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Mood DIY: How to Sew a Men’s Tie & Bow Tie


With the holidays slowly creeping in along with this chilly weather, it’s time to start thinking gifts! Especially if you go the handmade route.

Ties are a quick and easy go-to during the holiday season. They’re fun to make, and most guys need them, so why not make some unique …

Mood DIY: Sewing a Plaid Skirt


Plaid is appealing for its geometric patterns, and they’re known to give off a sort of “official” look—in other words, plaids are great for the office or work! Its pattern is eye-catching and versatile, and the design fits right at home in the aesthetic of autumn, too. Whether you’re …

All About Sleeves



Sleeve designs can be a little bit intimidating. Drafting them is kind of a science on its own, and it’s hard to imagine what shape you need to start with if you have no prior experience with patterning them yourself; trial and error is usually inevitable, and if …

How to Sport Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month! Breast cancer has affected so many of our lives either through our own personal experiences or our loved ones, so let’s take the chance to show our support! There are plenty of ways both big and small to show our survivors and fighters …

Mood DIY: How to Sew a Button Sleeve Shirt


Simple details are a favorite of mine. When I saw these small, round buttons on moodfabrics.com, I immediately wanted to make something with a vintage feel. Since the buttons would be the focus, I decided to make a basic t-shirt with a lovely sleeve detail.

Quick and Easy Button Crafts


So; let’s talk buttons! Here’s a question for all of you casual button-enthusiasts out there: where do you most often use buttons? On a shirt? Pants? Usually closures, right? Maybe a pillow? Have you ever considered decorating with buttons? There are plenty of big and small projects that can …

Sewing a Cheetah Costume with Mood Fabrics


Halloween’s getting closer, and we couldn’t resist kicking off this week with another costume design! This is a cheetah-inspired design, made with our Black Heavy Compression Double Knit and Tan/Brown Leopard Knitted Faux Fur fabrics! This costume is a combination of two other projects we’ve completed before, the

Mood DIY: Quick & Easy Flapper Costume


Halloween doesn’t need to just be monsters and ghouls! If you’re looking to dress up this year, but still look absolutely fabulous, you can’t go wrong with a period piece. Sure, flapper dresses have been pretty popular lately, but rather than getting the generic spaghetti strap sheath you can …

Owl Wings DIY Costume (with Mask!)


Want a cool and quick costume for you or a loved one? Ever thought of making an owl costume, dressed with a full set of wings that can be custom fit to any size for the wearer? Then look no further! This costume is great, because it really is …

Sewing Yaya Han’s Ultimate Bodysuit with Mood Fabrics


Halloween is coming up, and everyone you know is probably scrambling to find the best costume to celebrate! From superheroes and bad guys to custom-designed characters, bodysuits are a staple of the costuming trade, so it never hurts to at least have resources and knowledge about them