How to Make Scrunchies with Tails + FREE Printable Pattern

Here’s how I make scrunchies with tails. You can download the printable template I use here. Video sewing tutorials: This tutorial covers how to make: a tail the main scrunchie using a hair tie. For step-by-step written instructions, go to my diy scrunchie with hair tie post. If you’re using elastic or a fabric that … Read more

4 Best Fitted Face Mask Patterns (Fit-Tested by Hospitals)

The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends fitted face masks that “fit closely over the nose, cheeks and chin of the wearer” (source, page 10). This is to stop/reduce unfiltered air moving in or out of the mask through gaps. I’m going to share face mask patterns that fit closely around the nose, cheeks, and chin, … Read more

How to Make 3 Layer Face Masks according to WHO (+ Patterns)

Since June, the World Health Organization (WHO) has recommended 3 layer face masks. The ideal mask has a water-resistant outer layer, a polypropylene middle layer (like interfacing), and a water-absorbent inner layer to absorb your droplets. To make a 3 layer mask, you can sew a normal 2 layer one and use a filter insert … Read more

11 Professional Plaid & Tartan Sewing Project Ideas for Fall

Are you unsure of what to make with tartan / plaid / flannel fabric? Here are 11 ideas that are on-trend and best sellers for stores. They’re great for DIY fall outfits, home decor, and Christmas gifts. Each sewing project idea comes with sewing patterns and tutorials to help you make them. In case you’ve … Read more

6 Professional Sewing Gift Ideas for Men (with Patterns)

This is part 3 of my “sewing gifts” series. Today I’m focusing on easy sewing projects to gift to men. Specifically your boyfriend, husband, dad, brother, and teen boys. I’m sharing professional-looking gift ideas inspired by department store best sellers. You can make these DIY’s for birthdays, fathers day, christmas, thanksgiving, or as spontaneous gifts. I love … Read more

19 Pajama Sewing Patterns for Men (that Look Professional) – 5 FREE

Today I’m sharing pajama sewing patterns for men. This includes free pdf patterns, paid pdf patterns, and physical paper ones. Pj’s are a great DIY gift idea for Christmas, fathers day, and birthdays. They’re practical items that men can get a lot of use out of. If you want to make matching pj’s for the … Read more

22 Cute Pajama Sewing Patterns for Kids (4 are FREE)

Today I’m sharing a HUGE list of pajama sewing patterns for children. This includes free pdf patterns, paid pdf patterns, and physical paper ones. Cute PJ’s are the perfect gift for christmas, birthdays, and new arrivals. They’re a practical gift idea that will actually get used. If you want to make a matching set for … Read more

DIY Seamless Scrunchie with Free Pattern & Video Tutorial

**2022 UPDATE: I no longer recommend this blog post for making seamless scrunchies. I bought and deconstructed 13 scrunchies from stores to see how professional scrunchies are made. I created a new tutorial that reveals their methods for making seamless, professional-quality scrunchies. So I recommend reading that instead 🙂 Every few years, my family round … Read more