How to Make a Baby Blanket Making a baby blanket for a little one is one of the most precious things one can do as a sewist. Handmade blankets are the perfect baby shower gift and there is nothing like seeing your little one wrapped up in a blanket that you made with your own hands. This receiving blanket is not hard to make and
Free Coin Purse Pattern and SVG File So I have to come clean. A long time friend of mine asked me to replace his coin purse. I realized he probably wasn’t the only one who used a little change carrier like this and I wanted to share the process with you all as well. This is the super easy and basic version. I am still
How to Read a Sewing Pattern I don’t do a lot of clothes sewing but when I saw this beautiful fabric at Hobby Lobby I had to make some pants with it! Have you ever had fabric just scream at you so you had to buy it and make all the things before the day was done? I grabbed a Simplicity pattern to go along
How to Sew an Apron for Beginners Aprons are one of the most requested projects that I get over on my Facebook page! I have never done one because honestly I don’t wear them and I rarely cook! Ha. But they do make great gifts and they are perfect for adding to a gift basket for all sorts of holidays. Plus they are pretty adorable.
Picking the Perfect Fabric for Your Pattern It’s Gina and I’m back again today to go over some fabric and pattern basics! There are a lot of options out there which can make it tricky to pick the perfect knit fabric for your pattern. It helps to know a bit about the different types of knits, so can you identify them and be sure to
What is a Serger? Gina here with you today to explain what a serger is and help take the fear out of sewing with one! The day I got my serger I remember being filled with excitement until I actually got it home! I was so ready to be able to finish seams off in a more professional, finished and secure way but man all
The Best Easy Sewing Patterns and Tutorials When you are just starting to sew it can feel so intimidating. I wanted to put together a list of all the best easy sewing patterns that you can find right here on Sew What Alicia. I focus on projects that are easy for all levels but some are tailored (see what I did there) for super newbies!
How to Sew Easy Custom Pillow Cases This is the easiest pillowcase you will ever make! There are tons of different methods for sewing a pillowcase but this one takes just one yard of fabric and a few minutes to achieve the best pillow case! Here is how to sew easy custom pillow cases. Scroll halfway down for another variation that takes a bit more
Cathedral Heart Free Quilt Block Pattern I always love seeing the Cathedral window quilt blocks and I love making them and I have been playing with hearts in the lead up to Valentine’s Day and I just wasn’t happy with the harsh corners of a HST heart block. I realized I could use the cathedral window technique to create the curves in a heart. Here