Category: Sewing

September 28, 2016

Tupelo Shorts for Riley Blake

Filed under: Sewing - 28 Sep 2016

I’m back at Riley Blake today with another free pattern!! The Ginger Shorties are a big hit but I’ve had requests for longer shorts and an option for boys. So…here they are! The Tupelo Shorts! A super basic knit short with a yoga waistband that they’ll want to wear every day!

Sew Like My Mom | Tupelo Shorts

I love yoga waistbands on bottoms, but it usually requires fabric with some sort of lycra to retain the shape and stay in place. I was able to create the same thing with just the amazing Riley Blake knits, no lycra or spandex needed! I need to make some for myself next!

Sew Like My Mom | Tupelo Shorts

Sew Like My Mom | Tupelo Shorts

They really are as comfy as they look. These knits are a dream to sew on and they wash and wear amazingly well, too.

Sew Like My Mom | Tupelo Shorts

Sew Like My Mom | Tupelo Shorts

And because they’re so awesome and comfortable, I’m giving you all the pattern for free!! Just like most of my patterns, it’s available in sizes 12m-8!

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE PATTERN

CLICK HERE TO HEAD TO RILEY BLAKE FOR THE INSTRUCTIONS

July 22, 2016

Create Your Own Bias Tape

Filed under: Sewing - 22 Jul 2016

Creating your own bias tape takes just a few minutes and adds the perfect touch to your sewing project!

Start by cutting strips of fabric on the bias. They HAVE to be cut at a 45 degree angle to allow the fabric to curve and bend smoothly. I prefer to cut 2″ strips to make 1/2″ double fold bias tape. If you just need a small amount you can get it out of one cut of fabric if it’s long enough.

To make a longer piece, take 2 of your strips and place them perpendicularly to each other at one end with right sides facing.

Sew Like My Mom | Bias Tape tutorial

Sew from the edge of where they meet on one side to the edge on the other.

Sew Like My Mom | Bias Tape tutorial

Trim off the extra fabric leaving a small seam allowance.

Sew Like My Mom | Bias Tape tutorial

Continue sewing all your strips together until they’re one long piece.

Press your seams open.

Sew Like My Mom | Bias Tape tutorial

Fold the piece in half, matching raw edges at the top, and press well.

Sew Like My Mom | Bias Tape tutorial

Open the piece up and take the bottom raw edge, fold it to meet the pressed line in the middle, and press the bottom edge.

Sew Like My Mom | Bias Tape tutorial

Flip the piece over, and repeat for the other side.

Sew Like My Mom | Bias Tape tutorial

Fold the piece in half and repress along the first middle press line to set all pressed edges.

Sew Like My Mom | Bias Tape tutorial

You’ll now have your bias tape! The raw edges will be enclosed in the middle and you’re ready to go!

Sew Like My Mom | Bias Tape tutorial

June 22, 2016

Coconut Summer Pajama Set for Riley Blake

Filed under: Sewing - 22 Jun 2016

Sew Like My Mom | Coconut Summer Pajama Set

Hey guys! I’m back over at Riley Blake today with a free pattern! It’s another unisex full pattern–the ADORABLE Coconut Summer Pajama Set!!

Sew Like My Mom | Coconut Summer Pajama Set

My kids are pajama lovers! They love to hang around in them all day, and the second we walk back in the door, they’re searching for more jammies to put on for the rest of the day! So when I asked who wanted new pajamas, all hands immediately shot into the air!

Sew Like My Mom | Coconut Summer Pajama Set

And they haven’t taken them off yet! Luckily they go together quick and easy so I know I’ll be sewing lots more pairs in my future!

Sew Like My Mom | Coconut Summer Pajama Set

Sew Like My Mom | Coconut Summer Pajama Set

Sew Like My Mom | Coconut Summer Pajama Set

Don’t they look so happy and comfortable?! Are you ready to make your own?

CLICK HERE to download the pattern!

Hope you enjoy! Please visit my etsy shop for more patterns, or find me on Instagram!

Sew Like My Mom | Coconut Summer Pajama Set

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