Tag Archives: Tutorials

Carlie’s Dolman and Capsule Skirt Mash-up

When I got this cotton jersey from a KnitFix back in the early fall, I knew it would make a perfect birthday present dress for my best friend’s girl who loves all things animal print! Then I procrastinated actually getting it made and now it’s a month late … oops! It’s the thought that counts, […]

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Make Printing Patterns Fast & Affordable

I remember years ago when I printed off my first .pdf pattern, I had my trusty inkjet printer that I refilled my own cartridges for and only printed in fast mode. Even then there was so much paper and ink, I started having to refill them OFTEN.  Between that and printing coupons I was going […]

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Hoodie Construction Tips & Tricks

Sometimes I think my kids will never slow down with this growing business! Fall has officially hit and I’ve discovered that four of the five of them need new jackets that will work for the now-chilly mornings, but won’t be too bulky for the still-warm afternoons. Zander’s Hoodie to the rescue! I spent one very long evening last week tracing […]

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Vertical Welt Pockets for the Freestyle Harems!

I’m back with another (better!) way to add pockets to the Freestyle Harem Pants without having to add a side seam. Vertical welt pockets shaped like inseam pockets! This is one of those projects that rolled around in my brain several times and then came out perfectly … love when that happens! Typically, welt pocket […]

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Ninja Turtles Upcycle for My Birthday!

Last month, I was browsing the little boys’ clothing racks at Target and came across this awesome Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles set. I wanted it in my size since it says “since 1984” and that’s the year I was born. So, what’s a sewist to do? Buy it and upcycle it, of course! I knew […]

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