DIY sweater laptop tote {easy sewing tutorial}

What a fun idea! Make a DIY laptop tote from a thrifted sweater. She even used a belt for the handles! The sewing tutorial looks super easy.

We just got a Chick-fil-A in town and I’m beginning to discover why every mom in the country loves that place so much. It’s clean, the employees are helpful and friendly, my daughter loves the play place, and the food is actually good! Since it’s so cold out here, it’s a great place to hang […]

sweater to dress upcycle {easy sewing tutorial}

So cute! How to turn an adult size sweater into a little girl's dress: easy sewing tutorial. I have the perfect sweater to try this with!

I don’t upcycle clothes as much as I used to – there was a time when my friends used to joke that all my daughter’s outfits were made from tablecloths and her dad’s old shirts – but sometimes I see something in my size that I know is all wrong for me and all right for […]

cute & comfy leggings made from a sweater

So cute! She made leggings for her daughter from old sweaters - they look so cozy! The sewing tutorial looks really easy, too.

A few years ago I made my daughter a pair of leggings out of an old sweater. They were cozy and soft (and adorable!) and she wore them through the winter, then promptly grew out of them…and I forgot all about them. Until I saw a pair of sweater leggings at the store a few weeks […]

easy DIY princess nightgown {upcycled from a tee}

cute! easy to sew DIY princess nightgown is made from a women's tee. All it takes is two seams and a little elastic!

Three years ago I shared a tutorial for turning a women’s tee into a girl’s princess nightgown in about 15 minutes with two seams and a little elastic. It was one of my most popular tutorials for a long time, even though the photos weren’t great. I recently made a new upcycled nightgown for my […]

cute shirt + cute fabric = easiest dress ever

all you need is a cute tee and some fabric to make this super easy gathered skirt dress.

Today’s sewing tutorial is easy. Really easy. If you read blogs much you’ve probably seen it before: just sew some cute gathered fabric onto the bottom of a cute shirt to make an even cuter dress. Done. Mind-blowingly simple. But many of the tutorials I’ve seen for this type of dress skip one simple step that really […]

update old sweat pants with a slimmer fit

update old, slouchy sweatpants and turn them into on-trend skinny sweats. easy sewing tutorial.

My boys love sweat pants. Big, baggy, comfy sweats that have been passed down from one boy to the next–they don’t care how they look, they just love them. Me, not so much. I hate how boys’ sweat pants are so huge, and I especially don’t dig the gathered ankles that always seem to get yanked […]

easy cable knit pencil skirt {made from a sweater}

make a pencil skirt from a thrifted sweater - super easy sewing tutorial!

Don’t ask me why I like going to the thrift store and spending money on things I plan to make into something else. I don’t know why. Although it might have something to do with growing up with a mother whose shopping mantra was “Never pay full price!” Which I don’t. Or at least not […]

how to take in or size down a shirt {the right way}

great tutorial shows you how to take in a shirt to make it smaller the right way. easy to follow sewing tutorial.

Plaid flannel shirts are back! It feels like high school to me when I see all this plaid in the stores. Of course, not many of us are wearing our flannel with Doc Martens anymore (remember those days?). I’ve purchased a few comfy plaid flannel shirts, and I have one beef with them: flannel shrinks, […]