Using Snaps or Buttons on the Quadra Jacket

The beautiful ombre faux glitter fabric featured in this blog post is available for preorder in many different fabrics bases at Button and Bibs Fabric until July 11, 2021. I used the Heavy Weight French Terry base, which is perfect for a jacket - it has minimal stretch but still that soft Cotton French Terry […]

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Adding a Hanging Loop to the Quadra Jacket

Hi there! Anisha here from SASSY Creations! I have a handy little hack to show you today: a hanging loop for your Quadra Jacket! Very simply made and attached, this nifty little detail will help you keep your cloakroom tidy! 😃 I'll show/explain to you how to attach it to the lined and faced version […]

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Adding a Zipper Guard to the Quadra Jacket

Hi there! I'm Anisha from SASSY Creations! I'm so excited I got to help test the Quadra Jacket and I have a little hack to show you how easy it is to add a zipper/chin guard to your Quadra! Because I made this one as a rain jacket for my son, I wanted a little […]

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Adding a Brim to the Quadra Jacket

Hi there! Anisha here from SASSY Creations, with a little hack/mashup! I made my kids' Quadra Jackets out of PUL to be rain jackets, and since they all wear glasses, I decided I wanted to add a brim to keep their glasses drip-free. Luckily enough, the Goober Pea Designs Snuggle Bunny Poncho pattern has a […]

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Video of Stylin' Snuggler Zipper Installation

This video was made for use by one of our fantastic brand ambassadors, Kristi Giba. We somehow lost the final clip showing how to tie off the threads, so it ends a bit abruptly, but the whole zipper installation is there! We'll try and fix up the ending at a later date, but for now […]

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How to Sew Piping

Piping is a deceptively simple detail to add to many different types of projects, for a really professional and elegant look - but it looks especially great on the Quadra Jacket! You can buy piping ready made from the store, or you can make your own - we'll save that for another tutorial though 😉 […]

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How to Shorten a Separating Zipper

One of our fabulous brand ambassadors Kristi Giba made a video for us showing how to shorten a separating zipper - a skill that is quite useful for the new Quadra Jacket sewing pattern. For reference, here is a list of the supplies she uses in the video: Needle Nose Pliers Diagonal Cutting Pliers Nippers […]

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How to Add Grow Cuffs to the Talia Tiered Dress

A "grow cuff" is an extra long cuff that enables a stretchy top or dress to be worn with the cuffs folded up at first, and then unfolded as the child grows, for longer wear. Grow cuffs are most effective when used with a longer top (or a dress), so the top length does not […]

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Mabel Puffed Sleeves with No Sleeve Band

If you have a child with sensitivities to seams (or just want to try a different look!), here is a great way to sew the Mabel puffed sleeve with a long undersleeve and ditch the band! When using this method, there is no seam against the child's bicep - just a smooth sleeve, with the […]

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Adding a Drawstring to Slipper Boots

This tutorial shows how to hack (modify) the Canmore Cuddle Boots (for knit fabrics) OR the Rocky Mountain Slipper Boots (for woven fabrics) to have a drawstring. This method can be used on all versions of the boots, with or without cuffs. I used stretch corduroy and sherpa lining for these boots, both from Mimifabrics. You can cut your pieces […]

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Non-reversible Stellar Sleep Sack with feet/cuffs

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 – all seam allowances are 3/8″.  […]

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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 outer fabric on these boots, and thicker bamboo fleece for the lining. The […]

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