Create / Enjoy: Tutorials Gallery

Tutorials Gallery

This blog used to be called Adventures in Dressmaking. I did a ton of sewing and home dec tutorials on that blog, and am still doing them for things that inspire me now! (Read more about the change from Adventures in Dressmaking to Create/Enjoy here.)

Unfortunately, I didn't buckle down and do this until after almost 5 years of blogging. But, I am finally making visual galleries of my posts for you to view and click through!

See all my tutorial posts here and my Pinterest tutorials board here while I work on adding all of them to this gallery!



DIY simple knit tank dress & stripe tie-dye

DIY J.Crew scalloped shift dress tutorial

DIY cutout back dress tutorial/striped dress

Make a crop top from any dress pattern

DIY multi-layered tulle party skirt

How to make a peplum top out of any dress pattern

Asymmetrical ruffle skirt party dress

Easy invisible zipper tutorial

How to make a hem facing

Men's button shirt to pencil skirt

Classic paper bag skirt tutorial

Easy elastic waist paper bag skirt

How to cut out only only your size from a pattern

How to use & modify a sewing pattern

How to take apart & reuse a garment


DIY ASOS plaid blanket scarf

Wash/Wear divided delicates travel laundry bag

Simple, 7-minute faux fur scarf

Faux fur snood/cowl/infinity scarf

DIY leather camera strap/remake

Home Decor

Easy faux fur throw

Easy lined Christmas stocking - reversible

Padded headboard tufting tutorial

Simple basic curtain method

Christmas lettering flag bunting

DIY Waves of Ruffles shower curtain


Woven grosgrain ribbon pillow

Heat transfer text homebody pillow

Heart pattern DIY applique pillow

Crux cross applique pillow

Anchor applique preppy pillows


Tops & Tees

3 (or unlimited) ways to embellish a sweatshirt

J.Crew bar stripe painted tee

ModPodge glitter stencil tee

DIY tribal print stamped tee

Baseball tee neckline makeover

Sweater-into-Peter Pan collar top

DIY iron-on applique heart tee

Make any tee reversible tutorial

DIY anchor applique tee tutorial

Leather trimmed shoulder & pocket tee

Faux fur collar sweater vest makeover

Shirt-into-skirt tee makeover

Invisible elbow patches - protect lightweight sweater sleeves

Screen printed tees/logo design with DIY screen print press

Braided neck long-sleeve tee refashion

How to take in a sweater or knit/a>

How to take in a bulky sweater


Make jeans longer with a hem facing

Fast, classic frayed cut-off jean shorts

Heart print stenciled painted jeans

Take apart & take in a jeans waistband

Jeans-mending method: holes in knees

Simple anchored cuff cut-off jeans shorts

ESSENTIAL jeans-mending method

Long cuffed cut-offs from jeans

Make jeans a little longer


Text print canvas gym bag lettering

French seam infinity scarf conversion method

Chunky knit infinity scarf conversion method

Fancy fabric accent flowers, two ways

Crafty Home Dec Stuff

Painting technique - simple canvas wall art

Easy DIY canvas text wall art

Wallpaper pattern stenciling, dark wall

Multi-surface craft paint stenciled trivets, napkins

Felt holiday tie-on present toppers


DIY retro birdcage veil with hat wire

Silk fabric flowers tutorial - for dress & veil

Framed table numbers

Fabric triangle bunting garland

Fabric triangle bunting with word appliques

Fabric flower arrangement/decor flags


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  1. You're such an awesome lady! I've got to get to these this year...

    How about the one about taking in pants to make straight legs? They are still in style for this Spring I see...

    1. Thanks! I've definitely made jeans into skinnies before; some posts about them here, but think we may include full photo instructions in my book coming out next year!

  2. I'm making a wedding dress for my daughter that has a net overlay that is heavily embellished with beads so I can't really baste it onto the pattern pieces because of the beading and of course we want a very smooth neck edge/arm edge. So is there a procedure to accompllish this? Am I going to hand sew the netting onto the finished pieces?

    1. Sounds beautiful! Not sure what part of the seams you're referring to... I never baste pattern pieces to the fabric, although you could also use pins if you don't want to accidentally sew through the beads. Check out this "Sewing Circle" question post on how to sew on lace; some of those methods will be similar with net.

  3. What kind of garments can I make with fat quarters? There are some gorgeous offerings out there in fat quarters but I don't know what to do with them! Any ideas?

    1. Good question! I haven't done much with them myself but a first Google search does yield some good resources... Good luck!

  4. Thanks so much. I follow you on face book and found this via face book.--gonna subscribe to your blog! :-). PS: Are you saying you're no longer called "Adventures in Dressmaking?" That's what shows up on facebook! I can use many of your tutorials :-) either way!

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