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: 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 […]

spring Inspiration: details

spring Inspiration: details

Erin is the last one left of this lovely group of contributors this season. She blogs at Our Family Four and sews for an adorable little girl and boy. Erin has made some seriously fabulous clothes for KCW. She has participated in the last 3 and I have to say she’s built up quite a […]

spring inspiration: colors

spring inspiration: colors

Today’s contributor is Brooke from Oliver’s Fancy. She is the mom to two little boys and sew’s some super awesome boy clothes for them!  During the winter KCW, Brooke knocked it out of the park with two amazing hoodies: one in this awesome triangle fabric and then another fantastic striped number. She’s definitely knows what […]