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Sewing a Zipper Fly

For Day 2 of Kids Clothes week (yesterday) I sewed the zip flys for my two pairs of Clean Slate Shorts. Today I’m sharing how to sew a zipper fly – the VIDEO version! After this, there are no excuses for sewing a zipper fly - they’re easy, promise! To start, I cut out some Clean Slate Read the Rest…


The Great Craft Stash Giveaway

Hey y’all, my Kids Clothes Week update will have to be on Instagram tonight (follow me here), and in the meantime I’ve got a crafty giveaway for you today. Scroll to the bottom to see how to enter. 38 AWESOME bloggers have all joined forces to give you the GREAT craft Stash GIVEAWAY! Each blogger Read the Rest…


Kids Clothes Week July 2014 – Day 1

Something I haven’t done in a while – blogging as I go instead of scheduling posts ahead for you. So Kids Clothes Week starts today, and I’m sewing along this time and THRILLED that I have time to do that. I’m keeping it real, though – only doing 1 hour/day. So, what did my one Read the Rest…

Bookworm Button Up Sewing Pattern for Boys and Girls - Blank Slate Patterns

Bookworm Button Up Sewing Pattern

Hey y’all. Today I want to talk more about my latest pattern, the Bookworm Button Up, and share some tester photos. We had an AWESOME group of testers for the latest Pattern Anthology collection, and I love seeing all the versions of the pattern they made – they really maxed out the options included in Read the Rest…

Kids Drawing Case can hold coloring book or coloring pages and crayons - Melly Sews

Kids Drawing Case Tutorial

Hey y’all. I just realized I never really announced the theme for July – it’s Travel.  So today I have a tutorial for this drawing case that can be handy in cars, on airplanes, or even on a trip to the fabric store. It’s made basically the same way as my iPad case, but without Read the Rest…

Make (Believe) Sewing Patterns by Pattern Anthology

Make (Believe) – Sewing Pattern Collection

Hurray hurrah, y’all – it’s the newest Pattern Anthology release – Make (Believe). These are 4 unisex top patterns with great options for back to school and beyond. We also have a great kids activity eBook and 4 best selling pants patterns you can add on if you’d like. AND we created this AWESOME lookbook! Read the Rest…