KCW Recap: The Bimaa

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]

Pattern Swap: Lazy Days Lounge Pants

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We received this pattern at no cost to us.  The opinions are strictly our own. Today we are happy to be a part of the Aspiring Designer Pattern swap.   Rachel has been eyeing the Lazy Days Lounge Pants by Gracious Threads for sometime.  This is a style that O really enjoys wearing so I […]

A whole bunch of every day sewing inspiration

Thumbs Up Tee Pattern

I love every day sewing. It’s my happy spot. Stuff that will get worn until it can’t be anymore. Yes it might get dirty, or torn, but it will also get loved and worn. The Thumbs Up Tee was born from my son’s ongoing request for a “thumb shirt”. He gets the short end of […]

Thumbs Up Tee Release!

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It’s finally here and we are so excited to be able to offer you this unique pattern especially designed for little boys (but the girls like it too!)  The Thumbs Up Tee!  It is available for the sale price of $5.00 through Sunday,  January 18.  Use the code THUMBSUP.   This shirt,  with thumb holes in […]

Pattern Hack: Stitchwerx Raglan Tee & Tunic

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The Christmas decorations are all put away and the New Year’s resolutions have been made.  It is time to knuckle down into the depths of winter.  At least here in the midwest US.  Temps are in the sub-zero range (fahrenheit) and what better time to sit down at the sewing machine.  Last year for Valentine’s […]