Thread a Needle

How to hand sew on MADE Everyday with Dana WillardHi friends!
Summer is in full swing at our house….thus a little radio silence on the blog.
But as I say every year, I’ll try to keep popping in here!  You can also follow our summer adventures on Instagram: @made_everyday

So…let’s announce the winner of our giveaway!  And thank you for the sweet words on Clara’s NEON Pink Dress.  It was such a fast sew—I need to make 4 more.  If you want to see a cool women’s version check out what Miranda did. I love it in Red!

Neon Pink Sundress on MADE Eveyrday with Dana WillardThe winner of Melissa’s book Sundressing is:

 #171 – Tabitha who said: I’m new to sewing with knits but I’d love to give it a try in some cute summer dresses!

Sounds like the perfect book to get you going Tabitha!  I’ll email with more info.

And now for everyone, I have a new video!
I’m taking it back to the basics with…..
How to Thread a Needle and Tie a Knot

How to Thread a Needle and Tie a Knot on MADE Everyday with Dana WillardIt’s something every sewist needs to know for hand sewing (check out my 5 Tips for Hand Sewing post)….and for many other projects, like the back loop of an Everyday Necktie?  Eh? Eh?

And even though many of you have been threading needles for years, it’s always more fun with orange hearts and catchy music, right?

How to hand sew for kids and adults on MADE Everyday with Dana WillardSo come watch!
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  1. 1) Barbara

    good luck to the winner and thanks for the opportunity! and the video too 🙂

  2. 2) Emily

    Hi Dana! I love your content and the happy tone of your presentation. As a self-taught (or blog-taught) sewist, watching your videos has been very helpful for me. Oftentimes, it’s not the main topic of your video that I learn from–it’s watching you gracefully perform tasks you learned from skillful teachers. For instance, how to pin fabric together or how many back stitches to do to lock a seam. I have had no one to show me these little bit important skills. All this to say, members of your audience are watching your videos and learning and being entertained on several levels. Well done, and thanks!

    • 3) Dana

      Oh my gosh Emily, thank you! What a sweet and awesome comment.
      That makes me really happy to hear 🙂
      And yes, I learn random little all the time from watching a cooking show or something like that and think, Ahhhh! Finally someone told me that! So I totally get it 🙂
      Have a great week!

  3. 4) Rebecca

    I have a funny question for you… I love your hair in this video! How do you style your wavy hair? Mine has a lot of wave in it, but it always ends up looking frizzy. Maybe I haven’t found the right product? Yours looks great! Thanks!

  4. 5) Amanda

    Thank you for this video! I can’t wait to try that knot trick. You’re the only one I’ll watch. You make everything so easy and you’re so pleasant to watch and listen to!

    • 6) Dana

      Hahah. Aww thanks Amanda!
      You guys keep me motivated to make and share more stuff!
      So thanks for watching and reading 🙂

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