Quick Christmas Coasters and Template

coaster supplies

At this time of the year it is not uncommon to get a quick invite to see a friend or maybe a cousin that we have not seen in a while.  It’s always nice to have something on hand that you can use for a hostess gift.  There are any number of quick gifts out […]

Betty Skirt Tour

betty skirt

Today we are showing you two versions of the Betty Skirt by the Shaffer Sisters.  Our little M loves skirts and anything girly.  The first one is made up in summer fabrics and is just fun for hanging out around town. This is a simple cotton and the seashell pink is a perfect kind of […]

What is Your Skill Level?

The longer I sew it seems the less confident I am in my skills.  That is silly I know, but…..How do you evaluate your sewing skills?  When my daughters were in 4-H and exhibited their clothing in the county fair, we had to evaluate each item.  Was it a beginner or intermediate level or was […]

Flutter Sleeves: A variation for the free Peasant Dress

flutter sleeve neckline

Today we are going to offer you another variation on our basic peasant dress.  With a three year old that is getting more independent by the day, we are always looking for options that are easy on and easy off. M is a little thin on summer tops, so I took advantage of that to […]

Skirting the Issue

skirt front

In July, the gals at Simple Simon and Company do a series called Skirting the Issue.  This is an opportunity for the blogging community to sew skirts for girls of all ages and donate them  to the little ones in foster care.  When you visit their blog, you will see that bloggers take turns posting tutorials on […]

Build a Wardrobe: With 5 Great Girl Patterns

rosalie ruffle tee

In May we shared our favorite boy’s patterns to help you build an entire wardrobe.  Next up …. our favorite girl patterns.   If your pattern stash is anything like ours, your girl patterns will take over the ones for the boys about 2 to 1.  I love new patterns and it certainly is easy to find […]

Free Pattern Review: Reversible Wrap Top

blue crossover

We all love free patterns.  In fact we have a pinterest board for them.  I also am in love with quick sews, especially for the kids summer clothes.  I found this cute pattern at Craftiness is Not Optional.  The fact that it is reversible is very appealing.  

She’s off to the Races

Super cute DIY summer girl's dress

Anyone else feel like it is the summer of the racerback? Maybe it is that Rachel has been working on sewing up two different women’s patterns and I couldn’t resist making up this version for M. Racerbacks are  a fun and easy summer staple.  This one comes with options for a dress or tank.   M […]

How many ways can you wear it? The Infinity Sweater

Easy womens sewing pattern

  Looking for a super versatile top? The Infinity Sweater gives you a slew of options and looks to create. Plus side it sew together REALLY fast. You’ll have to excuse my pictures on this one- we are in the middle of a four day rainstorm with no sun in sight. The perfect weather to […]

Throwback Football Tee

Throwback Football Tee by OnceUponaSewingMachine

In celebration of a Packer playoff win, I sewed up a football tee for my little guy. You can use this tutorial to add a fun stripe detail to any of your little guy’s (or girl’s) shirts. Depending on the application, you can use it to make something more sporty or preppy, whatever your preference. […]