How to Fit a Shirt Pattern for Kids

How to modify a shirt pattern - shirt pattern fitting for your child - Melly Sews

Hey y’all – last video in this series for a bit. Today we’ll go over how to use your child’s measurements to fit a shirt, based on my Prepster Pullover pattern. You can watch the video below, or if it won’t play for some reason, see it on YouTube here. If you missed the video Read the Rest…

Sew Pajama Shorts – Easy Project with Free Pattern

So cute, and so easy - Boxer Pajama Shorts (with free pattern) - MellySews

Hey y’all – today we’re starting Self Sewing Month, aka Sewing for Women Month, with a free pattern to sew Pajama Shorts, Boxer style. I’ve partnered up with Joann Fabric and Craft Stores for the #SewYourStyle blogger campaign and contest sponsored by Joann and Pellon. (Disclaimer – I received compensation for this post. But all opinions Read the Rest…

Suede Clutch Tutorial (plus free pattern)

Want! Suede Clutch Tutorial with free pattern - Melly Sews

Hey y’all – this is my last tutorial for Accessories Month here on the blog, and I’m sharing this suede clutch tutorial with a FREE PATTERN! If you’re a subscriber to my weekly newsletter you got your pattern email this morning. If you’re not a subscriber, why not? Take care of that by signing up Read the Rest…

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…