Hey, gang! So we are all really pumped on the new Star Wars movie!
Hey gang! So today I’m going to show you a fun thing to do with the new Alison Glass Knit Fabrics.
Hey Gang! So today I’m going to show you a super easy tutorial on how to make a capelet that is really a versatile item for lots of Halloween costumes!
With all of these kiddos running around in spooky costumes at the end of the month, knocking on your door for candy, you want to make sure that yours is visible even in the dark– especially if your little one is dressed in a dark costume! This is a simple tutorial on how to make a cute Trick or Treat Bag that will be visible to cars!
I love patterns. This is a statement that is probably not a surprise coming from a sewing enthusiast, but it is true. Vintage and modern alike, some of my favorite things in my stash are patterns. I think this can be attributed to the fact that I learned to sew and make patterns simultaneously. I had been sewing for almost 5 years before I ever used a sewing pattern.
The day I first used a commercial sewing pattern the clouds parted and angels sang. Since then I have been hooked. I like to think of commercial sewing patterns as a really great pre-made template. I love choosing a silhouette or style that I like, and then making small adjustments until it feels crafted just for me. My favorite adjustment to make to any top is lengthening into a dress. It’s like I am getting two patterns for the price of one. When I laid eyes on the first sample of Seamwork’s Akita I knew instantly that an Akita Dress was in my near future.
The best part is, Akita is a one piece pattern, this makes it seriously easy to whip up in one hour. No joke, I made this sample in less than 60 minutes.
Wow! Is it just me or has this month just flown by! Now we are all thinking about Halloween costumes and all of the fun fall flannel shirts we are going to make… but before we can even get into that we need to have our grand finally of September sponsored by Windham Fabric and Colette Patterns! So excited!! So here’s whats happening this week:
Tuesday: Amy is going to show us a fun pattern hack for the Laurel pattern from Colette Patterns. She added a fun button placket to the back of the top version giving it a fun new look! Great tutorial so be on the look out for that.
Plus a Give Away! Tuesday we are giving away 3 Colette patterns, 2 fat quarter packs from Lotta Jansdotter, One 10 pack of Aurifil thread and a lawn charm pack from Heather Ross’s Tiger Lily collection. (And a partridge in a pear treeeee… haha)
Wednesday: We are going to give you a virtual tour of Windham Fabrics and tell you about their designers and how they make their fabrics. Great post on the inside workings of a large fabrics manufacturer.
Thursday: We are so excited to share with you a pattern hack and tutorial directly from Haley at Colette Patterns.
Hello! I’m Tanya from the sewing blog Mrs. Hughes, a NorCal gal who has an undying love for the ESP dress! The ESP dress is such a simple and satisfying make from Decades of Style Patterns and their microline of patterns – Decades Everyday. This dress has an early 1960’s vibe and can be made in so many different fabrics. I’ve made so many ESP dresses that I’m probably borderline obsessed with it and once you make one, you’ll probably want to sew up another! My favorite fabrics to use for this pattern are quilting cottons with vibrant colors and kitschy prints. I really can’t get enough of them to tell you the truth! I was certainly excited to choose this gorgeous print from the Art Gallery Succulence collection by Bonnie Christine.
In this tutorial, I’m going to share a simple method I use to resize a sewing pattern using the ESP dress, so let’s jump in!
Hello hello! I’m Tasha from By Gum, By Golly, and I’m so happy to participate in Sew Your Hart out! Today I’m going to show you how to do an easy pattern hack for the Bettine dress from Tilly and the Buttons: adding a contrast band to the sleeves and hem. Bettine is a fantastic pattern for beginners and experienced sewists alike, but this tutorial should be pretty beginner-friendly, too. Let’s dive in!
We are all so excited for the new Anna Maria Horner Trunk Show! It will be in our store for all of July, so make sure you come on down and visit us to see it in person. It is so amazing!
Hi gang! So today I’m going to take the Colette Hawthorn and turn it into an easy skirt. This is an easy project and there is no zipper, which is one of my favorite kinds of projects. If you are afraid of button holes, don’t be. Most modern machines have a 1-step button hole that basically does all the work for you. So let’s start out by gathering our supplies!