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It is swimming pool and beach time here in Florida! These wet bags are great for wet swimsuits or wet clothes. You need: 2 – 11″ x 11″ squares of towel 2 – 11″ x 11″ fabric backed vinyl or PUL 1 – 11″ zipper Wonder Clips or something instead of pins to protect vinyl from holes. Sandwich the zipper between the toweling and vinyl front sides together.  Stitch across about 3/8″ from edge. Turn toweling and vinyl to wrong sides Read more…


You can make these with 100% cotton or knit!   You will also need 1″ elastic. Decide the length you want for the skirt. Measure from where the skirt will sit at waist to the length you want.  When you decide the length in inches, divide the number by 3 to determine tiers measurements. To this length number for each tier you will add in for your seam allowances, waist band, and the hem. For tier 1, add a 1.5″ for waistband Read more…


This cute bag is a great use of all the little scraps of trim and fabric or felt. I was looking for something for my grand kids to put little treats in and saw these cute little bags at the hobby store.  I knew I could make them myself and had the scraps already! Here is how its done: 1/2 sheet of felt and some zig zag trim is all I used. Sew your trim across bag.  At the store I Read more…


These candy filled carrots are “sew” easy and fun to make!  I whipped up 42 of them in about 3 hrs!   You can use any orange and green fabric.  I used felt and a bit of ribbon to tie them off. Make a template for carrot greens. Pin green and orange together and sew.  Cut felt square in half. Fold in half and sew from top green corner and across to orange corner.  Turn to right side.  I use a Read more…


Here is a favorite decorative pocket.  You can use pre-made bias tape of any size or use your own strip of fabric.  No need to cut on bias! You need a half circle or semi circle and strip of fabric.  You can have your students zigzag edge or use pinking shears. Gather top of pocket. Place fabric strip and gathered edge of pocket right sides together. Press seam.  Fold fabric over the top, fold over on backside, and pin in place. Read more…


I LOVE these Coasters! These are so easy to make and you can use scraps.  This is another simple project your students can make as gifts for any holiday or a birthday gift for a loved one.  I am pre-cutting up a bunch for my students to make as family gifts for Valentines Day. They sew up super quick! I use cotton batting instead of polyester so the soak up the moisture on cups. Pattern:   Draw a heart shape larger than Read more…


This is the KCS 2nd Year Drop Waist Capris with insert floating pockets. You can make these pockets in many different shapes.  Very easy too! For 1 pocket you need: 2 pieces of fabric the same size. One is used for the facing which will not be seen.  The other can be contrasting or the same as garment as it will be seen. I made a 3.5″ circle pocket hole.   My fabric pieces measure 5.5″ x 8″. Mark the pocket opening Read more…


This pocket seen on the Level 1 Classic Peasant Blouse is called a patch pocket. It can be made in many shapes. Photo 1: Left pattern is finished pocket size. Right pattern has a 1/4″ seam allowance plus 1 1/4″ above the fold line.  The fold line is exactly the top of the finished pocket. Photo 2: Shows cut out pocket same size as larger pattern. Photo 3:  Use your pattern to lie on top of cut fabric wrong side up. Read more…


I am excited to share how easy it is to add a kangaroo pocket to a top!! For this project I am using the KCS Sport Top from the 2nd Year workbook and patterns.  I used fleece to make this warm cozy top.   Cut a rectangle of fabric of choice: width of the front top piece x height 8 to 10 inches depends on size of top. I used 8″ for xs top. Now shape your pocket. I made mine Read more…


Red and Green Glitter Buttons embellish the Level 1 Classics Round Neck Blouse!    Gather your completed blouse, favorite buttons, thread and needle, and your favorite fabric marking tool. Spread your buttons around into a pattern you like on the blouse.  Mark where each button will be sewn on.      Once you have them all sewn on enjoy wearing it with your favorite pants or skirt.  Here it is with the Level 2 Ruffle Skirt! Enjoy!  – Becky Fisher  

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