DIY Heart Brooch

Time: 20 minutes
Materials: fabric, matching thread, scissors, pen, stuffing, E-6000 glue, pin backs, sewing machine (I use the BERNINA 380)

DIY Heart BroochAt Craftcation last year, I quickly fell in love with Bernina sewing machines while making my first dress (see it here). One of my goals for this year was to teach myself to sew which is why I’m so excited to announce that I’m now a brand ambassador for Bernina!

Throughout the year, I’ll be bringing you easy sewing projects that just about anyone can do. Since I’m learning as I go, these projects will be perfect for anyone learning as well. I hope you’ll join along, especially if you’ve put this off for as long as I have!

My first project is a golden heart brooch that you can make in about twenty minutes– perfect for Valentine’s Day this weekend. Click here to see the full tutorial!

DIY Heart Brooch

 

8 Must-Try Clutch DIYS

I’ll admit that I don’t attempt as many fashion diys as I should or would like to, and that goes for both on and offline. Don’t get me wrong, I love fashion (and shopping for that matter), but there’s something about them that always seems a bit intimidating. That is until I stumbled across these eight must-try clutch diys. While my sewing skills are still very much at the beginner stage, each of these tutorials come with excellent instructions that I think myself, and anyone else, could pull off!

8 Must-Try Clutch DIYS

1. Floral Clutch by Design Improvised
2. Crocheted Leather Flap Clutch by Delia Creates
3. Leopard Fold-Over Clutch by Transient Expression
4. Mini Cotton & Leather Clutch by A Beautiful Mess
5. Gold Leaf Clutch by Vitamini Handmade
6. Cotton and Leather Clutch by A Beautiful Mess
7. Eight Days a Week Clutch by Designlovefest
8. Leather Fold Over Clutch by Say Yes

What do you think? Would you rather buy or diy? Also, I didn’t realize this until after rounding up these projects, but it looks like the best pairing with a clutch is stripes!