I LOVE maxi skirts! There really is nothing better for Santa Cruz’s often unpredictable weather. Maxi’s are cool and breathable in the mid-day heat, yet long enough to shield one’s legs from the cold, crisp morning. and as we transition into autumn (woah! It’s September already?), the maxi is going to be my go-to garment as I brace myself for a chilly winter while trying to catch the last of summer’s rays.
In this tutorial you will learn how to make a super easy lunch tote with laminated cotton fabric so that your bag will be easily cleanable and protect against spilling.
This is a fun and easy tutorial that will give you an adorable little felt bow as a product. This particular tutorial is how to make a bow for your hair but you could also add these bows to fun fashion projects, add them to home decor projects or make all sorts of accessories like broaches or earnings.
This is an easy project that really doesn’t cost much or take many supplies making it a great craft to do with kids or just an easy project for yourself.
A Centered zipper is one of the most common zipper applications. It is most commonly used on skirts, blouses, and dresses in a center-back seam but can also be used on a side seam.
I used a YKK nylon Zipper and the “E” zipper foot for my Janome machine. There are a variety of zipper feet you can get for your machine but for this zipper application you only need a basic one.
Hello fellow “sew-longers.” I hope everybody’s dresses are coming along nicley. Just a friendly reminder there is only one week left to finish your Macron dress. I will need pictures sent in by August 15th to be eligible to win! Please send pics to email@example.com If anyone has any questions or suggestions about your Macaron please comment below.
Cross stitching is a fun and easy craft to learn. This tutorial will teach you the basics and provides a cute free pattern to follow.
To start, assemble your materials. For this project you will need a 5.5″ by 5.5″ piece of 14 count aida cloth, a 4″ embroidery hoop, DMC embroidery floss, a tapestry needle, a pair of thread snippers, and your FREE PATTERN.
I finished my Macaron dress and to my amazement it fit perfectly! I am a curvy girl and most dress patterns I have made in the past were always too small in the hip/booty area. While making the Macaron I was a little worried I would have the same problem, but I’ve also heard that Colette patterns worked well for the curvy girl so I had hope. As soon as I sewed the zipper in I immediately tried it on and it fit! I love it!
This is Annie’s Macaron Dress. In her words here is her experience sewing it for the first time.
“I was really inspired by the silhouette of the Macaron dress. I love the fabric by Dear Stella and I chose the red pipping to accentuate the overall shape and lines. I love the pockets! I was a little nervous about the pockets because I’ve never sewn that kind before, but the directions were easy to follow. This Colette pattern was simple and the fit is really great. I will definetley use this pattern again!”
Hello fellow seamsters!
This week we’re making a super easy, versatile fabric notebook. These guys can be made with scraps and customized in so many ways! Make them as party favors for your next soiree or as a travel log on your next trip.
Macaron “Sew-a-Long” Part 2-Design Alterations
Tera made a few design alterations to her Macaron dress. She added ric-rac and piping detail down the front and back skirt side seams and the sweetheart neck line. Also, she kept made it a sleeveless dress instead of adding the capped sleeves.