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Free Sewing Pattern – Ballerina Slippers Tutorial

Free Sewing Pattern – Ballerina Slippers Tutorial

PATTERN DETAILS Design a slipper pattern custom to your feet, then sew them to keep your toes cozy. You’ll be surprised how easy it is! RECOMMENDED WITH THIS PATTERN 1 sheet of 2mm-thick foam core 1 pair of foam shoe inserts A third yard of lining fabric Download Now

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Free Project – Hand embroidered Lavender Sachets

PATTERN DETAILS Tutorial + Free Pattern: Embroidered Lavender Sachets Download Now

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Free Project – Overnight Fabric Jewelry Box in the Round

Free Project – Overnight Fabric Jewelry Box in the Round

Here is a quick and beautiful gift idea for Mother’s Day. A sweet little fabric box for her to take overnight for jewelry or it’s the perfect size for needles and thread for the sewer on the go.  It keeps its shape with HeatNBond® Craft Interfacing! Sewing in the round can be intimidating, but Carla from […]

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Yuki Dress The Third

I took this photo the morning after the Manchester bombing. The sun was out, and within earshot a church choir was rehearsing. It was hard not to get tearful. My thoughts go out to everyone affected. Now is the time for us … Continue reading

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How to Sew a Knot Shirt

How to sew a knot shirt - turn any shirt (even a store bought one!) into a knot front shirt - sewing tutorial by Melly SewsHey y’all – today I’m taking a page out of my most recent pattern, the Austin Tee, and showing you how you can make any shirt a knot shirt by adding these tie front pieces. You can do this on a woven or knit shirt, and you can place the knot at center front, off Read the Rest…

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Adjustable Aprons in Daily Linen

Not too light and not too heavy, our new Daily Linen is just the right…

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And the winner of the Cashmerette Pattern is…

I’m not going to prolong this, cause y’all just wanna know who won the patterns right?!I went old school with this one.I cut all the responses up…Folded them and put them in a plastic bag……and picked the winners from the bag.There were 130 entrie…

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Sewing a Curved Shirt Patch Pocket // Kalle Sewalong

Last week we covered how to sew a standard placket, hidden placket and tunic or popover placket for our Kalle

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The Brooklyn pants not in a church basement

I am having another shot at shots of the Brooklyn pants.I realize that the down in the church basement shots of my last post were not particularly edifying, so I had some more pictures taken. One in the front yard at home in Halifax and the other one i…

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The Brooklyn pants not in a church basement

I am having another shot at shots of the Brooklyn pants.I realize that the down in the church basement shots of my last post were not particularly edifying, so I had some more pictures taken. One in the front yard at home in Halifax and the other one i…

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10 Sewing YouTubers to Watch

I don’t watch much television mostly because I don’t have much free time, but I do love short videos. I recently downloaded the YouTube app on my phone and I’ve found myself increasingly turning to it for entertaining informative videos about sewing. Like watching the Food Network, YouTube sewing videos are edutainment and I find… 

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Completed: Deer & Doe Réglisse Dress

I feel like it’s been a long time since I’ve made a pretty dress. To be fair, it’s also been a long time since I’ve felt like wearing a pretty dress – something about the cold and winter just makes me want to dress in head-to-toe black, and only wear pants (very, very stretchy pants, […]

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Printable Animal Shadow Puppets

Printable Animal Shadow PuppetsWhether it is a rainy day or your kids are just in need of some quiet indoor fun these printable animal shadow puppets can provide hours of imaginative play! We’ve partnered with Direct Energy to bring you this fun activity, featuring the Luci light, a solar powered light that was created to provide a safe,…

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Brimfield Sightings and Best of Flea Market Style Feature

A couple weeks ago, I went to the Brimfield Flea Market which is only about an hour from our farm. I have been going to this flea market for years and I look forward to it. I go by myself so I can shop as fast or slow as I like. I usually go on Friday …

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Chopped Salad with Wasabi Dressing like Tao Tao’s Chicken Salad

When we lived in California, we dined at a great little restaurant called Tao Tao, serving Asian fusion cuisine. It was good, but the dish that had us returning with enthusiasm was Tao Tao’s chicken salad. We’re not the only ones. If you…

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Uniform

cashmere wrap (here) //  cotton-canvas tote (here) // mini woven shoulder bag (here, also love the blush & rose-gold soft tote here) // washed-silk trench coat (here) // striped jersey top (here) // satin sneakers (here and here) Plus, more on sale: up to 40% off at Nordstrom, up to 50% off at Barney’s, up to […]

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Personalize Your Denim with Embroidery! (+GIVEAWAY!)

Friends, I could NOT be more excited to share this post today! We’re talking about how to personalize…

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Cool Runnings Free Scrap Bag Needlepoint Project

This month’s Scrap Bag Needlepoint uses an analogous color scheme to create a square deign that uses a variety of non-metallic threads in a cool color scheme. The design starts with diagonal rows of Reverse Giant Pillow Scotch and Giant Pillow Scotch, below left and right. Each diagonal should be stitched in one thread. The […]

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DANIELLE DUNGAREES AND RUMI TANKS

I have been wanting a pair of black overalls for awhile now. When Republique du Chiffon released the Danielle Dungaree pattern I knew this was the perfect pair to make up for myself. Luckily for me, they had an english version available in a printed pattern. I had a hard time locating a copy in the US, so I ended up ordering one straight for Republique du Chiffon in France. It was honestly pretty affordable and only took a week or two to get to me which was much better than I had expected. In fact, I am obsessed with their new Gaston Trouser pattern and will be buying a pattern as soon as they have an english version available. I particularly wanted this overall pattern because of a combination of the skinny leg, waistband, and unique bib shape. I felt that those details, combined with a black material help the overalls feel a bit more sophisticated and less juvenile. I did make a few changes to the pattern. First of all I thinned out the leg below the thigh quite a bit to make it more skinny and then added a little cuff at the bottom. I also had […]

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4 More Ways to Be a Fun Mom

Before I had kids, I was determined to be the “fun mom.” You know, the one who had the best play dates, the happiest kids, the best vacations.  I’d read to my kids every night after their joyful and overflowing bubble baths that were filled with squeaky toys and shiny, happy rainbows. I was going…

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Let’s Talk Bras: Join Me At Brooklyn Craft Company

This summer is going to be cray cray around these parts. In June, I’m jetting off to California to teach at Mimi G’s Sewing Conference, and in August, I’ll be making a very sentimental trip to Lake Okoboji. My mom grew up in Sioux City, but spent her summers on the lake. Lace Okoboji is a

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using the building block dress to make a chulapa

Today Liesl shares a special creation–two, actually. She made chulapas, which are the traditional Madrid costume, for S and her friend using techniques from the Building Block Dress book.

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Two Ways To Style Double Braids 

I live in the countryside in an area that is known as “Apple Orchard County” in fact, so…

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the one where we could meet up. :)

“In Tall Cotton,: Expressions of My Self” is a show featuring some of my quilts.  They will be on display over the Memorial Day Weekend at Lauren Kindle Studio: 7 N. Bank Street, Easton PA.  Opening reception will be Friday May 26, 6-8 pm, in conjunction with “Easton Fourth Friday.”  The Studio-Gallery will be open […]

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Frolic Fabric Blog Hop

Tamara Kate has done it again and designed another exquisite fabric collection for Michael Miller Fabrics. Frolic is a hand-painted, Mexican fiesta inspired garden full of whimsical creatures in bright, vibrant colours. You can even see some …

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Grace Tankini Tester Call

For almost 1 year I’ve been working on my next pattern, and today I’m finally calling for testers to help get the Grace Tankini ready for sale!  It’s a really exciting day, and I’m so glad for everyone’s help. The Grace Tankini is a vintage inspired swimsuit with lots of options.  View A contains a […]

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Hot Patterns Weekender Swingy Sweatshirt

Now that Hot Patterns sell their patterns in pdf (only A4 and letter versions, no A0 option, but the postage on the hard copies of their patterns is a killer) I am starting to buy more of them. I think that I’ve also got the sizing worked out for me – in knits, at least.… Continue reading Hot Patterns Weekender Swingy Sweatshirt

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How to finish the zipper end on an unlined garment – Como fazer o acabamento do fecho numa peça sem forro

EN Summary: Did a zipper end ever scratched your skin or ruined your pantyhose? This has happened to me far too many times (even with boots/zippered shoes!) so I like to prevent it if I can. One way is installing a zipper guard/tab, similar to what you see on a front-fly zipper; a quicker way is to add a piece of lining encasing the zipper end, which also produces a neater finish on the wrong side of the garment without all the extra steps and bulk of adding the zipper guard. Keep reading the full tutorial.
PT Sumário: Alguma vez a base de um fecho vos arranhou a pele ou ropeu os collaints? A mim isto acontece muitas vezes (até com botas e sapatos com fechos!) e prefiro prevenir esse mal, se puder. Uma forma é instalar uma vista interna, semelhante à que se vê nas carcelas das calças de ganga; outra solução, mais rápida e igualmente eficiente, é rematar o final do fecho com um pedaço de forro, o que além de prevenir os acidentes não deixa de ser um acabamento cuidado e bonito. Continuem a ler o passo-apasso completo.

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Our Weekly Newsletter

Whale, hello there fabric friends! We know many of you are thinking of summer sewing projects and we think our Whale Silhouette basic would likely go swimmingly with any of them! Here are the coordinating colors for our Mariner collection, but this basic is also available in over 60 colors!…

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Survivor Soiree

Once again, it’s been a spell. Well, when I mentioned feeling better last time, enough to go out, I basically expelled all my energy and ended up right back at square one with my spring cold. But now I’m feeling much better! And just in time to celebrate a very special event! Five years ago […]

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