Whether it’s in a home sewing pattern or ready-to-wear garment, shirring details are cropping up all over the place lately. Shirring details can easily be added to your own makes for a completely custom, on-trend look. If you’ve never sewn with elastic before, don’t worry! It’s surprisingly simple to master the technique to level up your sewing game and me-made wardrobe. Just read this post for my top tips for shirring to get started!Continue reading “Top Tips For Shirring”
Sewing your own clothing may seem like an eco-friendly alternative to purchasing from fast-fashion retailers, but is that always the case? The fabric we purchase from our local craft store often goes through the same energy-intensive manufacturing processes as ready-to-wear clothing. Not only are these practices usually created under unethical working conditions, but they also require a ton of energy and water. They even pollute the environment via dye runoff, among other ways. Clearly, we can do better! If you’re like me, one of the reasons you started making your own clothing was to dress in a more environmentally friendly way. That’s why I’m sharing a few tips on how to source sustainable fabric for your sewing practice. Let’s dive on in!Continue reading “How To Source Sustainable Fabric For Sewing”
As an avid mood board creator and project planner, I love discovering new ways to gather inspiration and brainstorm upcoming makes. I’ve tried everything from Pinterest mood boards to notebook sketches! Not anymore, because I’ve recently come across a fun and easy way to start planning my sewing projects that I just had to share with you guys. Using the “Rule of Three Outfits” here are a few outfit ideas for my next project: The Pocket Skirt from Peppermint Magazine!Continue reading “The Peppermint Pocket Skirt Outfit Mood Boards + A New Way To Plan Your Me-Made Projects!”
Looking to add some fun to your sewing space? I’ll teach you how to make these donut sewing pattern weights using polymer clay in this quick and easy step-by-step tutorial!Continue reading “How To: Donut Pattern Weights Using Polymer Clay”
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