• 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 I originally made these when our son was headed to Montessori school,…

  • Tutorial: Easy, No-Sew Fleece Scarf

    I have and need a lot of scarves.  I wear lightweight cotton scarves, knitted scarves, cowls, you name it.  I have been known to pack a scarf if it dips below…

  • Nested Fabric Buckets: Video Tutorial

    Easily the most popular tutorial I’ve published in the life of Whipstitch is the Nested Fabric Buckets I designed to store smaller projects in my studio, back in 2011. I’ve used…

  • Emery Dress in Japanese Cotton

    Three years ago, I wrote a draft of this post where I said the following: The Emery Dress by Christine Haynes is such a classic, classic silhouette.  I actually put off…

  • Ola Hudson: A Great Woman Of Sewing

    Art always has two balancing demands: technique and aesthetics. Sewing requires that we understand the basics of construction, how to operate a sewing machine, how to handle fabrics and shears to…