whipstitch + giveaway

whipstitch + giveaway

I picked up the book Stitch by Stitch in a book store years ago. There weren’t a ton of sewing books on the market then and this one stood out with its great projects and attention to detail. I knew right away when I started reading it that a real sewer wrote it–a real sewer […]

the scientific seamstress and sis boom patterns + giveaway

the scientific seamstress and sis boom patterns + giveaway

I discovered the Scientific Seamstress, Carla Crim, way back in 2011 when she did a fantastic series on Sew Mama Sew about drafting, grading, formatting, and marketing PDF patterns. Carla has since gone on to write 2 books on pattern making for children’s clothes: 1. Pattern Making for Kids’ Clothes 2. Pattern Cutting for Kids’ […]

pattern workshop + giveaway

pattern workshop + giveaway

Welcome to giveaway week. This week is full of so many wonderful things! I’m excited to introduced you to new shops and visit old favorites as well. And of course there will be fantastic prizes to win everyday!  We’re going to kick off the week with an interview with Lauren Dahl, a teacher, a sewer, a blogger, […]

upcycle after: sweaters and shirts

upcycle after: sweaters and shirts

Hi all, it’s Saskia again from Vera Luna. One of the challenges of upcycling is to use what you have. You might be lucky and reuse clothes with a nice print or pattern, but most likely your base material will be plain (solid or striped) knits. Of course, you could create great basics out of such material, but you might want to […]

upcycle after: leggings and pants

upcycle after: leggings and pants

Hello! Holly from Hamster and the Bee back again today, ready to share with you some amazing examples of upcycled leggings and pants, and to provide you with patterns and tutorials to get you started. This is a fun topic for me because my kid (the bee) will NOT wear pants. Like, ever. She will however wear leggings. […]

upcycle after: skirts and dresses

upcycle after: skirts and dresses

I’m back again with some creative and easy upcycles! I’m taking the skirts and dresses today, and you’ll see pants, leggings, tops, jackets and who knows what else in the coming days! Skirts are probably one of the easiest things to make out of almost anything – tea towels, pillowcases, old curtains, anything! Sometimes you […]