Non-reversible construction method for the footed/cuffed Stellar Sleep Sack

The new footed/cuffed version of the Stellar Sleep Sack is designed to be reversible, but in some cases you may to do an easier non-reversible construction method - particularly if you do not wish to line the feet. This blog tutorial will show you how to do this. Note...

How to Make Lace Up Slipper Boots

This tutorial shows how to hack (modify) the Canmore Cuddle Boots (for knit fabrics) OR Rocky Mountain Slipper Boots (for woven fabrics) with grommets for lacing up the sides, in place of the side zipper. I used some great cotton lycra from Wellington Fabrics for my...

How to Make Slouchy Ruched Slipper Boots

This tutorial shows how to hack (modify) the Canmore Cuddle Boots pattern to have a slouchy ruched boot top. This method could also be used for the Rocky Mountain Slipper Boots - but that pattern is sized for wovens, and most fabrics that would drape nicely for the...

How to Add Trim to the Talia Tiered Skirt

Trim is a fantastic way to add contrast when making the Talia tiered skirt (FREE pattern with email subscription - see more info here) in a single fabric color or print! You can either use store bought piping (but it must have stretch, if you want to use it at the...

Three Favorite Methods for Gathering Fabric

Gathering fabric is something that many sewists find difficult, and some even avoid - though it's a beautiful element in many different styles of garments, and with the right method can be quite easy. There are a ton of different methods that can be used for...

How to Add Arm Holes to ANY Car Seat Poncho!

Are you planning to sew a car seat poncho, like maybe the zippered/size adjustable Goober Pea Pod (shown in this tutorial) or the FREE Snuggle Bunny Poncho, and want to add on some arm holes? Here's an easy (and cute!) way to do it! You can even add them to ANY...

How to Add a Neckband to the Snuggle Bunny Cape

My daughter has never liked hoods. I kept trying, hoping one winter she’d realize how great they are for keeping your neck warm. But this year, I threw in the towel and took the hood off her newest car seat poncho, and added a neckband instead. She loves it so much...

How to Sew a Tiered Skirt

When I was organizing my fabrics recently, I saw these shades of green/teal together and thought, how awesome would a tiered dress be in these fabrics, creating an ombre effect! I decided to use the Reverie Dress for it, with the pleated shoulder strap hack. It turned...

Gold River Overalls – mashups with pants or shorts patterns

The NEW no-placket version of the Gold River Adventure Dress makes it super easy to mash up the top of the dress (bibs/waistband) with some shorts or pants from another pattern! Simply sew your pants or shorts, leaving the waistband off, and then sew them together...

Blending Sizes on Pants For the Perfect Fit

When sewing pants for children, it's very common for their waist and height to fall into different sizes. Thankfully, size blending can be done using these simple methods. Note: the examples show a leggings-style pant (with no side seams), but this can be done in...