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  • Soft Shell Pink Dino Jacket

    Our Spring time gets rain, and more rain, requiring us to own rainproof lightweight jackets. This fun girl's jacket is from Ottobre Design 6/2016, #18 hoodie. I used waterproof soft…

  • Tropical Lagenlook Tunic

    This Tropical, Cotton/Poly Lagenlook Tunic gets compliments everywhere it's worn! Made from the same pattern as my Linen Jacket, Butterick 6056 was perfect for this fabric from my stash. I cut…

  • Military Style Spring Jacket

    Butterick 5927, view D was my starting point. This basic double breasted pattern is very simple and lends itself to achieving the military look I was after. The cotton duck…

  • Not So Ordinary Hoodie

    Several years ago, I purchased this green, lilac/pink, and cream jaquard fabric

  • Q&A: How to Sew a Welt Pocket Over a Dart

    A tailoring expert shares his advice for sewing a double-welt pocket over a dart.

  • Jeans “Upcycled”

    My son may never put anything in the mending pile again!  I now have a fun pair of comfy cut-offs complete with 'real' patches, a new waistband and a new…

  • Video: How to Sew a Scarf with a Hidden Pocket

    Learn a clever technique for adding a secret pocket to a scarf.

  • Velvet Holiday Dress

      There is nothing like the luxurious feel and richness of velvet. That nap that shimmers in the light beckons you like a moth to the flame. But watch out,…

  • Tea Time for Two

    The two costumes are The Queen of Hearts and the Mad Hatter.  The designs were based off of Japanese animated show called Code Geass Nunnally in Wonderland. The costumes were…

  • Video: How to Sew a Welt Pocket Opening

    Watch this Threads Essential Techniques video tutorial to learn how sew a welt opening on a patch pocket.