Take an old pair of jeans or shorts and upcycle them for summer! This quick and easy upcycle will take something old and make it new again! Choose from a wide variety of trims to add to your wardrobe.(more…)
Our DIY of the month is a reversible bucket hat with a FREE pattern! Make one for yourself or for the whole family! Have fun with different prints, fabrics and textures to create your perfect summer time bucket hat. If you loved this DIY snap a picture and enter our CONTEST!! Details at the bottom.(more…)
This is a great beginner sewing project! With only 2 seams to sew you can get used to working with fashion fabric. Feel free to add some trims to your hem; fringe, lace, scalloped edge etc.
- Small: 1.3m
- Medium: 1.6m
- Large: 1.8m
- sewing machine
- chalk or fabric pen
**Please note our example is for a size small**
Cut a piece of fabric:
50” x 56” for size Small/Medium
60” x 56” for Medium/Large
70” x 56” for Large/XLarge
- Fold your fabric right sides together selvedge to selvedge.
2. Measure 10″ down for the fold and 15″ across. Draw the 15″ line and square down to the selvedge edge. Repeat on the other side.
3. Stitch along these lines and then cut 1/4″ away from your stitch line.
3. Mark the middle of the fold and draw a line all the way down to the selvedge edge. Measure 3″ down and 3″ across on either side of the centerline. Draw a curve connecting the top fold and your two marks, coming to a point at the selvedge edge.
4. Cut out along these lines, on the front side of your fabric only. Don’t cut through both sides of the fabric. Hem your neckline and hem as you desire!
January 15th is national hat day and we are celebrating with a DIY hair fascinator. A fascinator can be a hat, right? Play with different colours, trims and beads to create your fascinator for any occasion.(more…)
The kiddos are back to school and it is the perfect opportunity to sew some new back to school outfits! Bring them along to the store and let them pick out their own fabric so they can be rocking in their own style! We have so many great patterns for beginners and advanced sewers, there really is no reason not to tackle a back to school project.
Tackle an easier project with McCalls 7737 – learn to sew pattern! Knits can be easy to sew with the right supplies! Make sure to change your needle to a stretch needle or jersey needle. A serger can also make this project easier.(more…)