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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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Mood Insider: Everything You Need to Perfect Your Fashion Illustrations

Have you always wanted to learn how to create those sleek fashion illustrations you always see from famous designers? Maybe you’d just like to perfect your skills? Mood wants to help!

Not only can you learn from pros like Project Runway All-Star, Benjamin Mach, at MoodU, but you can …

Mood DIY: Felt Panda Pattern Weights


Pattern weights are one of the greatest creations when it comes to sewing tools. If you don’t use them, I strongly recommend trying them out. They don’t cause your fabric to pucker while you’re cutting, they don’t rip your pattern paper, and they can be moved around so much …

Mood DIY: Lace Panel T-Shirt


How often have your t-shirts gotten worn out or too small? Maybe you just buy one and don’t wear it as often as you thought you would? Adding lace is the perfect way to give it new life and bring a little extra style to your wardrobe!

For this …

Mood DIY: (Nearly) No-Sew Beach Wrap


Winter (dare I say it?) finally seems to be leaving. And in typical NY fashion, we’re looking right past spring and getting our wardrobe ready for summer. So what better way to do that than with a quick and easy DIY beach wrap?
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Mood DIY: 2 Minute Bridesmaid Necklace


Wedding season is coming. And for most people it comes with joy, excitement, and often a little anxiety. Flowers, venues, weather; there are simply too many things to worry about. However, the perfect gift for your bridesmaids does not need to be one of them.
This necklace is both adorable …

Mood DIY: Felt Bowl


I made a felt rose petal bowl a few weeks ago, and it’s one of the most convenient additions to my dresser ever. It can hold jewelry, pens, clips, and essentially any other little things that float around my room without a home. Since I had some …

Mood DIY: Book Tote

I love books. And the beach. Unfortunately, books and sand don’t mix.

Rather than constantly trying to protect my reading material from the horrors of my purse or current beach bag, I decided to make my books their very own tote. (Plus, it doubles as a cover and bookmark!)

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Mood DIY: No-Sew Wool Vest

 

With New York weather being New York weather, it’s always a good idea to have a versatile wardrobe. In April, it could be freezing when you leave for work in the morning, and 75 degrees by the time you break for lunch. The best things to fill your closet with …

Mood DIY: 3-Step Heart Bookmark

I figured it was time to stop using scraps of paper to mark my place in all my books, since the scraps tend to end up lost on the floor anyway. I’ve seen origami pocket bookmarks before and thought, why not do something similar with fabric? They can fold …