Fall Sewing with EYMM Patterns

EYMM Womens Four Seasons Cardigan

This baby is almost officially down to a single digit week countdown! We’re really excited, though the to-do list is still reaaaaaaaaaally long. Having a early October/late September baby also means it may or may not get cold here while I still have baby on board. Tricky right!

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Fall Sewing with EYMM Patterns

EYMM Womens Four Seasons Cardigan

This baby is almost officially down to a single digit week countdown! We’re really excited, though the to-do list is still reaaaaaaaaaally long. Having a early October/late September baby also means it may or may not get cold here while I still have baby on board. Tricky right!

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Long Beach Board Shorts

Long Beach Board Shorts PDF Pattern

I’ve been in a major sewing area de-stash and clean out. A couple weeks ago I came across a pair of shorts that were 90 percent finished. I don’t remember now why they were left undone, but the only thing they were missing was a hem and some elastic!

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Wardrobe Staple: The White Tee

Kymy’s Dolman Top PDF Pattern

Do you have a favorite staple in your wardrobe? I had a great white tee. It became hopelessly stained and I needed a replacement. As luck would have it I stumbled on this chunk of white knit and was looking to make a muslin for a project I’m going to share next week.

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Messenger Bag

ES Messenger Bag

I’ve been bottle and diaper free for a couple years now, so this Fall I’m going to need a new diaper bag. Personally I still carry a purse, because without fail if I’m playing the wallet shuffle game I’m going to end up somewhere without it, like the grocery store checkout.

That being said I’m not looking for a bag the size of overnight luggage. The ES Messenger Bag is a nice sized bag with lots of options for pockets a super important feature for me. The more I can compartmentalize the easier I can find it.

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Hanging Kitchen Towels {Pattern and Tutorial}

Hanging Kitchen Towel Pattern and Template

My kitchen is often littered with towels. Between cooking for 2 kids all day, the kitchen serving as a pass through for all backyard activities, and no dishwasher the chances you will find a kitchen towel jammed in a handle of a cabinet, oven handle, or just about anywhere there is a flat surface is high.

A few years back Donna did a post on hanging towels and I have been meaning to make up a set ever since.  I made up a small set out of stash fabric and large kitchen towels I had been using- but were a little unruly to handle.

Hanging Kitchen Towel Pattern and Template

 

I made mine just a little differently than the original post, but both method works just as well.

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New Release: The Harvey Vneck PDF Pattern

Harvey Vneck PDF pattern OUSM Designs

The Harvey Vneck is here! A great fast summer sew, with long sleeve options for those of you on the other side of the globe.

 

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Baby Harvey Tee Free PDF pattern

Free Pattern: Baby Harvey Vneck

Today we’re sharing a free 0-3 month tee pattern with you. Introducing the Baby Harvey Vneck, a companion to our full size Harvey Vneck pattern.

You’ll be able to download your free pattern at the bottom of the post.

The start of sewing for the little one I’m expecting led me to want to share something fun with you guys. The Baby Harvey comes with the basic body, both long and short sleeve options.

Free Pattern: Baby Harvey Vneck

My daughter is rooting for a sister, my son is open either way (though he thinks it’s probably a boy). This pattern will work for either. The 0-3 month size works best for 8-13 pound babies.

free pdf pattern baby harveyThe vneck help little heads get through without a lot of pulling. The pattern is designed to get your v in with the fewest number of curses. Not that I would ever curse while sewing….

free pdf pattern baby harvey

This tiny sew is fast and can be easily assembly line sewn if you want to make a handful up for your little or a baby shower. And it’s only 4 page to print the whole thing.

free baby pattern

Ready to get started? Download your pattern HERE. Save you pattern to your computer, open and print it inside of Adobe. Printing from your preview screen can cause issues with scaling.

Have big kids? You can find the full pattern 12 month- 8 years with extra details HERE, or pick up the pattern for only $5 until Sunday the 28th HERE.

Make sure you share your pictures, we love to see them. Tag us Instagram @onceuponasewingmachine (Rachel) or @OUSMdesigns (Donna). Or post them to the OUSM Facebook group.

Happy Sewing,

Rachel

 

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It’s a Skirt, It’s Shorts…It’s a Skort

Skorts are kind of a great busy summer solution. They are comfortable, cute, and hey- practical. Recently I sewed up the maternity version of the new Adventure Skort from 5 out of 4 patterns.  The pattern is both for the non-bump crowd. Best of both worlds.

Adventure Skort 5 out of 4 patterns

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How to Hem Knits

Tips for hemming knits

We do 90% of our sewing with knits.  We love to wear them and we love to sew them.  In fact M will only wear knits.  If I do  make her something with a woven it needs to have a very soft knit-like fabric in the lining.  So today I will give you tips and tricks to hame hemming your knit top a breeze.

The Cecilia Puff Tee has sleeve bands and a neck band, so no hemming there.  The bottom of the shirt is the only part you need to hem.  Our preferred method of hemming is to use a double needle.  Simply press under the amount of your hem, in this case 1/2 inch.  Place the folded, pressed edge of your shirt on the 3/8″ marking on your machine and stitch all the way around.hem 1

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