If you are brand new to garment sewing, try out your wings with this project. Learn how to apply facings, make a simple square sleeve, create a self-belt with belt loops, and get some fussy cutting practice.
With a scrunched top, wilting flowers, and stowaway spider, this hat is the most hauntingly hideous of haute couture – and our most popular Halloween project ever! We love to bring it back every year. There’s a full, free pattern.
Turn standard off-the-rack T-shirts into something special with pockets, decorative stitching, inset panels, and cropping. It’s a super simple way to use up fabric and trim scraps to create an instant wardrobe upgrade.
Warm weather and sunny skies mean it’s time to show a little leg! Try this flirty little fast and easy skirt in soft double gauze with a comfy elastic waist and kicky bottom ruffle. Perfect for strolling under bright, blue skies.
We love the look and creativity of handmade, but that doesn’t mean we never buy at the store. Try these fast and easy ways to customize an off-the-rack cardigan with decorative elastics and fasteners.
No self-respecting Halloween witch would be caught out under the moon without a flying broom and a kookie cape. Our cape project is stylishly short with 4 witchy wedges cut from fat quarters and lined with green satin.
Elastic shirring creates a wonderful stretchy texture. It occupies the space between the simplicity of gathering and the intricacy of hand-smocking. We cover the technique itself as well as several project ideas.
When budgets get tight, repairing and re-purposing is the way to go to extend an item’s life. We explore some innovative ideas for using iron-on patches for scarves, t-shirts, pillows, and… of course, jeans.
Soft receiving blankets and cute little hats are a classic combo to delight a new mama and daddy. If you are brand new to knits, we also link to our full Sewing with Knits tutorial for helpful tips, tools, and techniques.
Made entirely from soft, smooth flannel; this stunning poncho has the weight and drape of wool but without any of the scratchiness, so it’s perfect to wear around your face and neck. We selected seven amazing herringbone colors.
The “fantail” refers to the unique triangular back on our kimono, which is further accented by a tassel. It would make a beautiful, lightweight summer wrap. The instructions also include the matching obi style belt.