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how to tidy and secure your serger tails

How to Tidy and Secure Serger Tails

I recently sewed like a million Union St. Tees by Hey June Handmade (to be blogged, soon!), and I used it as practice for getting the perfect V-neck. I also used it as an opportunity to photograph how I tidy and secure my serger tails. It’s really simple. All you have to do is make […]

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must have sewing tools collage

20 Must-Have Sewing Tools

Having been sewing for quite some time (25+ years), I sometimes forget how long it takes to accumulate all the necessary supplies and equipment to be ready for virtually any garment project. Sure, there are various notions that are purchased on a garment-by-garment basis, but there are also those items that you use over and […]

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T-Shirt Twill Tape Neckline Tutorial

T-Shirt Neckline Twill Tape Tutorial

Do you ever feel like your handmade clothes are just missing that certain something that higher-end, ready-to-wear clothes always have? Maybe I’m the only emotional dresser, but for me,┬áit’s oftentimes little Anthropologie-esque details that determine whether or not a handmade garment makes it into regular rotation. I’ve been making a ton of tees from the […]

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Baby Got Back Leggings for Cloth Diapered Babies

Free Sewing Pattern: Baby Got Back Leggings for Cloth-Diapered Babies

A few years ago, when Harper was just a wee little baby, I created my first sewing pattern while I was blogging as Ruthie Pearl. It was called “Baby Got Back Leggings” and was designed for tiny babies through two-year-olds wearing cloth diapers. At that time, I had an extremely hard time finding pants to […]

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Make Your Own Upcycled Undies

Upcycled? Undies? Ummm, yeah. Those words probably shouldn’t go together. That is, unless, you haven’t upcycled ACTUAL underwear. Instead, do what I did – upcycle other knit clothing into comfortable, cute panties! I will be the first to admit that I absolutely love cheap, big-box underwear (Hanes, Fruit of the Loom, etc.). They are simply […]

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free owl applique sewing pattern

Free Owl Applique Pattern

I contemplated calling this post “Sweatshirt Sex Change” because that’s precisely what I did for this project. However, I figured “Free Owl Applique Pattern” would be more appropriate for search engine traffic. Who knows what kind of audience I’d get with the former… I didn’t do a full-on tutorial for this project because frankly, if […]

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