Tag Archive: Tutorial

Recycled Plant Cozy Tutorial

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Tom’s of Maine. All opinions are 100% mine. There is a long list of reasons why I love the month of April. Near the top of that list is the start of growing season and Earth Day, which go hand in hand quite perfectly. Kind of like the components of today’s project. I’ve teamed up with an appropriately Earth friendly brand,

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How to sew mitered corners with the hong-kong binding technique – Como cobrir cantos em esquina com fita de viés

EN Summary: It’s not the first time that I’m using bias cut lining strips to bind a pocket facing, yet today I’m presenting a step-by-step photo sequence of how I used this technique to make the mitered corners on the pocket facing of BCN-Unique’s Wide Leg Culottes. Keep reading the complete article.
PT Sumário: Não é a primeira vez que uso tiras de forro cortadas em viés para rematar as vistas de bolsos metidos nas costuras; então hoje resolvi apresentar-vos um passo-a-passo fotográfico de como costumo fazer este acabamento, nomeadamente de como fazer o viés nos cantos em esquina, aproveitando a construção das Culotes BCN-Unique. Continuem a ler o artigo completo.

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Wood Bead Teether DIY

We are squarely out of the baby phase, so I love that my brother isn’t done yet and I can dote on my nieces with cute baby stuff. This wood teether is my new go-to, favorite baby craft. Not only does it turn out simply gorgeous, but it’s really fun and really quick to make. I know you may be wondering about how safely the beads are tied together. I totally

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Sloper Series – How to Start

Ever look at a pattern and think, “I wish that came in my size!”? Or maybe you’ve made several muslins of a pattern only to find it still doesn’t work for your body? Want to design your own patterns? These are all situations where using a sloper could be the answer to achieving a better fit with less frustration! Today,…

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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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Crochet + Leather Bow Tie Tutorial

I love a good bow tie. Which is probably pretty obvious, considering I have no less than six posts related to them, not including this one. Ha! This one is my favorite one. I also have always loved this crocheted bow tie I made in the early days of this ole blog. Since it’s been about six years since I last shared it, I figured it was time for an updated

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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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Eep! Crotch Linings Explained

Crotch lining is like the word moist. For some, it’s NBD to say. For others, let’s just say it doesn’t roll off the tip of their tongue mellifluously. I think it’s better than saying genital lining, don’t you think? Perspective people! It’s all about perspective. Crotch linings are a necessary component of undies, however, they aren’t discussed much.

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Pocket time! Add pockets to the Cashmerette Turner Dress

We sewists have many advantages over poor Ready-to-Wear buying ladies, and surely one of the mightiest is: the pocket! Yep, pockets are scarce in women’s clothes in stores; I do not know why (a handbag industry conspiracy?!). But, you can add them into almost any garment when you sew. So it was only natural to {…Continue Reading}

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Tutorial: Party in the Back ruffle dress

You know how sometimes you have this idea in your head and when you sew it up, well it didn’t turn out anything like you thought it would? That happened to me too, but then I got eddie to try her new dress and… it actually looks really good??? A basi…

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Faux leather + Felt Anemone Tutorial and Cut Files

I’m really excited about today’s post because it’s about making one of my favorite spring flowers, anemones!… without all the cutting. If you’ve ever made felt flowers you know what I mean. There is soooo much cutting. Cutting easily takes twice as long as gluing the flower together. Technically, you still have to do some cutting, but I figured out how to get my Silhouette to do most of the work. I started

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Carrot Boutonnieres

One of my favorite Easter details is carrots. Which is kind of a random detail if you think about it…but I’m not complaining because they are so cute. Actually, I think we should highlight fruits and vegetables in more of our holidays, other than Halloween. Who’s with me? Anyway…back to Easter carrots. Ever since I saw this adorable carrot boutonniere pretty much all over Pinterest I have wanted to recreate it.

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Gauze Swaddle Baby Blanket + DIY Tag – TUTORIAL

Is it me or has baby stuff gotten cuter since I had my babies? I mean, my “baby” is only 5, and even in that five years, I swear all the baby things have gotten even cuter and better. Like where was this adorable gauze swaddle fabric five years ago? Isn’t it adorable? I figure, if my kids can’t enjoy it, I better make sure my niece can. She is supposed

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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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butterfly blouse dress

Learn how to turn the Oliver + S Butterfly Blouse into a dress with this tutorial. It would make the perfect dress for Easter.

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Pipe Cleaner Bunny Easter Eggs

I’ve got Easter kid crafts on the brain! I shared bunny ears earlier this week and now these… Pipe Cleaner Bunny Easter Eggs! Aren’t they cute? It’s a unconventional twist on Easter egg decorating. See what I did there? 😉 All you need are some pipe cleaners and plastic Easter eggs. Using the vent holes at the top and bottom of the eggs, you can make all sorts of fun

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How to transform the Upton Dress into an Upton Skirt

Hey, chaps and chapesses! For my recent trip to LA, I decided I needed to whip up a skirt with some amazing burnt orange and purple “painted” Liberty lawn I got at the mysterious cheap Liberty shop. I’m not much one for a ditzy print, but these chunky tulips called my name from the back of {…Continue Reading}

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Sun Catcher Bunny Ears

What do you get when you mix two classic kid crafts for Easter? Sun catcher Bunny Ears! They’re cute paper bunny ears when you’re indoors, but step outside in the sun, and they become beautiful sun catchers too!  I’ve teamed up with Michaels today to help you and your kids get your make on this Easter, with a fun, easy kid craft! It uses all the usual suspects: tissue paper,

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How to crochet the 2nd round in amigurumi

Today, I’m going to talk about how to crochet the second round of your amigurumi! You see, I spend a lot of time talking about how to start off with the first round. Whether it’s using the magic ring method or the sloppy slip knot… the first round gets all the attention! And then, Jen […]

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DIY men’s top to bell sleeve button up refashion

Here’s a cute way to repurpose a men’s top by simply taking it in and adding some fun bell sleeves! -Take a men’s top and lay your top over it. Cut off the shirt’s arms and the bottom. -Cut out the top how you want it to fit, including the armholes by using your shirt

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Rainbow Birthday Party

When I sat down with my daughter to plan her 5th birthday party, I made the mistake of showing her Pinterest. After about 15 minutes, she wanted to do all the things and all the themes. Ha! So we took a step back and I got her to commit to one theme wh…

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No Mess Easter Basket Grass

Easter grass with no mess. Yes please! I’ve never been a fan of the stringy, messy variety of Easter basket grass, so I came up with a much prettier alternative. Not only does it look like real grass, but it will last pretty much forever. So, it’s cute and it causes less waste. All good things! MATERIALS Fake grass tile* Scissors Basket * I found mine in the seasonal floral section

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Pink Tierras Joggers with zippered ankles ( with a photo tutorial)

The Tierras Joggers from Itch to Stitch patterns, ahh, I could make a hundred of them! Well, I am a little exaggerating but I did make 4 this month so that shows how much I like this pattern. I used to have another pattern for this kind of pants…

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3 Swaddle Blanket Tutorials

Today as part of our Handmade Baby series we’ve got 3 tutorials for you on how to make your own swaddle blankets.  Each way is simple, fast, uses a different fabric, and ends up with a perfect sized blanket.  Let’s get started. Flannel swaddle blanket tutorial: Most flannel fabric comes in widths of 42-45 inches.  […]

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Skip Twist Cabled Beanie – FREE Crochet Pattern

Yesterday, I released my Ashton Beanie Crochet Pattern, and today I’m sharing a free beanie pattern! It sports cables just like the Ashton Beanie, but it’s a less complicated cable and the hat comes in just one Adult Medium/Large size. I call it the Skip Twist Cabled Beanie Pattern because of the way the cables are worked up. You’ll see, you’ll see… Let’s get to it! MATERIALS I/9 or 5.5

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DIY Ruffle Wrap Skirt Refashion

top:hm // shoes: target // sunglasses: old navy Here is a fun Ruffle skirt refashion to make your wardrobe more fun and flirty for this upcoming season. All you need is a skirt or dress that fits you well or is just a little big and some extra supplement fabric. Instructions: 1. Grab a dress

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New One Minute Sewing Video: How to Make An Apron From Shirts

Make a new, bright and cheerful spring apron for someone you love or maybe even yourself. So many colors to choose from… Check out one of my newest videos from eHow.  I can’t tell you enough how much fun I have … Continue reading

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How To Add Flat Piping to a Coat Lining

Firstly thanks so much for all of your lovely comments on my last couple of coat posts! Reading them really made me stop and think about how far my sewing has come since I made my very first top about five years ago. It was so lovely to look back and t…

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DIY 5 minute lace top

Here’s a super easy Lace top that you can make in 5 minutes. Literally you can make it any length and you can make it tighter or looser! Instructions: 1. Grab a yard of lace and Boxy top. Using your shirt as a guide, cut the lace front and back piece out – always cut

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VIDEO TUTORIAL: How To Finish Top Edge of Foam Bra Cup

It’s the little details in handmade items that make all the difference. Those minute and often unnoticed extra steps that are skipped in mass manufacturing to same on time and cost. When it comes to lingerie, particularly bras with foam cups, one of those procedures is finishing the top edge of the cup. Polylaminate, or cut

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