Fundamentals

DIY & How to
Rachel S

Adjusting Necklines and calculating band/binding length

I absolutely love the look of latest pattern from Mamma Can Do It, the Priscilla. The handkerchief hem adds a lovely and fun flair to any wardrobe. While I love the modesty of the high neckline, summer is quickly approaching and with temperatures already in excess of 80 degrees Fahrenheit a lower neckline will be

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Fitting
Kelsey Lafleur

Knit Boxers: How to Measure and Choose the Perfect Size

Getting the perfect fit for the new Mamma Can Do It Knit Boxers and Lounge Shorts starts with correctly measuring the body.  Even adult body measurements fluctuate.  I know mine do especially around and after holidays and vacations!  This blog post will look at how to measure you or your model’s body and how to

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Fitting
Kelsey Lafleur

Knit Boxers: Fitting and Pattern Adjustment Tutorial

One of my most favorite things about sewing is that I can sew something to fit my body perfectly.  I’m tall for a lady, I married a tall man, and I have super tall skinny kids.  Store bought clothes do not fit us well as a family.  That’s why I’m glad my super power is

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Fundamentals
Kelsey Lafleur

Hemming Circle Skirts and Curved Hems

There are quite a few of our Mamma Can Do It patterns that have a curve hem or a circle skirt.  The new Relaxed Peplum Pattern is one example and our Adalynn Dress Collection is another pattern that have curved hems.  Hemming these can be quite difficult for beginners so I’m here to show you

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DIY & How to
Anna L

Adalynn Hack: How to add a shoulder flutter sleeve

  I am so in love with the Adalynn dress. I’ve already made several of these dresses since I bought the patterns a couple of weeks ago for my girls ages 5 and 1. (And I, myself had the pleasure to test the mama version and have made myself a couple as well). Have you

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Fundamentals
Elizabeth Singler

Do I need a serger to sew clothes?

I am sometimes asked if you need a serger to sew clothes. Specifically knit clothes. Knits are the stretchy fabrics that can give you a harder time if you don’t know how to use them. I love using my overlock/serger for sewing with knits. I love that it cuts the edge for me, making it

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Fundamentals
Elizabeth Singler

How to fix a plastic snap

I love my snap press. It makes me happy to attach great snaps to anything. Whether a diaper, or clothes, I know that the snaps will outlive the item that I’m making. Unfortunately I tend to fly through my projects sometimes, and that can make for some ‘snappy’ disasters. I frequently attach a snap backwards

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