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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 we’re playing in the snow, or headed out…

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 philosophical ideas about how kids dress, and what’s…

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 means any time I’m reading, I can call…

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, and I can tell you we honestly have…

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 I originally made these when our son was headed to Montessori school, because his class required they have a cloth…

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 60 degrees Fahrenheit.  I like my scarf to…

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 these baskets constantly ever since, and discovered that…

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 finally sewing a version because I thought, on…

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 get a good cut–but it also requires that…

The Sewing Buddy Project: A Sewing Pen Pal Program

The Sewing Buddy Project started in 2010 when I had the brain storm of putting together sewing pen pals, people who would know each other through their relationship of sewing, who could interact one-on-one, and motivate one another.  I…

Lost Project: Travel backpacks for children who fly

We took our first really serious trip as a family back in 2016: my husband volunteered to walk across the breadth of England as part of Dads4Kesem, a charity walk to raise funds to launch a chapter of Camp…

Family Halloween Costumes: EIGHT Years of Memories

When we were in the process of buying the house where we live now, we were living in a rental house nearby. We wanted to put ourselves in a position where we could really take our time, choose the…