Fringe tunic hack >> MaddieMadeThis.com

My Fringe Top Hack

Listen, my love for the Fringe is well documented.  So it’s no surprise that I’ve been looking forward to the Fringe month of #SewMyStyle2018 all year!  Because I’ve made a few Fringe patterns in my day, I wanted to try out something new.  For this month’s #SewMyStyle2018, I decided to do a little Fringe top

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How I Organize PDF Patterns

I feel like a post on how I organize PDF patterns is a bit like a blog tour of my bedroom.  For some reason, it’s very personal, and everyone always wants to see in case there’s a good idea they haven’t thought of yet!  I’ve had a few systems in the past, but I’ve been

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Kalle Shirtdress Styling Inspiration >> MaddieMadeThis.com

Inspiration for the Kalle Shirtdress

I have a feeling that this is going to be a great month for Project #SewMyStyle.  January had some folks struggling with knit necklines, and February challenged others’ coat making skills.  But March… well, March’s make is the Kalle Shirtdress.  It’s been a cult favorite since its release last spring, and I’ve made many a

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Introducing ShopMaddieMadeThis!

Today is my 24th birthday, and my blog’s first birthday!  It’s crazy to think that a year ago I committed to sharing my makes with all of you (in my first Orla dress!).  This has been an amazing 12 months of growth, development, and friendship.  I truly look forward to spending many more years in

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Do you need the perfect gift for the crafty maker in your life? I've got 20 perfect suggestions!

20 Perfect Presents for Makers

Okay y’all.  I’ve given you ideas about small crafts that you could make for other people.  I’ve told you what books to buy for everyone (including yourself!).  And today?  Well, today I’m giving you a post full of presents to put on your own list!  Yes, forward this post to anyone and everyone who might

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Need to find a book for someone on your gift list this holiday season? I have a suggestion for everyone! >> MaddieMadeThis.com

Books for Everyone On Your List

Excuse this departure from your regularly scheduled sewing programming — but after all, I’m a librarian!  The holiday season is the perfect time to gift books: who doesn’t want to curl up with a good read in front of a roaring fire after a good dinner?  But sometimes, choosing the perfect book is harder than

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Need a craft to make a long car trip (or family reunion) manageable? Check out this post for tons of suggestions!

Traveling Crafts

‘Tis the season to be traveling! If you can’t bring your sewing machine along with you to wherever you’re going (🙋🏼), today I’m sharing a bunch of handheld crafts you can take anywhere!  Now is a great time to get small crafts going so that you don’t have to rush closer to the holidays, or

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DIY Mermaid Costume >> MaddieMadeThis.com

DIY Mermaid Costume

When the folks at JOANN emailed me to see if I’d like to work with them on a Halloween project, I literally screamed.  JOANN was the first place I shopped when I started to sew, all the way back in college.  Their aisles of fabric (and coupon deals) have always been there for me.  So

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Helmi Shirt for #SYHOS17

Hey there!  In case you missed it, my second post for Sew Your Hart Out September went up yesterday!  Hop over there to learn all about my Named Patterns Helmi Shirt in a fab Rifle Paper Co. cotton lawn. Maddie’s Metallic Helmi Shirt