Hack the Back – How to add a placket TUTORIAL

How to add a placket to a skirt TUTORIAL on MADE Everyday with Dana WillardYou guys know I love skirts.
And this tutorial is going to turn your skirt world upside down!

How to add a placket to a skirt TUTORIAL on MADE Everyday with Dana WillardIt’s the Anywhere Skirt pattern—but without front buttons—so you get a full gathered look in front!  And in the back, we’ll add a small placket, to give it a “secret” opening. I love this look! I’ve done it a few times already here and here.  And now you get the gritty details.

How to add a placket to a skirt TUTORIAL on MADE Everyday with Dana Willard How to add a placket to a skirt TUTORIAL on MADE Everyday with Dana Willard

You can add this placket look to many skirts, using your own pattern.  And it’s a fun technique to incorporate into dresses as well!  But I’m specifically using the Anywhere Skirt pattern, which you can find in my shop HERE.

The Anywhere Skirt Pattern on MADE Everyday with Dana WillardLet’s get started! (more…)

The BLUSH Look book is here!

Ready to sew with BLUSH fabrics?? (my latest fabric collection)  I’ve been having so much fun with it. I might even plan our Christmas card around it…
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Casey will love that.
Okay, Clara will.
Meow.

(Mini Jewelry Roll sewn by Susan Katz)

To get your creative wheels spinning, we’ve created a Look Book with 75 pages of Projects, Patterns, and Links!

(and by “we” I mean, Art Gallery Fabrics, myself, and many fantastic makers + sewers).

Just click the right arrow on the book below!
• You can click full-screen box for the best view.
• You can also find the look book on the Art Gallery site here.

If you’re not sure where to start sewing, I designed this free pattern for the book called Blooming Fields.  It’s easy to make!—Find all the details here.

Where to buy BLUSH Fabrics?  Click HERE.
Happy sewing!

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New Video: Sew a Book–7 Easy Ways

How to Sew a Notebook or Journal - sewing tutorial video from MADE Everyday

Which do you love more?—paper or fabric?
I know. I know.  Fabric is probably my first crush.  But the variety of paper these days?!  There are so many amazing prints, textures, and materials to choose from!
(Thank you for that, scrapbooking world).

How to Sew a Notebook or Journal - sewing tutorial video from MADE Everyday

And since I’m not much of a scrapbooker, I’m always looking for fun ways to use those papers.
Like….sewing them? YES!

How to Sew a Notebook or Journal - sewing tutorial video from MADE Everyday

And then you and your kids (and your friends, and your friends’ kids, and kids of your friends’ kids (?)) will have a notebook for any occasion:

• journaling  •  creative writing  •  drawing  •  coloring  •
•  doodling  •  penmanship practice  •  lists  •  goals  •  reminders  •

How to Sew a Notebook or Journal - sewing tutorial video from MADE EverydayLet’s sew books! Just click the play button below and enjoy…

If you’re new around here,  MADE EVERYDAY with Dana is a fresh and fun sewing show, where we create everyday items you will love and use.

To watch other episodes–Subscribe to my Youtube channel so you’re updated as soon as the episode goes live.

How to Sew a Notebook or Journal - sewing tutorial video from MADE Everyday

How to Sew a Notebook or Journal - sewing tutorial video from MADE EverydayHow to Sew a Notebook or Journal - sewing tutorial video from MADE Everyday

Such a perfect way to capture memories… and play with pretty paper! Win-win.