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I'm Ann. I've been sewing since I was 9. My first project was a denim wrap skirt. Thrifting is a way of life for me - both eco-chic and financially savvy.

Tremont Jacket Sewing Pattern Review

Tremont Jacket Pattern Review

The Tremont Jacket is a surprisingly delightful sew! The Tremont Jacket Sewing Pattern Review was the January Pattern of the Month at my local fabric store. I like to support my LFS through not only purchases, but visibility – sharing…

How to sew velour trackpants / joggers

Sew velour jogger trackpants

If you’re looking to sew velour trackpants or joggers, you’re in luck, because they are the most luxe, warm pants out there! Tip number 1: choose cotton velour if you can – this most luxe fabric is thick and glorious.…

Sew a double-sided fleece cape ruana

Sew an easy double sided fleece cape ruana

Originally published March 2020, updated January 2022. How to sew a reversible fleece cape / ruana Now that we’re all sequestered in our homes, it’s time to revive the blog and #stayhomeandsew! Today I’m sharing a favorite cozy spring layer…

How to find time for sewing

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Are you struggling to find time for sewing? I’ll share tips from a busy travel-sports parent on how I find time for sewing, even when I’m driving my kids to some other city 7 days a week! My kids play…