There's only so many ruffles and frills you can sew before you start looking for something different. Today, I'm featuring my favourite dress sewing patterns that have fun back details - from cutouts to criss-cross, these fun patterns have the wow factor when a little girl turns around.
I love fabric! Everyone who knows me knows I love fabric. Since you're here, I'm guessing you do too! I could spend hours (without kids!) wandering around fabric stores, touching all the fabric and dreaming about what I could make. When I can't make it to a fabric store, I satisfy my craving by browsing my favourite fabric websites.
There's just so much pretty fabric in the world!
Sew perfect binding every time with an adjustable binding foot. An easy tutorial with lots of tips here for how to use a binding foot for quilting or clothes. I'll never sew bias binding another way after using this cheap tool that's available for most sewing machines, including Janome, Brother and Bernina.
Christmas is getting close, and I love to have a homemade Christmas present or two under the Christmas tree. The Best Christmas Toy Sewing Patterns Blog Tour was the perfect excuse to sew a special toy for one of my kids!
Do you collect anything? My Mum used to collect crystal and glass figurines. When Christmas came around, it was always easy to find something to add to Mum's collection. Each year, we'd watch her collection grow and remember who gave her which one and why.
I don't have a collection of my own (unless you count my extensive fabric collection!), and my family always find it hard to find something to buy for me.
A friend has another baby on the way so I've been searching baby sewing patterns for the perfect baby shower gift. I think I've found a winner with these baby hat sewing patterns, but which one should I sew?
Just because you've never sewn a seam, learning to sew shouldn't be boring. Find the perfect beginner sewing projects with this collection of patterns and tutorials. Clothing, accessories, quilts, bags and projects for home - there's something for everybody!
I grew up watching Mum sew my clothes. However, I didn't learn to sew until high school, in a Home Economics class. I still remember the class clearly. Teenage boys and girls sitting in front of sewing machines in pairs, wondering how to get started.
After a safety warning about the dangers of the needle (who would be the first kid to pierce their finger?) and a demonstration of how to use the pedal and the handwheel, the teacher set us our first challenge.
Sewing straight lines on paper (no thread). Oh, the excitement!
When we could prove we could sew a straight line (well, for the length of a sheet of paper), we moved on to corners and curves. Trust me, there was no great sense of achievement and the feeling of a job well done.
When we mastered sewing lines on paper, our time had come. We were actually going to use our sewing machines to create something out of fabric. Something we could actually use. Our Home Economics teacher revealed that the project would be....
I love a baby boy in a button-up shirt. They are the cutest baby sewing patterns. This is the cutest collection of baby shirt patterns to sew for boys.