It’s time to sew those pants now. Any questions? Tell me what else you would like to know!Read More: Fancypants: What do you want to know?
Once you have your measurements in-hand, you can use them to draft a pattern. Here are some tips to set you in the right direction.Read More: Fancypants: Making your custom pattern
Learn how to accurately take your own measurements in preparation for drafting a custom-fit wide-leg lounge pants pattern.Read More: Fancypants: Accurately measuring your body
Learn what types of fabric are best for the style of pants you want, and learn how to estimate how much of it you will need.Read More: Fancypants: what fabric and how much of it?
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.Read More: Fun with tea towels
Hi again 🙂 In part one, we talked about choosing colors + fabrics, and how to determine how much yardage you need. In this final chapter, we’ll sew the actual pillowcase and take a look at a variation idea, too. Tools and Supplies light-to-medium weight fabric in a variety of patterns (I like quilting cottons […]Read More: Mix and Match pillows, part two
Interested in making a pile of colorful pillows like mine? Today I’ll give you some tips on choosing colors and fabrics. Then come back later for part two, and I’ll show you how to sew the pillow covers together. Sound like fun? (I hope so!) Choosing your colors and fabrics For my pillows, I decided […]Read More: Mix and Match Pillows, part one
So I’ve been staring at the smiling Hershey Kiss on this garage sale travel mug for at least two years. I’ve never liked it, and I often think about scribbling over it with a Sharpie. Today I decided to take action in a much more attractive way. If you have your own straight-sided, handled cup […]Read More: Custom-fit Mug Cozy
A few of you asked for more information about how I make my napkins, so I decided now was as good a time as any to whip up a few for the boys’ lunch boxes and photograph the process. This tutorial makes three small napkins, which when folded in half, are approximately the size of […]Read More: Lunch Box Napkins
Sarah forwarded a link to me this morning for a Martha Stewart “Easy Batik” project. I’ve always really loved the look of batik, but have never considered trying it myself – entirely too complicated. But Martha’s project looked very very simple. The only thing I found wrong with it was the fact that it didn’t […]Read More: Unique batik