All posts by Ellen March

Online Fabrics Giveaway

How to Make a Fabric Book Cover + Enter to Win $500

|Sponsored Advertising Content| There are two surefire ways to make August great this year: 1. Enter the Online Fabric Store Giveaway and you could win the grand prize: a $500 gift card. Imagine the possibilities for all that fabric. 2. Make yourself a fabric book cover. Whether you need one or not, this simple project…

Making It: all about Joanna Gick

Making It, a new NBC Crafting Competition Series Eight Makers will vie for the title of “Master Maker” and a $100,000 grand prize on NBC’s “Making It,” premiering Tuesday, July 31 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. The six-episode crafting series, hosted and executive produced by Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman, will feature judges Dayna Isom Johnson, Etsy’s…

Making It: all about Khiem Nguyen

Making It, a new NBC Crafting Competition Series–episode 2 airing tomorrow night! We’re down to seven makers competing for the title of “Master Maker” and a $100,000 grand prize on NBC’s “Making It,” airing Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on NBC. This week, we’re chatting with Khiem Nguyen, age 28, from Austin, Texas. Inspired by mid-century modern…

Tank Top Sewing Pattern Review: Rumi Tank by Christine Haynes Patterns

This is our last Tank Top Pattern Review post. We hope you’ve enjoyed this month’s Tank Top Extravaganza! Today we’re reviewing the Rumi Tank by Christine Haynes Patterns.Vanessa Lyman, Love of Quilting Content Director, modeled this tank for the June/July issue of Sew News. She loved the relaxed fit and racer-back style of this tank.…

Making It, a New Crafty TV Show

“Making things connects you to each other, to yourself and to a bigger world. And we all kinda need that right now.” ~Amy PoehlerThe new crafting competition series, Making It, airs on NBC July 31 at 10/9c. From sewing to quilting to decoupage to woodworking, this show features all sorts of crafting mediums and a few…

Thread The Needle Day

4 Ways to Thread a Needle Watch How It’s Done!

Happy Thread the Needle Day! July 24 is Thread The Needle Day! Not recognized by the government (boo) and we don’t get the day off but we thought this would be a great time to show you various ways on how to thread a needle, any day! Read on to see four different ways to…

Picnic Quilts

International Picnic Day + Instant Picnic Quilt

Instant Picnic Quilt! Not to be confused with National Picnic Day in April, International Picnic Day is today, June 18! Pack yourself up a nice lunch and head out to the grass to enjoy an al fresco food fiesta. Of course, you’ll need a picnic blanket, and we’ve got one that’s easy and fun. This…

Emerson Pants

The BEST Pants To Sew For Summer

Sewing a pair of summer pants, let alone wearing pants in the summertime, isn’t a typical activity. Usually we’re on the lookout for a flowy dress, pair of great fitting shorts or a simple skirt. But I have to tell you that this pant pattern is my new go-to, and I absolutely love it in…

DIY MAXI SKIRT

Sew a Summer Maxi Skirt

A knit maxi skirt is a summer staple. Learn how to draft a maxi skirt to your measurements and sew it up in an hour or less! by Ellen March Nothing says summer quite like a long stretchy maxi skirt. It’s comfy enough to wear on a plane with a tank and flipflops when leaving…

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How to Sew a Shabby Chic Pillow

How to Sew a Shabby Chic Pillow by Jodie Richelle   Nothing says “Welcome spring” more than a new set of patio pillows. This pillow has striped piping and flower appliques, which brighten your decor and add a touch of shabby chic. Plus, you’ll learn how to stitch continuous piping. Here are the how-tos! SUPPLIES…