Women’s Free Tank Top Pattern

How to Sew a Tank Top

Hi sewing friends! For me, some new workout wear always helps to keep me motivated in my fitness goals, and this is the time of year when we might need that extra boost to keep with them! For years I struggled with finding the perfect tank tops – either they’d fit my shoulder/bust area and be too tight in the midsection, or they’d fit comfortably around my midsection and hips but be gaping in the armscyes. I hate working out in anything that’s not comfortable, and if you can relate, today’s post will remedy that for you! I’m teaching you how to sew a tank top and sharing a women’s free tank top pattern that will keep you moving in style and comfort! [Read more…]

Stocking Pattern – Free!

How to Make a Stocking for Christmas

If you’re like me, and a week before Christmas you realize that you’ve once again slacked on getting those new stockings made, today’s post is for you! A peek waaay back in this blog reminded me that our previous stockings were made in 2009, when we only had 2 kids! So my little girls have been borrowing Joel and I’s stockings their entire lives (complete with our initials) – until now! Cause better late than never? So today I’m teaching you how to make stockings for Christmas, and sharing a stocking pattern (free!) and tutorial with you that you can use to make your own and be sooo on the ball like I am this year. [Read more…]

Free Women’s Cowl Neck Hoodie Pattern

Women's Cowl Neck Hoodie Pattern Free

If I had to choose one clothing item to wear daily (other than the, ahem, essentials), it would definitely be a hoodie. One of my favorite things about the weather starting to get chilly in the Fall is pulling out my favorites to add back into my wardrobe rotation! I had one RTW hoodie (two actually – in different colors because I loved them so much) that I wore non-stop last year, until they pilled passed the level of public acceptance. Times like this remind how awesome it is to know how to sew and draft patterns – I used the old hoodie as a base and tweaked it from there to get my new favorite cowl neck hoodie. And since I’m guessing some of you love hoodies as much as I do, I’m sharing this Free Women’s Cowl Neck Hoodie Pattern with you all today so you can fill your closet with them too! [Read more…]

Free Lip Purse Pattern + Tutorial

Free Lip Purse Pattern + Tutorial

As you might guess, bag sewing is one of my favorite things to do. Bags are so fun to make, and I love the way they come together in (at least theory), perfect symmetry. I know that many of you love sewing bags too! Our Airdrie Bag Pattern is among the most popular of all the patterns in our shop, and I love sewing bags for both myself and my little ones (insert comment about unhealthy toddler backpack addiction here…). Today I’m sharing this fun new Free Lip Purse Pattern + Tutorial and hope you enjoy sewing it as much as I did! [Read more…]

Keychain Chapstick Holder Tutorial (and Free Pattern!)

Keychain Chapstick Holder Tutorial

What is it about chapstick that makes them so hard to keep track of? I seem to never be able to find it just when I need it, and having little ones around who like to share definitely doesn’t help ;). Hopefully today’s project will change that! I’m sharing a keychain chapstick holder tutorial (and free pattern!) that you can hook to your purse, diaper bag, or use as your vehicle keychain to keep it always handy! [Read more…]