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.

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…

Swing Cardi Sewing Pattern

Swing Cardi sewing pattern Sew Paradise

The Christine Jonson Swing Jacket swing cardi pattern is one of my go-to patterns. I’ve made it in full (maxi) length, and standard length. It has pockets! Let’s dive into this one: I’ve sewn this 4-5 times and find it’s…