Posts for Tutorial Category

Color Blocked Hemlock Tutorial

Color blocking is one of my favorite ways to spice up an old pattern and make it new again. Today I’ll share a step by step…

How to Line the Rigel Bomber

Rigel Bomber January motivated me to dig through my UFO pile and finally finish this quilted beauty. And I’m so glad to have it in…

Katy’s Quick and Dirty Back Zip Tutorial

Hello there! Happy New Year! Today I’m going to share my quick and dirty method for adding a metal zipper to the back of tops. Admittedly this…

Asymmetric Ruffle Hack – Tutorial

Hi guys, today I’ve got a tutorial on how to hack the Sewaholic Renfrew pattern to make your very own asymmetrical ruffle top. If you have…

Tap Shorts Sewalong Part 8: Sewing a Fly Front

Welcome to the final day of the Tap Shorts Sewalong. We’re wrapping things up with a front fly tutorial. While creating this post we noticed…

Tap Shorts Sewalong Part 7: Single Welt Pockets

Welcome to Part 7 of the Tap Shorts Sewalong. Today we shall conquer single welt pockets! Tips for success: take one step at a time and…

Bows! Tap Shorts Pattern Hack Tutorial

Pattern hack time! This post is a follow up tutorial for the Tap Shorts Pattern hack I shared yesterday. Tall Sarah is really the genius…

Bows! Tap Shorts Pattern Hack

Bows!!! Laney and I have met some truly wonderful ladies at the Crafty Foxes Sewing Club hosted by Grey’s Fabric. We owe them our first…

Tap Shorts Sewalong Part 6: Attaching Waistband and Hemming

Hello all, happy Friday! We’re in the home stretch just a waistband, hem and we’re done, well unless you are interested in welt pockets or…

Tap Shorts Sewalong Part 5: Sewing an Invisible Zip

Today we’re installing an invisible zip. I remember zippers being incredibly intimidating when I started sewing, but I promise they aren’t so bad especially with an invisible…

Tap Shorts Sewalong Part 4: Constructing Back Darts and Sewing Fronts to Backs

We’re moving right through this sewalong. Today we’ll be constructing back darts and sewing fronts to backs. At this stage view A and B are…

Tap Shorts Sewalong Part 3: Sewing Front A & B

I’m alive! I owe you all an apology since I promised this post for July 2nd and it is now the 6th. So sorry! I…

Tap Shorts Sewalong Part 2: Assembling Your Pattern, Selecting a Size, and Cutting Your Fabric

Now that you have your fabric, notions, and supplies gathered it is time to get this sewalong rolling. Pre-Wash Your Fabric First things first, pre-wash…

Tap Shorts Sewalong Part 1: Fabric, Notions, and Supplies

Welcome to part 1 of the Tap Shorts Sewalong! Today we’ll be cover everything you need to know about fabric, notions, and supplies to sew this…

The Tap Shorts Sewalong

Alrighty-roo it’s time to talk Tap Shorts Sewalong! Most of you are probably familiar with the sewalong concept, but if you’re new to indie patterns…

Wiksten Tank Hack – Tutorial

Hello everyone. You may have noticed some changes around these parts with our recent move to wordpress.org, opening a shop, and releasing a pattern. Whew!…

Holy Cowl

Laney and I were invited by Kollabora and Plaid Crafts to try out a new line of stencils by Handmade Charlotte. Of course we were…

Tur-band Tutorial

After sewing two kimonos I’m feeling very bohemian and this mood has begun to take over. Meet the most recent manifestation the tur-band (turban/headband). This…