DRESS IT UP WITH A SASH & BOW! Girls love a big bow sash and can make them easily themselves with a little guidance.  When used to tie around a dress or a blouse these give your garments an added fun flair! In this photo, the KCS Level 1 Peasant Gown was made with a fun brown zebra print cotton to become a lovely dress.  To give it that little something extra, a coordinating cotton fabric was used to make the Read more…


Needles Take it from me…needles can certainly make or break your sewing project.  Even certain threads can require special needles.  Our friends at Feathers Flights put together a chart I absolute LOVE!!!  I now have this hanging in my sewing room for all my students to enjoy as well! With all the sewing we do in class, I have found that I am CONSTANTLY purchasing new needles!  I found this wonderful find on Amazon.  You can purchase needles in BULK!!! I only Read more…


How to Cut Felt I just came across the BEST tutorial on cutting felt!  I am excited to try this on my next felt project.  Felt is a staple around my sewing school.  We embellish as much as we can using felt.  We hope you find this useful too!  Big thanks to Benzie Design for this wonderful tutorial!  You can find the felt tutorial here. Happy felt cutting!! ~Lyndee


Fun Totes For the Summer! Whether it’s a day at the beach or taking a trip to the library, it’s always helpful to have fun and colorful totes to hold all your necessary summer paraphernalia.  Below are a couple of examples of things you can do to emebellish the basic placemat tote bag.   Supplies: 1. Placemats 2. Various ribbons and other decorative elements you would like to embellish with 3. Placemat Tote Directions – Camp Collections Book 2     Example Read more…


The YOYO craze!!! It is so easy to embellish your unique creations by adding simple decorations.  One of my favorites is the yoyo. Supplies needed: Scrap Fabric Buttons/odds-n-ends (optional) Thread Iron   1. Select which fabric you want to use and cut out a circle.  The size is up to you.  The bigger the circle, the bigger the yoyo.   2. Iron the edges to ugly side   3. Stitch around edge keeping stitches neat and evenly spaced.   4. Pull Read more…


So many possibilities……the Girls Level 1 Peasant Nightgown/Blouse provides plenty of room to add creative and cute embellishments.  For this project, I left the sleeves off the dress and gathered the top with ribbon to create a cute little summer dress.  It’s perfect for fun summer outings and works great as a swimsuit cover-up.  Supplies Needed: Girls Level 1 Peasant Dress/Blouse pattern Fabric Single Fold Bias Tape Ribbon (wider width is recommended) Thread     1. Lay pattern piece out on fabric Read more…


I LOVE ruffles!  I like to add them to just about anything.  I am going to show you a simple way to add a ruffle to the Girls Level 1 Back Slit Denim Skirt.  This is super easy and fun too! Supplies Needed: Skirt: I used back slit denim skirt from Girls Level 1. The skirt is already made except for the bottom hemming. Fabric for ruffle: How much fabric you need will depend on the desired height and width of Read more…


HEART FELT GIFT IDEA Supplies Needed:  2 square pieces of felt in different colors.  Thread for contrast stitching.  1 or more index cards.  Beginner.   Step 1.  Cut a heart 7 1/4 inches tall x  7 1/4 inches wide.  Cut another heart in a different color approximately 3/4 inch smaller.           Step 2.  On the larger heart, stitch a decorative stitch around the edges.           Step 3.  Measure a 4″ opening across the top Read more…

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