Adding Adjustable & Detachable Straps to your Swimsuit

Adding Adjustable & Detachable Straps to your Swimsuit

With the release of the Ashley Hourglass Swimsuit, there is one thing that we all wonder... Or maybe two... "I love having the option of a strapless swimsuit, but sometimes I want to feel the secur...
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Sustainable Sewing

Sustainable Sewing

Hello friends and strangers (otherwise known as friends I haven’t made yet!), my name is Zayna. If you’ve been around the Ellie and Mac Facebook group you’ve probably seen me there, or in the ...
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Effortless Styling

Effortless Styling

Hi sewing friends! By now you’ve probably seen all of the AMAZING versions of the new Effortless Hourglass dress on social media, or you’ve grabbed the pattern to sew one (or many!) up for yourself...
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3 in 1 Tres Belle Dress Hack

3 in 1 Tres Belle Dress Hack

How to add a waistband to the Tres belle (plus bonus hacks how to add a faux shoulder gather and how to make the Heart and Soul angel sleeve fit other bodices!)   Hey sewists! Amy here, and today ...
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Easy 30 Minute Ruffle Hack

Easy 30 Minute Ruffle Hack

Hey everyone, Suzanne Todd, back again with another fun hack using the Ellie and Mac Slow Sunday PDF Pattern Slow Sunday is one of my favorite tank top/dress patterns and such a good pattern on it...
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Sewing Subscription Box

Sewing Subscription Box

This post contains affiliate links with no extra cost to you. Hi all! I'm here to tell you about an amazing way to make sewing easier, fun, and even more exciting. Who am I? I'm Jessica, I hav...
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Creating a Scallop Hem Dress

Creating a Scallop Hem Dress

Last year I had an itch to make a scallop hem dress. I had a feeling that if I hacked and mashed the Slow Sunday Dress and the A-Line Button Down Skirt I could make it happen…and I did! I used thi...
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Creating Formal Wear

Creating Formal Wear

Hello there! My name is Zayna. If you’ve been around the Ellie and Mac Facebook group, I’m probably not a stranger to you. If you are a stranger, it’s wonderful to meet you! I’ve been sewing since ...
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Waterfall Neckline Hack

Waterfall Neckline Hack

Hello everyone! I’ve been testing and making Ellie & Mac garments for years now, and for years to come, I am sure! Why? Because they are so easy to make, and - once you get the hang of it – eas...
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Create An Open Back Dress

Create An Open Back Dress

Hey all! Amy Day here, you might have seen me around the Ellie and Mac Facebook page posting my work from time to time. I’ve only been sewing for a year but I love to get inventive and be creative ...
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Sewing Tips From Our Community

Sewing Tips From Our Community

Being a sewist means you never stop learning! Read through these tips and tricks to give you ideas to make your sewing projects turn out even better. Without further ado, here are some amazing s...
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3 Ways to Create Your Own Placemats!

3 Ways to Create Your Own Placemats!

Hey y'all! It's Lakeisha, again from Sincerely, Shantelle, and today I've got a very easy, very practical sewing tutorial to share. I will show you 3 different ways to make your own placements! ...
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Her First Sewing Machine! - How Did That Go?

Her First Sewing Machine! - How Did That Go?

Christmas at my home was a relaxing, cheerful time. We shared our favorite holiday foods, reminisced about past memories, and exchanged gifts as a family. One exciting moment was when my youngest d...
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Tips & Tricks for Buttons & Buttonholes (Special Cardigan Button Hack included!)

Tips & Tricks for Buttons & Buttonholes (Special Cardigan Button Hack included!)

Hi sewing friends! Today I am here to share a few tips on something that can feel very scary and intimidating – buttons and buttonholes! Do you love buttons? I do!! So many colors, shapes, and siz...
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5 Ways To Style The Urban Leggings

5 Ways To Style The Urban Leggings

Basic neutral leggings. Can I get a, “YES PLEASE!” This staple wardrobe item has been ar ound for ages and is a perfect piece for a capsule (or any!) wardrobe. It’s easy to pair with so many things...
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Behind the scenes of creating Blog Pictures

Behind the scenes of creating Blog Pictures

Hi there! This is Manda again. Coming to you this time with a behind the scenes view on how I take my flat lay pictures inside, on a cloudy and dark day.  The quality of the pictures that are being...
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Ellie and Mac 2022 Year in Review

Ellie and Mac 2022 Year in Review

The year 2022 is coming to a close, and it has been another great one, thanks to all of you! Thanks for supporting Ellie and Mac by buying our patterns, hanging out with us on social media, showin...
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How To Sew A Winter Capsule

How To Sew A Winter Capsule

Hi there!  I’ve been testing and sewing Ellie and Mac Patterns for as long as I could remember. So I know a lot of the patterns and am able to pick the ones I need to create what I have envisioned....
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