My New Old Skirt

Behold, my latest creation: a new skirt in an old style. I got the pattern for this skirt from a swap with lovely Carmen. I was very excited about it because it had lots of instructions about sewing at fitting....

Summer Sale this Sunday

This Sunday, all day I am having a summer sale on my Etsy shop. 20%off everything. That is, of world map fabric bags, shorts patterns and accessories. Check back here on Sunday for the coupon code or send me a tweet...

How to Draft a Simple Skirt Pattern

Want to sew a quick skirt for yourself and don’t have a pattern for it? Make it. I’ve made this quick illustration to explain what measures to take and how to draft a simple pattern for yourself (or someone you...

3 Reasons I Like Sewing My Own Clothes

The [short] sewing manifesto –  and why you should start sewing for yourself I’ve been talking to a lot of people who want to sew their own clothes lately. People who aren’t necessarily crafty (do you think you have to be...

Painting tote bags

I’m making these little white tote bags, painted with acrylics mixed with a fabric medium. For now, I’ve noticed that mixing one part paint with another of medium makes the resulting substance long lasting but not necessarily nice to use with...