Down Under they are preparing for warm weather while those of us up north are preparing for the cold. Marnie sews up this adorable Fly Girl Racing Suit from Winter Wear Designs and is sure it will get lots of use over their summer!Read More
Today Kari presents the entire Back to School Bundle by Violette Field Threads in a mini capsule wardrobe collection. She pairs the six individual patterns and makes eleven adorable outfits for her back to schooler.Read More
Today our teams sews up the new Back to School collection by Violette Field Threads. Each member sewed up an outfit for their back to schooler and they couldn't be any cuter. Check back tomorrow to see the collection as a capsule wardrobe.Read More
Today Maryanna reviews the Halftime Hoodie from 5 out of 4 patterns. This quick sew hoodie has several options and is not exclusively a male pattern. Laura also sewed a version for her son who loves it so much he's already asked for another.Read More
Are you sewing for a trip to Disney? Or maybe just for a special someone who loves Disney? Today Raedene is sharing her favorite Disney inspired sewing patterns! Check out these beautiful dresses for some Disney sewing inspiration!Read More
What do you do with all of your scrap fabrics?!? When you really think about it scraps are really versatile. Sometimes I use them to make baby clothes, sometimes my kids use them to practice sewing but today I'm going to show you how to make a scrap wreath!
First gather your supplies, you need pinking rotary cutter, scraps and a wire wreath. For this project I decided to use all pink scraps so my wreath would match my sewing area.
Now let's get started
1. Cut scraps into 5” x 3/4” strips
2. Then tie the strips around the wires of the wreath. I prefer to make my wreaths full so I push the strips together and I tie them to each wire on the wreath.
That's it, you're finished!
Today Gloria sews up and ensemble for her much needed cruise using patterns from ModKid. The Hailey Cover up, Sun and Surf Tote and the Jewelry Roll have Gloria ready to roll......to the pool!Read More
Hey everyone!! Now that we all have our back to school wardrobes, it’s time to add some accesories. My daughter loves wearing headbands but they can really start adding up so I end up making a lot of them. I got a nice pile of scrap fabrics sent to me and they were the perfect selection for headbands. The first one is super quick and easy to make.
Headband (you can buy them in lots on Etsy or just reuse your daughter’s old ones)
Buttons, beads, jewels, or other findings
Tear a stip of fabric about 2-3 inches wide and tie a knot in the end.
Fold the strip in half length wise and and start twisting and wrapping it around the knot to form the rosette, adding hot glue as you go. You can add as many twists as you want for different looks.
When you get to the end, just tuck it under the bottom and glue it. Turn it over and you have a nice rosette.
I Like adding Millinery leaves to all my rosettes. You can find them on Etsy. This is also the point where you can add a button or beads or some other little decoration. My daughter picked wooden beads for hers.
Cut a circle about the size of your rosette.
Glue your flower to the headband and then glue the circle to the back to make it nice and neat. Voila!!
Petal Flower Headband:
Tapestry needle and thread
Take your scrap fabrics and cut circles. I like to fold in fourths so I have 4 circle the same size of each fabric. Your circles don’t need to be perfect. Imperfections make them even better! I use anywhere from 3-6 different fabrics. Cut each fabric slightly smaller.
Take the largest circles and fold them in quarter. Overlap the points and put in a few stitches so it resembles a circle.
Following the same steps, add layers of petals. The more you add, the tougher it will be to push the needle through so you may need to use a thimble.
Add a button to the center with the glue gun
I used an old headband that my daughter broke, so before I glue the flower on, I wrap it in coordinating fabric first.
Glue the flower to the headband and add a circle of fabric to the back to cover all the stitches. And there you have a fun little headband to add to your daughter’s wardrobe!