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Mood DIY: Waxed Canvas Wine Tote


Whether you’re going to a holiday cookout or a rustic bridal shower this summer, wine is always a wonderful host/hostess gift. And what better way to give it, than in a homemade tote bag to give it a more personal touch? This one took less than an hour to …

Constructing My Original Utena Cosplay!


My name is Mandy, I go by “AmazonMandy” online! I’ve been cosplaying since 2004, and I run a business full time sewing custom costumes and gowns for anyone who wants one! The completed photos for this post were taken by Robby Idol Photography.

I wanted to share the …

Mood DIY: Men’s Longline Shirt w/ Faux Leather


I decided to try something new today!
As a costume maker/DIYer, I always get a bit nervous when I try something different fashion-wise, but this longline tee was surprisingly simple to put together. Plus, Sewciety can definitely use more menswear posts!
This shirt called for a yard of Mood’s

Mood DIY: Embossed Vinyl Bike Satchel


Have you noticed a trend with the last couple blog posts? It’s bikes! Tomorrow is National Bike to Work Day, and we’re not just celebrating with bicycle prints, but accessories as well!

For this versatile roll-up pouch, I used Mood’s brand new Bourbon Floral Embossed Vinyl and …

Mood DIY: Bicycle Culottes


Shorts season is finally happening! Which means bike-riding season is finally happening.
However, if you love skirts, this can pose a problem. The solution? Cullotes!
These brilliant bottoms look like a four-paneled circle skirt, but in actuality, the front seam is a box pleat that hides shorts! They’re one of my …

Mood DIY: Fabric Flower Bouquet


To follow up yesterday’s wedding garter post, I decided to create a bridal bouquet! They’re much easier to make than you’d think, and unlike real flowers, fabric petals last forever.

Since this DIY calls for burning the edges of the “petals,” the trickiest part was finding the …

Mood DIY: Wedding Garter


Weddings are filled with tradition and special moments to make your own, so why not take that a step further? There are a ton of ways to make your bridal look more unique, but creating your own garter is one of the quickest and easiest! This post will walk …

5-Minute DIY Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is just 3 days away! To follow up yesterday’s reading pillow idea, we’ve compiled a list of some super quick DIY ideas – perfect for if you’ve left your gifts to the last minute, or if you simply want a little something extra to give on …

Mood DIY: Reading Pillow w/ Homemade Piping


Are you prepared for Mother’s Day? If you’re one of the many looking for a last minute gift that you can DIY, look no further. This handy pillow can be used as a cushion, a carrying tote, a bookmark, and it can hold your pages open while you read! …

Mood DIY: Slouchy Swatch Hoodie

The best part of Mood – aside from all the fabulous fabrics – is definitely Swatch. So pairing him with fabric? Genius. As soon as the Swatch neoprene went online, I knew I had to make something with it. And lo and behold, my coworker wanted a hoodie!

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