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For a limited time, you can get my Fingerless Gloves pattern for free! Click the image to get your pattern:

Happy Halloween!!

Every year I watch The Nightmare Before Christmas and carve pumpkins! This is my collection of foam pumpkins (aka Funkins). My goal is to someday have a whole army of them!

Here they are unlit.

This year I carved this googly eyed fellow.

Here he is lit up.

And I also caved this Death’s Head

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How to Make a Pixie Skirt – DiY Fashion Tutorial

This is a step by step tutorial for how to sew a pixie skirt, also known as a handkerchief hem or a square circle skirt. If you already know how to make a circle skirt, this one is even easier!

This version features a different waistband style from my original circle skirt tutorial, which is

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How to Make a Mini Witch Hat – DiY Halloween Tutorial

This is a quick and easy step by step tutorial for how to make a mini witch hat. Just in time for Halloween!

Click to watch the video! I’ll update soon with text/photo instructions as well.

You can make your hat to wear or just use it as a decoration.

You’ll need to

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What is the difference between knit fabrics and woven fabrics?

As a seasoned seamstress, I tend to take it for granted that people know the difference between a knit and woven fabric, but plenty of people don’t. As evidenced by the questions I get at least once a week both in my clothing shop and my pattern shop like: “Can I use 100% cotton with

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How To Make a Zipper Pouch – DiY Sewing Tutorial

This is a nice, quick tutorial for beginners and pros alike! Not only are zipper pouches easy to make, but they’re practical as well. They make great little clutch purses, or make up bags, or storage for art supplies (or whatever else you want to use them for)!

Click below to watch a video

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How to Make a Half Apron – DiY Fashion Tutorial

This is my step-by-step tutorial that will show you how to make a half apron using the free Mini Apron add-on pattern from my shop.

It’s a quick and easy project- great for beginners- and aprons make great gifts!

You might also want to grab the free pocket pattern or one of the

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How to Make a Tie Back Halter Top – No Sew Clothing Tutorial

This is a super quick project for turning a t-shirt from crummy to kick-ass! Works best with a t-shirt that’s a little big (or really big) on you.

This tutorial is great for beginners because it requires no sewing! All you really need is a sharp pair of scissors, an old tee, and about 15

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How to Make a Trompe l’Oeil Baby Tee – DIY Fashion Tutorial

I’ve always loved trompe-l’œil (which means “deceive the eye” in French). I love things that look like other things: tuxedo shirts and bookcases that are secretly doors and paintings that look like windows to a secret garden.

Here is a project I made as a baby shower gift for an old friend of mine. We

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Free Mini Apron Pattern in the Shop!

I’ve just added a new free pattern to the shop. It’s a mini apron add on for the Vintage Style Apron pattern. You’ll need to purchase (or have already purchased) the Vintage Style Apron if you want to use it as shown in the example below.

However, as a bonus, I’ve also put together

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