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Mini Mag || Issue 7

A mini magazine collection, October 2017 ***FOR VIEWING THE SEWING MAGAZINE, PLEASE BRING YOUR CURSOR TO THE RIGHT HAND SIDE OF THE MAGAZINE. A WHITE ARROW WILL APPEAR. CLICK ON THE ARROW TO VIEW EACH PAGE!*** If you are having trouble viewing, please click HERE to be taken to the Adobe magazine host page. For […]

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Favorite Backpack Pattern

Looking for a backpack pattern? Here are some of my favorites for back to school sewing.     Top Line, left to right: London Backpack, sewn by Alida Makes, HERE Desmond Roll Top Backpack Pattern, Taylor Tailor, HERE Middle Line, L to R: Pretty Backpack DIY, Fastmade Blogspot, HERE DIY Mini Backpack, Petit a Petit […]

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Husband Paparazzi

Hubba hubba. Look at my hot wife! You made that skirt?!!” My cheeks were bright red as my husband cat called me in public. My number one cheerleader, in the most awesomely embarrasing of ways.  He then proceeded to take snapshots of my handmade attire in rapid fashion, so that we could proceed with our […]

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Summer Sewing Round Up

Let’s not rush these months, and make time move faster than it should. After all, Summer isn’t over yet!!! Here are just a few things you can whip out, and still enjoy in this gorgeous weather. Some of which, you can even take into Autumn with you.   Summer Sewing Project Round Up Why sew […]

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Custom Bike Coozie

For anniversary presents, I am always trying to think outside the box. Most of the time, I try to give ‘experiences’ – things we can do together to make memories in lieu of a gift. But this past year, I opted to do both. A small token gift, to match with the biking date nights […]

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Mini Mag || Issue 6

A mini magazine collection, August 2017 ***FOR VIEWING THE MAGAZINE, PLEASE BRING YOUR CURSOR TO THE RIGHT HAND SIDE OF THE MAGAZINE. A WHITE ARROW WILL APPEAR. CLICK ON THE ARROW TO VIEW EACH PAGE!*** If you are having trouble viewing, please click HERE to be taken to the Adobe magazine host page. For more […]

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Distressed Deep V Neck Top

  Confession – I purchased this pattern more than 3 years ago, and am only now getting around to sewing it. Do you do that too? Do you have patterns that you purchase with the best of intentions, only to never get around to using them? I wish I could say this is the only […]

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Mini Magazine || Issue 5

A mini magazine collection, July 2017 ***FOR VIEWING THE MAGAZINE, PLEASE BRING YOUR CURSOR TO THE RIGHT HAND SIDE OF THE MAGAZINE. A WHITE ARROW WILL APPEAR. CLICK ON THE ARROW TO VIEW EACH PAGE!*** If you are having trouble viewing, please click HERE to be taken to the Adobe magazine host page. For more […]

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Pool Tote Weekender Style

I made a bucket list for the Summer. The kids are officially out of school, and it is my intention to have the best Summer ever with them. Now of course, life will have its own plans that will get thrown our way – but I figure if I head into the Summer with intention, […]

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MAKE THIS: Farrah Dress

Sometimes you see a sewing pattern, and you simply have to have it. Such was the case with the new Farrah Pattern by Chalk and Notch (keep scrolling for 15% off your pattern). When the e-mail first came through asking me to be a part of the Chalk and Notch Summer blog tour, my initial […]

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Make this Look: Vogue #V1507

Were you following along with Me Made May on Instagram last month? I have to admit, I became a bit of an addict. Normally I don’t get into sew-alongs like this, but for some reason I found myself trolling #mmmay17 like it was my J-O-B. Lol. And I guess it kind of is (my job). […]

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Orange Wrap Dress

Schnikes today’s post covered in ORANGE!!! Lol – I had this idea come into my head that I wanted to photograph this completely awesome orange wrap dress in front of the new orange wall at my local Walmart. News flash. There is nothing quite as humiliating / humbling as taking photos of yourself with a tripod […]

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How bad is it?

Never stop learning. No matter how experienced of a seamstress you might be, there is always something new that can be learned. From new machines to new techniques to fabric manipulation, the possibilities are endless when it comes to expanding our craft. This rang especially true for me the other day when I realized I […]

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Freshwater Lemon Dress

Talk about HAPPY!!! This lemon fabric makes me ridiculously happy to look at, and I simply couldn’t wait to turn this buttery goodness into a casual dress for Summer. The fabric is Yuma Lemons Mist in Knit by Bari J. for Art Gallery Fabrics, and it is absolutely perfect. A nice soft yellow color that […]

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Mini Magazine || Ma Mère

A mini magazine collection, May 2017 ***FOR VIEWING THE MAGAZINE, PLEASE BRING YOUR CURSOR TO THE RIGHT HAND SIDE OF THE MAGAZINE. A WHITE ARROW WILL APPEAR. CLICK ON THE ARROW TO VIEW EACH PAGE!*** If you are having trouble viewing, please click HERE to be taken to the Adobe magazine host page. For more […]

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Why you should Sew your own T-shirts

We are talking t shirts today. While these closet staples may not be the most exciting pattern in the library, they are arguably the most versatile and frequently worn thing you can make. For years I avoided sewing these pattern basics like the plague. Why sew something that cost less to purchase? And that doesn’t even factor […]

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5 Things to Love in your Sewing Studio

Love sewing? I’ve rounded up 5 things that I am loving right now, all very drool worthy. … (some affiliate links below) Unicorn scissors – it’s a pair of unicorn scissors y’all!!! Handheld Garment Steamer – because some fabrics need extra special care. Bernina 350 Cotton + Steel edition – *swoon. Heat activated Secura button thread – once you are […]

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How to add a Tassel String

Lately everything in the DIY community seems to have the motto, ‘put a tassel on it’. Tassels are everywhere! They are on our home decor, jewelry, hair accessories, purses, and of course, our clothes. We have learned how to make tassels from leather, embroidery thread, silk, yarn, and even from t-shirt fabric. But the one […]

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Liberty of London Anneli

Named Patterns, Anneli Dress. Full stop. Ok, so I have friends who literally flip out every time Named Patterns release a new collection. The patterns are very modern looking, and kind of on the European side of fashion. Clean lines, with a twist on classic style. I had yet to make the plunge and actually […]

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Fiesta Groove Dress and Knot Top

Lately I have been on a mission to have fun with my kids. People tell you that they get big fast, but I swear it isn’t until they actually start getting bigger that you realize just how true that statement is. So now it has become my goal to truly be there with them. Not distracted […]

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East Coast Fabric Shops

Talk about the vacation dreams are made of… Grab your favorite sewing friends and take a drive down the East Coast to visit these brick and mortar fabric shops! Because sometimes you just need to FEEL the fabric :).   East Coast Fabric Shop Road Trip Brick and mortar fabrics stores along the United States […]

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Mini Magazine 2 || Spring Break

A mini magazine collection, April 2017 ***FOR VIEWING THE MAGAZINE, PLEASE BRING YOUR CURSOR TO THE RIGHT HAND SIDE OF THE MAGAZINE. A WHITE ARROW WILL APPEAR. CLICK ON THE ARROW TO VIEW EACH PAGE!*** If you are having trouble viewing, please click HERE to be taken to the Adobe magazine host page. For more […]

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Women’s Waterfall Raglan

You know those patterns that you see over and over again in your feed? Before long you find yourself thinking, ‘this is a pattern that I need in my life’. The women’s Waterfall Raglan women’s by Chalk and Notch was one of those patterns for me. I kept seeing photo after glorious photo of this […]

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I AM Floral Bible Skirt

About 4 months ago I challenged myself to go through all of the I AM‘s of the bible. We know God is the great I am, this is what He calls himself when talking to Moses.  God is whatever He needs to be in your present circumstance and beyond. There is no one word that can describe Him, […]

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Rifle Paper Babydoll Dress

  THIS FABRIC Y’ALL!!! I ordered this fabric back in September not knowing it was on back order. When I got the e-mail that I would have to wait, I was patient. I thought, I can wait a few weeks. 5 months later I get a package in the mail and open it up thinking, I didn’t […]

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V is for Victory Dress

  This past weekend we celebrated Valentine’s Day  in what is quite possibly, the coolest Valentine’s Day celebration EVER.  Our local Aviation Museum hosts an annual 1940’s Valentine’s Day ball in their museum airplane hangar, filled with airplanes that were actually used in the war from that era. During WWII, dances were often arranged and held […]

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Victory Roll Hair Tutorial

As mentioned in yesterday’s keyhole dress tutorial, if you are going to sew this awesome 1940’s inspired dress, you really should go ALL IN and style your hair appropriately. Because seriously, how awesome is this hairstyle?!!  (Ok, you don’t have to – but it really is fun!!!) And how much cooler will you look in […]

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Tips to Help Minimize Messy Fur Sewing

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Clorox Company. All opinions are 100% mine. Fur can be really rewarding to sew, but boy does it make a MESS! If I have learned anything though as a Mother of young children, its that sometimes the best memories are made when we […]

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Color by Number Valentines

While searching the mighty interwebs for Valentine’s Day card ideas, I realized I never posted this one from last year on my blog. Previously seen last Valentine’s Day at Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Store Creative Spark blog, so today we are simply bringing it home. Hopefully these easy printable coloring pages will help some of […]

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16 Fur Projects

I was doing some research on fur projects that I have done to date on the blog. Between Pinterest and the search feature in the upper with hand corner, I was able to drum up 16 DIYs that all involved fur or sherpa. SIXTEEN. That is sixteen times that I pulled out the big guns, […]

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