Never used a PDF (digital) sewing pattern?

If you’ve never purchased a digital sewing pattern it can be intimidating but trust me it’s SUPER EASY! Do these 4 steps once and you’ll never hesitate to buy another PDF pattern. I’ll explain in detail here: After finding the pattern you want, purchase it with Paypal or a credit card. (Or get this one free.) If it’s instant download, the pattern will be sent to your email from the website within a few minutes.  If it’s not instant, the shop owner will typically email it within 24 hours. Download by clicking the link or pdf... Read The Rest →

Shopping for knit fabric online

My focus is going to be knit fabrics used for children’s clothing.   The first thing you’ll have to decide is what TYPE of fabric you are looking for. The most common fabric for my patterns is JERSEY but you may also need RIBBING, INTERLOCK, FRENCH TERRY or SWEATSHIRT FLEECE.  Shop according to the pattern you are following, warmth you want, or stretch you want. For a beginners guide to knit fabrics check out this infographic.   After you decide what type of fabric you need, you will want to shop by FIBER CONTENT.  This is... Read The Rest →

Add a hood to #43 : footie one-piece

This hood modification will be perfect for the cool months ahead. Feet covered, head covered = warm, cozy little baby! I’ll have a pdf for the hood pattern piece at the end of this post.  It is compatible with the footie one-piece pattern (#43). You will follow the tutorial in the pattern just the same except a couple steps.   To begin:  Cut all the pieces from the pattern, plus the hood pieces.   Sew the first 4 steps in the tutorial Then, sew your hood together. Sew the 2 pieces of each layer... Read The Rest →

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