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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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Pattern Mixing Made Sew Easy

Pattern Mixing Made Sew Easy

 I am here to talk about this scary thing called “Pattern Mixing.”  I love to express myself through clothing, and pattern mixing is such a fun way to do so, but I, like many others, don’t really want to end up looking like I belong at a circus. (Well, maybe I do sometimes… after all I am a K4 teacher…) So, I have a few basic points I take into consideration when I’m deciding on a match, and here they are for you!
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Jogger Sew A Long

Jogger Sew A Long

Hi everyone! I am so excited to be writing my first blog post with you. What better way to kick off my time on the page than with one of my favorite Ellie and Mac patterns?! I’m Kendall, a busy (but really, who isn't?) full-time working (School Psychologist) mom of an 11 month old, so I have to find patterns that are simple, relatively quick, and well worth my time! These Kid's Unisex Joggers fit my daughter so well. I prefer the tapered leg fit, personally. I think it’s easier for her to crawl around when she doesn’t have extra fabric around her legs. 
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Mother's Day Week Celebration Giveaway

Mother's Day Week Celebration Giveaway

When thinking about Mother's Day, I am flooded with emotion.  I think of what it meant to have my first baby girl and how I have loved watching her grow into an amazing woman!  She is one of my best friends and I hope that she will feel the same if she chooses to have children of her own someday. 
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Easy Hem Foot Tutorial - Create Perfect Hemlines With No Stress or Tears

Easy Hem Foot Tutorial - Create Perfect Hemlines With No Stress or Tears

Hemming has to be my least favorite part of sewing. I would rather gather a waist than to hem the bottom. To sew a perfect hem, requires lots of time, which I currently don’t have a lot of.


As I was googling one night, I stumbled across a wide hem foot. I was a bridal seamstress previously, so I have experience with a narrow hem foot but I had never heard of a wide hem foot.

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Upcycle Sewing For Boys

Upcycle Sewing For Boys

As a boy mom I find sewing and shopping for boys hard and sometimes lacking fun. Our poor boys don’t get much to choose from and finding fabrics for them can also be a difficult task as well. Don’t get me wrong, there are some really nice online...
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Easy Costume Creations Using Ellie and Mac Sewing Patterns

Easy Costume Creations Using Ellie and Mac Sewing Patterns

 Do you have a little girl that loves to dress up as her favorite characters? Me too! Baby Girl absolutely loves to play dress up. Well, today you are in luck. Here are some simple little girls outfit to sew yourself today!
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Insider Scoop Into The Testing Process At Ellie and Mac Sewing Patterns

Insider Scoop Into The Testing Process At Ellie and Mac Sewing Patterns

PDF sewing patterns are so easy to use and fit so well.  Do you ever wonder just how they are created?  I made this fun video to share with you...
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How To Download Patterns On Your Mobile Device

How To Download Patterns On Your Mobile Device

Having trouble opening your downloads on your phone or tablet? Watch the videos in this post to see how...
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