Bookworm Button Up Sewing Pattern

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

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 Tutorial

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

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 Pattern Collection

Make (Believe) Sewing Patterns by Pattern Anthology

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…


Carry Everything Tote Tutorial

Carry Everything Tote Tutorial

Back in January when I went to Alt, I ended up carrying this leather tote around a lot.  Which is why today I’m sharing this tote tutorial. You see, that leather tote, though I love it for library books and laptop carrying, led to some embarrassing situations, where I felt like I spent most of the Read the Rest…


Salt Water Swim Trunks Sewing Pattern

Board Short Sewing Pattern - Blank Slate Patterns

Happy 4th of July to my American readers! I’m celebrating by releasing the Salt Water Swim Trunks sewing pattern. This pattern ranges from an easy to slightly challenging sew, with two different options for colorblocking your shorts. Bean has already put his through their paces – and proclaimed them “awesome”! Buy yours here - and for today Read the Rest…


Sources for Board Short Fabric

Great tips and links for finding board short fabric to sew swimwear - and tips on sewing

I wanted to do a post about sources for board short fabric as it can be hard to find if you don’t know where to look. First of all, the type of fabric you are probably looking for is polyester microfiber. This is the swim trunks fabric you’ll find in board shorts at the store. Read the Rest…


Common Threads with Baby Lock


  Hey y’all. Well, June was a whirlwind for me. There was a lot of travel, a lot of behind the scenes work, and a lot of sundresses. Whew! Today I want to talk about what kicked off my June travels – a trip to St. Louis for Baby Lock’s Common Threads event. I’ve been Read the Rest…


Sew a Sundress – 30 Tutorials!

Sew a Sundress with these 30+ FREE tutorials - Melly Sews

Well, it happens every year – (30) Days of Sundresses ends. Sniff, sniff. So today is my round of of the 30+ Tutorials from thsi year for you to sew a sundress. Also, fortunately, there’s the Summer of No Pants to help with sundress withdrawals. Check it out over at Hideous! Dreadful! Stinky!  Thanks one Read the Rest…