Never lose your keys again! 10-minute DIY Key fob

I've been sewing for quite sometime now, but somehow I missed the train for making key fobs! It's the easiest thing that a person can make -and I think I was mostly intimidated by the hardware portion of the project. If you're new to sewing or like me, behind the trend, this DIY project is…

Mimi G. Style: Sequin Maxi Skirt

This skirt has been 2 years in the making. I know you're probably thinking "WTH?" But, the first year I found the tutorial I was intimidated and thought, "No way, me and my sewing machine can tackle this." And unfortunately, I held onto that feeling. In the second year, I promised myself that I would…

Pattern review: Simplicity/Cynthia Rowley 8124

Stop comparing. Do your thing. I get so excited when I see others making really nice things. Then I race to my machine so I can make my version and I realize that it's Fall and that the pattern that I'm making is about 2 years old and I've completely missed the wave. LOL. This…

The perfect match: sewing with stripes

When I first started sewing, stripes always sounded good in theory. Then when I would start cutting, my project would go so wrong! ARGH! But overtime, and after many garments that ended in the trash pile, I've come up with my own tips and tricks for matching up stripes. Surprisingly, I haven't found many tutorials…

The stash house: a fabric story

So recently I realized that I was living wrong. Ok, that's extreme. I was not living wrong, but my fabric organization -was anything but. It was not organized at all. About a year ago, I bought these cloth storage bins that you can find at TJ Maxx to keep all of my fabric inside of…

Tips for working with vinyl

Hey everyone! Thanks for visiting my blog! Since I use vinyl quite frequently, I've been asked a lot of questions on how to work with vinyl. It looks intimidating, but I promise that it's so much easier than it looks! In my experience, buying the right type of vinyl for your project begins at the…

Crafty Gemini’s Kimono tutorial

I had a wedding to go to in Mexico in June and I promised myself that I would take one thing with me that I made. And a week before my departure, I was on the hunt for the perfect bathing suit cover up tutorial. I found this  Kimono tutorial by the Crafty Gemini  on YouTube.…

If it was easy, everyone would do it…

I began selling on Etsy in January 2017. It was my resolution to myself and I was off to a really bad start. My first bags were ugly. Like really ugly. In hindsight, I think my friends took pity on me and bought stuff "just to support." But I kept going. I kept sewing. I…