A Bunch of Batch Sewing Tips

As somewhat of a novice sewist, I’ve found that the easiest handmade gift during the holidays is definitely pajama pants. They are extremely forgiving when it comes to mistakes + super stretchy and comfy!

Joann Fabrics had 70% off all flannel fabrics during the week of Thanksgiving, so I decided that it was now or never! I took on the task of making 5 sets at once – for my parents, brother, boyfriend, and myself if there was extra fabric (there’s always extra fabric if you try hard enough 🙂 )

Once I got home with all my new flannel and thread, I realized how horrible it would be to sew 5 sets of the same exact pattern without tossing my sewing machine out of the window. I had heard of batch sewing in the depths of Instagram so I set out to do this for myself. To start, here’s a link to the pdf pattern I used – 5 out of 4 FREE pajama pants pattern!

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York Pinafore review: the gift that keeps on giving

Next up is my new favorite pattern – the York Pinafore from Helen’s Closet. After perusing the #yorkpinafore tag on Instagram for weeks, I finally took the plunge. Definitely check it out for inspo!

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Wool + Felt Stocking DIY

Welcome to my very first blog post! Thanks for stopping by!

In the spirit of the holidays, I decided to go with a holiday stocking. This personalized stocking would make a perfect gift, especially when filled with other yummy and fun goodies. This could easily be finished in about 4-5 hours, depending on how comfortable you are with a sewing machine and embroidery.  The gray wool I found at  Joann’s Fabrics had so much texture and depth, so I chose to use that as my main piece and have the traditional red and green as a nice pop of color. Feel free to get creative! I have my eye on whipping up some blush pink stockings in the future.

Here goes nothing!

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