Sewing tutorial

Make Your T-shirt Bigger

Common t-shirt sizes include extra small, small, medium, large, extra large, and extra extra large. If your size is not available, you may buy a larger t-shirt and increase the seam allowance and/or hem to make it smaller. If your t-shirt is too small, making it fit better is more involved. This is a make …

Sewing tips

Binder Presser Foot

Since becoming serious about my sewing, I have purchased a number of specialty presser feet. One of them is a binder presser foot or bias binder foot. In this post I review what a binder presser foot looks like and what it can be used for. What does it look like? If you’re familiar with …

Pattern Roundup

Tent Upcycling Free Pattern Roundup

In 2016 my friend gave me a tent that would have gone into the landfill. The tent has some damage including missing pole attachments, worn out sections, and holes. There is a lot of material that can be repurposed. This is a tent upcycling free pattern roundup. Introduction Upcycling involves turning something old into something …

Pattern Roundup

Men’s Wallet Free Pattern Roundup

Most adults take their identification when they leave home. They may also take health cards, debit/credit cards, cash and/or coins and other small items. Women’s wallet patterns are abundant. Men’s wallet patterns are not. This post is a unisex and men’s wallet free pattern roundup. Introduction Mother’s Day and Father’s Day are a few months …

Pattern Roundup

Wrist Wallet Free Pattern Roundup

When I’ve seen wrist cuffs in magazines and online, I’ve thought of them as a fashion accessory. Recently I learned that some wrist cuffs are actually wrist wallets. This post is a wrist wallet free pattern roundup. There are some wrist wallet patterns available online for purchase. If you’re not sure you want to commit …

Project reviews

Three Bags Using Fabric Circles

Most bags require rectangular pieces of fabric. Don’t have rectangular fabric? Want to practice sewing circles or curves? This is a three bags using fabric circles review. Introduction I regularly look for new and interesting sewing projects to share with you. When I found a project that uses circular pieces of fabric, I searched the …

Project reviews

Dog Bone Neck Pillow Review

Love reading but hate the stiff neck that comes after? A neck pillow may be the solution you’ve been looking for. This is a HelloSewing dog bone neck pillow review. The link to the HelloSewing free tutorial with video is: Dog Bone Neck Pillow This project is for personal use only. For the purposes of …