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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…

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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…

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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…

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Womens Pillowcase Dress – (30) Days of Sundresses

Women's Pillowcase Dress Tutorial - mellysews.com

OK y’all…imagine I’m really draaaawwling today as I take you through this women’s pillowcase dress tutorial. Because I’m wearing a dress…and boots…and I’m leading my horse around the fields. So this is about as Texan as I can get, y’all. I’ve been asked before about a pillowcase tutorial for women, and I have to admit…I Read the Rest…

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How to Sew a Hat

How to sew a hat - http://mellysews.com

Hey y’all – we’re wrapping up menswear sewing month with this tutorial on hats. I’m going to show you how I made this particular hat, but also share a template that will help you draft any kind of hat you want and then sew a hat. Let’s start by talking about the parts of a Read the Rest…

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Draft a Mens Shorts Pattern

How to draft mens shorts pattern - http://mellysews.com

Long ago, when my husband and I were newlyweds, I made him a pair of lounging around the house shorts. He worn them to shreds. So I made him another pair. And these are SO EASY, so today I’m going to show you how both how to draft a mens shorts pattern and how to Read the Rest…