DIY lace & knit infinity scarf + a sewing giveaway!

so pretty! learn how to make a soft lace & knit infinity scarf with this easy to follow sewing tutorial

My sister texted me a photo of a pretty infinity scarf a few months ago with the note “can you figure out how to make this?” She’d found a photo on pinterest, only to be disappointed that it linked to a site overseas she didn’t feel comfortable ordering from. So I told her sure, I’d […]

how to make a faux fur vest {with a hood!}

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Most of the time I try to sew practical things my daughter needs and will wear. Let me just tell you right now, no four year old needs a hooded faux fur vest. It doesn’t have sleeves, so it’s not like it’s keeping her warm, I have no idea if I can wash this thing, […]

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

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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, […]

how to make a kids’ pillow bed {the easiest & cheapest way}

so cute! the cheapest and easiest way to make a kids' pillow bed. free sewing pattern and tutorial

A few weeks ago I ran across a couple “pillow bed” tutorials on Pinterest, and they looked like so much fun! People sewed together four or five pillowcases, put pillows in them, then sewed velcro on to keep the pillows from falling out. It looked like a great idea, but when I priced out pillows, pillowcases, […]

superhero cape & skirt sewing tutorial {no-choke design}

awesome superhero cape and skirt for girls! great gift to sew. free pattern & tutorial included in post!

Yesterday I shared a pattern and sewing tutorial for a no-choke superhero cape, and today I’m back with a tutorial for adding a skirt. I love this type of superhero cape because the cape velcros to a front piece which is secured around the waist. This means if anyone pulls on the cape, it will […]

no-choke superhero cape sewing tutorial

awesome! a superhero cape that won't choke the kid wearing it! great free sewing pattern & tutorial. perfect gift for birthday or Christmas.

There are lots of tutorials online for superhero capes, with good reason – it’s amazing how much fun kids can have with them. But I always worry about anything that ties around a child’s neck – other kids don’t realize that if they grab hold of a cape the wearer can end up hurt. So when […]

how to add puffed “princess” sleeves to any sewing pattern

easy sewing tutorial shows you how to add a puffed "princess" sleeve to any pattern

My daughter has quite a few sleeveless dresses from this past summer that she hasn’t grown out of yet. To make them more appropriate for the cooler wall weather, she can wear tights and a long sleeve shirt under them. But I just don’t love the look of a shirt layered under a dress – I much prefer a […]

is it worth it to buy an expensive sewing machine?

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If you’re new to sewing, you might be wondering whether it’s worth it to invest in an expensive, premium sewing machine or if you should stick to an inexpensive machine. And if you’ve been sewing for quite a while and are still using a budget machine (like me!), you might have the same question. Last […]