Pattern Review: New Look 6871 Blouse

  This is an easy, beginner blouse with a few different styling options, including sleeveless, ruffled sleeves, and 3/4 sleeves. It’s cute and flowy–perfect for summer! I’ll go through my concerns/suggestions regarding this pattern to Keep Reading

Sewing Tips: Can I Use Vintage Thread?

Everyone likes a bargain, and good thread can be expensive. So when you see a nice lot of vintage sewing notions, with those pretty wooden spools of thread, who can resist? Unfortunately, thread deteriorates over Keep Reading

Vintage Singer 99k Sewing Machine: Converting to a Hand...

A few months ago, I found this lovely Singer 99k. This was my first vintage sewing machine project, so I’ll walk you through the process of converting it to a hand crank. I wasn’t sure whether Keep Reading

Sewing Tutorial: Turn a Vintage Tablecloth into a Skirt...

See the first installment here for more information on measuring and cutting your skirt. For this example, I used foldover elastic for the waistband instead of wide waistband elastic. The waistband will be smaller on this Keep Reading

Sewing Tutorial: Turn a Vintage Tablecloth into a Skirt

  In this tutorial, I’ll walk you through the simple, quick process of adding a stretchy waistband to a vintage round tablecloth to make a skirt. See a second tablecloth conversion here. Disclosure: This post Keep Reading

Sewing Tutorial: Make a Quilted Tote Bag with Batik Cha...

Make a cute, quilted tote bag with this tutorial. Use precut charm squares to create the structure for it and fat quarters to line it. Padded handles make it comfortable to carry. Disclosure: This post Keep Reading

Sewing Tutorial: Convert a Wrap Skirt into a Regular Sk...

I have a love-hate relationship with wrap skirts. They look pretty on the hanger, so I get suckered into buying them, but then I never wear them because they always feel like they’re about to Keep Reading

Sewing Tutorial: Convert a Wrap Skirt into a Regular Sk...

I have a love-hate relationship with wrap skirts. They look pretty on the hanger, so I get suckered into buying them, but then I never wear them because they always feel like they’re about to Keep Reading