Bow ties make everything better

In 2012, a dear friend asked if I would sew a dozen bow ties for a New Year’s celebration. Challenge was accepted and I have never looked back, many scores of ties later. What started out just as an opportunity to sew something new and hack a pattern has really evolved into a unique way […]

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Makeover Your Mei Tai Carrier: Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head

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Makeover your Mei Tai carrier! Sadly, this post won’t have exact measurements to guide you inch by inch. This meant to be a narrative inspiration of one way to customize your  Mei Tai – easy enough that you can change it with the seasons (as long as you have a good seam ripper).  I added […]

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Simple Fabric Table Runner – Tutorial

Need a quick table runner for a party or quick room spruce-upper? All you need is some fabric, sewing machine, thread, scissors, iron, pin or two and a little time… I made this quick table runner out of some yardage of sparkly cotton fabric I had in my stash. I had about a little less […]

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Have a Merry Red & Gray Holiday: Quilt Tutorial

The Christmas Holiday theme around our house this year is red, gray and white. This tutorial guides you through a speedy, yet undeniably cozy, lap sized quilt, perfect for napping and decorating the back of a sofa or chair. This quilt is all about the central focus fabric, accentuated with three simple freehand geometric applique […]

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Giraffe Quilt Story

This lap or child sized quilt was inspired by a nursery’s color and themes: giraffe, pink, teal and caramel. The pallet feels so fresh and modern yet retro too (just my style). For this design I wanted to keep it simple: centered on the colors and playful. I settled on three over sized log-cabin rectangles […]

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Shortening a Sweater Dress: Hemming and Hawing Part 3

I FINALLY dove into the pile of items in my “mend and alter” bin. Three items were in need of some basic hemming; that I thought others might be interested in my approach or be looking to follow a tutorial on. I am working on three part post, one for each hem. Segments are 1) […]

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