January 13th, 2014 | by Julie Finn
Why is there a hole in the butt of my jeans?
Why did I sew a dinosaur patch over that hole in the butt of my jeans?
These are questions that you probably shouldn't ask, and that you definitely do NOT want the answer to.
What you DO need to know is how I did it, and that's what I'm going to tell you!
January 5th, 2014 | by Becky Striepe
Who says you can't be comfy and look cute at the same time? These cozy, skinny sweatpants are my kinds of DIY fashion tutorial!
December 27th, 2013 | by Bonnie Getchell
Skip the impact of buying new-- create your own DIY fashion like this stylish belt bracelet!
December 17th, 2013 | by Julie Finn
One of your kid's T-shirts (at least!) has a mystery stain that nothing will remove.
Here's an easy way to make that gross shirt look brand-new, completely concealing that ugly stain while adding an adorable festive motif! All you need are fabric paints, vintage buttons, and a creative kid to do the art
December 12th, 2013 | by Becky Striepe
Do you have e-waste - like old cables, chargers, and cords - laying around? Upcycle it into gorgeous jewelry!
December 7th, 2013 | by Becky Striepe
Lost an earring backing? Here's how you can replace these sneaky jewelry findings in just a few minutes!
October 24th, 2013 | by Bonnie Getchell
Make your own unique brooch with recycled felt and vintage buttons!
September 28th, 2013 | by Becky Striepe
Got a sewing project that needs an oomph or a stain or tear you want to cover? They one of these applique techniques!
September 17th, 2013 | by Julie Finn
Before you take the scissors to that pile of screen-printed jersey knit, check out this master list of T-shirt crafts that you can wear--there are T-shirt mods for your top, T-shirt mods for your bottom (ahem...), T-shirt mods for kids, but all of it is just the way that T-shirts are meant to be.
September 10th, 2013 | by Julie Finn
Tired of always having the same old neckline on every single T-shirt?
Fortunately, the neckline of a T-shirt is the easiest thing to alter. You can create tons of different looks, it's super quick and easy to do, and it doesn't require any sewing skills!
All you really need, in fact, is a pair of great scissors, a T-shirt to play victim, and a brave heart and bold hand
September 9th, 2013 | by Julie Finn
Tired of being swamped by a too-large T-shirt?
My Mammaw would tell you that you look slouchy when your clothes are too big.
Gain my Mammaw's approval, and a T-shirt that is cuter and comfier to wear, by taking it in
July 29th, 2013 | by Julie Finn
There's nothing like hopping out of the pool and into a comfy, soft, bounteous towel.
But big beach towels are hard for little kids to manage, and that bleached, dyed terrycloth can be scratchy and harsh on damp, delicate skin.
It's an organic terrycloth hooded towel to the rescue!
July 3rd, 2013 | by Becky Striepe
Got an old sweater? Turn it into a cardigan!
July 2nd, 2013 | by Julie Finn
Got some yarn leftover after your last knitting project?
Wondering if you should stuff it back in your stash for perhaps forever? Pass it on? Trash it?
Instead, how about you thrill your favorite little kid by using that stash to knit him or her the most awesome, clever, modern doll outfits ever
May 21st, 2013 | by Julie Finn
Toddlers wear pillowcase dresses. YOU can wear a pillowcase top!
May 14th, 2013 | by Julie Finn
Knowing how to sew means that you don't have to make do with something that doesn't fit and is uncomfortable to wear. Here are the easy ways to fix the three most common areas of ill-fitting kid uniforms--and one of them doesn't even REQUIRE sewing!
May 6th, 2013 | by Julie Finn
Our version of Cool Water from Sew Pretty: T-Shirt Dresses is entitled Willow's Rock Star Dress, and has pink skulls, glow-in-the-dark bats, orange flames, and a guitar player wearing a sparkly silver tutu and crown.
May 2nd, 2013 | by Bonnie Getchell
Give your earrings, brooches, or buttons new life by transforming them into a unique hair pin!
April 30th, 2013 | by Julie Finn
These toy charms can be worn on a necklace or bracelet, one at a time or in a whole herd. They make fine jewelry on their own, but the secret trick to these little charms is the latch that allows you to release them from their jewelry status. In the blink of an eye, you've gone from having a necklace full of toy dinosaurs to a handful of toy dinosaurs, ready to make standing in line at the grocery store SO much more bearable.
Here's how to make your own
April 16th, 2013 | by Julie Finn
There's not an easier clothing modification to make than swapping out the shoulder straps on a strappy tank top. It takes just a few minutes to do, and it completely changes both the look and the fit of the top
February 26th, 2013 | by Julie Finn
Directional fabrics, including children's novelty sheets, require a slightly different, and only a little more complicated, method to sew a circle skirt with nothing upside-down.
Here's how to make your kid a circle skirt where Charlie Brown ALWAYS faces the right way
February 25th, 2013 | by Julie Finn
Need something sustainably fashionable for that next big event, formal occasion, or fashion show fundraiser? Here's how I sewed a formal dress for my daughter to model in our town's Trashion/Refashion Show--from bloomers to bodice, it was created entirely from one silk sheet