Freestanding Lace Headband DIY Tutorial

Another use for an embroidery machine - Freestanding Lace Headband DIY Tutorial - Melly Sews

Hey y’all – today I have a metallic freestandling lace heandband DIY for you. Ever since high school (and that was a longer time ago that I’ll admit to) I have been fascinated with 1920s fashion. Whether I have short hair at the time or not (because the length of my hair is constantly varying), Read the Rest…

How to Measure Kids to Sew Clothes

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Hey y’all – today I’ve got another video tutorial for you – how to measure kids. In the video, Bean assists me to show you how to properly take measurements so you can start to determine which size to sew for your kid. In the next video (hopefully next week) I’ll show you how to Read the Rest…

Easy Beaded Gauze Headband Tutorial

Easy sew Beaded Gauze Headband Tutorial - Melly Sews

Headbands are essential to surviving summer, no matter what length your hair. So as I grow mine out some, I’ve been sporting several of them. Today’s headband tutorial is for this easy beaded gauze headband. This gives off a little bit of a bohemian vibe, and it’s about a 15 minute project. Check out how Read the Rest…

Sew a Water Bottle Holder

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Hey y’all, today I’m going to share with you how to sew a water bottle holder. This post was originally for the Riley Blake blog, but I’m bringing it home. For seven summers, I worked as a camp counselor at a day camp. A bunch of my friends from high school also worked there. The Read the Rest…

Walker Caddy Tutorial

Walker Caddy and Cup Holder - Melly Sews - http://mellysews.com

I know a walker caddy tutorial is a little bit of an unusual project for a month with the theme of Travel, but bear with me. It’s one of those things I never thought about until a few relatives got old enough to need walkers. If you’re using a walker, what do you do if Read the Rest…

Sewing a Zipper Fly

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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…

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…