Do you love our detailed tutorials?
Well now you can watch them come to life in our new show—MADE Everyday, with Dana
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RUFFLED STREAMERS – easy and perfect for any party or Cinco De Mayo!

SIMPLE SKIRTsingle layer and double-layer

BASIC T-SHIRT – just 4 simple steps!

2 WAYS TO SEW A PILLOW – basic throw pillow and envelope pillow sham

BIAS TAPE – understanding the details and how to make your own

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1 Megan S! January 2, 2014 at 5:06 am

Um…this is a total creeper comment but Golly I think you are fabulous!


2 Kevin February 22, 2014 at 6:46 pm

I must be a “creeper” for I feel the same – Dana is fabulous! I love the simple, no fuss no muss way she just gets to the quick of things and GETS IT DONE! Super duper Fab!


3 sona January 2, 2014 at 1:04 pm

Hi Dana, love your enthusiasm and enjoyed your video on you-tube. I did have a hint that may be helpful to those new to sewing. There is a difference between ironing and pressing. When working with knits it is best to press seams (lay the iron in an area then pick up….no sliding back and forth (ironing) as it may stretch the fabric out of shape.


4 Maggie January 5, 2014 at 11:58 am

Dana, I have been looking at that tutorial for years now, and would have never tried it on my own. After seeing your video, I know I can do it!!! Yay!! Thanks :) and more please (After the holiday rush!! :)


5 Sydnie January 6, 2014 at 2:54 pm

This is awesome! I can’t wait for more.


6 Lynette January 23, 2014 at 2:07 pm

I tried making a few shams a year or so ago, but they definitely weren’t this easy! I think I got stuck and the math part. I will need to get me some pillow forms, and some fabric and get to it! I found with my old ones, that I like a heavier fabric. I have some light fabric that I’ll add interfacing to so I can still use it! :)


7 Dubbie February 6, 2014 at 11:19 pm

Great video.. Love all your sewing ideas.. Great job..


8 Jenny Winnard February 8, 2014 at 4:08 am

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this T-Shirt video, I always thought making anything with sleeves would be too difficult but really feel i could have a go now after seeing this…thank you Dana x


9 aisha February 14, 2014 at 2:32 pm

very nice videos. they are very helpful for people who like to sew their own dresses. Thanks a lot since you are encouraging me to start sewing :D


10 Lauri in Israel February 16, 2014 at 2:15 am

I have been following you blog for years, this is amazing fun and interesting we can’t wait for more video’s and absolutely love your web site.
Thank you,


11 Connie February 25, 2014 at 4:16 pm

I finally found a video that I really love. I sew for children so you have made it so simple for me. Thank you, looking forward to seeing more of your vider’s.


12 Marilyne February 28, 2014 at 1:55 am

Hi dana,
I have told all my friends even the non english speaking ones to go to your web site and subscribe to your videos!
Thank you so much for these video, the perfectly complete your tutorials!!!!!

You are my sewing STAR

Marilyne from Paris.


13 Sara Flo March 5, 2014 at 6:22 pm

Just a question… Do you sew over your pins? I am always tempted but never do it. Is it a special feature of your machine? Sorry if this sounds silly?


14 Dana March 11, 2014 at 12:40 am

I do!
That was just the way I was taught. Because the pins are round, your needle will (usually) slide right over them.
Every once in a while I break a needle but overall is easier to sew over them :)


15 Amanda March 23, 2014 at 8:16 pm

Great videos Dana! You make it look so easy. I love to sew, but I’m still a work in progress. These motivate me to pull out my machine and just go for it! I would love to see a video of sewing the bias tape onto fabric. Thanks!


16 Maija March 24, 2014 at 1:23 pm

I have a Bias Tape maker, and this method goes SO MUCH FASTER. I hate that little devil machine! Funny you say you never use Single Fold, I rarely if ever use double fold! Up here, we make Eskimo Shirts (Kuspuks, or Atikluks) and only ever use single fold for the trims and to make the fancy bottoms. :)


17 Miranda Sanchez March 25, 2014 at 2:33 pm

I just saw my first video from you and just can say I love it,,, I’m the third generation of seamstress in my family and sewing is best hobby,,,, thank you for all your awesome ideas please keeping coming I really enjoy.


18 Sheryl March 25, 2014 at 7:55 pm

Dana, I love the idea of using fat quarters for the bias tape!! So many lovely fabrics to choose from!! However, should I wash the fabric before making the bias tape?? Just concerned about shrinkage??


19 Kate March 30, 2014 at 6:21 am

Thank you so much Dana, you’re an absolute star- I love your gorgeous positivity and practical know how. These videos are fantastic! I’ve only recently started sewing after the arrival of my little boy, and you continue to inspire me to try new projects. Thanks a million for sharing all your wonderful ideas and tips :)


20 Janet Willerson April 3, 2014 at 12:53 pm

I can’t get the short pattern to add to my cart to purchase. Any help? Thanks! Love it!


21 treen April 3, 2014 at 2:05 pm

I just watched all 4 (so far) videos with my daughters – homeschool sewing class! Booyah! Can you please do something about zippers? I cannot figure out those stupid things! Thanks!


22 Jill Koch April 5, 2014 at 1:44 am

Wonderful tutorials thank you!


23 Lauri in Israel April 5, 2014 at 1:50 pm

Dana hi,
The episode about the bias tape was very well done thank you.
Do you have a tutorial/video about pockets? hidden ones and regular ones?
Your house is gorgeous I hope you having fun building it.
Thank you,


24 Arnie Isa April 5, 2014 at 4:27 pm

I’ve been secretly following you for awhile now… but this video bit makes me LOVEEEEEE you even more!!! You pretty much rock my sewing world, girl!!! The instructions are clear, easy to follow and I adore your infectious energy! Hey, your three cutie pies kinda help win me over too :)

Keep doing what you’re doing… really1000000x appreciate the awesome free tutorials!!!

Arnie-new mom who loves to sew :)


25 Cassandra Hale April 15, 2014 at 9:23 am

I love, love, love your video tutorials!! Keep them coming!!


26 Cassandra Hale April 15, 2014 at 9:23 am

FYI: My friends and I are having little sewing parties to make the skirts for our girls and some tee-shirts : ). I also loved the instructions on how to make bias tape. THANK YOU!!!


27 Silvia April 15, 2014 at 1:20 pm

You are really awesome! Even if I’m italian I can really easily follow and get all of your instructions as you go through the project. Sometimes it’s hard to do when you’re not native to the language… perciĆ² :-) grazie grazie grazie!!! …and now I’m sorry but… I just must run to the sewing machine ;-)


28 christy April 21, 2014 at 11:04 am

The Easter Bunny brought me a bias tape maker! Thank you so much for your great tutorials!


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