Five must-have sewing tools!

Hey guys! This lockdown (even though restrictions are lifting) has brought up some questions. Lately a lot of you have been asking me how I got started, what are my favorite tools and some patterns that are great for beginners. I'm definitely going to talk about all of that, but I believe success starts with…

5 reasons I love “Make it Simple” by TATB!

Hey everyone! I know we’re all trying to make it day to day with everything going on, but I wanted to pop in and talk about something that we can all relate to...and that’s time. Whether you feel like you have too much, or simply not enough...it’s something that all sewists have stressed over. Last…

2 looks, 1 Talvikki sweater tunic!

Happy Monday y'all! If you follow me on Instagram (@ravenmaureen_) then you know that I've already shared this look a few times. Once in my stories for a nice date night with my boo. And the second time, last week as a shirt. That's just how versatile this tunic is! Or...maybe that's just how short…

5 reasons you should pre-wash your fabric!

Is pre-washing a do or don’t in your sewing process? It’s definitely a “do” for me. I was taught that you should always pre-wash your fabric as you intend to wash it in the future. So for example, if you have a wool fabric that requires extra care, then you can take it to the…

Scrapbusting Series Part 1: The Lou Box Top

Lately I've been so ashamed of my fabric stash. It. Is. Out. Of. Control. I mean, there are scraps just busting out of all sides of my shelving system. So, instead of folding it all neatly, I've decided that I'm going to sew my stash (or scrap bust) for the month of August. This week…