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Tupelo Shorts for Riley Blake

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! I love yoga waistbands on bottoms, but it usually requires fabric with some sort of lycra to retain the shape and stay in place.…

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Create Your Own Bias Tape

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…

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Coconut Summer Pajama Set for Riley Blake

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!! 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!…

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Melly Sews Summer Sundress

Hi Melly Sews Summer Sundress readers! I’m so excited to share my dress with you today! This is the Dogwood dress! My oldest loves a good maxi and she was thrilled when I made her this one. In fact, she wore it for two straight days, sleeping in it in between! Making a maxi from an existing shirt pattern is pretty simple with just a few extra steps! Ready to try your own? Grab your…

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Hey June June

It’s Hey June June!! A day dedicated to all things Hey June and the creative genius behind its patterns, Adrianna. If you don’t know Adrianna or her patterns, you’re missing out. And I’m not just saying that because she’s my favorite. I’m saying that because her patterns truly are amazing! I’ve never been one to make a pattern more than once and her Lane Raglan? I’ve made 12 of for myself, and 4 for my…

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