How To Make a Pair of Leggings

Leggings are so popular these days. I love the wild prints down to the basic black. These can be very slimming and the simple silhouette allows for a lot of creativity in the choice of prints. What most people don’t realize is that they are extremely easy to make. This tutorial will take you through the steps to creating your very first pair. https://player.vimeo.com/video/316436276” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>

Sewing the Spring Capsule Wardrobe

Spring will be here before we know it. As soon as the weather gets a hint of warmth I want to pull out brighter colors and lighter weight clothing. But fabric store overload is a problem for me when planning to sew a capsule. The minute I walk into a fabric store I am overwhelmed with colors and textures. I’m drawn to all the cute and colorful quilting cottons. Unfortunately, my clothing will not be made of those fabrics. Focus, focus. I’m not sure my choices in the photo below will turn out the cohesive collection I was going for, but I do see some similarities. I’m working on some planning sheets to help streamline the process. If they work for me, I’ll be happy to share at a later date.  For now I’m on to cutting.

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How to Sew a Tee Shirt With Ready-to-Wear Techniques

I love making tee shirts. While there are so many cute woven patterns out there, many of us rely on on knits for day to day wear and having custom made tee shirts gives you such creative options. For children, coordinating several fabrics together stretch clothing budgets and give kids options of what to wear together. I have incorporated ready to wear techniques, making this tee shirt even faster to sew.

 

Travel Tissue Holder Tutorial

Just in time for Mother’s Day this travel tissue holder will bring a smile to her face. With only 4 straight seams, it makes a great project for kids to sew too.

 

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Supplies:

  • 2 Coordinating fabrics or scraps of fabric
  • Pocket Tissue pack (I used Kleenex Brand)

Instructions:

1/4″ seam allowance

Cut the outside fabric to measure 6″x 61/2″

Cut the inside fabric to measure 6″x71/2.” the inside will be wider, this is what makes the trim when we turn it right side out.

Your fabrics will look like this

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Sew the 6″ sides right sides together. There will be a bubble since the lining fabric is wider.

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Turn the fabrics right side out and press flat so that there is a 1/4 trim on each side.

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Now press the fabrics in half, trim sides together. This will help us find the middle.

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Now fold both sides to the middle and pin in place.tissue cover5.jpgSew across the top and bottom edges.

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Trim any look threads and turn inside out. You can use a chop stick or other tool to make the corners nice and sharp.

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Press it flat and insert a travel kleenex pack inside.

Perfect for gifts. Enjoy!

Changes, Changes

Those of you who have known me as a Videographer will find big changes in my focus. I have not worked on videos for quite some time, and I’ve been enjoying more and more creating children’s clothing, home decor, accessories, and printable papers. This wide variety of interests was perplexing for me, as I felt I should choose one area and go with it. Recently we moved to the country and with my love of vintage and rustic things, I finally found focus. Make a wide variety of items, but let them be vintage or rustic style. My web site will change to this as soon as I’m finished fiddling with it. It must stay pointed to video until I’ve worked out all the kinks. I hope that will be soon.

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