Tag Archive: diy

DIY PLEATED SLEEVE TOP AND DENIM SKIRT

HI DARLINGS! I am wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday. I am sitting on the couch doing this write-up and catching up on the latest episode of Chicago Fire, lol. I have not been able to watch TV in so long because of the insane schedule we are on and let me tell you I […]

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DIY Chocolate Lip Balm

This DIY Chocolate lip balm that’s only three ingredients to make will be your new go-to lip balm! After you’ve scrubbed your lips with our DIY Lavender Vanilla Lip Scrub, this is the perfect finishing touch! Ladies let’s be honest, when you read chocolate lip balm you got a little bit excited! It’s the best…

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Lace Up Sweatshirt DIY

Have you ever had a craft supply keep calling to you until you decided to give in? I…

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DIY CRUSHED VELVET WIDE LEG PANTS

HI DARLINGS! I hope you’re having a great week. We are finalizing the May issue of SEW SEW DEF MAGAZINE and it looks amazing. There is just so much work that goes into every single issue that I am finding myself re-working our in-house editorial calendar just to make things work. Today’s #DIY barely made […]

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DIY Wooden Circle Earrings — 2 Ways 

I’ve gotta say, I think the statement earring trend is the best thing to happen to crafters in…

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Springy Pom Sandal

I’m a gal who tends to gravitate towards kitschy styles and decor. I adore whimsy and quirkiness, so…

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Embroidery Hoop Pin Cushion

With all three of my children taking up embroidery, I am starting to have quite the collection of embroidery hoops. Did you know you can usually find embroidery hoops at your local thrift store for super cheap? I will find boxes of these hoops selling for as little as a quarter per hoop, which is […]

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How to Make a Tutu: Newest One Minute Video

 Ok now really, is there anyone out there who can resist a cute little baby in a tutu? Check out my newest one minute eHow video for all of your little “squishies” out there. If you’d like to make a … Continue reading

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Easy DIY Circle Tote

As an avid lover of circles (Yes—that’s a thing!), I’ve been really diggin’ the circle purse trend. After searching…

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super easy DIY Jean pants to Jean skirt refashion video

Shoes: forever21 // top: similar, similar // skirt: DIY, or similar, similar, similar // sunglasses: Ray ban  JavaScript is currently disabled in this browser. Reactivate it to view this content.

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The Newest Trend: Tiny!!!

You guys! Have you seen the new tiny videos? They are so compelling, intriguing and just plain cool. I could watch them all day long! I mean seriously, how DO they cook on that teeny tiny little stove? And those teeny … Continue reading

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Vogue 1488 Pattern Review: Shirt Dress

HI DARLINGS, Today is a warm and fab day in LA and although I am headed to the office I plan to open all the windows and let the fresh air in. As you can imagine we are up to our eyeballs in magazine stuff for May but I managed to film a fabric haul […]

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Statement Wall Hanging

I love the character a bold decor piece can bring to a room. I love it even more…

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How to enlarge a shift dress

Have you seen this dress? I must have seen the ad on Pinterest one million times before I broke down and finally ordered it. It was $21, made in China, and the reviews on the company and dress quality were ‘iffy’ at best. About a month later, after seeing the advertisement over and over again, […]

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Easter Egg Tattoo DIY (with Printables!)

I have sooo many fond memories of dyeing and decorating Easter eggs as a kid with my family….

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EMBRACING MY MRS ROPER

HI DARLINGS! I have no time today at all and am already running behind but I had to share a few pics from THE SALDANA pattern (freebie pattern as part of the SEW SEWDEF MAG subscription) this is the longer side knot version of the dress I showed you last HERE. You can also choose […]

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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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NEW SIMPLICITY SUMMER PATTERNS 2 OF 2

HI DARLINGS! I have been wanting to design an athleisure pattern for some time now especially since I started to get a lot more serious about my body and health. This pattern is designed based on all the things I need in my workout gear. I hate my arms being cold but sometimes don’t want anything else on. […]

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NEW MIMI G SIMPLICITY SUMMER PATTERNS 1 OF 2

HI DARLINGS! After such a successful launch of SEW SEW DEF MAGAZINE, we are still on a high and have already started the finishing touches on the May issue. It has been CRAZY TOWN at the office, lol but I don’t think I know any other way to have things. This week we are excited about […]

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Make Your Own Disco Ball Hanging Planter

Oh yes I did! I, Kara, love a good hanging planter as much as the next home decor…

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How to Turn a Crew Neck T-Shirt Into a V-Neck: A Fun One Minute Sewing Video

For those group shirts you get from school/company/race/sport etc. that come with a high crew neck that seems to choke you and you’d like to feel like you had a little more breathing room…. Many women also choose a V-neck … Continue reading

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Soft Pretzel Pincushion DIY

I looove a good soft pretzel. Since being pregnant, my feelings for them have definitely only increased as…

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The Perfect Spring Dress + PDF Pattern

HI DARLINGS! Well, we launched SEW SEW DEF MAGAZINE, and the response has been amazing. I have taken on a lot of things in my life, but this by far was the greatest and the hardest, LOL! It took everything in my body to get it finished in time and although now that we have […]

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Pink Salt Hairspray Recipe

OK, so I’ve blogged before about how I don’t really use too many hair products (and yes, I…

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DIY Star-embroidered sneakers//no-sew video

Inspiration taken from the runway….stars, stars, stars! Gold, silver, on your clothes and my favorite…. on sneakers! Famous Footwear is challenging everyone to stepforward by championing their confidence to be their best self. For me, everyday is a mini stepforward towards a career and being a better mother. Honestly, the second I hit 30, aka when

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SEW SEW DEF MAGAZINE HAS LAUNCHED

HI DARLINGS! I can’t tell you how excited we are to finally have launched SEWSEW DEF MAGAZINE. We have worked so hard and we finally get to show off all the hard work. Make sure to watch the video above and then head over to the SEWSEW DEF site to preview this month’s issue and […]

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Why Is Laundry So Hard? A New School Solution!

Mountains of laundryThis post is inspired and sponsored by Tide PODS plus Downy available at Walmart. I have three boys and a husband…and a dog. All of this adds up to multiple loads of laundry throughout the week, but I have something to confess…it isn’t just the laundry that overwhelms me, it is the choices at the…

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DIY Gradient Soap Bars

I, Kara, am a self diagnosed soap addict. But not just any soap. I love cute soap that…

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DIY BLUE JUMPSUIT + PATTERN REVIEW S8333

HI DARLINGS! I am running on fumes this week working on SEW SEW DEF, It’s almost that time and we are so excited but really tired, lol. Today’s #DIY is an easy and really great jumper by SIMPLICITY. I did a pattern review for you below and will leave you with that. I hope you […]

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Jump Rope DIY

Confession time… So I bought this rope off of Amazon last year, wanting to use it as piping around a pillow. When it came, the rope was HUGE. There was no way this rope was being used for anything. Since that time, the rope has sat in my sewing supplies stash just taking up room. […]

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