Author: Jessie Donohue

How to Make a DIY Tulle Flower
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How to Make a DIY Tulle Flower

Looking for a perfect scrapbuster for tulle? How about a tulle flower? Have you ever made a gorgeous fluffy skirt out of layers of tulle circle skirts, and found yourself with a pile of circular tulle scraps leftover? I recently made the stunning new Sirena mermaid dress, and ended with a stack of tulle circles,…

B&L Shorts Comparison

B&L Shorts Comparison

Boo and Lu currently offers three awesome shorts patterns- Dandelion, Peach, and Rowan. Each is a great pattern with unique details and options. Today, I will be giving you a B&L shorts comparison, showing you exactly what makes each of the patterns special, to help you find the perfect shorts for each of your projects….

Upcycled With Boo and Lu
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Upcycled With Boo and Lu

Earth Day is approaching, which got us thinking about sewing sustainably. There are lots of ways you can think about adding sustainability into your sewing, but today we’re talking about our two favorite ways to do that: preserving paper during the pattern cutting process and creating upcycled projects by reusing old materials to make new…

Woven Fabric 101
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Woven Fabric 101

When we talk about fabric, we typically break it into two categories: knits and wovens. We talked all about knit fabrics in our Knit Fabric 101 post. Today we are doing Woven Fabric 101 and talking all about various types of woven fabrics and their ideal uses. While knit fabrics are primarily used for making…

Lilac Showcase
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Lilac Showcase

The Lilac Dress and Leotard pattern is one of our absolute favorites. It is a staple knit pattern that can be a dress or leotard and comes chock full of options. With so many choices, you can sew many Lilacs with each one being a little bit different! Lilac is a perennial fan favorite, in…

Knit Fabric 101
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Knit Fabric 101

Hey there! It’s Jackie with Pritchard Stitches. Today I’m going to go over different kinds of knit fabrics that are great for using with different Boo and Lu patterns.  Knit Fabric Basics For most fabrics, the weight, content, and stretch percentages will vary. You will always want to check these in the descriptions before purchasing…

Heart Zipper Purse
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Heart Zipper Purse

It’s February, which means we’re all about the hearts! Today I have a FREE heart zipper purse pattern for you! This darling heart-shaped bag is fully lined, great for scrap busting, and it also comes with three different strap options. You can make this purse as a shoulder purse, a waist pouch, or wristlet! The…

Setting Sewing Goals

Setting Sewing Goals

Happy New Year! The start of a new year always brings with it the feeling of being able to tackle new projects, learn new skills, and generally crush anything you put your mind to. For sewists, it’s also a great time for setting sewing goals, and planning out projects. Your goals might be geared toward…

Baking With Gingerbread

Baking With Gingerbread

Once the weather starts getting a bit colder, one of the first things I want to do is start baking. There’s just something about being in a cozy kitchen with music playing and the smell of spices and sugar wafting from the oven. To my delight, this year I have a brand new apron pattern…

The Purple Pumpkin Project

The Purple Pumpkin Project

Hey there! Today we are sharing something a little different but that is very close to our hearts. During Halloween have you ever seen painted purple pumpkins and wonder what they were for? Well, they are a part of the Purple Pumpkin Project (https://www.epilepsy.com/volunteer/fundraising/purple-pumpkin-project) and are a way to help start a conversation about epilepsy….

How to Ice Dye Fabric
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How to Ice Dye Fabric

Nothing screams summer quite like tie-dye… Something about a tie-dyed shirt always takes my mind to summer camps and running around with friends. Whether classic rainbow tie dye is your style, or you like a modern monochromatic look, tie-dyed fabric is always fun. If you’re looking for an interesting new technique for dyeing fabric, ice…