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Tips for Beginning Garment Sewing

Beginner Garment Sewing tips, how to sew clothes, clothes sewing tips, sewing with Rayon fabric

I’d like to share with you some tips for beginning garment sewing!

Although I’ve technically been sewing since middle school, the large bulk of my sewing experience has been quilting. My grandma taught me to quilt and it’s been a huge way I’ve gotten to bond with her. I recently have a new-found love for garment sewing, and I just can’t stop dreaming up what my next me-made garments will be! Earlier this year I was inspired to make something with some Rifle Paper Co. rayon and made a Peplum Top which you can read about here . That project has kicked off quite a few fun, homemade garment projects!

Since making that Peplum top, I’ve also made a baby girl’s dress and a few other pieces for my wardrobe, which has inspired me to help teach more quilters (or total sewing beginners!) how to get started with garments! Let’s dive in as I walk you through the process of making this tank top!

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SEO for Selling Handmade or Homemade Items Online

Last month I shared with you all my top 9 Simple Tips for Selling Homemade Goods and I want to follow that up with some more details on how you can easily implement SEO tips & tricks into your current marketing and business practices.

If you have an existing business selling homemade goods, then you likely already have some sort of online presence, whether that be a website, social media, or online selling platform. Your homemade goods company’s web-based presence can easily be categorized into two main segments:

  1. Where your sales are happening (Etsy, Amazon, your own site, etc)
  2. Where you engage with potential buyers and market your products (social media, Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, etc.)

These basic SEO (Search Engine Optimization) principles will work in both forms of your business’ online presence but you’ll shift them just slightly to get the best bang for your buck! Continue Reading →

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The Ultimate Homemade Girls Dress

If you’ve been following along with my sewing lately you may have noticed an increase in garments popping up on my photo feed! Believe it or not, I actually started my sewing journey with garments and kind of stopped for a few years when quilts completely took over my life. My most recent make is this adorable Homemade Girls Dress!

homemade girls dress, geranium dress, art gallery fabrics

One of my goals for this year has been to increase my garment sewing so I did what I like to do: found amazing fabrics and killer patterns and dove right in! If you want to see some other garment projects I’ve done recently check out my Peplum Top or Molly Dress blog posts! This month, I switched things up a bit and made a little girl dress!

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How to Upcycle Clothing: What Dave Ramsey and Marie Kondo Taught Me About Fashion

Do you love to sew but get tired of how expensive quality fabric can be? Have you noticed that it actually can be much cheaper just to buy clothes at the big box/department store than to make them yourself? Or maybe you’re like me and you just want to actually wear the items in your closet that keep sitting there taking up precious space!

Marie Kondo taught me to only keep the clothing items that Spark Joy, but Dave Ramsey taught me to use what I have & live frugally! Guess what happens when you combine the love of living debt free with the love of keeping things tidy? I learned how to revamp my wardrobe without spending a dime! Do you want to learn how to have new clothing for free too?

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Me Made Molly Dress

My garment sewing saga continues! If you haven’t seen my “Me Made May” blog post check out the peplum top I made to try out sewing with Rayon! Making the Peplum top has re-acquainted me with the wonderful world of garment sewing and got me a lot more comfortable with sewing with rayon (as opposed to the 100% cotton that I use in quilting!) That blog post also shares some of the tips and tricks I learned along the way – If you want to try some garment sewing, that is a great place to get started!

Now that I’ve been bit by the garment sewing bug, I decided to make myself a dress: a dress that I actually bought the pattern for 2 years ago! It’s definitely been a long time coming.  As soon as I saw the rayon fabric from @misterdomestic‘s newest fabric line, I knew it would make the perfect summer dress and I knew I had to dig out that old pattern that I had always kept in the back of my mind/pattern stash!

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