Welcome to my Crafty Blog!

samantha sews

I'm Samantha (Sam), a mechanical engineer, seamstress, crafter, & entrepreneur. Enjoy perusing photos of my sewing and craft-related adventures. I hope my blog brings inspiration and happiness to your day!

popular posts

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Tutorials & Free Projects

Tiny Thread Spool Pushpins Tutorial X-Stitch Throw Pillow Tutorial
Starburst Wrapper Bracelet Tutorial Vintage Hassock Reupholstery DIY
Safety Eye Installation Tutorial for Plush a guide to sewing in your dorm room
Sewing Basket Essentials for Beginners a gift guide for the seamstress who has everything



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first day back

stitching narwhals by tree-light, accompanied by mannheim steamroller.

pre-tusked narwhals... poor little guys

narwhal plush horde…continue reading “first day back” »

on my way back

recluse hides away with camera, sewing machine; waits for sanity.



“i made something cute today!” those five words contain a surplus of joy.


It’s just a little zipper pouch, nothing too exciting.. but I love this art.

Too dark for pictures, come back tomorrow.

big kid shoes

to master an art is one thing; to teach it well takes much greater skill.

rick rack display (paris shop - montmartre)

Tomorrow I am teaching my first official sewing lesson! A cousin of the kids I’ve been watching this …

…continue reading “big kid shoes” »