Sewing - Clothes
Free patterns, tips, and tricks to sew your own clothes!
Granted, you can find hundreds (if not thousands) of DIY elbow patch tutorials on Pinterest. In today’s post, I wanted to teach you how to actually make a patch yourself and some tips on applying them to trickier fabrics like chunky knit sweaters. When you are done with this little project, not only will you have mastered a few new sewing skills, but you’ll also have the cutest little elbow patch sweater that is completely unique to you.
Learn how to cut custom lace appliques for your dance or skate dresses, and add an overlay as well if you want to create a two-tone contrasting effect. Go to my blog for a full step-by-step tutorial, with examples and videos from two of my sewing school members who make their own lace motifs from lace fabric. It's easy and fun, and your lace options are endless! #lace #laceappliques
You can bust out this DIY project in less than thirty minutes, and it always garners compliments. That’s the best of both worlds right? Once you’ve made this off shoulder top once, you’ll probably want to make it out of plaid, jersey, and more! It’s such a versatile pattern and can be styled so many ways.
Have you ever found that perfect wide leg pants pattern that you never, ever, ever want to them off? The kind that seems to somehow blur the lines between weightless pajama pants and office-ready trousers? Seems impossible right? Nope! You could make them in prints, in medium-weight knits, and even in silks and non-stretch fabrics (as long as the waistband is a stretch-knit to allow for the pull-on waistband to work correctly.
The peasant top pattern drafting shortcut everyone should know. Today I’m sharing a foolproof formula for making your own peasant top pattern, quick and easy, in any size you want. Once you get the hang of it, you’ll be able to create many pattern variations in length, volume, or neckline. A life-changing sewing skill you can learn in less than 15 minutes.
If you’re just getting started, learning how to sew a skirt can be intimidating. Rest assured, this tutorial will walk you through how to make a simple maxi skirt in no time.This skirt is so easy to make. You are actually only going to be sewing a single seam! What this means for you is that this project truly is super-fast to make (you could whip it up today during an hour-long nap time) and is absolutely perfect for the beginner.