A Bit About Fleece

A bit about fleece

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


Mythological Monster Quilt

monster quilt cover with words

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

Music Note Hoodie

music note hoodie

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

DIY Totoro Beanie

totoro cover with words

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!

Continue reading