PATTERNS: what makes me commit

PATTERNS: what makes me commit

Why would I pay for a pattern, even an adorable one, if there are so many free patterns and tutorials available online? This is what I used to think, before I started sewing clothes.  What I know now that I didn’t know then is, those pattern-makers have done so much of the hard work to […]

PATTERNS: how to make it do more

PATTERNS: how to make it do more

Hi again KCW sewers – and just as the banner says, it’s Renee here from Nearest the pin. How are your plans coming along? If you’re feeling a bit ‘over’ your pattern stash, then today’s post has come at the right time. Sewed them all before? Need some more inspiration? Well today I’m here to […]

PATTERNS: how to make sure it will fit

PATTERNS: how to make sure it will fit

So, you’ve got your patterns ready to go, fabrics gathered and you’ve measured your kid to see which size to make.  One more step in your process could be: to make a muslin or not?   A muslin is a test garment made from inexpensive fabric.  Often it’s made only for the critical pieces of […]

KCW plans: Brooke

KCW plans: Brooke

Hi it’s me, Brooke, here to chat with you again. This time I’m going to talk with you about my personal plans for Spring 2014 KCW. Unlike our other two contributors this week, I don’t have any girls to sew for so my sewing will be solely focused on sewing for my boys. However, many […]

KCW plans: Jenn

KCW plans: Jenn

One of the benefits of contributing for Kids Clothes Weeks is that it’s forcing me to plan for the week.  I’ve taken a much more relaxed approach in the past.  I typically have a few things in mind or an event like Halloween which coincides with the challenge week, but actually pondering what items to […]

KCW Plans: Erin

KCW Plans: Erin

 Hello there, it’s Erin.   I know it’s only been 2 days since we talked about the best details to add to your kids’ garments, but I think it’s time we chat again. 🙂 I am so ready for Kid’s Clothes Week!  Although, I guess I’m more ready in principle than I am tangibly.  But I […]