Vampire Cape Pattern – Unisex Easy Halloween Costume: Part 1

vampire cape pattern

This is the vampire cape pattern, a perfect sewing project for the upcoming cold, grey, lazy sewing October days. Making Halloween outfits for older teenagers is very hard these days.  The media, tv shows and movies often have children overly sexualized, preying upon the need for kids to belong to … Continue reading

Which Sewing Machine Needle? + Bonus Download Worth $1.95 FREE

sewing machine needle

Ok, so you’ve taken up sewing but you’re still learning the ropes, as they say.  When talking about sewing machine needles, people in your sewing circle keep spouting off numbers like 90/14 and 75/11, which makes little to no sense to you…the problem is, you’re just a tad too shy … Continue reading

Fabric and Leather Handbag FREE Pattern: Good for Beginners

leather and fabric handbag

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 … Continue reading

October’s Halloween Mug Rug – Hiding in the Pumpkin Patch

Mug rugs have become so popular lately! For the past couple years they are by far my biggest pattern sellers. This is probably for many reasons. They are super easy to make, they can be made using your favorite techniques (hand or machine), they make great gifts, and they can … Continue reading

The Long Romper Pattern For Mid Season Dressing In Style

long romper

This is the new long romper pattern. I think it’s the perfect combination of comfort and convenience –a must have in any wardrobe.  The number one request I get is for more comfortable, easy going, and good-looking clothes.  A few people have suggested to me that the Salina Easy Romper would be … Continue reading

Salvage your Selvages!

salvage your selvages

Now any seamstress or hobby sewist will undoubtedly have discarded that little white strip along the fabric edge without a second thought, probably a few hundred times or more. You know that “useless” strip where the manufacturer’s branding is printed…along with a few strange colored circles? Well, there’s more to … Continue reading