How to add a pocket to a circle skirt tutorial

Today I’m going to show you how to add an inseam pocket to a circle skirt. Let’s add an inseam pocket to a circle skirt!  First of all, your circle skirt will need to have side seams. Step 1: On one half of the circle skirt, measure down about 3 inches from the top ofContinue reading “How to add a pocket to a circle skirt tutorial”

Quilted Jacket Tutorial

Today I have that quilted jacket tutorial I promised when sharing our makes for the Project Run & Play Pantone Party.  This tutorial can be used in general to make any quilted jacket.  Specifically, I made an English paper pieced quilted moto jacket for my daughter. Quilted Jacket Tutorial step 1: Make a mini “quilt”Continue reading “Quilted Jacket Tutorial”

Partial to Full Button Placket Tutorial

Today we have a tutorial for you for adding a full button placket and collar to the Thyme Shirt pattern.  This would work for any partial popover shirt pattern with a mandarin collar. In these photos you see a Thyme Shirt made using Art Gallery Fabrics Canary cotton fabric.  Full button placket tutorial Step 1: CutContinue reading “Partial to Full Button Placket Tutorial”

DIY Sailcloth Tutorial

Today I’m sharing a tutorial for a DIY Sailcloth.  Recently I did a different kind of sewing, something for a reading corner in my kids school room.  (We homeschool, love it, and have lots of information about it on Outnumbered the Podcast.  Here are episodes on Homeschooling 101, Overcoming 7 Main Homeschool Obstacles, How toContinue reading “DIY Sailcloth Tutorial”

Buy or DIY: Boys Abercrombie Colorblock T-shirt

It’s not very often my 15 year old son makes a sewing request.  But when he saw this Abercrombie colorblock t-shirt he asked if I could make one like it.  If you are interested in more about sewing for teen and tween boys, head over to Project Run & Play for their awesome Tween SceneContinue reading “Buy or DIY: Boys Abercrombie Colorblock T-shirt”

How to Make a Skirt from a Pants Pattern

When Hey June Patterns released their Seaforth Pants pattern, we could tell in one glance that it was an amazingly comfortable and cute pattern.  But you know the deal around here…we LOVE skirts!  So we set about changing that pattern to suit us.  Today we’ll show you how to make a skirt from a pantsContinue reading “How to Make a Skirt from a Pants Pattern”

5 GENIUS Tips for sewing with Chiffon Fabric

Usually we prefer to sew with fabric that is easier to work with than chiffon.  But sometimes a special chiffon comes along and we can’t resist!  At times like this we use these tips we’re sharing today. 1. Tip for sewing with chiffon – buy good quality Even though you might find a really “goodContinue reading “5 GENIUS Tips for sewing with Chiffon Fabric”

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