Doll Days! Skirt Challenge

Been a while, huh? Lots going on! Next week we will start the Doll Days! Skirt Challenge (and your chance to get a free doll clothes pattern)! I’m very excited to see everyone’s skirts! I’ve been designing a lot lately and thought it would be fun to offer a free bonus pattern for Doll Days! […]

New! Beginning Sewing Program for Kids

I’m very excited to announce my Beginning Sewing Program is now available for purchase in a 13-class format. It’s back from the printer and shipping! It’s basically a sewing program in a box (just add students!)–taking all the planning and work out of teaching kids sewing classes. With the DIY movement in full force, there […]

Doll Days! Modern Jumper Sew Along Day 4

Welcome back for Day 4 of the Doll Days! Modern Jumper Sew Along -doll clothes sewing patterns for American Girl Dolls and other 18″ dolls. It’s all about the back in this part of the sew along. The last posted ended with pressing the lining and bodice. Before moving forward, make sure you have sewn […]

Doll Days! Modern Jumper Sew Along Day 3

Welcome back for the next post in the American Girl Doll Clothes pattern from Doll Days! -Modern Jumper Sew Along Day 3 We now have the trickier steps to do: Sew the inset and add the lining to the bodice. Just take the steps slowly: each step at a time and do each one carefully. […]

Doll Days! Modern Jumper Sew Along Day 2

Welcome to Doll Days! Modern Jumper Sew Along Day 2 We’re working through the Modern Jumper pattern from the book Doll Days! Sew an Everyday Wardrobe for 18″ Dolls. This is the pattern for our Doll Days! Design Challenge this week and the winners will receive a fabric and trim bundle from Riley Blake Designs! […]

Doll Days! Modern Jumper Pattern Sew Along

The Doll Days! Doll Sewing Challenges is going on and this week’s theme is School Days Challenge, using the Modern Jumper Clothes Pattern from the book Doll Days! Sew an Everyday Wardrobe for 18″ Dolls, like American Girl Dolls. I adore this design and would love to see everyone give it a try. It has […]

Modern Camp Shorts for AG Dolls Sew Along

Last week’s Doll Days Design Challenge was the theme Summer Day Camp fun! Many members were making their first pair of doll shorts and found it challenging. In response, I held a sew along to walk them through the sewing process, one step at a time, adding lots extra photos to help along the way. […]

Week 1 Doll Days Design Challenge

We’re in the middle of the Doll Days challenge week 1–Winter Wonderland is the theme and the Vintage Party Dress is the pattern. There’s been so many amazing dresses sewn and entered! It’s turning out to be very fun and I know it’s going to be hard to vote for just one. Here’s just a […]

Best Sewing Products Ever

Sewers and Quilters love tools and gadgets, especially when it makes sewing easier, faster, and lessens frustration. Sometimes I become aware of a tool and think, “I wish I had this a long time ago!” It’s hard to know about all the great tools and gadgets, resources and books, that are out there unless someone […]

Felt Animals for Kids to Sew

I designed these felt animals for my hand sewing class and the pdf sewing patterns are available in my Avery Lane Etsy shop and Craftsy shop. We had a full house and all the kids loved sewing their animals! The kids were as young as 6 and as old as 11, with some in between […]

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