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

This tutorial shows how to add a knit waistband to the vest from the Campbell Jacket and Vest PDF sewing pattern. PLEASE NOTE: the free Basic Campbell Vest and Campbell Jacket patterns have now been retired. This technique can be used in exactly the same way to add a knit waistband to the jacket as […]

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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 was at […]

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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 sleeve pattern piece, and extend the sides straight down to form […]

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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 Fabrics Canada), and only had a fat […]

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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, I decide to modify them to make a simple peplum […]

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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 […]

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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 add breakaway clasps, designed to break apart if […]

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Single Layer hack for the Campbell Jacket

This hack is for the standard Campbell Jacket (pattern now retired) 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 it from stretchy knit fabric. Step 1 - […]

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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 fit for chest size).  PLEASE […]

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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)                        […]

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