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Free Cardigan Pattern and Tutorial - Heather Handmade

Have you ever wanted to wrap yourself in a blanket? Or wear a blanket all day? Well this draped cardigan tutorial is for you. Not only is it a gorgeous draped cardigan, it’s a cardigan that will fit any woman in your life. It’s a one-size fits all cardigan. I also made the tutorial simple enough that anyone can make one. It only requires a sewing machine and no serger, and I share a trick for hemming the cardigan so there’s no wavy hem!

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How to Sew Bow Cuffs - Heather Handmade

I have a really fun tutorial for you today! I’m loving the statement sleeves trend right now: ruffle sleeves, bow sleeves, flared sleeves, etc. I need some that will work with casual mom life, lots of washings, and no worry of the sleeves being dragged through something. I came up with these simple bow cuffs that can be used on any cuffed sleeved pattern like sweatshirts or tees. It’s really easy to add to any cuff while you’re constructing it.

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me-made-winter-pajamas-heather-handmadeI decided to use some of my tried and true patterns to make myself some winter pajamas. I’ve never made myself a pajama set and actually haven’t had a legit pajama set since before I was married. I’ve finally gotten to the place in my handmade wardrobe that I could focus on the extras since I have a pretty good base. I still want to sew all.the.things. but I’m not desperate for basics.me-made-winter-pajamas-heather-handmade

One of my tried and true pants are the hudson pants by True Bias.

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Boy Sewing: Boy Lizard CoatOne of my favorite things to make for my children are animal inspired clothing and especially coats. (I’ve made a puppy coat and a wolf coat which both of my girls fit into this year!) I think they are just so fun and perfect for imagination and childhood. My kids love dressing up so it’s fun to make them something they can enjoy everyday. I was planning on making this outfit,

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How many of you have lots of pants and jeans in your closet, but you only reach for one or two? I used to. Only one pair was really flattering or one pair was the right color. The other ones were the wrong color, cut, or I had to wear a belt with them. When I was in high school I didn’t have a lot of options (because it was before social media) to get really long pants,

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I decided to really get into my kids Halloween costumes this year since they are old enough to request and appreciate the costumes. I actually made them pretty simple, but they look pretty complex. I loved watching their faces as they saw their dreams come to life. My son requested a ghost and my daughter requested a mermaid.

Handmade Halloween Costumes - feathersflights.com

When I planned my son’s ghost costume I didn’t want to just make him a sheet that draped over him.

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How to Sew Back DartsI finished this woven tee in the middle of the summer and liked it except I realized after putting it on that the back was pooling. I’m pretty sure I have a sway back, but I’ve never done the pattern alteration, and I just keep putting it off. I know it’s not hard, I’m just always in a hurry. One way to get rid of the pooling to a woven top that is already finished or a RTW woven top is to add two fisheye darts to the back.
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I was given these fabrics for free in exchange for a review. As always all opinions are my own.
Linden Sweater and Velvet Ruri Pants: Me Made Holiday Outfit

As the season starts to change, I’m looking forward to all the upcoming holiday parties. There’s family parties, friends parties, and holiday parties. I don’t know about you, but the most important thing for me is feeling comfortable, being able to eat lots, and looking dressy. I have found the perfect outfit,

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Me Made: The Waterfall Raglan in Different Fabrics

I’ve started slowly working on my fall/winter wardrobe. I have a couple of basic solid sweatshirts, sweaters, and long sleeve tees that I made and bought last year. Since I have some basics to start with, I decided to make long sleeve tees with interesting details. I started by making two waterfall tees. I love the long fitted sleeves paired with the loose, draped ruffle. (If you want to see the comparison picture go to the end of the post.)

Me Made: The Waterfall Raglan in Different Fabrics
I have made this waterfall tee before,
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