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sewing for kids

  • 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…

  • Kindle Cover Tutorial: Updated!

    One of the most popular tutorials I have ever published here on the blog is my Kindle Cover Tutorial.  I’m back today with an update to the measurements and construction of…

  • The Flip Flop Dress Pattern NOW AVAILABLE!

    It’s here, it’s here!!  The Flip Flop Dress pattern is available for purchase and download NOW in my shop! Huge thanks to all of you who have been so patient and…

  • The Flip Flop Dress: Variations

    In addition to the core Flip Flop Dress pattern, I’m also sharing some of the variations for the dress!  Initially, ALL of these pieces and techniques were included in the full…

  • The Flip Flop Dress: The Basic Pattern

    The Flip Flop Dress features a lined bodice that can button front OR button back, with either a rounded or a square neckline, and a full gathered dirndl skirt.  The bodice hits…

  • The Flip Flop Dress: What Makes It Special

    The Flip Flop Dress pattern started out, years ago, as a style my mother manufactured when she made children’s clothing for her cottage company back in the late 80s and early…

  • At Last! Pre-Release: The Flip Flop Dress

    I’ll be going on and on about this pattern for a few days, just be warned.  I’ve made about a zillion of them, and my daughter wears them all. the. time.…

  • 4th of July Flashback

    A week before the Fourth, my kids were all looking for their Stars and Stripes outfits.  Our neighborhood hosts a kids’ parade–complete with bike/wagon decorating competition and bake-off–and they wanted to…

  • Handmade Teacher Gift Round-Up

    Alright, team players!  A bunch of you had some really great suggestions for end-of-year gifts for teachers, and I loved what you had to share.  I loved that some of you…

  • Nesting Birds for the Little Girls

    I went to a baby shower recently, and as is my apparent habit, liked the gift I gave so much that I came back home and made another for our house! …