Sewing

I’ve been a little sparse lately. We’re building a house and trying to sell (thought we had sold, were halfway moved out and it fell through. We’re under contract again, hopefully it’s for real this time!) so my brain power has been monopolized by the stress of it all. I am still sewing, just not […]

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Lately I’m buying printable PDF sewing patterns as often as paper patterns. After trying a handful of things that didn’t work, I finally found my favorite way to organize and store them: 6 x 9 clasp envelopes. Here’s what I’ve been doing: Print a master copy of the pattern on paper. Tape it all together […]

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WINNERS And the winners are: Jayme: I love ALL of the Fishstick patterns I have, but my favorite is the boxer/briefs. I love making them for my son!!!! They are so quick and easy to make! Jenn: hmm, the undercover bottoms boxer briefs would be my first project, but I love the Patrick curved raglan shirt, too! […]

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I’ve been so excited to get my hands on this Dino Dudes knit fabric from Michael Miller and it’s so perfect for the Christmas jammies I’ve been planning. The fabric is a cotton/poly/lycra blend so it’s super stretchy and comfy and easy to work with. The  colors are bright and the print is so fabulous […]

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Purses need pockets. Lots of them. Zippered pockets, slip pockets, we need them all. A zippered pocket is very easy to make and looks really sharp on the outside (or inside) of a purse. (I put one of these in my hobo bag from years ago and I’m still using it!) Here’s how to do […]

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Well, I’ve been wanting to make my own custom fabric placemats for a looong time and finally found the perfect fabric! Because of our messy little eaters, I laminated the fabric to make it stain-proof and easy to clean. I used Michael Miller’s new Bekko home dec line (Slate Billow  - available this month!) and […]

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Remember how I went to the Fashion District in LA looking for modern home dec fabric and didn’t find anything? Well I found it now. Michael Miller’s new BEKKO Collection by Trenna Travis is EXACTLY what I was looking for. Perfect colors, perfect prints, perfect weight. It’s 100% cotton sateen and it’s fabulous. It comes […]

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  Last week I gave you logo patterns, this week I give you the cape pattern! I’ve had lots of requests for this since I made them last year. Merry Christmas to all of you! Get the logos here. Get the Superhero Cape Pattern here. There are 12 pages in the PDF, print them and […]

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I’ve had a lot of questions about the boppy cover post I wrote several years ago. Hopefully this full tutorial will answer all those questions once and for all! To start you’ll need: Nursin Pillow Slipcover Instructions Nursing Pillow  Cover Pattern (originally from a blog called economical baby) 1 1/4 yards 45″ wide fabric OR […]

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Remember the super hero capes from Christmas last year? I’ve had tons of requests for my logo patterns so I’ve included them all below in PDFs for FREE! Batman Captain America Green Lantern Incredibles Superman Each pattern piece says what color it should be and has other basic instructions like whether it’s cut on the […]

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