Free Pattern and Tutorial: Library Bag

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Books have always been very important in our home.  Nighttime ritual included stories before bed.   Our kids spent a fair amount of time in libraries both at school and in the community.  The day care we used was very close to the library and one day a week during the summer break they would […]

Wash, Wrinkle, Wear: Butler Britches

Butler Britches PDF Pattern

I don’t iron laundry on the regular- it’s true. Ironing laundry consists of a hearty shake most days. It’s not that I dislike ironing it’s just- ain’t nobody got time for that. Hey here is the good news. These pants have been loved worn and washed before I had the chance to take pictures!

Sewing Room Share, Donna’s Space

sewing room cubes

It’s February!  We are experiencing the coldest weather of the season.  In other parts of the country the winter has been mild and beautiful.  I am not sure about you, but this always seems like a good time to organize, clean and update.   We have decided to take this opportunity to do a little blog […]

KCW: Grandma’s Recap

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Kid’s Clothes Week was last week and I was happy to sew for the kids too.  My pile of things to upcycle is not very large, however my fabric stash and  pattern stash continues to grow.  So my resolution, to sew through both of those stashes. My first project was the LIV skirt, a free […]

KCW Recap: The Bimaa

Bimaa- PDF pattern

This week we are going to show off what we sewed during last week’s Kid’s Clothes week. The theme was Upcycled.  For my first project I used a mint sweater that had been well loved and was way past washing the spots out off, and a peach colored knit from my stash. My second goal […]

Tester Call: Grown Up Thumbs Up

grown up thumbs up

Hi All! Hope your Kid’s Clothes Week sewing is going well. I have one project I love done and moving on to number two! I’ll be sharing those next week. But right now I want to share a project we’ve been working on, and we need your help. Sew for yourself? We’re looking for testers. […]

Kid’s Clothes Week- The Plan to Upcycle and Destash

It’s Kid’s Clothes Week! I have sat the last couple out, but this week I’ve decided to sew along and try to knock a few lingering projects off of my to do list. For those who haven’t heard heard of KCW it’s a seasonal challenge that encourages you to sew 1 hour a day for […]

Free Pattern and Tutorial: Tie It Up Cardi

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This has been another crazy winter.  Sometimes the sun  comes out and we hit the 35-40 F degree mark.  Other times we don’t see the sun for days on end and it snows or is just cloudy and windy.  It is on those days that we need one more layer.  Out of that need we […]

Pattern Review: Rachel Dress by MODKID


I have been aware of ModKid patterns for awhile, but this is the first I have sewn up. I hesitated at first, because I’m sure like many of you I have no short supply of girls’ dress patterns. Did I really need another? But the style enticed me- and I’m a sucker for a knit […]

One last round of Thumbs Up Tee inspiration

Thumbs Up tee OUSM Designs

Today we are sharing the rest of our great testers Thumbs Up tees. Don’t forget you can still review it to win it through the end of the month! On February 1st we will draw two names to have the cost of their pattern refunded from those who have left reviews. Your chances are still […]