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Altering Store Bought Patterns For Overweight Children – Chest

| July 24, 2018

Overweight children, plus size children and obese children will usually have much larger chests than average size children.  In addition, they will usually have large upper arms that make altering store bought patterns very difficult.  This tutorial will address both areas needing to be altered. FULL CHEST With a large full chest, wrinkles will show […]

How To Make A Marshmallow Pillow – Tutorial

| June 27, 2017

Marshmallow pillows are easy for kids to make and you can be sure they won’t get lost because they won’t leave the childs’ side! This marshmallow pillow is another pattern designed by one of my granddaughters (remember her first pattern, the Narwhal Stuffed toy pattern).  She is on a roll making patterns for an item, […]

How To Decorate A Hoodie Jacket

| June 13, 2017

Sewing and crafting at our house takes many different avenues!  One of my grandsons (11 years old) told me that his first project was going to be decorating his school hoodie/jacket.  At first I was a little apprehensive, but he assured me that he’d already been planning it “in his head”, and he knew exactly […]

How To Alter Skirt Patterns For Plus Size/Overweight Children

| October 11, 2016

Regardless of what size pattern you buy for your plus size/overweight child, there are always changes that need to be made.  Sometimes a single change will do it, and other times there may be 2, 3, 4 changes necessary before the store bought pattern will actually fit the plus size child.  We are starting a […]

Fun With Furry Footballs….Make Them Yourself!

| October 19, 2015

We’re right in the midst of football season, and what would be better for the little guys than a football? We figured this furry fake fur football would be perfect for the little boys to toss around, but who knows — their Daddy might have a little fun with it as well.         […]

Tutorial: How To Make A Robot Costume

| October 5, 2015

My Grandson looks AWESOME in the robot costume he actually made (with a little help from Mamaw, of course!)  This project is a “no-sew” creation and simple and quick to make! Items needed: 1 large clear gift bag (for the body), 1 medium size silver gift bag (for the head) and lots of cool stickers!  […]

How To Make Patch Pockets

| March 23, 2015

Pockets are useful and can add a decorative touch to any garment, or can be added to a cloth handbag.  Many different kinds and sizes can be made, once you know the basics of pocket making.  In this project, we’ll cover one of the most basic of all – the Patch Pocket.       […]

Quick And Easy Apron

| December 16, 2014

How many times have you needed a quick little gift for the hostess of a party or to use as a little thank you for somebody special?  We have the perfect quick and easy apron that could be whipped up in no time, and would be a very thoughtful gift.             […]

How To Make A Custom Fitted Skirt For An Overweight/Obese child

| October 9, 2013

Skirts are a very easy clothing garment to make, however “easy” becomes “difficult” or “impossible” when you’re dealing with making clothing for the plus size/overweight/obese girls.  The answer to this dilema is to make the pattern using the CHILD’S measurements, and not the “standard” measurements the commercial pattern companies use.  The only measurements necessary to […]

How To Make A Reversable Collar Tutorial

| September 24, 2012

If you’re the kind of person that likes to change that basic dress or blouse (or sweater) into a variety of styles just by adding a faux collar or bow collar, this tutorial is for you!  This collar tutorial will be a “custom” collar that uses your basic blouse or dress pattern as the basis […]