12 December, 2011
thewildcards commented on the article Holiday Giveaway: Day 12 - Win a Library of Sewing Titles and Canvas Tote from Random House, Inc.!
Sewing inspiration—it sure pops up in strange places sometimes, doesn’t it? Books, blogs, and websites are always a place I go to for ideas, but you gotta be ready for anything that comes up—the …
27 June, 2011
thewildcards commented on the project Grandma's bedsheet dress.
So mod, so retro, so… Twiggy! Super fun, love it!
thewildcards added the project the t-skirt
What do you get when you combine a t-shirt and a skirt? Why, a t-skirt, of course! Here’s my tutorial for turning a skirt that didn’t fit me around the waist anymore into a shirt that I could wear …
3 May, 2011
thewildcards commented on the article The Dressmaker of Khair Khana: How Sewing Changed the Lives of an Afghan Family
I heard about this book on NPR and the story is indeed inspirational. I’ve written two books about sewing, and I’ve worked in the industry publishing books on the subject as well. As a professional…
1 April, 2011
thewildcards added the project elephant cuddle cushion
This funny little elephant stuffie is made from a secondhand sweater. The elephant’s trunk is made from a sweater sleeve; pipe cleaners inside the trunk make it bendable. Complete instructions for …
29 March, 2011
thewildcards added the project happy hat, mitten, and scarf set
Got an old sweater in colors your little one loves? Transform it into a hat, and a scarf, and mittens just their size. Get the complete pattern here…
28 March, 2011
thewildcards commented on the project Sugar Stripes Dress
Oh my gosh your comment made me laugh out loud. Thank you for sharing your hilarious thought!
Jenny (author of ReSew)
thewildcards added the project funky felted basket
Here’s a quick, simple way to hand-sew felted baskets out of thrifted wool sweaters. You can make them in any size, from big and fat to tall and skinny; just change the size of the rectangles and s…
thewildcards commented on the article 500,000 Members - A Brief BurdaStyle History
What an incredible milestone. Getting half a million people who love sewing together in one spot is not an easy thing to do! But the reward is the awesome variety of styles, techniques, and persona…
14 March, 2011
thewildcards added the project fly, fabric frisbee, fly!
This little frisbee is a cinch to stitch, and promises no black eyes or goose eggs when it hits you directly in the face (and you can bet with a six- and two-year old flinging it around, it will). …
thewildcards commented on the project Coat - Inspired by Desigual
Now THAT is a kick-ass coat.
thewildcards favorited the project Coat - Inspired by Desigual
18 January, 2011
thewildcards favorited the project Sunshine on a Rainy Day Dress
thewildcards favorited the project Retro wool skirt
thewildcards added the project Fuzz Ball!
I designed this quilt when I was pregnant with my second son. Didn’t know it at the time, but it fits his personality perfectly—very loud, very cuddly, very fun. :)
14 January, 2011
13 January, 2011
thewildcards added the project Flowers at Your Feet!
A little denim flower garden to compliment my beat-up Caterpillars. Tutorial here.
21 December, 2010
thewildcards favorited the project art morris2
thewildcards commented on the article Holiday Giveaway: Day 21 Win the Rowenta Pressure Iron and Steamer!
Discounts from the big guns are great (the chain stores and large online retailers). But for the independents (designers, patterners, sewists, and the like)? It’s so hard for them to compete. Bite …
thewildcards added the project ModCloth Handmade Contest--ReSweatered Purse
I made this little purse out of a 100% wool sweater that I found at my local thrift shop. I loved the pink stripes but someone had shrunk the poor thing to schoolgirl size. The silver lining? Felte…
thewildcards added the project ZigZag Minkee Scarf
My own little fuzzy scarf design, right there on the cover of Quilts and More magazine. Online instructions to make the scarf are here.…
thewildcards added the project Pillow-Sham Skirt
I wore pillow shams to my high-school reunion. See?
thewildcards added the project Loopy-Loo Holiday Garland!
Learn how to make a vintage-vibe yarn garland for your holiday tree, mantle, or door. Simple-sew, beginner-friendly, afternoon project. Still not too late to decorate! Find the step-by-step at the …