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Sewing Workout Clothes That Rock

Sewing Workout Clothes That Rock

So, Kendall here again (I did the joggers “sew-a-long” post). I was racking my brain to figure out which of the awesome Ellie and Mac patterns to sew up next. I had a few thoughts, but nothing felt right. Then, my husband found a used squat rack, weights, bar, and bench. I thought, “I’d better make myself some new workout clothes to go with the exercise equipment!”
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Myth Vs. Fact In The Sewing Room

Myth Vs. Fact In The Sewing Room

The art of sewing is often admired as a talent that only a few select can achieve. Often bystanders see it as a dying talent. However, most of this belief is due to myths that have been passed down rather than facts. Let’s discuss a few of those myths.
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PDF Sewing Pattern Storage Ideas

PDF Sewing Pattern Storage Ideas

Now let's get to why we are here. I know one of my addiction (besides fabric of course) is patterns and it can get complicated finding ways to store them. So I will be going over some storage solutions that I love to use and some other ways I think will keep you happy.  Let's start with PDF patterns, most pattern shops have most if not all their patterns in PDF format and that makes it easier for us as a customer to get them.
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How To Center Fabric Panels

How To Center Fabric Panels

Are you like me and have several fabric panels just lying around, waiting for the perfect project? I am going to assume I am not alone. I use a similar technique when I add vinyl to my projects, such as this Sweetie Tunic I made for Baby Girl here. The hardest part is choosing the right sewing pattern for the perfect custom fabric panel. Choosing a fabric or custom fabric panel, sometimes may take the longest in my sewing process. I have been known to change my mind at the very last minute.
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Finding An Alternative Way To Great Ruffles: Gathering Foot vs. Ruffler Foot

Finding An Alternative Way To Great Ruffles: Gathering Foot vs. Ruffler Foot

If you're anything like me Ruffles or Flutters, any type of gathering actually, really intimidated me for a long time! As someone who is completely right handed, when faced with a task that requires coordination with both hands combined with some nerve damage in my right hand, the technique of manually gathering fabric with basting stitches absolutely frightened Me! That didn't stop me from learning how to do it that way but it took me so long to get it done, I tended to stay away from patterns that required gathering!
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Summer Dress Hack You Will Love

Summer Dress Hack You Will Love

Want this look? I will help you achieve this look with a simple hack that will make your summer sewing quick and breezy. Who says quick sews can’t be trendy?! I wanted to make something the was functional yet trendy to my wardrobe. I am all for quick! While I may be required to dress business if the office, once I’m home, I want nothing more than to slip on something comfy. But with comfort, I also want style. Something I can wear around the house but also if need be on a whim, go out to the store/park and look “put together….” Said no mom ever. LOL
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How To Chevron - Tips and Tricks

How To Chevron - Tips and Tricks

Stripes are one of my favorite fabric patterns to use, and one of the things I love doing is cutting it on the bias and to create a chevron. It’s flattering to the figure and a nice change from the straight across (or up and down) look.

One of the trickiest things about the process is cutting the pattern pieces so the perfect align when assembling your project. Today I’m going to share with you how I tackle it.

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Be The Leader Top Pattern - Sleeveless Hack

Be The Leader Top Pattern - Sleeveless Hack

Hey everyone! I'm Stephanie, here today to show you how to take one of my favorite patterns, Be the Leader, and make it sleeveless. Don't get me wrong, the sleeve is super cute, BUT I live on the surface of the sun, so getting rid of the sleeves makes such a big difference in staying cool and beating the heat. So let's free those underarms! LOL.  
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Quick & Easy Vacation Romper Hacks

Quick & Easy Vacation Romper Hacks

If I had to pick my favorite thing about sewing clothes for my family, it’s probably the fact that I can alter patterns and fit in numerous ways. So, once I get a pattern I love, I like to play with it and see what extras I can do with it. Recently I decided to do that with Vacation Romper from Ellie and Mac (affiliate link). The vacation romper is a unique romper pattern for both kids and adults that features simple, comfy straps and a unique harem silhouette.
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Summer Dress Pattern Tutorial

Summer Dress Pattern Tutorial

It’s finally summer time!!! This is my favorite time of year because it means no school, swimming, margaritas, and summer dresses.  I’m a teacher, so by the time June rolls around, I am just itching to summer sew! Ellie and Mac just recently released the Oasis Swimsuit. As soon as I saw the tester photos, I messaged Lindsey, asking if I could PLEASE write a blog post on making it into a dress. So here I am :)
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Wild Wide Leg Pants Pattern Sew Along

Wild Wide Leg Pants Pattern Sew Along

This time I wanted to work on a pair of the Wild Wide Pants (affiliate link) for my daughter. I know this is considered a boy’s pattern, but someone was a little jealous after I made a pair for her brother and she just had to have one for herself. I helped test these pants and still love them.  

The fabric I used is a bit left over after sewing up a strike for a fabric group. I love that I can use scraps for accent pieces and use something else for the main portion of the legs.

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Get Your Swim On With This Easy Hack

Get Your Swim On With This Easy Hack

Hello everyone, my name is Maggie.  I am a stay at home mom and have the sweetest, smart, fun (I’m sure all parents say that about their kids) 4 year old daughter. I absolutely love sewing for her. This is my first post for Ellie and Mac and I couldn’t be more excited. 

It’s Memorial Day, the unofficial start of summer.  That means pools, beaches, BBQs and swimsuit season. I don’t know about you guys, but one of my favorite things to make for my daughter is swimsuits. There is something so magically amazing about the look on her face when she sees a new swimsuit. Maybe because she knows we are going to the pool, hahaha. But I’ll take it.

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