Hey everyone, let me tell you about the latest tutorial I wrote for We Like Sewing magazine! This headband is an easy summer fashion staple that can be made to match any outfit. The stylish twist knot on top adds a bit of sophisticated flair, and you can make the headband out of many different […]
12 Awesome Ways to Use Silicone Caulk in Your Sewing and Crafts
Here are a dozen offbeat ways that I use silicone caulk in my sewing and crafting. Check out some of my never-before-seen projects, and lots of helpful tips for using this awesome craft material!
DIY Resin Jewelry Tutorial (and 8 inspiring ideas!)
Recently I tried resin casting, and it was so much fun! Here are eight eye-catching new projects, and a resin casting tutorial that includes a few things I learned along the way.
Forest Fairy Costume Tutorial
This Forest Fairy costume is made with real leaves, vines, and sticks. I’ll show you step-by-step how I put it together, and give you lots of tips for working with natural materials that you can adapt to a cosplay design of your own!
How to Clean Suede Leather: Testing and Reviewing Different Methods
You’ve probably heard about home remedies and hacks for cleaning suede, but how well do they really work? I test 6 different methods of cleaning suede, in search of a way to rescue my favorite boots.
How to Replace the Button on a Pair of Jeans (with a New or Used Jeans Button!)
Replacing the all-metal button on a pair of jeans isn’t as difficult as it may seem. Here’s a tutorial that shows you several different methods, including a hack that lets you re-use the button from an old pair of jeans!
How to Make a Dragon Scale Arm Cuff (with free printable PDF pattern!)
This accessory makes a fun, elegant-yet-dangerous addition to a cosplay outfit or Halloween costume. Believe it or not, it’s made from a vinyl placemat, and I’ve uploaded a free printable PDF pattern so that you can make your own!
The “Flights of Fancy” Collection Hits the Runway!
Check out pictures and video from the runway, when my collection was shown at the Dominion Center for RVA Fashion Week!
Upcoming Fashion Show!
I auditioned for RVA Fashion Week a little while ago, and I’m so excited to announce that I got in! Read on for the lowdown on what I’m planning for the show, and a sneak peek of my upcoming collection.
DIY Fabric Flowers Tutorial (With Free Printable Template!)
Learn how to make these beautiful fabric flowers! They are a quick and easy project, and a great way to use fabric scraps. Use the finished flowers to decorate wreaths, tote bags, headbands, flip-flops, hats, purses, pillows, and more!
Make Your Own Sunhat out of Twisted Strips of Fabric
This DIY sunhat is made of scraps of fabric that I cut into strips, twisted, and sewed into a coiled hat with a moldable brim. Check out my tutorial if you’d like to make your own sunhat!
DIY Metallic Swimsuit Cover-Up Made With Strips of Fabric Woven Together
I wanted to see if I could use fabric strips to weave a tube that was large enough to fit around my whole body, kind of like a cross between a Chinese Finger Trap and a dress. Here’s how you can make one, too!
Covering Stains with Fabric Markers
Stains on your jeans? Grab some fabric markers and make them beautiful!
How to Fix a Neckline That’s Too Low
Do you have a t-shirt with a neck that falls a little lower than you’d like? Or a sweater with a saggy, stretched-out neckline? Check out this quick fix.
Upcycled Swimdress Made From a Pair of Pants
Here’s how I turned a pair of thrift store pants into a classy swimdress.
Mermaid Dress and Fascinator
The tale of a mermaid dress I designed and created for a local fashion show, and all of the problems that needed to be worked out in order to make the dress come to life.
An Easy Way to Space Buttonholes Evenly
Believe it or not, this sewing tip is courtesy of Tom Silva, from This Old House. He used this method to space porch pickets, but it also works great for spacing buttonholes.
Unconventional Maxi Dress
This dress has only one vertical seam, in the center front. It’s lined, but has no hem. In fact, it’s just one large piece of fabric, attached to a circular collar, with a separate belt.
DIY Morse Code Bracelet
These Morse Code bracelets are an easy craft, and great for kids. It’s a beautiful way to keep a favorite quote or Bible verse close to your heart, or a loved one’s name and birthday.
How to Patch a Hole in a Pair of Jeans (and make it look good!)
Learn how to patch a hole in a pair of jeans, and end up with a style statement instead of a tear.
Fashion Show Beachwear Set
The tale of a swimsuit, sunhat, and beach bag that I made for a fashion show.
Glowing Fire and Ice Fascinators
This tutorial shows you how to make your own fabulous, light-up fascinators!
Shibori T-Shirt Using Bleach
This DIY shibori t-shirt tutorial shows you how to use bleach to transform an ordinary t-shirt into a work of art.
Ironic Tote Bag
Learn how to make your own tote bag. This tote is covered in upcycled clothing labels, and is both a useful accessory, and a commentary on materialism.
How to Make an Asymmetrical Striped Top
This tutorial shows you how to upcycle t-shirts into a flattering asymmetrical top.
How to Make Your Own Gloves (It’s Easy, I Promise!)
This tutorial details how to make your own gloves with an easy method that even beginners can use.
How to Keep Bra Straps from Slipping Off Your Shoulders
Here are 6 easy fixes for bra straps that are always sliding off your shoulders.
DIY Dress Made Out of 2 Circles of Fabric
This easy DIY dress is made from just two circles of fabric.