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Take On Me

I’ve always appreciated a good challenge, though usually at the time the Universe presents it to me I’m like...really...now, we’re doing this now? Seriously? Okay, let’s go.

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Twist Headband - A Quick How-To Guide

Twist headbands are so easy to make and are great for a cute little accessory on your baby or a sweatband for yourself on your next run. 

So follow along as I show you how to quickly sew up one of these bad boys. 

 twist headband that is cow and checked print laying on a white background with a baby lock serger sitting behind it with 4 spools of thread and a toy story jessie doll

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Belltown Bottoms - Fabric Waistband Modification

Our latest pattern, The Belltown Bottoms, features an elastic waistband but for our friends that are looking for a fabric waistband this quick and easy tutorial is for you!

Before you begin keep these things in mind:

little girl measuring her waist to make a modification to the belltown bottoms pdf sewing pattern

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Meet Seamstress of the Week, Rissa

Blair: This week's Seamstress is Rissa. Where are you from Rissa?
Rissa: Seattle, Washington.
Blair: Ah right on, a fellow north-westerner. 
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Fabric Testing, A Burning Question Answered, At Last

During the next few weeks the secret sewing underbelly of the fabric world will fill your feed with creations made with these fabrics. These creations should spark your sewing fuse and ignite your creative side. 
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Upcycled Collar Shirt to Kids Collar Shirt

I love collars as you can probably tell from the patterns in my shop. I think they're great and love the look it gives. 

So how to retain a collar when we upcycle?

Here's how I did it.

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My Sewing Room, Possibly Hotter Than the Devil's...

This week, in the beautiful PNW, it's been really freaking hot. Which makes my sewing room (located above my garage) a smoldering, humid, hell hole. 

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Patterns & Parenting & Skating(?), Oh My!

Today I released my latest PDF Sewing Pattern the High Street Halter Top.

I finished my edits, created the product listing, made multiple advertisements, and created an ad campaign email for the release. I did it all while sitting in Skateland and...

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