Are you wanting to make a full circle skirt with directional fabric? If you split the pattern into two pieces you can use directional fabric and not have the back be upside down. Follow this tutorial to learn how to do this! 1. Fold your pattern piece in half aligning the half circle along the […]
Our newest pattern was just released! It features three grow with me sizes, so one pair of pants can last about 3 times longer! The sizes are 3 – 12 months, 1 – 3 years, and 3 – 6 years. In our family, the knees usually wear out before the pants are outgrown so what’s […]
Want to add a cute little patch pocket to the newest Apple Tree Pattern? It’s super easy. Check out the steps below: What you need: Your Front Romper piece Wonder Tape A piece of fabric for your pocket (I like to use knit so it doesn’t fray). You can decide what size pocket you want […]
As you might know, the newest Apple Tree Pattern was just released! The Grow Fonder Shirt or Tunic is another grow with me pattern that comes in 3 sizes; 3-12 months, 1 – 3 years and 3-6 years. This top has so many fun options! You can create a tunic length or shirt length version, […]
I think we all use unconventional pattern weights at times. iPhones, canned goods, scissors & tape, wine bottles… really anything nearby with a bit of weight works as a pattern weight. BUT if you are wanting a cuter, more consistent set of pattern weights I have 3 super easy DIY options for pattern weights you […]
I’ve been meaning to post this for so long! This is my super easy 1 seam knotted headband tutorial. I had a baby almost a year ago and right around month 4 postpartum, my hair started to fall out… a lot. Now, all the hair that fell out is starting to grow back and I’ve […]
Have you seen these super cute donut pattern weights on Etsy?! The Oh Sew Quaint shop has all sorts of scrumptious looking sweets that are actually pattern weights. After seeing the pattern weight donuts shared on a Facebook group I’m was inspired to make some sweet treats of my own. Here’s how I did […]
Ok so I don’t like to use the word hate… but I HATE hemming knit fabrics. It’s funny because the finishings on a garment are usually my favourite bits of sewing because it means I’m almost done, and I get that rush of excitement. But this is not the case with hemming knit fabrics. Hemming […]
In this episode I share a bit about me, explain how I decided to start up my new website and podcast, as well as share my # 1 sewing tip with you. Here is are the links to the paid shirt drafting classes I referenced: On Craftsy (I haven’t taken this one, but the […]
Spring is in the air! It’s barely March but we are having some great weather here. Snow is melting, the temperature is in the single digits, basements are flooding (yes, the basement in our brand new house flooded a few weeks ago). Anyway, it’s beginning to feel like spring to me and nothing feels more spring […]
I’m working on the Sewing Together podcast. This will be a sewing podcast which I’m hoping will grow into community conversations as well as offer tips on how to improve your sewing skills. If you have ideas for what you would like to hear in the podcast please let me know.
Welcome! Thank you so much for joining me here. Apple Tree Sewing is a blog where I will share sewing tutorials and pattern drafting tips.