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Learn to make bias tape with fabrics in your stash with a bias tape maker! With homemade bias tape your binding will always match your project perfectly!

How to make bias tape with a bias tape maker

Learn to make bias tape with fabrics in your stash with a bias tape maker! With homemade bias tape your binding will always match your project perfectly!

Welcome back to Bias Month here on Cucicucicoo! This month I’m writing a bunch of lessons and tutorials on how to use bias for better sewing. Besides this lesson, be sure to also check out these other posts: What is bias? How to sew bias tape to an edge (coming soon) How to sew a long strip of bias tape (coming soon) How to bind corners and … Read more

What's the difference between fabric grain and fabric bias? Learn all about them, when it's useful to cut on the bias, and how to cut a bias strip on www.cucicucicoo.com!

What is bias? Fabric bias vs. grain

What's the difference between fabric grain and fabric bias? Learn all about them, when it's useful to cut on the bias, and how to cut a bias strip on www.cucicucicoo.com!

Welcome to February 2017, which I am unofficially dubbing "Bias Month"! I was inspired to create a whole series of lessons and tutorials all about bias for my Learn to Machine Sew course by my newest sewing pattern in the works, which uses bias strips in two different ways. Besides this lesson on fabric bias vs. fabric grain, there will also be … Read more

The way to grow an avocado plant from a pit that actually WORKS! www.cucicucicoo.com

How to grow an avocado plant from a pit

The way to grow an avocado plant from a pit that actually WORKS! www.cucicucicoo.com

My kids and I love growing plants from seeds we've collected and cuttings. And every so often we try to grown some plant or other from our vegetables. But alas, this usually fails. My pineapple plant rotted away before it became anything, carrots never sprouted and I've thrown out loads of avocado pits that just never did anything. But then, … Read more

This reversible heart-shaped Valentine’s Day bag is perfect for little girls to carry all their valentines, candy or other treasures in! FREE sewing pattern and tutorial by Cucicucicoo Patterns!

Free Pattern! Valentine’s Day bag tutorial

This reversible heart-shaped Valentine’s Day bag is perfect for little girls to carry all their valentines, candy or other treasures in! FREE sewing pattern and tutorial by Cucicucicoo Patterns!

The day that some people absolutely love and others absolutely despise is coming up. Yep. I'm talking about Valentine's Day! I've always fallen into the second category because I am ideologically against the consumerism of this day and I don't like the idea of being told when I need to celebrate my love for the people in my life. As far … Read more

This mega-sized stuffed dinosaur tutorial is perfect for creating a cool gift for your favorite dino lover! A Pintastic! free pattern review, bringing you the best of Pinterest!

Gigantic Stuffed Dinosaur Pattern – Pintastic!

This mega-sized stuffed dinosaur tutorial is perfect for creating a cool gift for your favorite dino lover! A Pintastic! free pattern review, bringing you the best of Pinterest!

Last week I unveiled my latest project, "Pintastic!" In this series I test out cool-looking tutorials found on Pinterest and give a Pass or Fail verdict. The first project that I just had to try out was this fantastic, yet simple, huge dinosaur softie pattern by We Lived Happily Ever After, which I saved on Pinterest here. My kids are … Read more

A collection of tested Pinterest DIY tutorials. The Pintastic! Pass or Fail verdict will help you have no-fail crafting, sewing and cooking every time!

Pintastic! Tested Pinterest tutorials for no-fail DIY

A collection of tested Pinterest DIY tutorials. The Pintastic! Pass or Fail verdict will help you have no-fail crafting, sewing and cooking every time!

I love Pinterest. Seriously, I could spend hours and hours on it every day. So many amazing ideas, techniques, inspiration and help for DIY and life in general. But sometimes there is a slight problem with Pinterest: Some of those absolutely fantastic ideas are not so easy to actually re-create yourself. I'm willing to bet that you have … Read more