Halloween

How to Make a Pixie Skirt

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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!

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This version features a different waistband style from my original circle skirt tutorial, which is more suitable for wearing at your natural waist and/or for people with a large waist-to-hip ratio.

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You can use any type of fabric for this tutorial, woven or knit. My example skirt has two layers, but you can do a single layer if you prefer! I’ll show you how to determine how much fabric you need and what to do if your fabric isn’t wide enough to cut the skirt in one seamless piece.  

I’ll also show how to do the math the old fashioned way, but if you want you can skip that part and download my FREE circle skirt template here.

how_to_make_witch_skirtPaired with my mini witch hat tutorial, you’re well on your way to a spooktacular DiY Halloween costume!

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Tutorials

How to Sew Knit & Stretch Fabrics with a Standard Sewing Machine

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This tutorial will show you how to sew stretch and knit fabrics with a regular sewing machine.

People often make the mistake of thinking they can’t work with knits if they don’t have an overlock machine, but knit fabrics existed a long time before sergers were commonly available as home machines, so don’t be afraid to try it out. With a little practice, it’s no harder than sewing with woven fabrics.

Don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel!  There are lots more tutorials on the way.

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This tutorial was filmed using a Creative Labs Vado HD Digital Video Camera, a Canon Rebel (for still shots), and edited in Sony Vegas Movie Studio.

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How to Resize a T-shirt

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Do you have a closet full of rad shirts, but you never wear them because they’re 10 sizes too big? Never again!

Here’s my new video tutorial that shows you how to take a gargantuan shirt and make it fit like a glove.

Don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel!  There are lots more tutorials on the way- and if you have any tutorial requests, leave me a comment!

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This tutorial was filmed using a Creative Labs Vado HD Digital Video Camera, a Canon Rebel (for still shots), and edited in Sony Vegas Movie Studio.