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Mood DIY: How to Make a T-Shirt Dress


Comfy doesn’t need to mean unfashionable. This knit dress is fun, cute, and totally practical for everyday wear! The best part? You can make this pattern with one of your own t-shirts!

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Mood DIY: Quilted Baking Dish Tote

It’s cookout season! Which means food, fun, and lots of baking. With this quick DIY tutorial, your next dish can arrive at the party in style!

I’ve seen similar totes floating around Pinterest for a while, and knew I had to try one with Mood’s digitally

Mood DIY: Waxed Canvas Wine Tote


Whether you’re going to a holiday cookout or a rustic bridal shower this summer, wine is always a wonderful host/hostess gift. And what better way to give it, than in a homemade tote bag to give it a more personal touch? This one took less than an hour to …

Heirloom Smocking for Quilting


Hi there everyone!  I’m Cheryl of Muppin.com, and I’m a quilter and author of the DVD Heirloom Sewing Techniques for Today’s Quilter.  I’m super excited to show you my latest quilt using 9 different smocking techniques.

Lately I’ve been fascinated with using heirloom clothing techniques in my quilts, such …

Constructing My Original Utena Cosplay!


My name is Mandy, I go by “AmazonMandy” online! I’ve been cosplaying since 2004, and I run a business full time sewing custom costumes and gowns for anyone who wants one! The completed photos for this post were taken by Robby Idol Photography.

I wanted to share the …

Mood DIY: Men’s Longline Shirt w/ Faux Leather


I decided to try something new today!
As a costume maker/DIYer, I always get a bit nervous when I try something different fashion-wise, but this longline tee was surprisingly simple to put together. Plus, Sewciety can definitely use more menswear posts!
This shirt called for a yard of Mood’s

Mood DIY: Embossed Vinyl Bike Satchel


Have you noticed a trend with the last couple blog posts? It’s bikes! Tomorrow is National Bike to Work Day, and we’re not just celebrating with bicycle prints, but accessories as well!

For this versatile roll-up pouch, I used Mood’s brand new Bourbon Floral Embossed Vinyl and …

Mood DIY: Bicycle Culottes


Shorts season is finally happening! Which means bike-riding season is finally happening.
However, if you love skirts, this can pose a problem. The solution? Cullotes!
These brilliant bottoms look like a four-paneled circle skirt, but in actuality, the front seam is a box pleat that hides shorts! They’re one of my …

Mood DIY: Fabric Flower Bouquet


To follow up yesterday’s wedding garter post, I decided to create a bridal bouquet! They’re much easier to make than you’d think, and unlike real flowers, fabric petals last forever.

Since this DIY calls for burning the edges of the “petals,” the trickiest part was finding the …

All About Neoprene Fabrics

Neoprene or polychloroprene is a family of synthetic rubber that is produced by polymerization of chloroprene. It exhibits good chemical stability and maintains flexibility over a wide temperature range. Neoprene is sold either as solid rubber or in latex form and is used in a wide variety of applications, such as …