Category Archives: Tutorials

Extracting .PDF Zip Files in Windows 8

Due to customer request I love offering bundle packs of many of my patterns!  Unfortunately Craftsy’s platform only allows one file to be uploaded so designers with patterns that have more then 1 .pdf file have to zip them all … Continue reading

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Pattern Revolution ‘Stalking’ Stocking Contest

Have you heard about the Stalking Contest over at Pattern Revolution? It’s a creative sewing and design challenge anyone can enter; even the pattern you need to get started is FREE. You can read all the details HERE, but all … Continue reading

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Tutorial: Fabric Tube Necklace – GREAT Natural Teething Necklace

We have not reinvented the wheel, fabric tube necklaces have been around for years using anything for cotton balls, Styrofoam, plastic, wood & glass beads or even marbles!  Recently my friend Trisha from Sweet ‘n’ Sassy Girls shared a finished necklace … Continue reading

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TUTORIAL: Rockin’ Zombie ~ Distressed Reverse Applique

The twins were really excited this year when I told them that they could design & help make shirts for the first day of school.  They got some fun and BRIGHT shoes and wanted something trendy & mama wanted it … Continue reading

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Kymy & Carlie’s Dolman Tops ~ Long Sleeve Tutorial

Due to popular demand I decided to give a long sleeve fall version of the Kymy’s Dolman Top a try and I LOVE how it turned out.  I got this teal sweater knit on sale from Fabric.com for less then … Continue reading

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Re-vamped FREE NICU Friendly Smock Pattern

One of the most popular draws to http://www.everythingyourmamamade.com over the last for years has been my free NICU Friendly Smock Pattern.  By popular demand I have gotten around to professional digitizing it AND not just in the 1 original ‘one … Continue reading

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The Perfect Fitted Cap Sleeve Tee from iCandy (link to free pattern/tutorial)

Recently on Pinterest I fell in love with ‘The Perfect Fitted Cap Sleeve Tee’ from iCandy. It is a cute simple tee that can easily remain causal, layered or dressed up!   Depending on the colors you use it can … Continue reading

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Upcycling is for Boys too!

I know upcycled dresses are all over for girls, but what about those boys?  As a mom of 2 boys it can be hard at times to find cute boy patterns that age appropriate yet school worthy for my 7.5yr … Continue reading

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Sewing with Knits 101

I have been sewing with knits for a while but as they have become more available more people have started trying them out as well.  Unfortunately they don’t always realize that they sew a bit differently until they finish the … Continue reading

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TUTORIAL: Recycled T-shirt Bag

I have been making the square bottom version of these upcycled/recycled t-shirt bags for years but you either have to do more sewing to create boxed corners or you get these weird pointy, almost yoda like, corners depending on what … Continue reading

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