Digitizing Sewing Patterns Using OpenOffice Draw Part One

Part 1: Sizing Patterns to Scale I remember the first time I found a free sewing pattern online. It was for a hooded¬†bolero jacket and it changed the way I now look for patterns. I couldn't believe someone would put a free pattern online for people to print and have. I needed more! After printing... Continue Reading →

Fuzzy Body Length Pillow Case

I made this pillowcase back in April. I was at the fabric store, at the checkout, when I seen this fuzzy, super soft material in the marked down remnants bin. I picked it up, loved it, thought, "I could use this to make a blanket", then I realized was very likely not going to make... Continue Reading →

Kumihimo Friendship Bracelets

Hi! I have not posted in a while, I have been working on lots of projects and taking pictures, but I really need to catch up on here. One of my most recent projects has been kumihimo friendship bracelets. They are so fast and easy to make. Kumihimo is a type of braid. You can... Continue Reading →

Learning to Digitize Patterns

I recently - as in, over the last two years - have started designing my own clothing patterns. Now, I want to post them here so other people can download them. Yesterday and today I have been researching like crazy. I found so many tutorials for Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator. However, these are programs that... Continue Reading →

DIY Plaid Crochet Hat

I made this hat earlier this winter. I love it so much, I wear it all the time and always get compliments. The free pattern is linked to under the picture. Try it out!

DIY Oversized Hoodie

Last week I've been super busy making hoodies. I made three, one for myself and two to sell at craft fairs. The only problem is I've made the pattern myself and I have no idea how to upload it. When I figure it out I'll post it for free. I looked everywhere for a free... Continue Reading →

DIY Halter Top

This shirt is called the Twist Front Top. You can find the free pattern and instructions at So Sew Easy. I made mine in a size small but I used a serger so there wan't really any seam allowance. It was a little too big for me so I took it in where I had... Continue Reading →

DIY Long Sleeve T-Shirt

Today I made this long sleeve shirt. It is size small but I made it from a super stretchy knit fabric so it can fit medium or probably even large. I found the free pattern at Nap Time Creations. I think I'm going to make a bunch of these. I printed the pattern, taped the... Continue Reading →

Sew A Knit Beanie

Last night I made ¬†a beanie for a work friend. I had already made a few back in the fall for people I work with, but I had to make one more. I used this free pattern but changed up the sizes a little. Also, I added a band of fleece around the bottom so... Continue Reading →

Crochet Catnip Balls

This my most popular creation yet. Well, in a cat's opinion. I can't even finish these toys before my cat is trying to play with it. I have to hide the balls that I make to sell because my cat would try to play with all of them. Every cat I give them to goes... Continue Reading →

Running Tights

    Today after work I made my own running tights. They took three hours to make, maybe a new record for me. I had bought a pattern last year and this is my second time using it. I made an awesome pair before but spilled red wine on them. In the past I tried... Continue Reading →

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