Appliqués are shapes or letters with an adhesive on the backside so that they can be applied, using an iron, to everything from clothing, (think adorable initials on Children’s coats, for example) to pillows, to tablecloths. Making your own appliqués is a great, simple, project to do with children and … Continue reading →
The Raglan sleeve blouse pattern is the perfect simple, easy, and free tutorial to get you to practice your sewing skills and advance to the next level. This blouse is for woven fabrics, but you can use a knit with a horizontal stretch if you want to. I feel like … Continue reading →
Hello again from Laura at CraftyHour! I’m here today to share some of my favourite techniques for working with sheer and lightweight fabrics. The first experience I ever had sewing any sheer fabrics was when I made my wedding dress 8 years ago. There was ample opportunity to learn – the … Continue reading →
This week I want to show you how to add extra pockets to any tote bag. I’ll demonstrate this with the extra pockets I added at the bottom of the small canvas tote bag that was recently published on our site. Please also check out the full video tutorial showing all … Continue reading →
You’ll love this tutorial if you’re looking for something different for this Easter. It’s a kind of Fabric Easter Egg made with fabric scraps and it has a zipper, so you can put a surprise toy inside. This is a wonderful project for beginners but it would also be fun … Continue reading →
Hello! I’m Rin from Sew in Love and owner of Hana Patterns. I’m back with another free sewing pattern for you, inspired by my Japanese heritage. You can make this embroidered pillow to add a touch of ethnic and bohemian style to your home. What’s Sashiko? Sashiko is a type of … Continue reading →
The raglan sleeve t-shirt dress pattern is a project suited for nearly every occasion. It is also one of the easiest dresses you can make, only needing a couple of hours at most. This is a request from a young 23-year-old creator who is just starting to sew, HappySunnyCalifornia, who … Continue reading →
Materials 1/2″ bias tape store-bought or handmade erasable pen thread to match the bias tape How To Make The Keyhole Neckline Draw a straight line the length of the finished keyhole you want. The longer the line the more cleavage you will be showing. Note: I am using a piece … Continue reading →
This is the office hours blouse pattern — for when elegance, femininity, and sophistication call. This type of blouse has many variations but the same beginning. More on that in a later post where I will write about the history of this blouse design. The blouse has a pleat in … Continue reading →
At home, I have eight ugly, crackly, and wavy old-looking vinyl placemats that I keep using every day. Sadly, they have become an eyesore in my kitchen. However, as you all know, I hate throwing things away –so I thought I’d breathe new life into them. In this article, I … Continue reading →
As most of our readers would know, I’m not a fan of gyms as I explained in my post on creating A New Workout Wardrobe: My New Year Resolution. But I actually would love to own a sports bra that gives me not only support but comfort. I think this … Continue reading →
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