• Fashion,  Sewing,  Tutorials

    How to Sew a Colour Block Tank Dress

    At seven months pregnant, my belly is getting larger and my wardrobe is getting smaller.  Time to sew some new clothes! I picked up a few scraps of two different solid knit fabrics (one grey, one blue) from the thrift store on the cheap – not enough to make a full dress, but enough to make a shirt and a skirt.   I prefer dresses to separates, so I decided to combine these two textiles together into a simple colour blocked tank dress that’s easy to wear.  This tutorial will teach you how to make a stretchy tank dress with an empire waist, using a tank top as a template…

  • Home Decor,  Quilting,  Sewing

    How to Make a Chevron Quilt from Start to Finish

    If you have never quilted, this tutorial to create a small chevron tabletop quilt will be perfect for you. This project is small but will give you the skills you need to make a basic quilt with half square triangle (HST) blocks. You’ll learn how to do the following: cut out your fabrics assemble half square triangle (HST) unit blocks two at a time assemble the HST units into a chevron pattern assemble your quilt sandwich: quilt top, batting, and backing quilt the sandwich square up your quilt create binding from strips of fabric attach the binding to the quilt with mitred corners and hidden ends It looks like a…

  • Sewing,  Tutorials

    How to Make a Tiny Zipper Pouch

    While building up my Spoonflower shop, I’ve amassed a collection of 8″ square swatches to test my fabric designs. I also have a pretty big collection of tiny 5″ zippers that I ordered online in bulk back in the day when I was slightly addicted to making zipper pouches. This tutorial will show you how to make a lined zipper pouch using two Spoonflower swatches and a 5″ zipper. If you don’t have Spoonflower swatches, you’ll need two pieces of coordinating fabric measuring 8″x5.5″. I actually don’t own a zipper foot (I sadly lost it while moving years ago and haven’t had a chance to replace it), so my zippers…