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sew fantastic blog series

stripes and flowers tee on elsie marley

Annika from näh-connection asked if she could interview me for her Sew Fantastic blog series. What I am supposed to say no? :) Annika blogs from Germany and she is interviewing sewing bloggers from all over the world this summer. (more…)

happy homemade sew-along: round up and winner!

WooHoo! We made it to the end of the sew-along! Cherie and I were a little worried at first that no one would come to our party :) But you showed up and wow! you made some beautiful hoodies. I’m going to show you half and Cherie’s got the other half of the handmade hoodies on her blog.

happy homemade sew-along: round up

1. gray stripe 2. pink spiders 3. yellow stripe 4. floral 5. yellow

I think when something you sew works out, you want to let out a primal, “Yeeeeeaeaaah!” That little girl up there knows what I mean.  These buttery yellow and bubblegum pinks were some of my favorite hoodies.

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happy homemade sew-along: the hoodie!

polka dot hoodie on elsie marley

Ta Da! Finally, the hoodie is finished! And she even likes it! You can see lots more happy kids in their happy homemade hoodies in the flickr group.

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happy homemade sew-along: day five

happy homemade sew-along: day five

Today is the last day of the sew-along. Cherie shows you how to add buttonholes and hem everything and just make your hoodie look all finished and fantastic! Go check out her post!  When you are finished be sure to add your hoodie to the flickr group!

happy homemade sew-along: day four

happy homemade sew-along: day four

It’s day four and today’s the day we tackle the tough part of this hoodie: the hood. Even though I’ve made this hoodie 4 times before, I always felt like I was attaching the hood incorrectly. The first thing I did when I got the English version of this book was to flip to the directions for the hood. Sadly, they were no clearer in English than in Japanese (which I don’t know). Well, after looking much more closely, I realized there was a typo: (more…)