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Doll Days Design Challenge Time to Vote!

Doll Days Design Challenge Time to Vote!

The Doll Days Dress Design Challenge “Make Mine Vintage, Please!” Participants made a dress using a dress pattern of their choice from the book Doll Days! Sew an Everyday Wardrobe for 18″ Dolls. Now it’s time to vote for your favorite! Go here to cast […]

AG Doll Dress Design Challenge

AG Doll Dress Design Challenge

It’s time for another American Girl Doll Design Challenge: Make Mine Vintage, Please! October 20 – November 6. Grand Prize is a copy of the kids’ sewing book: Sew in Style – Make Your Own Doll Clothes, wrapped up in fabric and trims–perfect for gifting […]

Kids Summer Sewing Challenge

Kids Summer Sewing Challenge

Sew in Style Summer Sewing Challenge for Kids continues this week. We’ve had a few entries already and the projects are cute, cute, cute!! Kids are sewing from the book Sew in Style-Make Your Own Doll Clothes and making some really fun projects for their […]

Summer Sew n Share Events

In just 2 days, both summer Sew n Share Events begin. The 4th annual Sew in Style event for kids: The 2nd Annual Doll Days! and Avery Lane Sew n Share event for those over 18 🙂 That means in in 2 days, you can […]

Sew in Style Summer Sewing for Kids

Sew in Style Summer Sewing for Kids

It’s that time again! The  Avery Lane Sew n Share events will start this month. Events for both children and grown-ups ? First up: Kids learning to sew for their American Girl Dolls and other 18″ dolls, using the book Sew in Style – Make […]

New! Beginning Sewing Program for Kids

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 […]

Best Sewing Products Ever

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 […]

Felt Animals for Kids to Sew

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 […]

New! Hand Sewing Projects

New! Hand Sewing Projects

It’s time for handmade gifts. I love working with soft wool felt and hand sewing. I’ve been preparing for a class I’m teaching to young children. Felt stuffies 🙂 I love how the sketches turned into really cute animals. Here are 2 finished projects. A […]

Kids Sewing for American Girl Dolls

Kids Sewing for American Girl Dolls

The summer just seems to be cruising along. Last week’s winning entry was Ingrid…she sent in a photo of her doll’s Simple Top she sewed using her copy of Sew in Style. Congratulations, Ingrid! Your doll’s top looks awesome. Ingrid also made the skirt–super cute!! […]



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