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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 Cosplay: Rey

In preparation for Star Wars Day tomorrow, I made a tiny Rey costume!

Before I go into how it was created though, let’s take stock of what Rey wears.

 

Starting at the top: she has a tunic-like shirt, arm wraps, the gauze overlay, matching belt and wrist guard, capri pants, …

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 DIY: Asymmetrical Midi Skirt


Huge, bold prints are one of my favorite things, year round. For spring though, I love transforming them into skirts.
Typically, I go for a more retro look when creating my own clothes, but I decided to modernize this midi a little bit with a long, asymmetrical hem. The print …

Mood DIY: Eco-Friendly Tote Bag


Happy Earth Day, Sewciety! To celebrate today, I decided to make a honeycomb tote bag with some of Mood’s eco-friendly fabrics!

My design called for 1/2 yard of Cloud Organic Cotton Twill, 3/4 yard of Beeswax Medium-Weight Linen, and 2 yards of 2″ black webbing. The …

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 …

Sakizo: Blue Viennetta – Costume by Becka Noel

Hi! I’m Becka Noel, a cosplayer from Colorado and living in New York City.  I’m really excited to share my costume, Blue Viennetta by artist, Sakizo, here on Mood’s blog.
As a mostly prop and armor builder, this project was pretty terrifying at first for me.  No joke, the only things …

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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