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Embroidered Tunic Tutorial

DIY – The Embroidered Tunic Tutorial

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Spring is finally here and I want to celebrate with an embroidered tunic.  I want a shirt that’s somewhat light, airy, and fun to accompany my mood (I’m not a winter person and am celebrating the warmer, longer days).  I’m thinking a boxy shape, 3/4 length sleeves, with a deep v-neck in the front.  It will be a longer tunic, with the sides split up to the waist.  For the color, I’m thinking off-white with some fancy stitching around the edges.  Sound good?  Let’s get sewing!

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How to Hem Dress Pants

DIY – How to Hem Dress Pants – A Tutorial

Today, we’re going to learn about how to hem dress pants using a blindhem stitch. These pants were bought by a friend unfinished at the store, and it’s a really easy fix to hem them up yourself.

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Adding Inside Pockets onto a Blazer Sewing Tutorial

DIY – Adding Inside Pockets onto a Blazer

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Today we’re going to add inside pockets onto a blazer.  I love the blazer, but the pockets that came with it are essentially non-functional.  The opening is a vertical slit and they are only a few inches deep.  I’m pretty sure I would only trust them to hold my chapstick, if that.  So, we will be adding a pair of patch pockets to the inside of the blazer to make it that much more useful.

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Christmas Cones Tutorial

DIY – Christmas Cones Tutorial

Here is a quick and fun tutorial to make some Christmas cones.  These cones were a tradition in my family growing up, and now that I’m older, I’m continuing the tradition with my own family.  I make one a year after the season is done in rememberence of the year.  You can fill them with treats or other goodies and hang them anywhere.  We usually put them on our tree. Enjoy!

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Classy Plaid Gathered Skirt Tutorial

DIY – The Classy Plaid Gathered Skirt Tutorial

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Today is a good day.  Today I finally begin my Christmas present to me! I’m going to make a classy plaid skirt that will *hopefully* be done in time for Christmas.  This will be a gathered skirt tutorial.  I’ve been wanting to make something plaid for the winter season.  In the back of my mind I kept thinking about this lovely skirt made by Gina Michelle and decided that it would be a classy winter look using some plaid fabric.

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diy bibs

DIY – Upcycle Towel into Toddler Bib

My one year old is exploring the wonderful world of food. Not only does he enjoy eating the food, but he likes to squish it in his fingers, run it through his hair, fling it from his spork, push it off his tray, and occasionally, put it behind his back.  Needless to say, mealtime is a very messy though enjoyable experience.

My son has a ton of bibs from when he was younger, but they are really meant for babies and don’t really stop the food from covering his clothes.  So I thought, DIY bibs, or more specifically, DIY toddler bibs!  We recently upgraded our towels so I decided to upcycle an old towel into a toddler bib just the right size for my little man.  Read on for my full DIY bibs tutorial…

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Beanie Hat Tutorial

DIY – Upcycle Sweater into Beanie Hat Tutorial

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I recently took an old sweater, cut it up, and repurposed it into a super cute skirt in my Upcycle Sweater to Skirt Tutorial.  Today, we’re going to cut up some more of that sweater and make a fun little slouchy beanie hat perfect for the upcoming cold weather.  Read on for my Upcycle Sweater into Beanie Hat Tutorial!

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Sweater Skirt Tutorial

DIY – Upcycle Sweater into Skirt Tutorial

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It’s sad to say, but summer is ending and the cold weather is coming!  We’ve been doing a little cleaning around here and I’ve been getting rid of a bunch of old clothes.  I pulled out this old pink sweater for the donation pile, when I realized it would make a really cute sweater skirt perfect for the early fall weather.  I’ve been really digging skirts lately since my Perfect Pencil Skirt I made it a little while back.  Read on for my upcycle sweater into skirt tutorial!

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upcycle romper tutorial

DIY – Upcycle Romper into Tunic Top Tutorial

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My sister recently gave me a romper which is cute, but is just way too short.  I’m somebody’s mother now (!!! still such a wonderful and wild experience !!!), so there are some lengths I just will not wear anymore.  But the material is so pretty and the sleeves are so fun, so I decided to upcyle it and turn the romper into a tunic top.  I’ve been on an upcycling kick lately turning a sweater into a skirt, and earrings into a necklace. Giving new life to old things is really rewarding and surprisingly easy.

I paired my new tunic along with my previously upcycled ankle length summer jeans.  Read on for my full tutorial…

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ankle length jeans tutorial

DIY – Upcycle Old Jeans into Ankle Length Summer Jeans Tutorial

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I was cleaning out my closet a while back and decided to get rid of an old pair of jeans.  I loved them, but had them for years and they were wearing out around the back end, so I decided it was time to move on and tossed them into my bag of clothes to get rid of.  Recently, I was thinking of what to bring on my upcoming holiday and was wishing I had a nice pair of summer jeans to bring along.  I fell in love with the length of ankle jeans, like those that can be found at Forever 21 and Macy’s.  This length looks great with a pair of wedged sandals or heels and is a fun alternative to traditional shorts or capris.

I thought of this old pair of jeans and decided to upcycle them, and fix them up.  If I get one more season out of them, it would be worth while.  Well, they turned out better than I had hoped for!  I often pair these with my shirt that I made with my Upcycle Romper into Tunic Top Tutorial.  So, read on for my Upcycle Old Jeans into Ankle Length Summer Jeans tutorial…

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