Tag Archive: Tutorial

PUFF SLEEVE BODYCON DRESS + FREEBIE TUTORIAL TOMORROW!

HI DARLINGS! I am so happy that I have been able to stay on schedule with posting two videos a week on my YOUTUBE CHANNEL. I post a weekly vlog on Wednesdays and on Saturdays I post either fabric hauls, pattern hacks of tutorials. Tomorrow I am going to publish the STEP-BY-STEP TUTORIAL on how […]

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Tutorial: How to make an improv Dresden block, in any size (PART 2)

Now you have your template, let’s get ready to use it! Of course you can just use it to cut out unpieced fabric, and sew them together, turn under the top edge 1/4″ and applique to a background, but I’m going to show you how I made a few different blades too. Some of them […]

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Tutorial: How to make an improv Dresden block, in any size (PART 2)

Now you have your template, let’s get ready to use it! Of course you can just use it to cut out unpieced fabric, and sew them together, turn under the top edge 1/4″ and applique to a background, but I’m going to show you how I made a few different blades too. Some of them […]

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henley t-shirt tutorial

Thanks to Elisabeth we have a great tutorial for you today. She got clever by hacking the School Bus T-shirt with the placket from the Parachute Polo in order to create a henley t-shirt.

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Transform a Pullover into a Cardigan

Pullovers just don’t do anything for my body. But a cardigan…..SO MUCH MORE FLATTERING, not to mention versatile. Here’s my newest ehow video on how to change a pullover sweater into a cardigan. And yes, it really is this easy. 🙂 … Continue reading

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Spoonflower | Madalynne X Simplicity Bodysuit

The best part of fall? Being able to use the hashtag #PSL? Nah, take a seat Starbucks, the season is all about the onesie. This autumn, I collabed with Spoonflower to make a robe using their new chiffon fabric. You can find full deets and the DIY here. Today, I’m sharing more about the bodysuit…

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O1 Jacket

As promised, here’s the low-down on a few of my pieces for O1 specifically, the reversible jacket made as part of my O autumn/winter collection and the doubled layered top. My first outfit has the really imaginative title of O1 … Continue reading

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Jack-o-lantern Puzzle Blocks

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Reeves. All opinions are 100% mine. Have some kids with jack-o-lantern indecision? What about a jack-o-lantern you can change on a whim? Or with a turn of a block… I’ve teamed up with Reeves to bring you this cute, DIY jack-o-lantern puzzle that’s fun for small,…

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DIY Robe Tutorial with Spoonflower Fabrics

With fall here, you’re probably preoccupied with finding the perfect pair of boots or a super cozy sweater. I’m assuming you would overlook anything chiffon – I would – but I promise, paired with the right pieces, this sheer fabric can be worn when the temps dip and the leaves start to change. Scout’s honor….

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The Only Black Dye I Use

For some of my sewing projects, and even my lingerie kits and workshops, I buy trims white and dye to the color I want. It’s difficult to source that perfect shade of blue or the lightest shade of pink to perfectly match the lace that you have in your stash. And trying to source picot…

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How to Put a Zipper in a Sweatshirt: My Newest One Minute Video

When the evening air gets a bit brisk and vibrant leaves start to contrast the brilliant blue skies, you know autumn is here and it’s time to start wrapping up again in your coziest sweatshirts. You could just grab a … Continue reading

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How to Put a Zipper in a Sweatshirt: My Newest One Minute Video

When the evening air gets a bit brisk and vibrant leaves start to contrast the brilliant blue skies, you know autumn is here and it’s time to start wrapping up again in your coziest sweatshirts. You could just grab a … Continue reading

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How to Put a Zipper in a Sweatshirt: My Newest One Minute Video

When the evening air gets a bit brisk and vibrant leaves start to contrast the brilliant blue skies, you know autumn is here and it’s time to start wrapping up again in your coziest sweatshirts. You could just grab a … Continue reading

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How to Put a Zipper in a Sweatshirt: My Newest One Minute Video

When the evening air gets a bit brisk and vibrant leaves start to contrast the brilliant blue skies, you know autumn is here and it’s time to start wrapping up again in your coziest sweatshirts. You could just grab a … Continue reading

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Tutorial: How to Reupholster a Dining Chair with Patchwork

I’ve said for a little while now that I would show you how I reupholstered my sewing room chairs. I actually have one more to do but there are SO. MANY. STAPLES. Plus, painting isn’t my favourite thing to do. If you want to have a go, here’s what I did for actually removing and […]

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Tutorial: How to Reupholster a Dining Chair with Patchwork

I’ve said for a little while now that I would show you how I reupholstered my sewing room chairs. I actually have one more to do but there are SO. MANY. STAPLES. Plus, painting isn’t my favourite thing to do. If you want to have a go, here’s what I did for actually removing and […]

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Free Project – How to WireWrap Beach Glass the Easy Way

Free Project – How to WireWrap Beach Glass the Easy Way

PATTERN DETAILS Beach glass, or sea glass, is one of the prettiest pieces of garbage you’ll ever see. I am lucky to live on Cape Breton Island in the Atlantic Ocean and I’m able to collect my own beach glass. If you aren’t so lucky, you can buy them on Ebay. This technique also works […]

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Kitty Cat Purse Hack

It’s no secret my daughter love cats. So when I found the cutest little purse on clearance at Target, I knew she’d love it. And that she’d love it even more if I critter-ized it. So, I pulled out my leather and yarn scraps and crafted up a quick easy, kitty cat purse hack. Materials…

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Kitty Cat Purse Hack

It’s no secret my daughter love cats. So when I found the cutest little purse on clearance at Target, I knew she’d love it. And that she’d love it even more if I critter-ized it. So, I pulled out my leather and yarn scraps and crafted up a quick easy, kitty cat purse hack. Materials…

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Crocheted Cat Mask: free pattern + tutorial

There are some kids who know what they want to be for Halloween in January, and some kids who hem and haw about it until the last minute. My kids fall squarely into that second category. While the jury’s still out on what kind of last minute costume prep I’ll be doing, I thought I’d…

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Miss Fisher’s riding suit jacket knock-off: the inner shell (bagging the lining)

EN Summary: Following my previous post where I tried to explain the process of constructing the outer shell and the under collar, today I am addressing the inner shell (facings, lining and upper-collar), plus the bagging of the lining while finishing the notched collar. Keep reading the full article.
PT Sumário: Em seguimento do artigo anterior onde tentei explicar o processo da confeção da camada exterior do blazer com a parte inferior da gola incluída, neste artigo vamos ver a camada interior (vistas, forro e parte superior da gola), seguida da junção de estas duas camadas num só passo em que se faz o acabamento da gola com lapela no mesmo seguimento. Continuem a ler o artigo completo.

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Rug Rag + Leather Bag Tutorial

My husband thinks I have too many bags. He’s nicknamed me the bag lady. I’ll cop to that. 😉 I think it’s important to have the right bag for different jobs. Soft totes for grocery bags, zipper totes for flying, and sturdy totes for library trips, picnics… almost everything else! Like this rug rag tote….

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Soup Bowl Hot Pads: The Newest Video (Almost 9 Million Views Already) :)

Oh. My. Gosh! My latest eHow video has almost 9 million views already! I’m soooooo excited! I’ve been hoping one of my videos would break the million mark, but this surpassed all of my hopes! I love the idea of … Continue reading

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Miss Fisher’s riding suit jacket knock-off: the outer shell (sewing the under-collar)

EN: Summary: Today’s article is about sewing the jacket’s outer shell; I’m sharing how I did a slight adjustment to the hip curve, how I stabilized the shoulders and also how the under-collar is sewn to the neckline. Lastly you’ll get a peek into the armhole after setting in the sleeves with the shoulder pads and sleeve-heads. Proceed with reading the full article.
PT Sumário: O artigo de hoje centra-se na confeção do exterior do blazer/jaqueta; vou mostrar um ajuste simples que fiz na curva da anca, como reforcei o ombro para evitar que deforme e também como cosi a parte inferior da gola com lapela ao decote, com detalhe. No final ainda poderão espreitar a cava depois da colocação das mangas, chimaços e cabeça das mangas. Continuem a lar o artigo completo.

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DIY COLOR-BLOCKED DRESS

HI DARLINGS! Well,  I have good news and bad news. The good news is I did the tutorial on this dress which I posted about HERE, and it’s finished. YAY!! The bad news is it won’t be up until tomorrow morning because my new YOUTUBE posting schedule is now Wednesday and Saturdays. PLUS most of […]

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Technique for Joining Standing Legs in Amigurumi without a Hole

Today we’re lucky enough to have a guest post written by Mirena of Mirena Made! Mirena has been a FreshStitches customer for years, and she creates hand-crocheted creations that she sells in her shop. (yes, you too can sell finished FreshStitches animals!) Thank you so much, Mirena, for coming by and sharing this new technique […]

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Miss Fisher’s riding suit jacket knock-off: the slanted flap pockets – bolsos inclinados com paleta

EN Summary: These pockets aren’t easy to sew without hazards and I thought my readers would appreciate photos of the sewing process, along with my notes (to fully understand the process it’s also useful to have the pattern instructions at hand). Keep reading the full article.
PT Sumário: Este género de bolsos não são nada fáceis de costurar bem e achei que os meus leitores iriam apreciar fotos detalhando o processo, acompanhadas pelas minhas notas (não dispensa a consulta das instruções que vêm incluídas no molde). Continuem a ler o artigo completo.

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A Quick Tutorial: How to put your Instagram pics on a blog post

I’m back today with a quick tutorial to show you how I get my Instagram posts onto my blog. It’s WordPress hosted, and won’t allow me to use the embed code, I just get a grey box, besides, you may not want it to look like you just pulled it off Instagram, with the frame […]

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A Quick Tutorial: How to put your Instagram pics on a blog post

I’m back today with a quick tutorial to show you how I get my Instagram posts onto my blog. It’s WordPress hosted, and won’t allow me to use the embed code, I just get a grey box, besides, you may not want it to look like you just pulled it off Instagram, with the frame […]

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Madalynne X Simplicity 8435 Bodysuit Snap Crotch Tutorial

So you need a versatile piece that will be your layering savior in all seasons – winter, spring, summer and fall. Enter: the bodysuit. It’s a staple I didn’t think would be one until I got my pretty little hands on it. Memories of my mom and the likes of Cindy Crawford, both total babes,…

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