how to sew a circle skirt in 20 minutes or less

you can sew this adorable skirt in 20 minutes or less - no joke! vegan leather circle skirt for girls.

Have I ever mentioned how much I like quick, easy sewing projects? Only about a hundred times, right? The other day I was trying to sew (amidst the mess that is our family of seven in between moving house AGAIN) and I just kept running into problems. Like putting on a pocket, only to realize […]

how to sew with vegan (faux) leather & a giveaway!

vegan leather - looks fun to sew with! everything you need to know about how to sew with faux vegan leather.

Recently I’ve been sharing sewing tips for fabrics you may not have sewn with before: last month it was stretch denim, and the month before that it was sweater knit. Today I’m talking about another fabric you may have have sewn with before: vegan leather. So, obviously, vegan leather is faux (fake) leather, but it’s nothing like […]

pleated flutter sleeve dress (free pattern in size 4T)

this dress is adorable! free pattern in size 4T and great step by step sewing tutorial

Last summer I shared a free pattern for a flutter sleeve dress (or tunic) in girls size 4T that featured a gathered elastic neckline. It’s a very easy sew that doesn’t take much fabric, and it’s been one of my most popular sewing posts of the past year. Since we’ve had such a lovely early spring […]

the bow tie easy tee {free women’s sewing pattern}

free sewing pattern and tutorial for this easy bowtie tee in women's size L.

So it’s been nearly two years since I shared the free pattern for the “easy tee,” which was designed to be the simplest way to sew a women’s t-shirt. That first summer, I made 8 variations of the shirt, including one with raglan sleeves, one with a lace front, and one with a contrast yoke. The […]

how to sew girls’ skinny jeans from a leggings pattern

Easy to follow sewing tutorial teaches you how to make skinny jeans for a little girl using any leggings tutorial.

I gotta say, it’s pretty satisfying to make a pair of jeans. From scratch. All by yourself. Right now, I’m very satisfied with myself. Of course, I cheated. I don’t really have the patience to make an ACTUAL pair of jeans, so I basically made souped-up leggings instead. Souped-up leggings that LOOK like jeans, without […]

how to sew with stretch denim & a sewing giveaway


Denim has come a long way in the past 20 years. Remember when it was thick and stiff with very little give and it took forever to “break in” a pair of jeans? It was pretty darn hard to sew on, too. But now that we have the magic of stretch denim, most denim is […]

free t-shirt sewing patterns

great collection of free t-shirt sewing patterns. for women, men, and kids, in lots of sizes and styles. looks like I'll be making some tees in the near future!

You guys know I like to wing it when it comes to sewing projects. Not because my sewing skillz are too cool for patterns, just because I’m usually too lazy for them. I have this idea that it will be easier to just cut and sew instead of taking the time to find a pattern online, print […]

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 […]