• Carolyn Pajamas with Ric-Rac Trim

    I admired the Carolyn Pajamas pattern for ages before sewing them up, like a lot of us did. The style is classic and classy, and the shape seems like it would…

  • Flashback 70s Archer Shirt in Cotton Lawn

    I am (forever, it would seem) on the hunt for the very most perfect button-up shirt with a stand collar that I can find. This one is ALMOST it, not exactly,…

  • Sewing A Men’s Bathrobe: Vintage Kwik Sew 1366

    Each year for Christmas, I make our children a new pair of pajamas. Over time, they’ve needed them less and less, because they grow less and less from year to year–but…

  • Mushroom Shirtdress: Simplicity 8014

    This dress tells a story: any project can be salvaged and re-imagined, any project can be resurrected, no matter how long it’s been a Work-In-Progress. These mushrooms started their journey to…

  • Easy Neck Warmer Sewing Tutorial

    I love, love, love a good scarf. I have a pretty substantial collection, and wear one daily once the weather drops below, say, 68 degrees. However, for really active days–like when…

  • Knit Tees For Older Kids

    These tees are from weeks and weeks ago, and I’ve sat down to write about them maybe six or seven times/. Each time, I ended up with a whole lot of…

  • Interview with Author Tara Moss

    The intersection between sewing and fiction can be wonderfully rewarding. With the Murder Mystery Quilt, I’ve been indulging my love of mysteries and crime novels for the past six years, which…

  • Video Tutorial: Kindle E-Reader Cover

    Now added to the Whipstitch YouTube channel: a video version of my Kindle e-reader cover tutorial! This has been a great project that’s been super popular on my blog for years,…

  • Quilted Reversible Placemats: Video Tutorial

    Like the Nested Fabric Buckets, my Quilted Placemats tutorial is one of the all-time most popular I’ve ever shared. I originally made these when our son was headed to Montessori school,…