Author Archives: Kelly

How to sew a v-neck video tutorial

v-neck video tutorial

How to sew a v-neck video tutorial You’ve asked and we have listened! You have been asking for a v-neck video tutorial on the Laundry Day Tee. And it’s here now! If you prefer a picture tutorial, we have that too, here, along with a cheater method v-neck.

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Rhapsody Sew-a-long Day 5: hemming and bias binding tips

Rhapsody sewalong

Rhapsody Sew-a-long Day 5: hemming and bias binding tips Welcome to day 5 of the Rhapsody sew-a-long. Today we will be focusing on the final touches of the blouse, hemming and attaching the bias binding. There are a few tools available that can make these steps easier. But don’t worry! These tools are completely optional. They are NOT a must for sewing a Rhapsody,...Read More

Rhapsody Sewalong Day 2: yoke Assembly

Rhapsody sewalong

Rhapsody Sewalong Day 2: yoke assembly It’s day two of the Rhapsody sewalong. Today, we are going to share some tips on assembling the yoke piece of the Rhapsody Blouse. If you didn’t mark the pattern markings yesterday while, cutting out your pieces, you will want to be sure to do that today. 

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Rhapsody Sewalong Day 1: cutting out your fabric

Rhapsody sewalong

Rhapsody Sewalong Day 1: cutting out your fabric Welcome to day 1 of the Rhapsody sewalong! We have a lot of great things planned for this sewalong. Each day, we will tackle one portion of the pattern. If you can’t sew along with us that day, don’t fret! You will have the weekend to “catch up” with us. When you have finished your Rhapsody, enter a...Read More

Bluezette Tour Day Five

Bluezette Tour Day Five Today is the final day on the Bluezette tour. I hope you have gotten as much inspiration as I have from the incredibly talented bloggers who have joined us! Make sure you have snatched up the Bluezette pattern to create your own closet full of dresses this summer! The sale price will run through tomorrow. Today’s bloggers have a special treat...Read More

Bluezette Tour Day 3

It’s Day THREE of the Bluezette Blog Tour Have you been following along with us on the Bluezette tour? So much great inspiration is happening on this tour. It makes me want to wear dresses all summer long! And with so many options with Bluezette, and all the smashing and hacking going on, no two dress would be the same!

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Bluezette Tour Day 2

Bluezette Blog Tour

Welcome to the Bluezette Blog Tour Can you believe it’s been 2 years since the Bluezette pattern was released? So crazy! It’s time to celebrate Bluezette with a little blog tour! This pattern is available in both girls and ladies sizes and is the perfect dress for summer. I can’t wait to see what the bloggers created. Get ready to see some amazing dresses...Read More

How to Sew a Sleeve

how to sew a sleeve

How to Sew a Sleeve on a Knit Shirt Want to sew a Laundry Day Tee but you fear attaching the sleeve? This video tutorial is for you! 

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Olympia Fabric Choices

How Fabric Affects the Olympia Hi everyone! By now you have seen the amazing (affil) Olympia dress just release from Love Notions. I’m Keri, and I was lucky enough to get chosen as a tester for this pattern. Although I will admit, I was a little intimidated.  I am an experienced seamstress but, I have never had success with V-Necks.  But I dove in and signed up...Read More

How to Attach a Neckband

How to attach a neckband Do you need a little help figuring out how to attach the neckband to your Laundry Day Tee? This video will show you just how to do it! This same method is used in the Samson shirt and lot of other shirt patterns. 

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Love That Look: Samson Zipper Hack

Love Notions Samson zipper hoodie hack

Samson Zip Hoodie Hack This Samson zipper tutorial has been a loooong time coming! I’m going to show you how to turn the fabulous (affil) Samson Sweater into a zipper hoodie. Because, I turn everything into a hoodie. 😉

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Love That Look; Sloane Hoodie Hack

Love That Look: Sloane Hoodie Hack I am so excited to be able to introduce to you, a new series, “Love that Look”! In this series, we will be featuring guest bloggers sharing looks they found on Pinterest, Instagram, store websites, catalogues, where ever the place may be, and how they used Love Notions Patterns to re-create it! Today, I will be sharing how I...Read More

Pull Over Dashing Vest Hack

It’s November and the holidays are upon us! For us, it also means concert season. Each year, Thomas works with me to design his concert look. This year he requested a pull over vest. His exact words were something like “A shirt, with no sleeves, that’s cozy and you pull over your head and wear on top of the other shirt.” I took that as a sweater vest....Read More

Skater skirt release freebie

Did you see the release of the Skater Skirt yesterday? And it’s FREE for Facebook Group members! So hop over and join and then snag that puppy up! It’s so quick and easy to sew and I’m going to show you just how versatile this beauty is!

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Trendy Tunic into hoodie pattern hack

It’s October! And in the midwest, that means the air is starting to get a chill to it and the leaves are changing colors. Well, usually. Not this year so much. It’s still humid and we have some temps reaching 80 degrees this week. And the leaves still haven’t changed. It doesn’t look or feel very fall like yet. But, I’m hoping to bring it on...Read More

How to Sew a V-Neck

Hello! Kelly here, and today I’m going to show you how to sew a V-neck. Specifically, the Laundry Day Tee V-neck. I’m going to go through the way it is done in the pattern, and then I’m going to show you my little cheater method. Are you ready?

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Feature Friday: The Cartwheel Collection

Hello readers! It’s Kelly and I want to welcome to Love Notions Patterns’ new Feature Friday! Each week, we will be having a guest blogger join us to share their Love Notions creation. And of course, we can’t have a feature without special pricing! That means the Featured Pattern will be on sale that day only until 11:59pm CST. I’m kicking off this...Read More

How to Blend Sizes to Adjust for Height

Hello!! It’s Kelly, Tami’s VA, and I’m going to talk to you about pattern modifying today. Most of the time, when you need to add length to a shirt, you can get away with simply extending the pattern along the length/shorten line provided. But, that doesn’t always result in a good fit. If your child (or yourself) is several sizes taller than her chest...Read More

La Bella Donna V-Neck Tutorial

Hello Love Notions fans! It’s Kelly, and while Tami is off relaxing on the most amazing vacation ever, I’m at home in my studio doing some pattern hacking. And you are in luck! I’m going to share this super quick and easy change to the (affil link) La Bella Donna. Are you ready for the V-Neck La Bella Donna?

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Sabrina Sewalong Day 5: Sabrina Slims, Jogger Style

I hope the Sabrina Sewalong has given you the courage to sew up some pants you can look amazing in! If you are just joining us, here is a recap. Day 1: Picking fabric  Day 2: Step one to getting the perfect fit Day 3: Pockets, construction & alterations Day 4:Waistband & hemming Now make no mistake, I love the original design of the Sabrina Slims. They look nice...Read More

Sabrina Sewalong Day 3: Pockets, Construction and Alterations (oh my!)

Today we are going to tackle how to make some alterations to the pants once you have them partially constructed. If you want to include welt pockets, be sure to do so before continuing on. Tami also has a treat for you after you learn how to alter your pants! She has a free front pocket add on that so many of you have requested! I know I’m excited for that!!

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Sabrina Sewalong Day 2: Step 1 to the Perfect Fit

Hey guys! It’s Kelly here today, and we are going to talk about creating a muslin for the Sabrina Slims using our own specific sizes and shapes. We will go over how to measure, how to blend different sizes together and then we are going to cut out our patterns and fabrics. Are you ready? 🙂 Measuring

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For the Love of Dresses and Tunics Winner

Happy Valentine’s Day!! Today we are announcing the winner of For the Love Dresses and Tunics giveaway! I hope you enjoyed the tour and seeing all the beautiful bloggers sharing their creations. They did such a wonderful job and we can’t thank them enough for joining us in spreading the love for all the dresses and tunics! Today is the LAST DAY to take advantage...Read More