Tag Archive: Girl’s Sewing Tutorials

Sew Pajamas

How to sew pajamas - make kid's pajamas in any size for a whole crowd - tutorial with video by Melly SewsHey y’all, it’s that time of year again, when I sew pajamas for all the cousins. And since we added a cousin this year, it was 5 sets to sew. Luckily the newest cousin is stinking adorable! This year I used prints from the Neverland collection that Riley Blake kindly sent to me. I just Read the Rest…

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Football Costumes – Football Player Costume, Cheerleader Costume and more

DIY Football Costumes - How to Make a Football Player Costume, How to Make a Cheerleader Costume, How to Make a Dance Squad Costume - Melly Sews Group Halloween CostumeHey y’all, Happy Halloween! I’m sharing this year’s costumes today, and this may be the last group costume this bunch agrees to do. But after a lot of negotiation, they did agree to go as a football crew – costumes a lot like real every day life in the fall for us. I appreciated this Read the Rest…

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Alice in Wonderland Costumes

How to Make Alice in Wonderland Costumes - Sew Wonderland Costumes - DIY Alice in Wonderland costume - Melly SewsHey y’all, today I’m sharing how I made another of my favorite group costumes, the Alice in Wonderland themed costumes my kids and niece wore last year. This one was such a hit that my niece still wears her Alice dress to school on occasion, and you have to love a Halloween costume that gets Read the Rest…

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Over 175 Sundresses You Can Sew!

Sew a Sundress - this is an AWESOME DIY Sewing post to pin - so many options (a lot with FREE patterns) for dresses to sew for girls and women - Melly SewsIt’s that time of year again – time to bid goodbye to the annual June round up of sundresses. I hope you enjoy this trip back through time and check out the graphics and the dresses from the other years of this series. All told, there are 194 dresses that have appeared over the years Read the Rest…

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How to Sew a Lined Bodice – the “Burrito Method”

How to sew a lined bodice using the burrito method (also known as the hotdog method to sew a bodice) - tutorial by Melly SewsHey y’all – today we’re covering another technique that can be used on a lot of sundresses – sewing a lined bodice using the burrito method, which is also sometimes referred to as the hotdog method of sewing a bodice. This is one of those techniques that makes much more sense when you see it Read the Rest…

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Ruffle Strap Pinafore Dresses with Free Pattern

Sew a Ruffle Strap Pinafore Dress - Apron Dress for Girls - with free pattern and video tutorial on Melly SewsHey y’all, today I’m going to share how to make this ruffle strap pinafore dress and I’ve got a free pattern for both the 0-3m size and the girl’s size 5. Ever since I made my nieces matching Easter dresses, I’ve been wanting to sew another matching set for them, and this sundressing series was Read the Rest…

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Sew a Mermaid Sleep Sack for Babies

Sew a Mermaid Sleep Sack - a Mermaid blanket for babies! Get the sewing pattern and tutorial including video on Melly SewsHey y’all – today I’ve got a fun post – how to sew a mermaid sleep sack! Ever since I found out that my sister-in-law was expecting a girl, I’ve been planning things I wanted to sew for the new baby in our family, and this was at the top of my list. I even Read the Rest…

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How to Sew a Circle Skirt

How to Sew a Circle Skirt - DIY Circle Skirt with a Waistband - Melly SewsHey y’all, today we’re going to talk about how to sew a circle skirt! I’m going to show you how to make one with a waistband and invisible zipper. Did you know that for 3 years – kindergarten through first grade – I refused to wear pants? Dresses and skirts only, and the twirlier the Read the Rest…

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Sew Slippers – Free Pattern and Video Tutorial

Sew Slippers - a Free Pattern and Video Tutorial to make these DIY Slippers for Men, Women, or Kids - Melly SewsHey y’all, today I’m sharing a slipper pattern to sew slippers from fleece. I have perpetually cold feet. Everyone who knows me knows this, and since I stopped teaching and work from home (many days in my pajamas) I have amassed a collection of warm socks and slippers so that I don’t have to put Read the Rest…

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Alice in Wonderland Costume

Alice in Wonderland Costume - Sew a DIY Alice in Wonderland costume with a free pattern and tutorial from Melly SewsHey y’all – I am so thrilled with the Halloween costume theme my kids and their cousin chose this year – I mean, how perfect an Alice in Wonderland does my niece make? Today I’m going to show you how I used the Fiesta Frock pattern (free in size 3T) to make her Alice in Read the Rest…

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Alice in Wonderland Costume

Alice in Wonderland Costume - Sew a DIY Alice in Wonderland costume with a free pattern and tutorial from Melly SewsHey y’all – I am so thrilled with the Halloween costume theme my kids and their cousin chose this year – I mean, how perfect an Alice in Wonderland does my niece make? Today I’m going to show you how I used the Fiesta Frock pattern (free in size 3T) to make her Alice in Read the Rest…

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Card Soldier Costume from Alice in Wonderland

DIY Card Soldier Costume from Alice in Wonderland - Tutorial by Melly SewsHey y’all – I know it’s October 11, but welcome to my first post for the October blog theme of Imaginative. After almost breaking my heart by insistence on not coordinating costumes (and the day that happens might be the day I order costumes instead of sew them), the boys and their cousin came around Read the Rest…

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100+ Sundresses You Can Sew!

Sew a Sundress - this is an AWESOME DIY Sewing post to pin - so many options (a lot with FREE patterns) for dresses to sew for girls and women - Melly SewsWell, the 5th annual (30) Days of Sundresses series is over. And with that milestone number, in addition to rounding up this year’s dresses, I thought it would be fun to take a trip back through time and check out the graphics and the dresses from the other years of this series. All told, there Read the Rest…

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How to Add a Sleeve to a Dress – Flutter Sleeve Tutorial

How to add a sleeve to a dress - it's simple to add a flutter sleeve with this DIY sewing tutorial by Melly SewsHey y’all – today I’ve got another bonus dress from my book Sundressing, and a tutorial to show you how to add a sleeve to a dress. This flutter sleeve couldn’t be more simple, and using the bodice pattern in the book, you can modify any of the dresses this way. The sleeve question came up Read the Rest…

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Easy Shirred Dress Tutorial

Sew an easy shirred sundress - so cute and quick! DIY sewing tutorial by Melly Sews for (30) Days of SundressesHey y’all – it’s my first Sundress tutorial of 2016, and it’s a super easy one! Today I’m showing you how to make this shirred sundress, which requires 1 yard of fabric and 1 seam – it doesn’t get much easier than this. And the best part – this dress will grow with Curly Sue, Read the Rest…

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Retro Romper with Sew a Straight Line – Blank Slate Sewing Team

Retro Romper Sewing Pattern by Blank Slate Patterns sewn by Sew a Straight LIneGood morning! Sabra from Sew a Straight Line here to show off a little Retro Romper hack for you. Buy Retro Romper The Retro Romper from Blank Slate Patterns in sizes 18m-8 yrs, with two view options. You get both a short-romper and a skort option. I’ve sewn up both, and my daughter and I love them! They are a Read the Rest…

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Reversible Zinnia Jacket

How to sew a reversible hoody - DIY tutorial by Melly Sews - Zinnia Jacket sewing pattern by Blank Slate PatternsHey y’all – I’m taking over for today’s Blank Slate Patterns post and showing you how I made my favorite hoody in my closet – a reversible Zinnia Jacket. You could also do this with the Zippy Jacket pattern and make a boys or girls version. That way when they get food on one side, you Read the Rest…

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Easy Princess Cape Tutorial

How to make a fairy princess cape - Easy DIY sewing tutorial by Melly SewsHey y’all! So, sometime before Christmas I got a text from my sister in law, Curly Sue’s mother. It was a picture of a sheer hooded cape that my niece was calling a “fairy princess cape” and a request for one for Christmas. Today I’m going to show you how I made it in less Read the Rest…

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Sew a Pillowcase Top – Vintage Sheets Pajama Top

Sew Pillowcase Top Pajamas - DIY sewing tutorial from a vintage sheet - Melly SewsHey y’all – today I’m going to share how to make the pajama top you saw pictured in last week’s post with the scalloped pajama shorts. This is a variation on the pillowcase dress I made a couple years ago, with the addition of a lace detail on the neckline. Because VINTAGE SHEET OBSESSION. I know Read the Rest…

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How to Add a Hood to a Jacket

How to add a hood to a jacket or sweatshirt - with FREE pattern - Melly SewsHey y’all – today I’m going to show you how to add a hood to a jacket, and I’ve got a free hood pattern to share that you can use. One day, probably sooner than I will be ready for, my boys will discover that most people shop for clothes by going to a store Read the Rest…

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DIY Christmas Pajamas – Sew pajamas with this FREE pattern

Wanna know a secret? These pajamas for Christmas are easy to make! DIY Sew knit kids Christmas pajamas - with FREE pattern! - Melly SewsHey y’all, today I’m showing you how to make knit Christmas pajamas as part of the Riley Blake Stitch’n Kitchen tour, and I’ve got a FREE pattern, and even a dessert recipe to share too! I know, a lot of stuff, right? So this post is going to be about the pajamas, and it got Read the Rest…

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Faux Peter Pan Collar Dress – with FREE pattern

FiestaModeledBlogHey y’all – today I’m sharing a pattern and tutorial for this faux Peter Pan collar dress. I think it’s such a sweet option for dress up occasions. I’m sharing the size 3T pattern here, but this dress is also the newest release in my shop, and it’s available in sizes NB-10, which is the biggest Read the Rest…

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Princess Costume with Free Pattern and Tutorial

Sew a Princess Costume with a free pattern and tutorial from Melly Sews - could work for Princess Bride, Elsa, and other charactersHey y’all- Halloween costume sewing is in full swing over here, so today I’m sharing a tutorial for this Princess Costume with a free pattern. Now technically, the kids are going as characters from The Princess Bride this year. But don’t tell my niece – she’s convinced this is an Elsa costume, and that Inigo Read the Rest…

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