As someone who mostly makes stuffed animals and costume hoodies and hats, I love using fleece. It is the first “real” fabric that I ever used, and I find that it is very beginner-friendly and easy to use. Here are some of my favorite tips for using fleece. Continue reading
Having studied Latin for almost 6 years now, I quite enjoy reading Classical mythology. I took a Greek mythology class this quarter, and as a final project I decided to make a quilt depicting the children of Typhon and Echidna, two monstrous beings that plagued both gods and humans. This project was my first time quilting, and it was definitely a learning experience! Continue reading
Sewing isn’t just about stitching fabric together; fabric must also be neatly cut. Precise cutting and clean edges depends heavily on the quality of your fabric cutting tools. Continue reading
The price and complexity of sewing machines can be intimidating for the beginner crafter, but they are absolute game changer when it comes to sewing. Continue reading
One of my favorite things about sewing is being able to make super unique and personalized gifts. I recently made this music note hoodie for a friend. He loves white sweatshirts (I despise them; they get dirty so easily!) and playing piano, so I made a musically themed hoodie. The front and back center panel of the hoodie is a lovely music note fabric I found on Etsy, and the rest of the hoodie is made of white sweatshirt fleece from Joann’s. The hoodie took me around four hours to complete, and it was a great break between studying for finals 🙂 Continue reading
Totoro, the big lovable forest spirit featured in Miyazaki’s My Neighbor Totoro (if you haven’t seen it, I highly recommend it!!) is a classic and cute costume for any sort of anime or comic con. This tutorial teaches you how to make a cute Totoro beanie, complete with side flaps to keep your ears warm. One of the flaps even has a little zippered pocket to hold all your must-have items!