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Mood DIY: How to Make a Giant Bow

Mood DIY: How to Make a Giant Bow

The big holidays and celebrations are coming up soon and fast, and you know what that means! It’s time for bows and ribbons! I love decorating for seasons, and learning new ways to work with ribbon has made me even more enthusiastic …

Mood DIY: Leather Cord Keeper

I’m a huge fan of audiobooks (some of my favorites are Millionaire Next Door, Shark Tales by Barbara Corcoran, and Outliers), but I got so sick of unraveling my earbuds on the train every time I fished my iPod out of the depths of my purse. So, I decided to …

Mood DIY: How to Make a Velvet Ribbon Choker Necklace

Need a cute and quick idea for a gift? This DIY can help! Choker necklaces are great gifts, and they can be made with any trim. Plus, you can easily add your own touch to them to make them especially unique for yourself or your giftee!
On the Runway, chokers have …

Mood DIY: Book Clutch – Free Pattern

To celebrate back to school season, the Sewciety would like to present its inaugural free PDF pattern! This versatile and stylish book clutch is perfect for lighter course materials or for organizing papers and notebooks on trips to the library or studio. It is designed to fit an 11 x …

Everyday Runway: How to Sew a Ruffle Bodice Maxi Dress

Don’t pack away your summer attire just because fall is around the corner! It’s a staggering 90 degrees in NY today, which means maxi dress season is still upon us.
Maxis should  be a staple in everyone’s wardrobe; you can wear them from spring into summer, and if you choose …

Everyday Runway: How to Sew a Tiered Plisse Skirt

How to Sew a Tiered Plisse Skirt

Fall is usually the time for school to start up again, but for others it can be the start of new jobs and careers right after graduating in the spring. There’s never anything wrong with outfits that look good without sacrificing …

The Ultimate List of Sewing Supplies by Mood Fabrics

With school (dare I say it) just around the corner, it’s probably that point in the summer where students are looking at their supply list and wondering which tools they still need, which ones essential, and which would just be incredibly helpful to have in their bag. Not to …

Mood DIY: How to Sew a Clutch Wallet

Clutches are one of the most helpful fashion accessories; you can never have too many. So rather than buy yet another, I decided I’d throw one together myself! And since National Dog Day is fast approaching, I thought I’d add a little Swatch into the design.
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Mood DIY: How to Add Invisible Pockets to a Dress

It is my firm belief that every dress should have pockets. And that any dress without pockets should have pockets added. Mood is having a sale on certain cotton prints, and I have been dying to make a dress with McCall’s M7081, so all seemed perfect for this project …

Pretty in Pink- Girls Dress in a Cute Stripe Brocade

This dress was inspired by the many dresses I wore when I was my daughter’s age. Spaghetti straps and smocking, remember? I loved those dresses! This dress has that same silhouette, so the pattern was pretty simple to create.
It can be challenging to find special occasion dresses in the summer, …