Handmade Giving for Women – FREE Tote Bag Tutorial

We have a fun new pattern we want to share with you! The Favorite Tote is a simple square bottom tote bag, but was designed as a way for you to feature your favorite fabric. You know that fat quarter that you just love but don’t know how to use? This is the project! Have …

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Handmade Giving for Men – FREE Leather Tray Tutorial

Welcome to the next installment of Handmade Giving! Today we are rounding up our favorite handmade gifts for guys – including a new free pattern! Men can be hard to buy gifts for, much less make, but it’s not impossible! We’ve tracked some of our favorite that we think would be great for any guy …

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Handmade Giving 2015

The passing of Halloween seems like the unofficial start of the holiday gift making frenzy to makers, doesn’t it? It can seem overwhelming, but never fear. We’re here to help! We’ve got some exciting things planned for the 2015 edition of Handmade Giving and we can’t wait to get it under way. How to join …

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Patchwork Plaid Quilt Pattern

Grab a copy of your Patchwork Plaid Quilt Pattern here! As you can probably tell, the inspiration for this pattern came from classic woven plaid textiles. I love the effect woben fabric has when one yarn intersects with another to form a whole new color. The weaving inspiration appears again with the vertical and horizontal …

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Laura’s Picks for September – Slowly Gliding Into Fall

Laura’s Picks is a new monthly feature at Modern Textiles! Laura has a great eye for color and pattern and we are always excited to see what she puts together. Each month Laura will be picking 6 prints that go together beautifully! Here’s Laura! My selection this month was easy. Although, I love the warmth …

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Overcoming Curtains

After living in our house for a mere 2 years, one room finally has curtains! I don’t know why committing to sewing curtains has been such an issue for me, but accomplishing a set for one window has definitely motivated me to keep going! I love a good before and after, so…. BEFORE: Wow, looking …

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DIY Rug

We are in the last day of our home decor sale and wanted to finish it up with one last DIY. This rug is super quick and easy and only takes a yard of fabric! Supplies 1 yard 54″ wide home dec weight fabric 1 yard Décor Bond interfacing seam gauge iron and ironing board …

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Summer Sewing – Make Your Own Hammock – Free Tutorial!

We love the laid-back relaxed feel summer can bring. We especially love when we can add handmade projects to the experience. And that’s where our Lazy Day Hammock came from! This simple hammcok can be made in an hour, so you’ll be outside relaxing in no time! Our outdoor fabric is an obvious choice so …

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Laura’s Picks For July!

Laura’s Picks is a new monthly feature at Modern Textiles! Laura has a great eye for color and pattern and we are always excited to see what she puts together. Each month Laura will be picking 6 prints that go together beautifully! Her picks will be available while supplies last in store and online as …

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Wedding Gifts Handmade

Love is in the air! We adore weddings – pretty brides and handsome grooms, time with family and friends, the music, and dancing! It’s all so much fun. Giving a handmade gift is like giving an heirloom. Don’t worry if it’s not on their registry. You can’t register for handmade…but, wouldn’t that be great if …

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FREE Apron Pattern – Your New Father’s Day Go-To Gift!

What better way to say Happy Father’s Day than a handmade gift? Guys can be hard to craft for though, so we wrote a quick and easy tutorial for a useful gift that we are sure the guy in your life will enjoy. We designed this simple apron with the dad who loves to grill …

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Online Store Grand Opening!

We are so excited to finally announce that our Online Shop is open! We’ve been chipping away at it for sometime, but we can finally say it’s done! Every fabric we have in our shop is available online. We often hear from out of town shoppers that get back home after visiting our store and …

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Last Minute Graduation Gifts

clockwise from top left: “Simple Stitched Vinyl Wallet” from How About Orange, “Trick Up My Sleeve Coin Purse” from Family Chic, “Men’s Business Card Wallet” from a Spoon Full of Sugar, “DIY Leather Wallet” from The Merrythought Another school year is quickly coming to an end. Graduation gifts are on the minds of many, so …

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Plantain Sew Along #6 The Winner!

Thank you for joining us for our first sew along! We hope that you had as much fun as we did making Plantains! THE WINNER! The winner of our $50 store gift card giveaway is the beautiful Becky Berg! Congratulations Becky! We can’t wait to see what you sew up next! Scroll through the photos …

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