Sew a Robe – Easy Tutorial

Close up - Sew a robe - This sumptuous robe can be made in any size from rectangles! Get the full tutorial at Melly Sews

Hey y’all! Have you ever made a gift you loved so much you wanted to keep it for yourself? Well, that’s what happened to me. I set out to sew a robe as a present, and, well, now it’s hanging in my closet. Oops. It was the embroidery that set it over the edge for Read the Rest…

10 Tips for faster sewing

Tips for faster sewing - Melly Sews

Hey y’all! The holidays are a time of both 1) lots of sewing demands and 2) less time to sew. Which means that any little thing you can do for faster sewing is a good thing. So with that in mind, my Baby Lock machines and I are going to share our best tips for Read the Rest…

Sew a Vest – with a free pattern

These are adorable! Sew a vest - Boys Holiday Vest with Free Pattern - Melly Sews

Hey y’all – today I’m going to show you how to sew a vest – and I’ve got a free pattern to share! My boys have been channeling a little bit of a hipster look in their fashion choices lately, so I was happy to make them vests (which they loved) for our Christmas card Read the Rest…

Giveaway Day!

Win 4 Blank Slate Patterns - Sewing Patterns for modern women and kids

Hey y’all – today I’m participating in Sew Mama Sew’s Giveaway Day… and I have two giveways for you! The first is for U.S. Residents only (sorry – shipping costs). The winner of this giveaway will receive: 1 pair of 8″ spring action Gingher scissors 2 yards cotton gingham shirting fabric 4 assorted patterns as Read the Rest…

Shoreline Boatneck with Sew Charleston

Shoreline Boatneck sewing pattern by Blank Slate Patterns sewn by Sew Charleston

 Today we’ve got Abbey of Sew Charleston – and I love the colors she’s chosen for her Shoreline Boatneck! Read on… I’ve been so busy with life that it feels like forever since I’ve had the chance to sew something for myself. I really needed a quick and satisfying sew to get my “sewing groove” Read the Rest…

Sew Pajama Pants Gift Sets

Sew Pajama Pants Gift Sets - Melly Sews

Hey y’all – today I’m going to show you how to make pajama gift sets. These are easy sew drawstring bags that contain coordinating pajama pants inside. So you sew pajama pants and sew the bag, and make a kid in your life happy and super cute! I just love how these from the Good Read the Rest…