Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Sew a Mask Keychain Pouch - Tutorial Tuesday

For today's project I have one more mask-related tutorial. It's a handy dandy keychain pouch for those face masks. Note: this pouch works best when the mask is the non-wire kind.

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Along with your regular sewing supplies, for this project you will need:

Looking for more sewing and crafting projects? 

You can find the keychain tutorial right here:

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Sew a Mesh Laundry Bag for Face Masks - Tutorial Tuesday

If you need a laundry bag to wash all those cloth face masks, today's Tutorial Tuesday is for you. The finished size is 14" x 17" so it's plenty big for the whole family.
Disclosure: Deb's Days is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for me to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. This means that, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a small commission if you click through and make a purchase.Your purchase helps support my work in bringing you new cruising and crafting content.

Along with your regular sewing supplies, for this project you will need:

Looking for more sewing and crafting projects? 

You can find the tutorial for the mesh laundry bag right here:

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Make a Flower Fabric Jar Wrap - Tutorial Tuesday

For today's Tutorial we are making a flower fabric wrap for a canning jar. These are pretty easy to put together and are a good way to use up some of those fabric scraps.
Along with your regular sewing supplies, for this project you will need:
  • 4" x 14" backing fabric
  • 4" x 14" front fabric
  • 4" x 13" batting
  • 3" x 3" fabric squares for the flowers - you'll need six squares
  • 3" x 3" batting for the flowers - you'll need three
  • 3 buttons for the centers
  • Pinking shears if you have them
  • Canning jar
  • Template downloaded from here
You can find the directions right here:


Friday, August 7, 2020

Foster Friday

Kitty cat foster parents have mixed emotions during weeks like this one. On one hand you are so very happy. Happy that you did your job. That you raised your babies right. Helped them grow big and strong. Playful and loving. You've made sure they've become  good, productive citizens healthy and fun-loving cats. (I've documented these last couple months on my Foster Friday posts right here.)

Just look how much they've grown since May!

Parsley on May 18...
and here's Parsley now...
Rosemary in May...
and Rosemary now...
Such beauties. And all grown up.

As a foster kitty cat parent this is also the week you dread. You've spent the last two and a half months being their mama. The one they come to when they need something. The one they visit first thing in the morning. 

Sometimes Parsley would get to me first
and sometimes it was Rosemary.
Can you tell something is about to happen? 
This was the week they headed back to Simply Cats for adoption. They were spayed, microchipped, vaccinated, and put onto the adoption floor. No matter how many dozens of kitties I've fostered, I still get sad when it's time for them to leave. They go away, out of your life forever. I can't be too sad for too long, though. I'm really excited for a family to pick them out and love them and give them their forever homes. 

Even though I will no longer will be part of their lives, I'm so glad I got to be part of starting them off right. 
Off they go!

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Make a DIY Ironing Board - Tutorial Tuesday

Looking for something to use for pressing without using a purchased ironing board? I often get questions on my large pressing board so today I'm showing how to make a smaller one with a scrap piece of wood, fabric, and a couple pieces of batting.
For this project you will need:
  • A scrap piece of plywood or particle board. My board is 20" x 24".
  • 100% cotton fabric measuring 6" larger than your board. My board is 20" x 24" so the fabric is 26" x 30". For a 24" x 48" board, you will need fabric measuring 30" x 54".
  • Two pieces of 100% cotton batting the same size as the fabric.
  • Staple gun and staples
You can find the directions right here: