Archive for sewing
It’s the Choose Your Own Adventure of patchwork scarves: Learn to make your own, or buy one of mine. Check it out!continue reading "It’s all about the scarf, baby"
I’ve been knitting so much lately, it’s time to shift gears just a bit and be somewhat more well-rounded, don’t you think? Time to finish some of those languishing quilts!continue reading "Shifting gears"
My tea towel apron had a bib that was too wide, and straps that were too far apart. This is how I fixed the problem.continue reading "Apron update"
The idea of turning tea towels into an apron kept me awake one night last week. (Exciting life I lead, eh?) Here’s how that insomniac idea turned out.continue reading "Fun with tea towels"
Yes, it’s another eBook! What can I say, it’s been a prolific kind of summer so far. This time I show you how to make your own skirt pattern, and then sew an elastic-waist A-line from it. If you’ve been waiting to hear how to make the Robot Overlord Skirt, this is the pattern you need.continue reading "The Easy A-Line and the Robot Overlords"
The Library Book Tote is the perfect size to carry craft books to and from the library (or magazines, home from the book shop). The 9-page illustrated PDF tutorial is suitable for motivated beginner sewists, and includes instructions for customization. Click through for photos and more information!continue reading "So, there’s a book tote tutorial now…"
I designed this fabric, featuring my husband’s Clarkesworld Magazine Robot Overlord, and you can get some if you like! Coming soon: a skirt tutorial and a book tote tutorial, both featuring the robots.continue reading "Robot Overlord Fabric? Cool."
I’m excited that I’ve made a dress I can wear out in public (unlike all of my previous failed attempts over the years). Let me tell you a little bit about it…continue reading "I made a dress, and it fits!"
With a can of spray paint and some fabric, a discarded wicker stool got a little makeover. And now, if i can just get rid of the spray paint fumes, I can enjoy having a new piece of furniture in my family room.continue reading "Wicker makeover"
Whether you are motivated by frugality, by the desire to live in an eco-friendly way, or by an abundance of fun and funky vintage sheets in your linen closet, this simple tutorial should appeal to you.continue reading "I Like My Skirts Fast and Cheap, 2.0"