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Friday, May 17, 2019

Sleeveless Hack for Wanda's Ragland Bodysuit

We can't get enough of Tosha's amazing up-cycle bodysuits. Customers and fans have been crazy for the sleeveless version, so Tosha is sharing her hack with us today! *cue the cheers*

First things first, you will need Wanda's Pattern, which you can buy and download immediately as a PDF Pattern. It comes in baby, girls and women's sizes. 

Let's get started!  

You'll need knit fabric for this project that has at least 50% stretch. Use the cutting chart below for the armband measurements and the pattern will tell you the neckband measurements along with the pattern pieces for the bodysuit. 

Follow the pattern directions for cutting out the pattern pieces (except for the sleeves - use the chart above).

You'll go ahead and complete Step 1 in the pattern. Fold each armband in half with wrong sides together as shown below. 

 Find the center of the armband and match it up with the center of the bodysuit under the arm curve With the raw edges together, pin in place and sew. Make sure to use a zig zag or stretch stitch.

Fold the armbands out with the seam allowance to the wrong side of the bodysuit and topstitch in place. You can use a zigzag, double needle, or overstitch machine. 

Now you can jump back in at Step 4 in the pattern to complete the neckband.

And there you go!  Here are some more Wanda's for inspiration!  If you're wanting to add more blocking like some shown below, check out this blog for using a t-shirt to make a leotard:

 Please come over to our patterns group on Facebook to share your creations! We can't wait to see the beautiful Wanda's you make! Thank you, Tosha, for your creativity and inspiration for this blog post.

Sew Inspired,

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Modifying Adult Skylan's for a Formal Occasion

It’s that time of year for teen proms, banquets, or maybe even a formal night on a cruise. Formal gowns can be very expensive to either make or buy, so I wanted to modify Skylan to be the perfect formal attire for your special occasion at an affordable price.

First off, you will need to get the pattern here:
To begin, be sure to read the fabric requirements on the pattern. I used a white/gold ombre sequin on heavy mesh for the main fabric. This is a four way stretch knit material. For the lining, I chose to use a black yoga performance material. Both fabrics are from So Sew English Fabrics

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Sewing Tutorial for Wireless EarPods Case

I have been so excited to use my new wireless ear pods, but I have one problem... I'm always losing my case! This can be as big problem when they run out of battery life and I'm left digging through my bags to find it.  Even if you're a completely responsible human being and can keep track of yours, you'll love this cute case!  You can loop a key ring or carabiner to keep it securely where you won't lose it.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

How To Apply Horsehair Braid Trim

Oh the dreamy flowing twirl of a circle skirt!  It is one of my favorite design features, and nothing adds that extra wow factor like horsehair braid trim. I have been seeing it on some beautiful designs, and I just had to try it. 

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Free Tutorial ❤️ Heart Pocket

February is around the corner, and my holiday crafting heart was craving a sweet accessory to my daughter's new simple Hattie's Dress pictured above. I've had this vintage candy heart stamps fabric for a while, and knew it would be a fun touch. Hattie's is one of my all-time favorite CKC Patterns, and what could be better than Hattie's with a pocket?  Let's make it a heart pocket!

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

๐ŸŽ12 Days of Christmas: Day 12 - Elf Hat

๐ŸŽถOn the 12th Day of Christmas CKC gave to me,
an oversized Elf Hat for all to see!๐ŸŽถ
Let's hear from Stephanie on how she created this adorable look!

Monday, December 17, 2018

๐ŸŽ12 Days of Christmas Day 11: Doll Apron

๐ŸŽถOn the 11th Day of Christmas CKC gave to me,
A Doll Pattern for my favorite dolly!๐ŸŽถ

Oh how sweet is this doll apron pattern from Suze! It will be a fun accessory for 14", 15" and 18" dolls. You can download the Step-By-Step Pattern here.

These cute pockets are perfect for the apron, because lets face it, even dolls love pockets (and the girls who love them do too)!

It ties perfectly in the back over any outfit.

Here's a look at the completed apron by itself too.

And this apron is ready for play all year round!  

I can't wait to see your pretty doll aprons! Please come out and share with us in our Facebook sewing community or on Instagram @CKC Patterns.

~SEW Inspired,

Friday, December 14, 2018

๐ŸŽ12 Days of Christmas Day 10: On the Go Snowman and Tree๐ŸŽ„

๐ŸŽถOn the 10th Day of Christmas CKC gave me to 
an On-The-Go Snowman and Christmas Tree!๐ŸŽถ

Today Audra has a kid friendly project that will be perfect for the season of traveling and visiting family! Whether you need a compact activity to take along, or are looking for a fun gift idea, Audra has you covered!  Let's get started!

Thursday, December 13, 2018

๐ŸŽ 12 Days of Christmas ๐Ÿ‘ฉ‍๐Ÿณ Day 9: Chef's Hat

๐ŸŽถOn the 9th Day of Christmas CKC gave to me,
a Chef's Hat Pattern for your whole family๐ŸŽถ!

Baking is one of my favorite holiday traditions, so adding a chef's hat for our 12 Days of Christmas FREEBIES is so exciting!  Jamie is bringing us this adorable tutorial today, so I'll turn it over to her!

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

๐ŸŽ 12 Days of Christmas: Day 8 ๐ŸŽ„Christmas Tree Napkins

๐ŸŽถOn the 8th Day of Christmas CKC gave to me,
a cloth Christmas Tree Napkin set to make your table pretty!๐ŸŽถ