How to patch a hole in your pants

DIY knee patch ideas

Mending or a hole in your pants doesn’t have to be ugly! There are so many fun ideas out there to patch a hole. Here are some properly mended pants as well as some super silly mending.  Best ways to patch a hole in your pants Do some handstitching: Hand stitched fun from Boostitch Cute knee

20 DIY pencil pouches

Make your own DIY pencil pouch or pencil case! Here are 20 tutorials for different styles of pencil cases you’ll love! A new pencil case is a little something to make the new school year special and unique. There are simple pencil pouches and complicated pencil pouches, something to fit any experience level. All these

20 DIY backpack tutorials

  Start sewing for back to school! Here are 20 DIY backpack tutorials and patterns to sew! I’ve chosen 20 popular backpacks you’ll love! Fox Trot & Buzzy Buddy by  Filles à Maman  Envelope Backpack by Handmade Charlotte Owl Tag Along backpack on Moda Bake Shop Petals Galore backpack tutorial on UCreate Retro Rucksack tutorial

Unisex sewing patterns for kids!

New sewing patterns out! Get the sale while it's available!

Pattern Anthology is back with our 5th sewing pattern collection! This collection is all about unisex sewing patterns for kids. BUT WAIT! There’s some surprises in store as well! We’ve got 3 different buying options! We are so excited about the addition of our e-book to the collection. We’ve put together 8 fun patterns and

33 boy costume tutorials you MUST see

33 boy costumes you must see

  33 costume tutorials for boys that you won’t believe. These are AMAZING and so much fun. With a dress up box full of these any boy could spend hours in imaginative play! EDITED: For the love, people. Of course girls would love to dress up as these as well. This is just a list

Simple leather tablet case tutorial

Leather tablet cover

This post is part of the Home Sewn Series at LivingWithPunks.com.    Chances are you own a tablet of some sort. Whether it’s an iPad or a Kindle Fire or some other tablet. And chances are you take it with you places by throwing it into your handbag. If you’ve got 15 minutes you can

Simple Sewing

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Today I have the honor of joining the Simple Sewing book tour. Simple Sewing: 30 Fast and Easy Projects for Beginners written by Katie from The Red Kitchen. Learn to sew straight lines, clip corners, turn, topstitch and all the other basic things you need to master before moving on to sewing difficult projects. My daughters

Choosing Fabric for Children’s Clothing

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Choosing fabric for children’s clothing can be tricky. The fabrics available in many local stores lend themselves well to quilting and home decor but often not clothing, especially for children. Left with few option, most home sewists turn to quilting cotton. This can work great for structured dresses or ruffly skirts but not for other garments, especially pants and tops.
When looking for fabrics for children think about the drape and weight. When shopping online, check their suggestions for the fabric. If it says it suggests the fabric to be used for home decor, skip it.