January 19, 2015
It’s Monday! Time for the second installment of Just Sew You Know!
Today’s tip was a real forehead slapper once I figured it out!
When you line your pieces up together at the edge, it leave a gap at the top of your seam, creating an uneven edge. If you slide your top piece up until the edges meet at the width of your seam allowance, you’ll get a perfect edge! It’s easy as pie and makes such a nice edge!
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January 14, 2015
I’m so excited to be kicking off the Wednesday tutorials for 2015 over at Riley Blake today! I thought we should start the year with a bang, so today I’m sharing a FREE multi-size pattern for pants!
The Pine Cone Pants are a basic, relaxed pant pattern with an elastic waistband and awesome back pockets!
My kids spend their days running, playing, and climbing and pants are often too big in the waist or don’t allow full range of motion of their legs for adequate climbing. I love that these allow them to move freely while looking stylish and adorable.
I designed these with a higher back rise to prevent our wee ones from prematurely impersonating plumbers.
I just adore these pockets! And they’re so so easy to make.
Are you ready to start your Pine Cone Pants?!
Go here to download your pattern pieces, then head on over to Riley Blake to get the tutorial!
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January 12, 2015
New Year, new blog goals!
One thing I wanted to do this year was start a weekly feature where I pass along little tips, tricks, tidbits, cheats, and whataya-knows that I’ve read, discovered, and come across over the years. I’m really excited about doing this and I hope you enjoy the posts!
This week’s Just Sew You Know comes courtesy of my Sycamore Shorts pattern for Riley Blake fabrics. Everyone who has made the shorts has raved about this time and sanity saving trick!
When you’re sewing, especially for little kids, it can often be frustrating trying to turn and press tiny hems and casings. So read through your pattern and when able, press them before you construct the garment! It’s *SO* much easier to iron them flat, so make it work for you! Once you’ve sewn your seams, like the rise and inseam in the Sycamore Shorts, your ironing will be done for you! Instant hem and casing!
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