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How to Modify the Sugar Pea to a Simple Peplum Top

  The Sugar Pea is a gorgeous show-stopper and one of my favorite sews, but recently I found myself wanting to make something a bit simpler from these fantastic grunge stripes (Northern Rose Fabrics). Since I always have my Sugar Pea pattern pieces easily accessible,...

Single Tier Hack for Sugar Pea Tunic – perfect for swim tops!

I wanted to make my daughter a swim top from the Sugar Pea pattern, but was concerned about it being a bit too heavy when wet. So I decided to shorten it to a single tier - here's how I did it: First I measured the difference in length between the short and long tunic...

How to add an Adjustable Breakaway Safety Chin Strap to Any Sun Hat

Cord locks are very useful for adjusting a strap or drawstring, but they can be dangerous, especially on something like a sun hat, where the chin strap could get caught on playground equipment and encircle the neck. To make a chin strap adjustable AND safe, you can...

Danica and Sugar Pea Mash-Up

Did you know that it's super easy to put the Danica neckline on the Sugar Pea, or vice versa? The two patterns have identical armscyes and chest circumference, so you can simply line them up and trace one neckline onto the other piece! In the picture below, you can...

Single Layer hack for the Campbell Jacket

This hack is for the standard Campbell Jacket (no peplum or collar) with snaps, buttons, or velcro. Save on fabric and make a cute light jacket from just a single layer! I suggest sizing down the width (size blending to the correct height size if necessary) if making...

Shorts hack for the Stylin’ Snuggler

Want to turn the Stylin' Snuggler into a cute summer pajama romper? Use the short sleeve version and cut off the legs to make shorts! I recommend sizing down - this version was made in the correct size per height, in the slim fit (she measures between regular and slim...

Snap hack for the Stylin’ Snuggler

For a quick and easy Stylin' Snuggler, you can swap out the zipper for snaps! Here's how to do it: Add 3/4" extra seam allowance (shown in red below) to your front pieces (or back, if you are putting the snaps on the back)                                             ...

Add-on Armhole for Goober Pea Pod (or any other car seat poncho!)

Finished a car seat poncho, like maybe the zippered Goober Pea Pod, and want to add on some arm holes? Here's an easy (and cute!) way to do it! STEP A Using a washable marker, draw two matching ovals approx 1 inch (2.5cm) wide for your armholes. You can make them as...

Gold River Overall Mash Up with BA Bottoms/Palauchos

Goober Pea Designs just released an add-on for the Gold River Adventure Dress (included free with the original pattern, or available separately soon) that allows you to mash the overall top (bibs/straps) with any kids pants pattern with a stretchy knit waistband!...

Starlight/Starbright dress (or tunic) hack!

Did you know that it is super easy to make a cute dress or tunic from the Starlight/Starbright sleep sack patterns? Check it out! Both the dress and tunic above were made from the Starlight crossover bodice and the...