Stitch Identification, or What Does This One Do?

Stitch Identification, or What Does This One Do?

When I was writing Stitch by Stitch, I really wanted to focus on the struggles I see the most in folks who come through our classes.  No matter what the sewing background–someone who took Home Ec so long ago they feel like they’ve forgotten most of it; someone who learned from her mom and wasn’t […]

Castle Peeps Travel Play Set

Castle Peeps Travel Play Set

When Lizzy House’s new collection Castle Peeps was released, I ordered the entire thing for the shop sight-unseen–after Lizzy Dish and Red Letter Day, I didn’t need to see it to know it would be fabulous.  And boy, is it ever! Very few collections have sold so quickly or with so much excitement.  So when […]

Dana's Greatest Hits: MADE at the Shop this Weekend!

Dana's Greatest Hits: MADE at the Shop this Weekend!

Right about now, I’m heading to the airport to pick up the fabulous Dana and bring her on back to the shop for her weekend visit to Atlanta and all the events we’re hosting with her at Whipstitch!  Can you tell I’m excited?  As our inaugural guest speaker and instructor, she’s so fantastic and I’m […]

Car Seat Cover

Car Seat Cover

From this: To this: To this! Don’t want to do it on your own?  Grab a tutorial from PukingPastilles (on sale!) or hop over to YourCarSeatCover and have it done by a pro! Project details: With thanks for some great advice in making this go smoothly, this project was a fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants project, and took about […]

Video Tutorial: Recycled Hand Puppets

Video Tutorial: Recycled Hand Puppets

Simple, no-sew hand puppets from stuffed animals scored at the thrift shop (or scoured from their forgotten spot at the bottom of the toy chest).  Quick and easy, with crazy professional results!  Awesome dinosaur sound effects, yo. I’m adding new video features and tutes all summer long over on the Whipstitch YouTube channel! Hello, vacation.

Instructions for Sewing: Doorway Puppet Playhouse

Instructions for Sewing: Doorway Puppet Playhouse

Our oldest is nearly fifteen, and when she was around six, she really, really loved puppets.  Browsing through the Lillian Vernon catalog one day (hey, it was the late 90s, OK?), I had seen a doorway puppet theatre that looked adorable–for $65.  Really?  For a couple tension rods and some poor-quality velveteen?  $65? So I […]

Tutorial Round-Up: Crib Sheets PLUS Toddler Top Sheet Tutorial

Tutorial Round-Up: Crib Sheets PLUS Toddler Top Sheet Tutorial

(Attention Atlanta locals!!  Mark your calendars: Dana of MADE will be in Atlanta June 11 & 12 for a blogger talk, a FREE demonstration, and a limited-seating Mystery Workshop, all hosted at Whipstitch!  Her blog is amazing, gorgeous, and very widely-read.  Her tutorials–like the one featured below–are always so well-written and easy to follow, and […]

Girls' Ruffled Pillowcase Dress by SimplyModernMom

Girls' Ruffled Pillowcase Dress by SimplyModernMom

Today, a guest tutorial!  As I write this, I am envisioning myself recovering from a smooth, happy delivery of our new baby.  Recently, Tiffany over at SimplyModernMom dropped me a note and shared some of these sweet images of her most recent tutorial.  I asked if she’d let me pirate it for the day, in […]

Recycled Tees into Baby Washcloths: Quick & Easy!

Recycled Tees into Baby Washcloths: Quick & Easy!

If it weren’t for nesting, I’m pretty sure none of our closets would EVER get cleaned.  The linen closet itself was…well…atrocious is probably not too strong a word.  These last few weeks, I’ve been attacking tasks with a vengeance–with baby #3 arriving six weeks early, we pretty much figured that with baby #4, 34 weeks […]

French Seams and Flat Fell Seams

French Seams and Flat Fell Seams

So, I’m sitting at the laptop, 20 minutes into naptime.  And our three-year-old appears, holding her woobie: Pink Blankie.  Not the most creative name, but there it is.  Except, I look closer at Pink Blankie (PB for short) and there are TWO.  Two pieces, that is. “Honey,” I ask, “What happened to Pink Blankie?” “I […]

20-minute skirt tutorial

20-minute skirt tutorial

My girls wear a lot of skirts.  They’re easy to put on, comfortable to play in, and a great way to use up and show off small amounts of fabric that I really, really love.  Add an inexpensive t-shirt from Target, and you’ve got outfits all week long.  You probably even have all the supplies […]

Invisible Zipper Tutorial

Invisible Zipper Tutorial

Over at Clever Nesting, Whipstitch has a new (and pretty solid, I might add) invisible zipper tutorial, complete with numerous photos. Thanks again to Devona and Colleen for allowing me to sponsor for the week!

Tutorial: Underarm Bias Binding

Tutorial: Underarm Bias Binding

Summer is coming, thank goodness, and that means sleeveless tops–yay! Personally, I have a very picky attitude when it comes to the strappy top: I don’t like the armhole to be too low or too loose. I like good coverage so there is never any lingerie hanging out the side, and so I can feel […]

Tutorial: Girls’ Shirt Dress from Daddy’s Dress Shirt

Tutorial: Girls’ Shirt Dress from Daddy’s Dress Shirt

Fantastic tutorial from the always delightful Dana over at Made. Turn a men’s dress shirt–one that’s worn out, or that you scored from a thrift shop or garage sale–into a delicious girl’s shirt dress for the summer! Wouldn’t one of these look GREAT with some Heather Ross Far Far Away ruffles?  Don’t miss your chance […]

Great Spring Cleaning Tute!

Great Spring Cleaning Tute!

Check out the fun spring cleaning dust mitt tutorial over at WeWilsons! I have piles and piles of thrift finds begging to be put to use–am loving this idea.