sewing tips and tricks

9 More Ways to Make Your Sewing Polished

I love sharing some of the things I’ve learned in my years of sewing. I’ve done a LOT of it by trial and error, and I have made just about every mistake out there. So I want to save you some of that error by teaching you some of the things I’ve learned along the way […] Read more…

How to match stripes when sewing.

2 Methods for Matching Stripes when Sewing

Have you ever bought a striped shirt or skirt and then realized once you were home that the stripes don’t match up? Its annoying and doesn’t look great and when you’re paying for clothes you want them to look right, not cheap. The same applies when you’re sewing. When those stripes match up it looks […] Read more…

7 Tips for Cutting Patterns in Record Time

Cutting patterns in preparation for sewing is definitely my least favorite sewing chore but its necessary. So every time I can read up on and think about better ways to get it done I do. And today I’m sharing some of those time (and sanity) saving methods with you in case you’re in the same […] Read more…

Use these 7 tips and your sewing projects will look more professional--people won't even suspect you made it yourself!

7 Ways to Make Your Sewing Look Professional

   You’ve come to learn more about how to make your sewing look more professional and amazing, and I have so much to share with you. Before we get to those tips though, let me share a few more things with you. When I started sewing I would often look at the things I made and compare […] Read more…

This super easy 2-minute fix will ensure you never lose your drawstring again--so easy and awesome!

How to Fix your Drawstring So You Never Lose It Again

  I don’t know about you, but it drives me crazy when I pull my hoodies or sweats out of the laundry and the drawstrings are crazy lopsided–or worse, when they’re pulled out! And babies LOVE to yank on those dangling strings too. If they’re pulled all the way out, sometimes I don’t even want to […] Read more…

Basic tutorial for lengthening a dress hem from Mabey She Made It.

Lengthening a Dress: A Tutorial

Have you ever found the perfect dress only it’s just a bit short? So frustrating, right? Well it happens to my lovely sister (pictured above) a lot since she’s a fabulous 6′ tall. And since my brother’s wedding was this past week, we needed to lengthen this dress from Shabby Apple just a bit. Lengthen […] Read more…

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