This is an easy tutorial and pattern for a small canvas tote bag. You can also use upholstery fabric as well. It’s a request from a few readers who make items to sell at markets, but I think anyone who loves to sew bags will love this one too. This … Continue reading →
Many of you may remember the popular project we published recently featuring Bali the Reversible Skirt. When we were shooting the photos for this post, we chose to use a white pleated blouse to complement the skirt. While the skirt was very well received and many of our members did … Continue reading →
This simple but important knit fabric stretch test will help you decide what size to choose for a pattern and what to do with the fabric you already have on hand. Why should you know this? The best reason I can give you is that it will really let you leverage … Continue reading →
“A t-shirt that doesn’t look like you are wearing a t-shirt”– I thought this was a strange request until I saw 3 more women asking for the same thing. One of these women sent me a very long and emotional email about she struggled with her weight since she was a … Continue reading →
We’ve had so many requests for this over the last few weeks. This walking shorts pattern is the perfect opportunity for you guys to make the shorts many of you requested after we published a compilation of shorts for women and children a few weeks ago. In that post, there were … Continue reading →
This leather and fabric handbag is the perfect project for those who are starting to sew with leather and for those who are bored with fabric-only handbags. You can make this with a normal domestic sewing machine so don’t be afraid to give it a try! I am not yet an … Continue reading →
This long-sleeved, simple boat top can be made in only one hour –assuming you have a fully functioning sewing machine. The top is comfortable to wear and very functional. It can be worn in a wide variety of settings and complements all kinds of different looks. I was a little … Continue reading →
The DIY sunglasses case wallet was born from the need of both having to carry my sunglasses and finding my wallet in what my daughter calls the “black hole” (my handbag). The truth is that it can take me from three minutes to never, to locate my debit card, keys … Continue reading →
Articles of clothing are just like houses, or anything that is constantly used and exposed to the elements for that matter. If you see any small damage and hold off mending it, the small damage will turn into a big irreparable ruinous before you know it. That is why, seamstress … Continue reading →
Here’s a pattern for a running belt with pockets and an elasticized adjustable strap so you can tailor it to any waist size. This pouch could also be called a money belt, travel belt or sports belt. Place the pouch on your front or back and cover it with a … Continue reading →
Pulling on a pair of vintage 1980s pleated shorts (sharkstooth print, no less), I found myself thanking the fashion gods that the best of fashions always keep coming back for a revival, thank goodness for retro style! The pleated high waist, which was a no-no for so long, finally acceptable … Continue reading →
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