Category Archives: How To

La Bella Donna – colorblock hack

la bella donna colorblock

La Bella Donna Colorblock Hack If you’re fan of Joanna Gaines, like I am, you might have noticed she likes her comfortable dolman shirts so it was only natural that as soon as Kelly showed me a picture of a colorblocked dolman tee that she was wearing I had to replicate it and make myself one too. So today on the blog, I wanted to show you how to achieve the look using...Read More

Cuffed Allegros Joggers

allegro cuffs

Cuffed Allegro Joggers Tami from SewSophieLynn here today and I’m excited to share a super easy hack with you!  I love my Allegros and I love my joggers so of course I had to combine the two! A yummy poly rayon french terry from  Raspberry Creek Fabric was perfect for some Allegro Joggers.

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The No-Sweat Sweater Hack!

Lined cardigan DIY

The No-Sweat Sweater Hack In case you haven’t noticed, I’m obsessed with Origami Tunic and Cardigan lately!  I practically have an entire wardrobe of Origami tunics and cardigans and no two are alike!  It’s been really warm in this early part of Fall and my attempt to entice cooler temps our way resulted in these fun, flannel-lined Origami Cardigans!

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Printing the large format pattern files

printing large format files

Most Love Notions patterns come with a large format pattern file. This is a file you can take or send to a print shop to print out on large sheets of paper. Which means no printing tapes regular sized papers together- score!

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Terra Tunic with Grommets

grommets

Terra Tunic with Grommets Hi, Pat here from Seamly Behaviour!  The Terra Tunic is one of my favourite Love Notions patterns.  Simple to sew, but packed with options, it seemed like the perfect vehicle for embellishment!  And what better embellishments than grommets! Let me show you how I created a Terra Tunic with Grommets.

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LDT Raglan Hack

raglan ldt

Are you a HUGE fan of the Laundry Day Tee like me? Have you mastered the pattern and are looking for a new way to change it up a little? How would you like a hack that could cut down on sewing time even MORE? Today I am excited to share with you the raglan hack for the LDT!! This tutorial is one that has been highly requested, so we figured that hitting 20K members was perfect...Read More

Adding thumbhole cuffs to the Sloane Sweater

How to add thumbholes

Pattern hacking thumbhole cuffs to the Sloane Sweater What could make the newly re-designed Sloane Sweater even better? The Sloane is already packed with options like a hood, pocket and elbow patches… what’s missing? The answer to that is thumbhole cuffs!

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Lace Luna Cami and Neckline Alterations

How to Add Lace to the Luna Cami The Luna Cami is definitely one of the hidden gems in the Love Notions collection. Who doesn’t love the ability to make a custom fitting cami that coordinates with anything your heart desires?! Today, we are going to add a feminine touch to Luna with some pretty stretch lace. Are you ready to learn how to create a Lace Luna Cami? Let’s...Read More

How to add godets to a hem

godet tutorial

Hi, I’m Beth from French Seams Boutique and Sly Fox Fabrics. Let’s talk about throwback dresses. Vintage is great, but what can be even better is a brand new dress with that vintage flare! Today we’re going to show you how to create godets, or little pie-shaped flares, in the bottom of your Tessa-Sybil dresses. You can even add this feature to dresses you’ve already...Read More

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 4: sewing the sleeves + insert lace trim

Rhapsody Blouse lace insert tutorial

Here we are on the second to last day of the Rhapsody sewalong. If you need to catch up: Day 1: Cutting fabric + free dress add-on Day 2: Yoke assembly Day 3: Sewing the french seams constructing the dress For today we’re going to sew the sleeves and I’m going to show you a trendy touch you can add with inset lace or crochet trim. Before we begin, if you’re...Read More

Rhapsody Sewalong Day 3: french seams and dress hack

Rhapsody sewalong

Here we are on day 3 of the Rhapsody Blouse sewalong! So far you’ve cut your pattern pieces and assembled the yoke. That wasn’t too hard, right?! Today we’re going to cover two things: french seams and the dress hack. When you first learned to sew the phrase ‘right sides together!’ was probably drilled into your head. Well, today we’re...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

Love That Look: Sabrina Maxx + Strappy LDT

Love That Look: Nursing Hack for the Laundry Day Tee

Today’s Love That Look: Nursing Hack for the Laundry Day Tee Hi! I’m Sneha Nirody Monga from Sewingcurves.com, and I’m so glad to be sharing my little hack for the Laundry Day Tee. I’ve recently had a baby, and have found that breastfeeding while out and about is really hard if you don’t wear a special top with nursing access. Such tops often...Read More

Love That Look: Classic Tee

Today’s Love That Look: The Classic White Tee Hi, I’m Shelly from Sew Shelly Sew (Instagram @sewshellysew)and I admit I have never owned a dolman tee that I liked…until now!  I see so many pictures online of fashionable dolman tees and they look so comfy and stylish on other people, but I’ve always thought they look silly on me.  I have wide,...Read More

How-To: Tessa Peekaboo Dress

How to create a Tessa Peekaboo Dress The very best kind of hack is a hack that isn’t a hack! Adding a little peekaboo to your Tessa Sheath Dress doesn’t require any pattern modifications at all- you just have to think outside the lines a little. I discovered this secret pattern feature by accident last year because I was trying to do two things at once (scooped...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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Love That Look: Bluezette Inspiration

Bluezette Willow Hack

Love That Look: Bluezette Willow Wrap Hack For today’s Love That Look, we will be hopping over to Doodle Number 5 to see Lindsay’s Bluezette Willow Wrap Hack.

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Love That Look: Sybil, Luna, Margot Smash

Love that Look: Sybil, Luna, Margot Smash Can you believe that Spring is almost here? This year is just FLYING by already and I just wasn’t prepared for it, however I am preparing my wardrobe for it! Today I am going to be showing you just how easy it is to mash multiple patterns together to create that perfect “Pin-spired” outfit.

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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 – Boyfriend cardigan

Love That Look: The Boyfriend Cardigan Cardigan season is now! So what better way to start building that spring wardrobe than by making a duster length cardi inspired by the all popular “Sarah” cardigan. Today on the blog I will show you how easy it is to get this look using only the Boyfriend cardigan and the instructions included in the pattern!

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