How to Grade Sewing Patterns Part 2

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Hey y’all – WOW that post on grading patterns last week was really popular! But quite a few questions came from it, so I’ve decided to do a follow up post on how to grade sewing patterns today. Remember to view part 1 of this topic if you missed it. You can find the original Read the Rest…

Sew a Peasant Top Pattern for Women

Belted Women's Peasant Top Pattern - Sew a Peasant Top - Melly Sews

It was bound to happen eventually…kind of like the Pillowcase Dress, how to sew a Peasant Top Pattern is another of the most searched for and requested tutorials on sewing blogs, including this one. But much like the aforementioned dress, this can be a tough style for women to wear, which is why it took Read the Rest…

How to Fit a Shirt Pattern for Kids

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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)

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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…