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How to make Lego Friends outfits as a gift for the girl or tween who loves Legos

Lego Friends Outfits

Make a Lego Friends outfit for your Lego-loving girl. A perfect gift for tweens or any girl who loves to build with Lego Friend sets. My daughters are maste...
A family costume from the Muppets skit Mahna Mahna

Family Costumes for Halloween

Make Halloween a family holiday by dressing up together with themed family costumes. Here’s some ideas that our family has used. Our family loves to have a...
It's easy to alter a pattern to make any costume you want. This gives directions on how to lengthen, widen, or shorten any dress or jacket.

How to Alter a Pattern

Love making costumes but can’t find the right pattern? It’s easy to alter a pattern to create any costume you can imagine. Last year our family dressed u...
Balloon curtains or relaxed roman shades

DIY Balloon Shades

I made some simple balloon shades for my daughters’ room. It’s just one piece of fabric, no lining, and some ring tape and cord. The hardware is pretty si...
Host a service party to make blankets for Project Linus

Project Linus Service Party

I’ve always tried to encourage my children to serve others, so when my daughter came up with the idea of having a service party and inviting a bunch of fri...
Steampunk Costume | SimplePracticalBeautiful.com

Women’s Steampunk Costume

If you’ve been following me at all since my blog started, you’ve probably seen this old profile picture, which looks like I’m sitting in a very awkward p...
How to make a Sorting Hat

How to Make a Sorting Hat

I decided to make a Sorting Hat out of a thrift store leather jacket for my daughter's Harry Potter party after searching the internet to find a decent one. I w...
Mini Bolts of Fabric | SimplePracticalBeautiful.com

My Sewing Closet: Fabric

I tend to collect fabric. Sometimes I get fabric from someone getting rid of it. Sometimes I buy a cute fabric when it’s on sale with an idea of what I want...
Storing sewing stuff | SimplePracticalBeautiful.com

My Sewing Closet: Storage

Like many sewist, I have a lot of stuff. My machines, tools, notions, patterns, supplies, etc. all need a place. Here’s how I organized everything in my sewin...
How I turned my closet into a sewing room | SimplePracticalBeautiful.com

My Sewing Closet: Lighting

I’ve been sewing clothes and home decor for more than 20 years, and I’ve had my sewing space everywhere from the kitchen table to my own sewing room. Sadly,...