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Introducing The Amenity for OneThimble

I am very excited to introduce my latest pattern

The Amenity!

The Amenity by Addiek for OneThimble!


The Amenity is  appearing in OneThimble issue 7 that just released. Some of you may be wondering, why am I releasing a sweater in May? That is because the Amenity is currently exclusive to OneThimble a great Australian digital sewing magazine. You can buy the pattern in the complete and wonderfully done magazine or as a stand alone pattern.

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It’s Fashion Revolution Day!


If you have read much on my blog, then you may know that I have made the decision not to buy much new apparel. I only buy things that I can not make well, like under garments and shoes.  What you may not know is I spend significant amount of my time teaching students about retailing and fashion merchandising. Sometimes, I feel that this conflicts with some of my values, as a person and as a consumer, but it also gives me a chance to expose them to aspects of retailing they may have never considered. (more…)

Bias Ribbon Tutorial


I recently started making these for my 7-year-old daughter. She has decided that she is too old for traditional bows. So, we have moved onto new ways to accessorize her hair. I really love these ribbons more than traditional grosgrain or satin ribbons. First, because of the variety in designs you can have. Secondly, because this technique utilizes the bias grain of the fabric to make a somewhat stretchy ribbon that can be tied tighter around hair. This is great for my daughter’s fine, slippery hair. We have also discovered that the stretch of the bias allows you to use the ribbons, as headbands. This technique could also be used to make fun shoelaces, too. Bias fabric ribbons can be made at just about any length and this is a great way to utilize fabric project leftovers. The other great thing about this tutorial is it can be a no sew projects, as well as, a sewn one.


Introducing The Canny Tunic

Canny Cover

I am very excited about the release of my latest pattern The Canny Tunic. I originally designed this pattern for myself a little over a year ago, when I did my first  Six Month Challenge. I need a comfortable, quick to sew top that looked great. I have it in about 10 different colors. I love wearing it with skinny jeans or tights. It can be styled so many ways.  It is now available in sizes xxs-3x. It is sure to be an asset to you wardrobe and sewing pattern collection.


10 Minute Hand Warmer Tutorial


Hello Everyone!

What I have for you today, is a great last minute gift idea. These are really fun and really quick to make. It is a great project to do with kids for teachers and family. We will be making some this weekend.  What also makes them great is they are functional and fun and almost free to make. Most of you, already have everything you need to make them in your home right now.


Handmade for the Holidays Blog Hop

Hi Everyone, remember last week’s announcement about resliced by Jordan’s Handmade for the Holidays Blog Hop? Well, today’s my day! I’m so excited to share with you some of my favorite handmade gift tutorials as well as some of my favorite handmade businesses (and events that help bring them to you!).

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Washable Drawing Pad Tutorial



Hello Everyone!

Today I am sharing with you a tutorial that I wrote this summer for a feature on Sew McCool’s blog. These drawing pads are a fun and easy gift to make. So, I thought this would be a great time to reshare here at here incase, any of you that might be looking for some fun kids gifts to make(kids can make them, too).  Another great thing about this project is it could be done without a sewing machine.


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