Tag Archive: Tutorial

How to Hand Knit a “Giganto” Blanket: New One (and a half) Minute Video

 Who doesn’t like snuggling up with a cozy blanket, a good book and a steaming cup of cocoa when the weather gets cold outside? Make this on-trend, giganto knit blanket using only your hands. Yep, that’s right, no needles required for this … Continue reading

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Mixed Greens Evergreen Wreath

This post was created in partnership with Michaels.  I know that title makes it sound like we’re making a salad. Ha! But these mixed greens are for an unique take on a traditional holiday evergreen wreath. Usually I make a fresh wreath from clippings I buy by the pound at the Christmas tree farm. But…

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New One Minute Video: Sweater to Mittens = “Smittens”

You need to be careful what you wear around me. Be very, very careful. Each sweater I lay my eyes on these days becomes a potential mitten fantasy to me. While you think I’m listening to you talk about your … Continue reading

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A Great Gift For the Seamstress in Your Life: The Refashion Handbook $10 Sale

One of the best ways to learn to sew, is transforming thrift store clothes into something more modern. Not only is it much more cost friendly than buying new fabric, but you can do your part to help keep so … Continue reading

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New New One Minute Video: Create a Cozy Cardigan Cowl and Boot Socks From an Old Sweater

Well, it’s official. Thanksgiving is over so let the Christmas festivities begin… Here’s an idea for those of you who love to recycle and create handmade gifts for your friends and families but don’t have loads of time. Create a … Continue reading

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Little House Gift Boxes – Free Cut Files

This post is created in partnership with Silhouette. It also contains affiliate links.  I have this thing with little houses, especially around the holidays.  If you’ve seen my advent houses and my paper gingerbread/holiday houses, then these little house gift boxes are probably no surprise! 😉 They come in two sizes…The small one can be…

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Leather Anemone Clutch – Tutorial + Free Cut Files

This post is created in partnership with Silhouette.  The beauty of pleather anemones is that they can be in bloom all year round! And with this project, you can carry a bouquet of them with you wherever you go, in the form of this leather clutch. If you’ve been here a while, you know I…

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Kitty Pajamas + free pocket kitty pattern

One of my favorite things to sew at Christmas time is pajamas for my kids. This year I thought I would add a little surprise to the pocket!   Isn’t it cute and kind of silly? But my daughter totally loves it. She’s already named it “Sniffles” and loves toting it around the house in…

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Knit Skirt to T-Shirt Refashion

Today’s quick and easy tutorial walks you through the steps of turning that skirt you no longer wear into a t-shirt you’ll never stop wearing!  The best part?  No hemming!  Let’s make that skirt to t-shirt happen: Here is the knit maxi skirt I started with.  It’s a cotton/modal/spandex knit blend with some fun stripes […]

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Knit Skirt to T-Shirt Refashion

Today’s quick and easy tutorial walks you through the steps of turning that skirt you no longer wear into a t-shirt you’ll never stop wearing!  The best part?  No hemming!  Let’s make that skirt to t-shirt happen: Here is the knit maxi skirt I started with.  It’s a cotton/modal/spandex knit blend with some fun stripes […]

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How to Crochet Cables + free beanie pattern + Video!

Earlier this year, I released a free crochet pattern called the Skip Twist Cabled Beanie. Shortly afterward, I got requests for video, because sometimes seeing it in pictures just isn’t enough! First, I have to sing my praises for crocheted cables. They are not as hard as you think they would be and they look…

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TURTLENECK RIB KNIT DRESS

HI DARLINGS! First of all thank you so much for all the birthday wishes I received yesterday, it was truly amazing. I had such a great time and I am feeling it today, lol. On top of having a great birthday weekend at the Bruno Mars concert, a tour of Alcatraz and then dinner with […]

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how to do a full sleeve adjustment

Have you ever found when you are sewing for yourself that a sleeve is a little too tight for your arm or for your fit preference? If so, this is a tutorial for you. Liesl demonstrates how to alter the sleeve pattern piece to add some extra room or to make it narrower.

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Contrast Hood Binding Tutorial

Today we’ve got a quick and easy tutorial for you on how to make a contrast hood binding.  This is a fun way to make the inside of the hood pop!  You can use plain fabric for the outside and a pop of print for the inside, or print for the outside and a coordinating […]

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Overnight Bag Feature in Mollie Makes

I’m so excited to show you what I’ve been working on for Mollie Makes! It’s an overnight bag tutorial, complete with a swivel hook leather strap, welt lining zipper pocket, and the prettiest Rifle Paper Co. dark floral fabric from Fabric.com (affiliate link*). It’s a lovely canvas material that is sturdy but soft. The lining is…

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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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