DIY Knit T-Shirt Dress

I'm loving the animal print trend right now and when I saw this leopard rayon knit from Stylish Fabric I couldn't wait to make something with it. This fabric has a soft drape to it and it's not see through! They also have many different colors and prints (rayon jersey). I use this a lot on my knit projects. I had a lot of ideas and this fabric could work for leggings, headbands, skirts, and maxi dresses but ultimately I wanted a t-shirt dress. Something I could wear for the warmer months coming up and pair with a jacket or even as beach dress for an upcoming vacation. I used a simple pattern that has dolman sleeve so it's quick and easy.  Get the details below and make your own...

  • 2 yds Rayon Jersey Knit
  • T-Shirt Dress pattern or use a large t-shirt and draft the pattern
  • General Sewing Supplies
  • Brother SE1900 Sewing Machine
  • Brother Coverstitch CV3550


DIY Embroidered Zipper Pouch

Every year I like to do a DIY Valentines Day project for the blog.  I had my eyes set on this embroidery collection: Letter's Home from OESD for a while now but never had a specific project in mind. I guess I just needed February to roll around so I could get in the Valentines day spirit. After creating a sample with Coats Embroidery Thread and my Brother PE800 I knew this would make a darling zipper pouch. This is such a cute handmade gift to fill it with sweets for Valentines Day! Get the details below and make your own. 



DIY Clear Vinyl Bag

I've really been into the clear vinyl trend lately. Not only is it a practical for events specifically for bags but it also looks cool. Many fashionistas are using clear vinyl bags as a coverup to protect their expensive handbags from wear and tear without having to hide them. I personally like them because I can find my phone and keys much easier! I designed this bag to be something you could bring to an event where they will need to look through your bag but also have the black bottom panel to hide the clutter and important things. The detail I love the most is the black and white belting from Dritz that adds a touch of sporty to the overall look.

Get the details below and make your own.



DIY: Machine Embroidery on Knit Garments

One of my favorite things about machine embroidery is being able to update or customize clothing. You can give basic or old garments a refreshing new look this way. I had this cardigan in the "transform" bin for awhile now and was looking for a nice embroidery collection to add to it. When it comes to embroidery on knits I prefer designs that don't have a dense/high stitch count due to the nature of knit fabric. I typically look for embroidery designs like these floral patterns that have an airy, open design. This Botanical Beauty collection would be adorable on just about anything from t-shirts to linen towels. They're very quick and one thread color! 

Get the details below on how to embroidery onto knit projects. You can also use this tutorial for t-shirts and other light weight knit garments. 



DIY: Versatile Faux Fur Collar

Kicking off January with this versatile Faux Fur Collar. I love that I can add this to a simple coat to fancy it up a bit or with a blouse and dress. You can change up the scarf to match different looks as well. Get the details below on how to make your own Faux Fur Collar just in time for the cold months ahead. 



Get Organized With Dritz

Happy New Year everyone! I'm feeling refreshed from the break and ready to get back into the studio. One thing that I like to do when the New Year starts is organize my studio. If you sew or craft in any way you know how quickly things clutter with all the supplies, notions, and fabric acquired throughout the year. A product that has helped keep my work surface free of space and organized is this Dritz Ruler Stand. I have many rulers and templates because of the all the different types of sewing and designing I do. Initially they were all over the place and many times in the way. This sturdy Ruler Stand holds them all together (10 slots) and keeps them within reach and off the work space. It's been a great product I added this year to the studio. You can check out the product here. What are some ways you keep your space organized, I'd love to know (comment below)! 


Sewing with Sequins

With NYE right around the corner I'm sure you're thinking of something that resembles a disco ball to wear. I always enjoy making my New Year's look even if it is for some low key occasion at home with the babes. I of course look for the most sparkly of fabrics like sequins! Sequin fabric can be a bit intimidating and tricky to sew with but with some tips and tricks it's actually fun! 

When it comes to sequins you don't need to go crazy with design as the fabric is already dramatic enough. Stick to simple silhouettes, garments with a lot of pleats and details aren't ideal. I went with simple pant and a wrap dress. The Two Sided Allover Sequins Fabric from Stylish Fabric I used is thick and sewing multiple layers can be tricky so this is another reason why the pattern you pick should be simple.