Category Archives: How To

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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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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Pattern altering for height

altering pattern length

Love Notions patterns are drafted for the 5’5″ woman. Pattern altering is easy even if you are shorter or taller than that standard. Ladies patterns include a lengthen/short line. Additionally, bust, waist and hip lines are also marked to make it even easier and more exact to adjust for height. A good rule of thumb for adding or removing length is to add/subtract...Read More

Love that Look – Willow Wrap Dress

Love that Look: Willow Dress with a Collar The other day I found myself (as I often do) browsing Pinterest for some wrap dress style inspirations, when I came across a few wrap and faux wrap dresses with collar so I knew I just had to make myself one! In today’s blog I’ll show you how I achieved this timeless look using the Willow Wrap Dress pattern and this...Read More

Willow Wrap Dress Pattern Hack: Adding Flutter Sleeves

How to add Flutter Sleeves to the Willow Wrap Dress Last week, Jess from Gracious Threads shared a gorgeous bridesmaid dress using the Willow Wrap Dress with added flutter sleeves she created in the Love Notions Patterns Support Group. Today, she is here to share with us how she created the flutter sleeves. Thank you so much, Jess for joining us!

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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

Laundry Day Tee High/Low Hack

LDT high low hem

I have another easy hack for the Laundry Day Tee today- customizing the hem to be high/low. You’re going to be shocked at how easy this is! This high/low pattern hack will work with just about any top or dress you have. I’m using the Laundry Day Tee for this example. If you haven’t already purchased this pattern be sure to join the Pattern Support group to...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