Open Sew Project: Kwik Sew 4147

Two weeks ago I attended an Open Sew session at a local shop. Open Sew is when you can go to their classroom, park it at a table and work on whatever you want for a few hours. Due to covid restrictions there is a limited number of people in the room so you have to pre-register. There were  2 […]

Kwik Sew 4288 Continued: Tote Bag

Continuing my Pattern Bingo on this Kwik Sew pattern! 2 out of the 5 views have been made, let’s go for 1 more with the tote bag! Making a bag has always on my list of “to make”. I had some leftover pre-quilted fabric so I decided to sew View A of Kwik Sew 4288. I found the instructions to […]

Kwik Sew 4288 Cosmetic Bags

After a contest I like to slow it down and work on smaller projects. It’s like running. You can’t run 10 miles everyday and not expect your body to feel worn out or burned out. You have to pull back and take a day off or just run or walk 2-3 miles instead just to keep the legs moving. I’m […]

Kwik Sew 180 Charming Chair Pincushions

Oh Kwik Sew how do I love thee? Except you did me WRONG this time. How could you?! Kwik Sew 180 is so stinkin cute with its chair and matching ottoman. It reminds me of a chair I’d see in an Anthropologie or a Free People store. Kinda boho looking with its mismatched fabrics. I thought I’d make one as […]

Game On: Me vs. K4199 Jacket

I knew I wanted to make my mom a garment for Christmas. After sewing all the small home decor projects I wanted to jump back into an easy sew. I chose Kwik Sew 4199 because it only had 3 pieces- a fronts, a back and a sleeve. It had a little more pizazz compared to a regular straight hemmed cardigan […]

Giftables: Large Hot Pad & Kwik Sew 4292 Potholder

I was perusing YT getting ideas for homemade Christmas gifts and came across a large hot pad DIY. Looked pretty simple so I went to Joanns for quilting cotton. I chose  an avocado toast print for the more “subdued” family members and a bold peppers print for everyone else.  The peppers remind me of my late grandfather’s garden. Sewing the […]

Pleated Front Tank Top- Kwik Sew K3691

After doing my paper doll exercise in finding “holes” in the wardrobe plan, I decided that I would use the 1 yard rayon crepe remnant I had from my Butterick 6677 dress. Even though that fabric was kind of hard to sew, I thought it had the right amount of drape. Besides, what was I going to do with that […]

Tunic- Kwik Sew K3954

This was another quick sew Kwik Sew pattern that lived up to its name. This tunic has raglan sleeves and no finished waist measurements so it was pretty easy to fit. I sewed this in size XS using Ralph Lauren matte jersey from Mood in the color Pink Dahlia. With 95% polyester, 5% spandex it had a really nice drape. […]

Reversible Cardigan Wrap- Kwik Sew 3977

When I saw the black and white reversible fabric at Joanns, I knew immediately it was going to be a drapey cardigan. One side is black and white stripes and the other side is black and white polka dots. It was just fun. I also knew I wanted to take advantage of that reversible fabric so I could wear it […]

Noticeable Knits

When I was a little girl I used to cry if I had to wear pants. I just always wanted to wear a dress, preferably pink, and it BETTER have some kind of frilly lace or tutu, otherwise run the risk of a meltdown, lol. When I got older I still enjoyed wearing this style (sans meltdown) and loved Carrie […]