Tutorial: Finish a waist seam with bias tapeAnna from Paunnet shares a tutorial showing how to use bias tape to finish the waist seam on a dress.  The bias tape will cover the raw edges for smoother finish.  And you’ll trim off some of the allowance so …

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Tutorial: Zipper heart ValentineSimi & Sian from Buttons & Paint show how you can make a Valentine’s card with a zipper heart embellishment.  It would make a cute Valentine’s card for a sewy friend!  Go to Simi & Sian for the tute.

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jammiesRachel from Adventures of a DIY Mom shares a tutorial for making a pair of kid’s pajama pants.  Make them from flannel for warm, snuggly winter jammies.  Or make them from a lighter weight cotton for summer weight jammies.  Go

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Tutorial: Pom pom trimmed flannel blanketJane from Buzzmills shows how to make a soft flannel blanket trimmed out with pom pom.  I think pom pom trim makes everything happy, especially when it’s brightly colored pom poms like the ones she used.  Love!!  Go to Buzzmills for

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Tutorial: Collapsible fabric storage boxesMelissa from Blank Slate Patterns and Melly Sews shows how to make a collapsible storage box from fabric.    Wooden dowels inserted into the sides and top helps them keep their boxy shape.  When they’re not being used, you can collapse them flat.  The design …

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Tutorial: Heart shaped pocketsMarissa from Rae Gun Ramblings shows how to make a heart shaped pocket like the one she put on a dress she made for her niece.  Details like this make cute accents for Valentine Day wear and for year round.  …

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Valentine-Pocket-TutorialAndy from A Bright Corner shares a tutorial at the Therm O Web blog showing how you can make a fabric pocket.  You can decorate it with hearts and make it a Valentine pocket to hang on the back of a …

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Tutorial: Install a centered zipperIf the thought of installing a zipper sends a cold wave of fear through you – or if (less dramatically) you find that avoid sewing projects that require installing a zipper, Elizabeth from Simple Simon & Co. has a post for …

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Tutorial: Love Note Valentine BuntingBev from Flamingo Toes shares a tutorial at Lil Luna showing how you can make her Love Note Valentine Bunting.  It’s made up of 14 fabric envelopes strung together to make a pretty banner to hang.  The envelopes have button and …

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ventLynnette from Running With Scissors shows how you can make a side vent for a long top or tunic.  The They show it as a variation of their Simple Blouse Pattern, turning the basic blouse into hip length tunic.  You can also …

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Free pattern: Pencil skirt peplum dressRemona from The Stitching Scientist shares a free pattern for making a pencil skirt peplum dress.  It’s a classic look that you can sew up fairly easily using knit fabric.  Her free pattern comes in two sizes – women’s size …

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Video tutorial: Three ways to hem around a cornerProfessor Pincushion shares a video tutorial showing three ways to turn a hem around a corner.  She shows how to make a simple corner, with first side of the corner folded down and ironed in place, and then the other.  She also …

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Tutorial: Basic wallet with card pocketsBecky from Sew and So shares a tutorial for making a fabric wallet.  Inside the wallet are pockets (6 of them) to hold credit cards, ID, or maybe folded money.  The edges are finished with contrast binding, and a tab wraps …

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Free pattern: Fox and bear fleece boot linersThere is some serious cuteness going on with these fox and bear fleece boot liners!  Their faces are peeking out from the top of the boots.  And those ears! How cute are those ears!  Stephanie from The Crafty Kitty shares …

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Video tutorial: Alter a sewing pattern to fit a small waist and large hipsIf your waist is relatively small to the size your hips, you’ll find that most sewing patterns don’t fit you through the hip and waist area.  Katrina from Katrina Kay Creations shares a video tutorial showing how to alter a sewing …

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