How to read a sewing pattern – Part 2

How to read a sewing pattern – Part 2

There is a lot of instruction and guidelines for a commercial sewing pattern. Part 2 of ‘How to read a sewing pattern’ covers reading pattern instructions, fabric layout guides, and what pattern symbols actually mean. Jump to a section How to read a sewing...
How to read a sewing pattern – Part 2

How to read a sewing pattern – Part 1

You may have found that sewing pattern directions are complete and utter horse dung. Yes, sewing pattern instructions can seem damn near worthless.  Where do you begin? Why are the instructions so cryptic? WHERE ARE THE PICTURES? Why does it look like a treasure map...
How to make a face mask with a filter pocket

How to make a face mask with a filter pocket

Make your own face mask with a filter pocket from your scrap fabric and a little bit of elastic or ribbon. These masks are 100% cotton and function similar to surgical masks. There are 2 layers of cotton and an opening in the back to insert a filter, such as a micron...
Cara Dune cosplay tutorial: Belts

Cara Dune cosplay tutorial: Belts

This Cara Dune belt tutorial will show you how to create the teal and black belt, including the blaster holster. We will be doing everything except for the buckles and ammo/greeblies on the teal belt. Supplies I used: Black faux leather fabricTeal faux leather...
Cara Dune cosplay tutorial: Pants

Cara Dune cosplay tutorial: Pants

Featured Image Credit: @StarWarsIRL This Cara Dune pants tutorial will cover making a pattern for the panels on the pants and sewing them to the legs. You will also be adding a waistband to the pants. Supplies I used: Stretchy teal colored pantsHexagon FabricPiping...