Skater Skirt Free Pattern

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Skirts are perfect for spring, and nothing is more comfortable than a stretchy knit skater skirt with a yoga waistband. A full circle skirt is perfect for swirling and the knit fabric drapes nicely. I’ve drafted this one to hit the knee so it is appropriate for school dress code, but you can always trim […]

Handmade Saturday: Pokeball Backpack Free Pattern

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My son recently started preschool and has been introduced to the world of Pokemon. He loves the interesting characters and was so excited when I sewed him up a Pokemon inspired outfit. The star of the whole outfit is his backpack, and I want to share with you a pattern to make your own. It […]

Best Sewing Books for Kids!

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Getting the next generation into sewing can be a challenge for a few reasons.  Teaching a little kids the art of sewing is hard.  Where do you start?  What is a reasonable expectation of thier skill level?  Plus what are some good projects for them to make?  I have a list of wonderful books that […]

Superman Costume

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When I asked my 6 year old what superhero she would like to dress up as, she quickly replied, “Superman, but like Superlady, because I’m a super lady”! So I designed a feminine version of the classic Superman look for her to wear. The simple half circle cape is sewn from inexpensive and easy to […]

Princess Leia Costume

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In a galaxy far far away…Star Wars has been such a huge part of North American culture since the first movie came out in 1977. Even though my daughter is far too young to remember the release hype of either of the trilogies, she knows all the characters and even the story line. So, she […]