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Hemming Jeans with Bias Trim

I'm excited to share a simple sewing technique for creatively hemming your jeans. I am 5' 2". So, you can probably imagine the frustration that comes when I find a great pair of jeans that are often too long for me. Even as an experienced sewist, I really don't like to do alterations, especially for my own clothes. Last weekend, I finally decided to hem a pair of jeans I bought and have been ... Read More about Hemming Jeans with Bias Trim

Featured at Sew Mama Sew

I have a matching girl and doll tote bag tutorial at Sew Mama Sew with a downloadable .pdf tutorial available. Here is a photo of the finished bags made by one of our fans. Go on over and check it out! ... Read More about Featured at Sew Mama Sew

How to organize dress up clothes!

My daughter loves to dress up and make stories to go along with her wardrobe. I've made her some dress up clothes in the past, made Halloween costumes, purchased Halloween costumes on clearance, and shopped consignment and yard sales when she found something she just had to have. When we redecorated her room for her birthday this spring, I came up with a great idea for storing and displaying her ... Read More about How to organize dress up clothes!

6 Reasons I Heart Sewing Doll Clothes

I can sew most doll clothes with a fat quarter size fabric sample. (Fat Quarter = 18" by 22" piece of fabric.) I can learn new sewing skills without worrying about wasting much fabric if I totally mess up my outfit. I only have to make one size and don't have to figure out which cutting line to keep straight on the pattern. Dolls are the perfect "sample size." I can see what a piece looks ... Read More about 6 Reasons I Heart Sewing Doll Clothes

Patching Jeans with Applique

Applique is a creative way to patch jeans and making them look more natural instead of altered. You can also use this technique to just decorate your jeans because they will look sooo cute! Here we go...Look at your jeans and determine the problems. These jeans have a couple problems. My daughter found a permanent marker and wrote on these jeans and she has a worn spot and hole in her ... Read More about Patching Jeans with Applique