how to fix your jeans waistband {no more jeans gap!}

No more jeans gap! How to fix the waistband of your jeans so it doesn't gape in the back and show too much when you sit down. This is genius. Easy sewing tutorial.

So, as strange as it is to be talking about this online, I’ve got some junk in the trunk. I’m ok with that, but there is one problem: when I find jeans that fit well in the bum and thighs, they’re a little too big in the waist, which leads to another annoying problem…the waistband never […]

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 […]

20 easy sewing projects for beginners

20 easy sewing projects for beginners. I think i could actually do some of these! Bags, pillows, skirts, scarves, kid stuff, and more.

If you haven’t ventured too far into the world of sewing, chances are you’re intimidated by the thought of getting started. It seems like there’s so much to learn: fabric types and sewing jargon and what to do when the thread gets all bunched up. In reality, sewing is actually pretty easy, especially if you […]

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 […]

little girl’s party skirt {how to sew a long tulle skirt}

How pretty! How to sew a SOFT long tulle skirt that's perfect for a holiday party. My daughter would love one of these! Easy sewing tutorial.

I love the look of the pretty tulle skirts I’ve seen in stores lately. They aren’t the big tutu-type skirts that were popular a few years ago; instead they are much softer and a little more sophisticated looking while still having a hint of “princess” about them. The good news is that a skirt like this […]

the breezy tee long sleeve sweater dress {free sewing pattern}

Learn how to sew this cute, easy to make DIY sweater dress or tunic with a free printable pattern and sewing tutorial.

Breezy fall days always make me want to curl up with a book and a blanket on a cozy corner of my couch, and occasionally, thanks to the fact that most of my kids are in school, I actually get to do it! If there’s any chance of curling up, my jeans are not going […]

stuffed animal & teddy bear robe {free sewing pattern}

This is adorable! I'm going to make some for Christmas. Free stuffed animal or teddy bear robe pattern and easy to follow sewing tutorial. How to make a DIY robe for a toy.

I mentioned a few weeks ago how much my kids love pajamas (and shared a bunch of free jammie patterns). Well, if there’s anything they love more than new pajamas for themselves, it’s new pajamas for their stuffed animals. A few years ago I made a cute fleece robe for one of the Build-a-Bears at […]