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Courteney

About Courteney

Courteney will be sharing sewing, crafting, and DIY projects. Her philosophy is simple: crafting makes life better. Her projects will help you realize how easy and cost effective it is to make things for yourself. Courteney is a high school science teacher who lives in Atlanta, GA. Between raising her dog, Padfoot, and teaching she keeps pretty busy but always finds time to be creative. Her mom taught her to sew very early in life, and it has remained one of her favorite activities into adulthood. Although sewing is quickly becoming a lost art; Courteney hopes you will join her in revitalizing this skill with many fun and practical projects. Catch up with Courteney at her blog, Crafting with Court, where she shares all the projects she’s working on.

Wine Glass Coasters

By Sewing Contributor Courteney from the blog Crafting with Court.

Wine Glass Coasters Sewing Tutorial

Often times at parties, it’s easy for wine glasses to get confused.  There are countless “wine charm” products out there for you to buy to have guests put on their glasses; there are even DIY wine charm projects out there.   But wine charms don’t protect your wood surfaces from damage; you still need a coaster for that.  So, why not combine the idea of a wine charm with the practicality of a coaster?  Follow this tutorial and make wine coasters out of all your scrap fabrics.  Guests will be able to identify their wine glass by the fabric on their coaster and you don’t have to worry about running around with coasters!

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Wine Tote Bag

By Sewing Contributor Courteney from the blog Crafting with Court.

Wine Bag Sewing Tutorial

For some reason, many of the people in my life have September birthdays.  Wine is such a great gift.  Whether it’s as a birthday present or a hostess gift, it can be thoughtful and fun.  To add that little bit a flair to a carefully picked out bottle of wine, I make my own wine bags.  These bags are easy to make and are reversible!  Best of all, unlike gift bags, they can be reused to carry wine on picnics or to other gatherings.

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Ice Cream Pint Koozie

By Sewing Contributor Courteney from the blog Crafting with Court.

Ice Cream Koozie

I love eating ice cream straight from the pint while I binge watch my favorite TV shows.  The problem?  My hand always gets so cold!  In the past, I’ve used a washcloth to keep my hand from touching the freezing cardboard, but it doesn’t fit very well and almost always ends up with ice cream on it.  The solution?  I made my own Ice Cream Pint Koozie.  It fits all my pints of ice cream perfectly, is colorful, and keeps my hand nice and comfortable while I’m enjoying my favorite pint!

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Pocket Placemat

By Sewing Contributor Courteney from the blog Crafting with Court.

Pocket Placemat

Labor Day is just around the corner, and it’s the perfect last chance for a summer party.  Impress all of your guests with these placemats.  The pocket is perfect for holding a napkin and cutlery, so no one is trying to balance too many things as they fill their plate full of delicious food.  Since they’re made of vinyl, just wipe clean when you’re finished.  It will be the perfect accent to your party!

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Jersey Bow Headband

By Sewing Contributor Courteney from the blog Crafting with Court.

DIY Jersey Bow Headband

During the hottest days of summer, I love using headbands to keep my hair out of my face.  The athletic headbands work best for keeping your hair away and staying put, but they look like you’re ready to go for a run.  The fashion headbands look pretty but often don’t really hold your hair back.  I wanted a cute and functional headband that would keep my hair out of my face, but that I could still wear out.  So, I took the basic premise of the athletic headbands but turned it into a bow!  It was super easy and inexpensive.  I made mine in an adult size, but you can easily make it small for any little girls in your life.

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Batik Summer Rag Wreath

By Sewing Contributor Courteney from the blog Crafting with Court.

Summer Rag Wreath

When I think of summer, I think of batik fabric.  It makes me think of a beautiful tropical vacation, even if I can’t go on one.  Recently, I found a jelly roll of beautiful batik fabrics in a store.  In just a few easy steps, I turned the batik jelly roll into a beautiful wreath that makes me smile every time I come home.  If batik fabrics aren’t your things or you’re looking for a scrap buster project, any cotton fabric will work for this project!

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American Flag Pocket Tee

By Sewing Contributor Courteney from the blog Crafting with Court.

DIY Flag Pocket Tee

The Fourth of July is just around the corner.  I know I have celebrations to attend, and I bet you do, too.  I wanted to have a patriotic shirt that no one else would have.  I thought about the things I loved, which are pocket tees and quilting.  So, I created my own American flag pocket tee.  By following this tutorial, you can have a fun tee that shows off your love of sewing and America!

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