Oliver + S

tutorials

color blocking 101

Color blocking involves a simple patternmaking step, and once you understand the process you’ll be able to add your own color blocking to customize your sewing.

how to: fabric-covered headbands

Here’s another easy idea for a hair ornament, and you can use your leftover bias strips to make them! I took some plain headbands and covered them with tubes sewn from bias strips. It took a couple of tries to …

customizing with oliver + s: raw-edge house applique

Raw-edge applique is about as fast and easy as applique gets. If you haven’t tried it before I think you’re going to like it because it’s a lot of fun and because you can do some seriously cute things with …

customizing with oliver + s: “fancy pants” bloomers

Do you remember Shelley (a.k.a. Lightning McStitch) with that amazing Evel Knievel costume? Well, she’s back, this time with a really sweet tutorial for you. This time she’s here to demonstrate how she made these adorable ruffled bloomers using the Tea …