Tips & Techniques

Easy Circle Skirt by Mabey She Made It

Simple Circle Skirt Tutorial & Cheat Sheet

It’s so fun when you find a cute and amazing skirt that you can make in almost no time at all. A circle skirt is so much fun and there’s really not much to it! And once you make your first circle skirt you’ll wonder why you never made one before. This photo was taken last year, […] 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…

Make your sewing design choices intentional and you'll create stunning garments. I'm sharing my tips, tricks, and thought process with you for choosing the right pattern, fabric, and trim to get the feel you want.

Sewing Design Choices

I get a lot of comments on my sewing about how everything seems to work together to create a look that is complete–like all the elements were made to go together. To me, sewing design choices are not just picking a pattern, fabric, and notions independently and putting them together–its making decisions based on the look and […] 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…

Check out these ideas for craft and sewing organization.

9 Tips for How to Organize Your Sewing Space for the New Year

I love how a new year often motivates me to get things organized again and find a good home for everything. And while I started coming up with tips to organize your sewing space, I realized that I never showed you my craft/sewing room at Mabey Manor, so you get both practical tips and a craft […] Read more…

These are simple and practical Tips for Choosing Fabric Combinations

9 Tips for Choosing Fabric Combinations

  Have you ever wondered how to go about choosing fabric combinations for your living spaces? As I was getting ready to redo my pillows recently, I started browsing some amazing prints at Minted.com (they have home decor fabric!) and found so many I wanted. I started adding them to my cart, then worked on paring the choices […] Read more…

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