DIY Bank Robber Halloween Costume Tutorial

Bank Robber Halloween Costume

It’s almost Halloween, and if you’re just realizing that like I am, today’s project might be just what you need ;). Whether you need a quick couples’ costume or an idea for your kids and their friends, this DIY Bank Robber costume tutorial will get you ready for Halloween in no time! [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…]

DIY Mom Fanny Packs with the Cricut Maker

DIY Mom Fanny Packs with Iron-on

If you’re like me, this time of year, you’ve just finished up back to school lists and making sure each kid has the backpack of their dreams. Now that school is back in session and kids are off learning their ABCs and geometry, it’s time for a fun project just for moms! These DIY fanny packs are perfect for carrying all of those mom essentials, and also those kid essentials that mom gets to carry ;). Sponsored by Cricut, I’m sharing how I used my Cricut Maker and iron-on to make these super easy and fun to make fanny packs! [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…]

DIY: How to Lengthen a Dress Tutorial

How to add length to a dress

Hi friends! I recently found a dress that I loved from a place that I love (if you’re thinking Target, you’d be correct), but it was just a bit too short on me to wear comfortably. My sister and I were shopping together and when she said, “Well, can’t you just make it longer?!” I laughed that as a sewist I hadn’t thought of that first. The dresses were on clearance for about $14, so we brainstormed, grabbed a total of 4 dresses between the two of us, and were off to hit the sewing machine! Today I’m teaching you how to add length to a dress so you can do the same! [Read more…]