A scalloped hem is a super cute way to finish a garment, it’s totally adorable plus it looks a lot more complicated than it actually is!
So today we are going to make a simple hooded baby towel tutorial that takes minimal supplies,
Hey, gang! This is a really easy way to make an invisible zipper pillow.
Hey, gang! So we are all really pumped on the new Star Wars movie!
Hi everyone! Alexis here, and today I want to talk a bit about laminated cotton!
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!
Everyone at Harts is getting super excited for Halloween! Creative costumes, tasty treats, and of course fun decorations!! I just adore adorably spooky Halloween crafts! Some of my favorite motifs are ghost, bats, skulls, and pumpkins! Tulle is always a great choice for quick and easy decor and costumes – you just gotta love no-sew projects!
Ok! Let’s get started! You can bust these cute little guys out in about 30 minuets, so they are perfect for sprucing up your place right before your Halloween party!
I’ve made some pretty fancy costumes over the years. (They don’t call me Mother of Dragons for nothing!) But sometimes that’s not what is called for. Sometimes you need something simple. I love making costumes, but I don’t love dressing up. So every year my friends try to come up with a theme that I can live with. My favorite was Clue. They all dressed up as Professor Plum and Miss Scarlett, et al. I put a toe tag and a black plastic bag on and went as the dead body. No fuss, no muss. You may need a little more than that. In comes the Tabard.
The Tabard isn’t just for Knights you know. It is the perfect piece of fabric that can turn anyone into a pumpkin, a greek philosopher, a robot, or even a furry little animal. Most costumes just need to create the illusion of your character. These can be just as convincing and creative as the perfect Elsa or Batman you buy at the store. Plus, they allow for more freedom. And, they are the perfect project for your first foray into costume making.
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.