Category Archives: Tutorials

Sewing with Knits 101

I have been sewing with knits for a while but as they have become more available more people have started trying them out as well.  Unfortunately they don’t always realize that they sew a bit differently until they finish the … Continue reading

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TUTORIAL: Recycled T-shirt Bag

I have been making the square bottom version of these upcycled/recycled t-shirt bags for years but you either have to do more sewing to create boxed corners or you get these weird pointy, almost yoda like, corners depending on what … Continue reading

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Fix it Tutorial: Nice flat knit collars!

This mini fix it tutorial goes along with my recent post about fixing pants.  It also goes alone with my issue with lots of patterns, though most common with .pdf’s & free online tutorials you will find these issues with … Continue reading

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Fix it Tutorial: Rise Issues on Pants (Front Pouch or Plumbers Crack)

I must say I love the availability of .pdf patterns especially because of you don’t have to leave the house and the can include lots of pictures.  This makes them a prime choice for many who are new to sewing … Continue reading

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Tutorial: Upcycled Dress & Clothes From ANY Knit Pattern!

Upcycled dresses, hoodies & pants are currently very popular but can easily cost an arm and a leg.  There is good reason for that, well made garments take time to make & decent knits are not cheap.  I have started … Continue reading

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Maternity Dress for Mama! (link to tutorial!)

One of the complications of #5 being a surprise is that #1 I didn’t hold on to a ton of maternity clothes because we were pretty sure we were done #2 I am prego in opposite seasons so the bit … Continue reading

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‘The Natalie Dress’ 1 Pattern, 3 Looks

Let me say this is actually an old post I just never got around to posting, so these pictures of the twins are more then a year old, but it’s just too cute not to share! Last spring the sewing … Continue reading

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Upcycled Ruffle Shorties From Leggings with Tutorial

A few years ago a friend of mine asked me if could make her some Matilda Jane style shorties.  She loves them but they are not cheap & the sell out fast.  So the last few years I have made … Continue reading

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Upcycled Jean Half Apron with Tutorial!

So if you saw my most recent post Quick & Easy Cut Off Shorts with Tutorial! then you may just be ready for this one :).  At step 2 I mentioned to save the leg peices you cut off & this is why! … Continue reading

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Quick & Easy Cut Off Shorts with Tutorial!

I remember as a child & teen taking scissors to my old jeans to make shorts.  It worked but I have to say they were often FAR from straight and they unraveled for ever getting shorter & shorter over time … Continue reading

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