new go-to tote bag: The Oberlin. A sleek, stylish take on the classic market tote, the Oberlin is strong enough to carry your laptop, books or even groceries (and cute enough to carry everywhere you go!). This kit comes with everything you need to bring this Klum House creation to life.
DIY meets fashion and function with this wonderful Woodland Waxed Canvas Maker kit. Perfect for traveling, this toiletry pouch is durable and water-resistant, spacious enough to stay organized, and stylish enough to pause and admire on your hotel vanity. The kit comes with all the tools you need, including waxed canvas, leather, hardware, and zipper. Watch the companion video [Handmade Travel Kit Bag](https://mybluprint.com/playlist/11834/22968) to get expert instruction for your bag.
Ready to try your hand at this stylish and rugged take on the classic colorblock bag? The Portsmith Tote Waxed Canvas Maker Kit is perfect for everyday errands, whether you’re running to the pharmacy or loading up with a laptop. The kit comes with all the tools you need, including waxed canvas, leather straps, and hardware. Watch the [Mixed-Media Tote Bag episode](https://mybluprint.com/playlist/11778/23020) of Runway Remake to get expert video instruction for your bag.
Are you sew ready to learn a new craft? Learn the basic tenets of sewing with designer Sarah Alm’s “Jump Into Sewing” class. You’ll start with simple projects—a placemat and a pillowcase—as you learn the ins and outs of threading and stitching. The kit features our Boundless 100% cotton woven fabric, pins, pin cushion, supplies for tracing, needles, and thread—and it’s even kid-friendly!
Have you been flirting with the idea of sewing your own frocks? This curated course kit has everything you need to get started! It comes with a floral watercolor stretch cotton fabric, interfacing, thread, an invisible zipper, and McCall pattern 7681. Simply follow along with Startup Project: Sew the Flirty Dress, and you’ll become a bonafide seamstress in no time. (This is a great next step after you have completed the Sewing Bluprint Box Projects.)
If you love bragging rights, this DIY Fremont tote is your big ticket item. The gorgeous waxed canvas bag has a classic two-toned exterior, with real leather straps and metal hardware. The completed look is so contemporary and stylish, everyone will ask, “Who makes this bag?” And you’ll get to wow everyone by declaring, “I did!” For step-by-step video instructions watch the companion class, [Sew the Fremont Bag.](https://mybluprint.com/playlist/11723/22254)
Have you ever wanted to sew some of your own fashion statements? Well, we’ve rounded up everything you need for your first projects, including the fabrics, interfacing, patterns, and professional tools! We’re excited to see what you stitch up with the help of activewear expert Sara Alm — so buy the kit and then head on over to our [Startup Library: Sewing class](https://mybluprint.com/playlist/startup-library-sewing/11299) to dive in.
We love launching into long-term sewing projects as much as the next person, but trying to fit them into a busy schedule can be tough. If you're itchin' to create but only have an hour of free time, don't fret — we've got projects for you.
Bags can be such a fun sewing project to jump into, but if a full-size tote sounds like more than what you're ready to handle, we have the perfect solution: a makeup bag! It's the ideal way to start installing zippers, working with different fabrics and adding custom touches that truly make a bag your own. Plus, they make great holiday gifts — win, win!
Before breaking out your wallet to buy a new apron, take a peek inside your closet — we bet there's an old, oversized shirt in there that's just begging to be transformed. And with this quick and speedy tutorial, you'll be back in the kitchen making delicious dinners and decorating cakes in no time.
Bags, bags, bags! If you ask us, it's not possible to have too many in your closet — especially if you make them yourself. Add these fun projects to your queue and soon enough, you'll have the perfect handmade option for every occasion.
Most knitters will tell you that having a good project bag is essential — you can store all the necessary needles, notions and, you know, the actual knitting, so that when you're ready to stitch everything is ready and waiting. Plus, if you have multiple WIPs (works in progress), keeping each one in its own bag is the key to staying organized. And while you could buy a project bag (and there are tons of cute ones out there), we're all makers here — so why not stitch up a few of your own?
It's a given: 88 percent of T-shirts end up in the back of your closet. But before you Marie Kondo said closet, bring those shirts to the forefront. These upcycle projects are simple to make and will refresh your garments so they're oh-so-ready to wear again.
It happens: Sometimes your favorite T-shirt gets a hole near the hem. But that doesn't mean you have to throw it away! This project takes care of that pesky tear while giving your garment a fresh new look.
You know that old T-shirt that's tucked away in the back of your closet? The one you never wear, but for some reason can't get rid of? Grab it and shake off those moth balls — it's time to give it new life! In this upcycle, you'll transform that plain T into a fabulous summer top by adding a sheer back panel. (You could also use a colored fabric that contrasts well with your shirt). Best part: You'll be done in three (count 'em — three!) easy steps.
Looking for some instant summer wardrobe gratification? Grab those old jeans out of the dresser and transform them into fun, stylish shorts! With these three quickie tutorials, you'll soon be ready for all the warm-weather adventures.
Grab your sewing machine, and start dreaming of your next vacay as you stitch up this handmade beauty. With waxed canvas, a metal zipper and leather details, this dopp-kit style bag is ready for any adventure.
A major reason to fully line your curtains: lined drapes block out way more light than their unlined counterparts, meaning your room stays nice and dark — and you (or your kids!) get plenty of zzzs. But that’s not all: lining also protects the main fabric of your curtains from fading in the sunshine, and adds an extra touch of elegance that makes the whole curtain look more polished.