How to Sew Henley Placket

Add a button placket to a t-shirt pattern - How to sew - henley placket on a t-shirt - Melly Sews

Hey y’all – lets wrap up Sewing for Men month with a video tutorial to sew henley plackets! This is a great way to take a plain t-shirt pattern and upgrade it. And who doesn’t love a guy in a henley t-shirt? (Bonus- you can sew this on woven t-shirts as well – and for women and Read the Rest…

Daddy Diaper Clutch Tutorial

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Before you think I had another baby, this is actually a cute cousin I borrowed and posed with my husband to take these photos, lol! We all know dads (and hey, some moms. Especially me the second time around) don’t like to carry a huge diaper bag and a ton of supplies. This diaper clutch tutorial Read the Rest…

Announcing Idle Wild – New Fabric Line

Idle Wild Fabrics - Exclusive Knits by Pattern Anthology for Riley Blake Fabrics

Y’all – I’m typing words I can’t quite believe – I DESIGNED FABRIC FOR RILEY BLAKE!!!!!!!! If you had asked me 5 years ago what I thought I’d be doing in 2015, in my wildest dreams this never would have been it. Every day I am so grateful for the opportunities this blog has brought Read the Rest…

A Line A La Mode Round Up

Lace A Line A La Mode Dress by Blank Slate Patterns sewn by Blank Slate Patterns sewn by Falafel and the Bee

Hey all – I wanted to take a chance to share some great A Line A La Mode dresses I’ve seen around blogland lately. These are some super cute variations on the pattern, and maybe they get your own creative ideas going. Nah Connection sewed up a graphic and colorful version. See more here.  Falafel Read the Rest…

Mens Shorts Tutorial with Pockets

Sew Mens Shorts Tutorial - with drawstring and pockets - Melly Sews

Hey y’all – we’re back with more sewing for men this week, and I’ve got a shorts tutorial to share with you. Like I said last week, the Coach pretty much lives in t-shirts, easy shorts, and track suits, even for work. But he does like to have pockets, so with this pair I added Read the Rest…

Giveaway Day!

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Hey y’all – today I’m participating in Giveaway Day with Sew Mama Sew and I’ve got not one, not two, not three but FOUR giveaways you can enter! Please read each one carefully to enter. Giveaway 1: Pink Themed Fabric Bundle Winner will receive the fabrics pictured above. Open to U.S. residents over the age Read the Rest…

Mens Raglan T-Shirt Pattern (FREE!)

Mens Raglan T-shirt Pattern and Tutorial - Make a raglan tshirt with this free pattern - Melly Sews

Hey y’all – welcome to the second annual Sewing for Men month on the blog! Whether you’re a man who sews or you sew for a man, I hope to have something for you this month. And today I’ve got a raglan t shirt pattern to share. I love sewing t-shirts – and that’s a Read the Rest…