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Mood DIY: How to Make a Plunge Bodysuit

Today in Mood DIY we’ll be drafting a simple bodysuit with an empire waist and plunging front and back neckline. Whether you’re looking to beat the heat or for something to wear to the gym, this bodysuit is the perfect afternoon project.

What you’ll need:

  • Approx. 1 1/4 yd 4-way stretch

All About Threads

If you’ve ever found yourself staring at the notions wall with total confusion, don’t worry; we’ve all been there! Read on to learn everything you need to know about thread fiber types, and then it’s best to use them!

  • Cotton
    • Use when sewing natural fibers
      • Cotton
      • Linen
      • Wool
    • Heat durable
    • Great for gathering, basting, and finishing
  • Nylon/Rayon
    • Synthetic

Summer Lovin’ Happened So Fast: Sewing with Scuba and Neoprene

Necessity is the mother of invention; isn’t that what they say? As a mom, it seems I’m always inventing or, at the very least, creating something, and usually that something involves my four-year old daughter, Lane. It’s funny how differently you view childhood through a pair of ‘mom eyes.’

As a …

All About Sewing Stitches

Stitches, stitches, and evermore stitches! Have you ever wondered when and where and how to use all those stitches you see (or sometimes don’t see) on professional garments? With this guide, you’ll be a master of the basics in no time at all! We broke down some of the more …

Mood DIY: How to Sew an Extra Full Circle Skirt w/ Horsehair


Circle skirts always seem to be in style. They’re fun. comfy, and they look great on nearly every body type! Did you know though, that you can make a full circle skirt even more full using horsehair trim?
Things you’ll need:

How to Measure Yourself for Sewing

Getting into sewing can be a bit intimidating. There are so many things to remember – terms, practices, numbers! This guide to sewing measurements will hopefully ease some of that intimidation and help you keep track of where and what and why to measure.

Above are your most basic measurements: …

Mood DIY: All About Zippers


With so many different types of zippers out there, it can be tricky figuring out which will work best for your project. But not to worry, you’ll be an expert in no time! Read on to learn everything you’ll need to know about zippers — from choosing the right …

Mood DIY: How to Paint on Fabric


If you’ve never painted on fabric before, it can probably seem a little intimidating. You may be asking what type of fabric is best, is there a specific type of paint, are there any extra steps — but let me tell you, it’s so incredibly easy!

When adding …

The Perfect Cotton

When you have a toddler that loves to give the biggest hugs right after digging into a vat of strawberries, your fabric selection gets a little tricky.  I find myself drawn to cotton that can easily be thrown into the machine and maintain it’s shape.  This cotton from Rag & …

Lace-up Swimsuit Tutorial

Summer is basically here and one-piece swimsuits are so hot this season! This lace-up trend is everywhere! Here is a great pattern from Vogue that makes adding this detail effortless.

For this swimsuit, I will be using Vogue Pattern V9192 Style B

Here’s what you’ll need: All tools and notions can …