DIY Pillow Case Tutorial

DIY Pillow Case Tutorial

I’m going to share a fun and quick DIY Pillow Case Tutorial using my favorite tool, the Circular Rotary Cutting tool.  This puppy is so handy to have if you cut a lot of circles!!  It cuts perfect circles and can handle multiple layers easily!  No more sitting there with your scissors trying to cut [Read On]

Memory Quilt

Make a Memory Quilt

I was so honored to be asked to create this memory quilt of a former colleague’s friend who lost her Grandpa. She sent the box of Grandpa’s shirts for me to use and I could’ve sworn I was opening a box of my very own Grampa’s shirts.  The western button/snap up plaid shirts that I’m [Read On]

Easy Christmas Applique Towels

Easy DIY Christmas sewing decoration tutorial

In keeping with the Christmas crafting, here’s an easy Christmas Applique Towel tutorial for you to make for gifts or for your own home. Christmas up your guest bath with these pretties! You’ll need: Hand towel and/or washcloth Fabric scraps RicRac or Fun Yarn Wonder Under or Heatbond Sewing machine Scissors Iron Non stick Pressing cloth [Read On]

I’m a CoverGirl + Sew News Magazine Giveaway

Taradara is a CoverGirl!

Hey all!!! This has been such a great week!!!!  Life is pretty good, but it was certainly made GREAT when I received these in the mail. My design made the cover!!! {want one?  read on….} I’m sew excited to announce that the new winter edition of the Sew News Magazine is on the newsstands!!! So [Read On]

Taradara is on the Cover (of Sew News!!)

Taradara on the cover of Sew News magazine with 3 of a kind Christmas stockings

How exciting is this???!!!  My 3 of a Kind Christmas stocking design is on the cover of Sew News!! Sew exciting!! I keep thinking in my crazy little head, “I’m on the cover of the Rolling Stone!!!” LOL! What a surprise and a true honor to be right there!!!! I can imagine now what’s like [Read On]

Over at The Sewing Loft

The Sewing Loft has an amazing Sewing Series in honor of National Sewing Month

Hey friends! I’m so pleased to be sharing a sewing tutorial in honor of National Sewing Month over at The Sewing Loft.  For those visiting from The Sewing Loft, welcome!!! My friend, Heather, has a whole month long series introducing new tools and/or tutorials that her sewing and creative friends are sharing.  I’m learning a [Read On]

The Sewing Loft’s first Simplicity Pattern!

The Sewing Loft Simplicity Giveaway

Being a fiber artist and handmade business owner, I love seeing other talented seamstresses excel and do well. My friend, Heather of The Sewing Loft, has JUST released her FIRST sewing pattern with Simplicity!  Can you believe that?!  How amazing is this? I am so proud of her!! She is a wealth of information and [Read On]

Win a Copy of Amy Barickman’s Fabric Flowers Book

Sweater flower and scarf by

Lately, I’ve taken an interest in upcycling sweaters and making them in to skirts, for those who follow me on instagram, facebook, and twitter, you would have watched as my first skirt was assembled.  What I love about it is the fact that you can take a beautiful angora or wool sweater and make it [Read On]

A New Product Line at Taradara is HERE!

New product line in Taradara's shop, Hanging Hearts collection, purchase them at

I’m SEW excited to finally have this announcement! There is a new “Hanging Hearts” collection in my Etsy shop!! They’re funky, fresh, and I love the versatility of them!  You can use them in your bathroom, your guest bedroom, YOUR bedroom, your office … You can give them as a housewarming gift … You can [Read On]

Got Stains? Cover them up!

Cover your stained tshirt with ruffles!

You read that right. Stains? COVER THEM UP! I’ve given up trying to get stains out, so I’ve just decided that I’m going to just cover them ALL up with ruffles {don’t tell the boys!} I’ve started on my favorite tank top here… I took strips from my fabric stash and laid them out just [Read On]

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