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...

Covered Sleeve Hack for the Stylin Snuggler

One of our fantastic Facebook group admins, Dee Jacob-Olsthoorn, made an adorable Stylin Snuggler using the snap hack, and modified the sleeves to cover her adorable baby boy's hands. Here is a quick tutorial on how to make this modification yourself! First, take the...

Little Bow Danica – an adorable pattern mash up!

Ever wanted to make Little Bow Pea into a dress? Well here's a super easy way to do that, by mashing it up with the Danica Dress! First, place the Danica pattern (front - slim skirt or full skirt, both will work) on your fabric, and fold back the neckline to make room...

An Escape Proof Sleep Sack for your Little Houdini!

Right here. This is where it all started. My little cutie started shoving things into her (regular) sleep sack...

How to Modify the Sugar Pea to have a Gathered Skirt/Flounce

Recently someone asked me if the Sugar Pea could be done with a gathered flounce instead of circle skirt, when working with limited fabric. Just a couple of weeks later, I ended up wanting to make a Sugar Pea with this beautiful Silent Night fabric (from Sew Lovely...