Category: Maker

Sewing

Is Sewing Cheaper than Buying Clothes?

It’s a tough question: is sewing cheaper than buying clothes? Some people get into sewing thinking it will save them money. But in a world of fast fashion, too many people have become accustomed to getting clothing on the cheap. In the long run, the answer is yes if you …
Sewing

Almost Successful Ruffled Ogden Cami

Ogden cami hacks were all the rage this summer. My favorite #ogdencamihack is the one I mentioned in my first post about them: the shelf bra! But I was inspired by a ruffled tank I saw out in the wild to try to do that to the Ogden cami, too. …
Sewing

Sew Long Summer with a Hacked Daisy Blouse

I’m hanging on to the last bit of summer while I still have this awesome Caribbean tan with my hacked Daisy blouse. Today is the last day of the Sew Long Summer blog tour. Sew Long Summer is all about getting those transitional wardrobe pieces ready; finishing up all those …
Maker

September 2019 Maker Challenges

Bonjour makers! Welcome to the list of September 2019 maker challenges. The continually updated master list of all the maker challenges is always up in the menu bar. But if you want the list for just September 2019 maker challenges, here you go! This also includes challenges that are ongoing (recently …
Recipes

Super Easy Thai Chicken Noodle Soup

Super easy Thai chicken noodle soup can be ready in as long as it takes to boil noodles! Chicken noodle soup is super easy to make. Thai chicken noodle soup ratchets the flavor up a significant amount. But there’s one little cheat code that makes an easy soup SOUPER easy! …
Sewing

Linen Burda 6815 – Pattern Review

BurdaStyle 6815, or simply Burda 6815, is a slim-fit chino style pant with a Bermuda shorts option. I made these for my dad for Father’s Day since it was on his list. Yes, I MADE PANTS! And not just ANY pants. BURDA PANTS! With a ZIPPER! And WELT POCKETS! That’s …
Maker

August 2019 Maker Challenges

Hola makeristas! Coming to you live from my vacation in Puerto Rico, here are the August 2019 maker challenges. The continually updated master list of all the maker challenges is always up in the menu bar. But if you want the list for just August’s challenges, here you go! This also includes challenges …
Blogger

Why the Online Sewing Community is Awesome

If you’re a sewing blogger or even a casual reader of this blog I trust you already know that the sewing community is awesome. Dare, I say, it enriches the home sewist. Still, some people think otherwise. So I put this together as a response to a post on Medium titled …
Sewing

Packing for Puerto Rico

This weekend I’m heading to Puerto Rico for a week so of course, I have to put together a capsule wardrobe. Here’s what I’m packing for Puerto Rico, La Isla del Encanto! It’s going to be my first time ever on the island. So I might as well tell you …
Sewing

Best Patterns for Quilting Cotton

This post was updated on April 14, 2020. Among some of the best patterns for quilting cotton are actual wearable garments. Wait, sewing clothes with quilting cotton?! Is that allowed??? Uh, yes! Yes! YES! Quilting cotton isn’t usually what people consider for making clothes. It’s stiffer than typical garment fabric. …