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How to Sew a Blind Hem

With all of the gorgeous fabric options out there, sewing children’s clothing can be tons of fun. But for many of us, figuring out how to hem those cute dresses and skirts can be a challenge, to say the least. We are super excited to tell you that a brand new detailed tutorial is available…

Simple Zip Pouch

Hi there Riley Blake readers! It’s me, Melissa from the Polka Dot Chair. Today I’m going to show you how to take one simple zippered pouch sewing pattern and make small changes to create 3 different looks! The pouches I’m showing you today are sewn from my newest fabric line with Riley Blake, Wonderland! I adore…

Sensu Patchwork Placemat

Hello everyone! I am Wynn from zakkaArt and I am back here with a new tutorial with beautiful new fabrics from Penny Rose Fabrics. Remember in the previous post, I played around with the adorable Toy Chest fabrics. This time, I get to work with Hope Chest 2 and this very pretty bundle is just as amazing as it…

Hope Chest 2 Dress

Hi!  I’m Lily from Mode de Lis and I’m thrilled to be posting about my newest project using Penny Rose fabrics. 🙂  I delight in making and wearing vintage clothing styles on a daily basis, so I naturally jump all over the reproduction lines from Penny Rose! I loved the Hope Chest 2 line and…

Rae Gun trick

Must Have Tools: Loop Turner

Marissa here from Rae Gun Ramblings and I have a secret to share with you today. It’s a trick for how to EASILY and quickly turn fabric, like thin tubes for spaghetti straps, odd shaped collars, and so much more, right side out. I had been sewing for quite a while and comfortable with my clunky…

Tips for Sewing with Knits

Sewing with knits can be fun! Especially if you are using adorable RBD jersey knit prints, as featured in the recent “Knit Love” Blog Tour. Knits are easy to sew, easy-care, and are so comfortable to wear! When I was a young mom, I used to sew lots of my kids’ clothes. I made tons…