DIY t-shirt tassel tutorial

A new tutorial is up on the Pin, Cut, Sew YouTube channel and this one contains plenty of family antics as I teach my girls to make cute tassels with their old t-shirts. Tune in and please subscribe to our channel!! I'm discovering there is a whole world of sewing vloggers out there that I didn't even know about! I plan to create a blog post about some of my favorites in the near future. Until then, enjoy making some t-shirt tassels and then tell me, which kinds of sewing projects would you like to see a video tutorial of? 

Cheers and happy sewing! :)


Textured t-shirt Technique and YouTube announcement!

Pin, Cut, Sew is on YouTube, you guys!!! I'm so excited, making videos is suuuuper fun. I had so many ideas when I was trying to get started and I found it helpful to write down a few purpose sentences to help myself focus. Here's what I came up with: 

At Pin, Cut, Sew Studio, we believe:

  • Anyone can sew! Kids included. 
  • Any age is a good age to start.
  • Anyone can sew with basic equipment. 
  • Sewing is cool again! 

Please subscribe to our channel and tune in for weekly how-tos, tutorials, tips and general sewing news! My first video is a fun tutorial on making textured DIY scrappy t-shirt fabric. Enjoy! 

Cheers and Happy Sewing! 

Upcylced t-shirt technique tutorial

Upcylced t-shirt technique tutorial


Upcycle your clothes!

The other day while we were waiting to go to the beach, Natalie came down with a too-small pair of shorts and asked if she could turn them into a bag. Um, of course! She sewed the legs shut, added a strap from another bag she has and used fabric markers to decorate it. It turned out pretty cute! 

Then of course Layla wanted to cut something up and do the same thing. And then of course, Kelby wanted one too, so we chose a t-shirt from Casey's cast-off pile and made him a cool bag too! 

After we made Kelby's bag, we cut the bottom of the t-shirt into 1" strips. Then I let the kids stretch the heck out of it because when you stretch t-shirt strips, they curl up and make yarn! So then they got out the pony beads and made some necklaces and wrap bracelets. Pretty fun! 

Upcycling clothing is so much fun and kids come up withe some pretty cool things. Here are some more ideas I've scouted on Pinterest: 

Be sure and follow Pin, Cut, Sew on Pinterest, I add great ideas there all the time! 

Cheers :)