Birthday #3 {Project Sew It}

There’s something inspirational going on this year.  Celina of Petit a Petit and Family created Project Sew It.  You can read all about it here, but the basic premise is to sew one thing every month.  I’m putting my own twist on it by sewing one thing for each of my nieces and nephews for theirContinue reading “Birthday #3 {Project Sew It}”

5 Ways to Learn to Sew

We realize that not all of our blog readers have the ability to sew.  And as you know, we think sewing is a very worthwhile endeavor!  The satisfaction of creating something from raw material to finished product is like no other.  So today, we’ve compiled a list of ways you could learn to sew. 1.Continue reading “5 Ways to Learn to Sew”

Child Suede-Backed Sherpa Vest Tutorial

Today I have that tutorial I promised for a reversible suede-back sherpa vest for children.  We found our Luxury Faux Fur-Sherpa Suede Gray at JoAnn Fabrics.  It is normally 24.99 per yard, but for a child’s vest you probably only need 1/2 yard.  Plus if you sign up for it, JoAnns will send you great coupons.  This fabricContinue reading “Child Suede-Backed Sherpa Vest Tutorial”

Lane Raglan Cardigan

I promised you a tutorial on how to turn the Lane Raglan pattern by Hey June Handmade into a cropped, 3/4 length sleeve, cardigan. It’s really quite easy, so let’s get started. First of all, you need to cut out your front pattern piece one size larger than you usually wear. The other thing youContinue reading “Lane Raglan Cardigan”

Wavy Zipper Fix & Boy Knight

Today I’m going to tell you more about the boy look I sewed for my Starry Knights entry into Project Run & Play’s week 3 sew along for the theme All That Glitters. First of all, I think most entries will be girl looks, due to the nature of the sewing prompt.  So I challengedContinue reading “Wavy Zipper Fix & Boy Knight”

Sewing A Button Up Shirt – Tips, Tricks, Tutorials & More

Recently I took on the rather insane project of making 4 Marco shirts for my oldest son.  He has outgrown the 2 I made him last year, and requested some more.  Since I reviewed the Marco shirt pattern then, I thought I’d share things I’ve learned about making button up shirts. So here’s the postContinue reading “Sewing A Button Up Shirt – Tips, Tricks, Tutorials & More”

Pajama Pants (Sorry, no skirts today!)

Tis the season to make pajamas!  Last year I made pajama pants for (almost) all of my kids, and this year I decided to treat myself to some new pajamas. When you are a 6 foot tall woman, pajama pants that fit just don’t exist unless you’re willing to put forth some large amounts ofContinue reading “Pajama Pants (Sorry, no skirts today!)”

Reversible Gemma Blouse Tutorial

Today I have a reversible Gemma Blouse tutorial.  Yesterday I showed you the first Gemma Blouse and Skirt pattern I made, and promised you a tutorial on how to make it reversible.  First the tutorial, then more about this particular Gemma Blouse and Skirt. The Gemma Blouse and Skirt is a Violette Field Threads pattern.Continue reading “Reversible Gemma Blouse Tutorial”

Millie Fleur Canvas Jacket

Recently I had the privilege of being a Quilt Market maker!  For anyone who doesn’t know, Quilt Market is a trade show that occurs in Texas annually.  Everything you can imagine that is related to fabric is there.  Many of the displays at Quilt Market are new lines of fabric soon to be released forContinue reading “Millie Fleur Canvas Jacket”

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