Neckline Facing tutorial for the Little Bow Pea

Since the Little Bow Pea was released, we've had quite a few people ask if the back can be cut on the fold, and/or if the neckline can be done in another way that doesn't require hemming (as hemming a curve can be a bit tricky). A member of the Goober Pea Designs...

How to do a Sensory Adjustment on the Hip 2 B Square Tee

In testing for the Hip 2 B Square Tee, we found that a few people didn't like having a seam right under the armpit. Most were ok with it though - especially after adding the step to clip the corners of the seam allowance to reduce bulk. If your child has sensory...

Beginner Video Series: Bands and Cuffs

This video shows how to sew a neckband and grow cuffs onto the Split Pea Tunic and Dress sewing pattern from Goober Pea Designs. However, all the steps are identical for any other shirt or dress with a neckband and/or cuffs (skipping the part about including the pleat...

Color Block Cut Chart for the Hip 2 B Square Tee

Since I couldn't fit the charts themselves on the pattern pieces, here they are for easy reference without opening your tutorial file: (the neckband cut chart can be found on your BACK/BASIC FRONT piece)  

How to add snaps or buttons to the Reverie bodice

The beautiful Reverie Dress is a very fitted style, and can be a little tricky to get over the head in a fabric with a firm stretch, like custom printed cotton lycra (it is much easier in a nice stretchy bamboo, rayon, or brushed polyester - for example). Here is a...

How to Add Leggings to the Sadie Skirt

Goober Pea Designs hasn't yet designed any pants patterns, and the main reason for that is because there are so many awesome ones out there already! Some of my favorites are even free, like the Plain Pants from Duck Butt Designs, or the Halla Leggings from Halla...

How to Add Elastic to the Campbell Vest (or Jacket) Hood

This tutorial shows how to add elastic to the hood from the FREE Basic Campbell Vest pattern. BUT… this technique can be used in exactly the same way to add an elastic hood to the Campbell Jacket and Vest! (please note, this technique will not work as written with the...

How to Add a Waistband to the Campbell Vest (or Jacket)

This tutorial shows how to add a knit waistband to the FREE Basic Campbell Vest pattern. BUT... this technique can be used in exactly the same way to add a knit waistband to the Campbell Jacket and Vest! (all closure options will work, including zipper) AND!!!!  You...

Side Flounce Hack for Sugar Pea Tunic

One of our fantastic customers came up with this hack, to put the flounces only on the sides of the Sugar Pea. What a great fabric saver! Here's how she did it:   First, find the hip notch on the skirt piece, and fold/cut a straight line through it as shown (the notch...

Adding the Grow Fonder cowl to the Sugar Pea

Goober Pea Designs is a Canadian business, and we love to support our fellow Canadian sewing businesses! So when I started seeing our customers adding the cowl from the Grow Fonder by Apple Tree Sewing Patterns to the Sugar Pea Tunic and Dress, I was thrilled and...