DIY Baby Moccasins

If you’re a mom (or even if you aren’t) I know you MUST have seen the adorable baby moccasin shoes that are trending now. Apparently made popular by one of the Kardashians? What? Oh well. They are really cute. AND we have a pair of baby moccasins passed down from L’s grandpa, so obviously moccasins … Continue reading “DIY Baby Moccasins”

DIY Un-Paper Bag Tutorial (A Project for Beginners)

In a follow up to Tuesday’s post about the paper bag trick, I’m going to teach you how to make a re-useable un-paper bag. This is a great tutorial for beginners! It may look complicated, but the shape of the bag comes from folding the fabric, not from complicated sewing. The paper bag trick helps … Continue reading “DIY Un-Paper Bag Tutorial (A Project for Beginners)”

The Paper Bag Trick (a Beginner’s Sewing Tip)

I realize that lots of the sewing tutorials I post might seem scary or too intense for a lot of beginners out there. I want this blog to make sewing accessible to everyone, so I’m going to start a series of posts specifically for the beginners out there. We’ll start with a trick that streamlines … Continue reading “The Paper Bag Trick (a Beginner’s Sewing Tip)”

Tips for sewing with Denim

I recently finished a fun sewing project I made for a friend using recycled jeans. Let me just say, sewing with denim can be super tough! Especially when you are using recycled denim and you may be sewing through lots of layers. During this project I was able to test out denim-sewing tips I learned in my … Continue reading “Tips for sewing with Denim”

Outdated Skirt Refashion: Give New Life to Something Old

Today I’m giving you a tutorial for an outdated skirt refashion. While you may not have or be able to find exactly the same kind of skirt, this tutorial is meant to get your creative juices flowing, and teach you techniques you could apply to multiple types of skirts. In the 1960s, my great-grandma was … Continue reading “Outdated Skirt Refashion: Give New Life to Something Old”

How to Size Down a Button Up

Sewing can make it much easier to have good quality, classic clothes that are tailored to fit one’s own body. I find that as a young mom, refashioning my clothes lets me have a wardrobe that fits without constantly buying new clothes to match my current size. This tutorial will show you how I tailor … Continue reading “How to Size Down a Button Up”

The Worst Dressmaking Mistake I’ve Ever Made

A tragedy has just occurred. I made a super silly dressmaking mistake. One that I knew I should have avoided. Here’s how it happened. A few years ago… I took a pattern-making class and a sewing techniques class from an experienced professor who had working in both construction and pattern drafting for upwards of thirty … Continue reading “The Worst Dressmaking Mistake I’ve Ever Made”

Baby Tee from an Adult Tee (Free Pattern and Tutorial)

If you have old tee shirts lying around the house and you’d like to make a free baby tee, this post is for you. All you need is a little over an hour of time, thread, and this free pattern. As I’ve mentioned, we live on an island in Alaska with not many options for shopping. … Continue reading “Baby Tee from an Adult Tee (Free Pattern and Tutorial)”

DIY Baby Booties

When L was a few months old my mother-in-law bought him some magical fleece baby booties that STAYED on his feet! Even when he was three months old those twelve month size shoes would stay on his feet, due to the ankle elastic and handy adjustable snaps. He recently lost one bootie, so I set … Continue reading “DIY Baby Booties”