Exposed lace zippers add some upscale customized detailing to a sewing project. I was able to pick one up a JoAnn's but they can also be found at various fabric and Etsy shops online. Start with your shirt or dress bodice before you assemble the back. Finish the edges with a serger or zigzag stitch. … Continue reading Using an Exposed Lace Zipper
Spring is in the air! Birds are chirping and flowers are blooming, which means it's time to have a picnic! But no picnic is complete without a blanket to sit on. Finished dimensions: 42" x 64" You will need: -2 yards of a bottomweight fabric, like twill or canvas -2 yards of PUL (polyurethane laminate) … Continue reading Sewing Your Own Picnic Blanket!
Piping gets used a lot as a decorative trim for all sorts of things, like pillows and bags. Sure you can buy it at the store, but there are very limited color options. Store bought bias tape opens up more color and a few print options but is still limited. The cutest option is to make … Continue reading Making Your Own Piping
We have several cast iron skillets and those handles get HOT! so I made some little sleeves to slide over them. They're so cute and easy! They're also a good use for some of that left over scrap fabric you've been hoarding "just in case...". You will need a little bit of fabric, a little … Continue reading Super Easy Pot Handle Sleeves
Happy All Saint's Day! We were invited to a party and naturally I needed to make a costume for my daughter. 🙂 Saint Cecilia lived in the second century and is the patron saint of music/musicians, so she seems like the perfect inspiration for a little girl who loves music and dancing. To make this costume … Continue reading Saint Cecilia Costume
For my daughter's St. Cecilia dress I decided to go with a vaguely Medieval princess style dress that she can add to her dress up collection. I started with the Me Hearties Dress from Patterns for Pirates as the base. It has a full circle skirt which I thought would be too full, so I … Continue reading Sewing a Toddler Medieval Style Princess Dress
A lace or sequin overlay is a really easy way to add some extra pizzazz to a shirt. It takes your sewing to a new level and people will not believe that you made it yourself. The first thing you need to do is figure out where you want to add the overlay and cut … Continue reading Adding a Lace or Sequin Overlay