Made By Rae is a must-see blog for any sewer looking for useful tips and tutorials and quality downloadable patterns. It’s the creation of none other than Rae, a former physics teacher turned blogger who is based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. In addition to running her blog, Rae keeps extra busy teaching sewing classes and hosting events around the country. You’re going to love all the amazing tutorials found on Made By Rae. Here are 5 of our favorites to get you started.

DIY Pom-Pom Scarf

The pom-poms and lightweight fabric make this scarf super stylish and whimsical at the same time. It doesn’t get much better than that. Follow the simple tutorial and make one up for yourself or as a gift.

DIY Girl's Heart Pants

These heart pants are the perfect gift for your little sweetheart this Valentine’s Day—or any day for that matter.

How To Make Piping Tutorial

In addition to the amazing garments, you’ll also find a host of helpful tips, such as this one on how to make piping—a handy technique for adding a professional detail.

Made by Rae

Or how about this ship shape button placket tutorial? A super cute detail for your little sailor’s shirt. Along with learning how to execute the techniques in Rae’s tutorials, you’ll also see great fabric options. In fact, don’t miss her post about her top five fabrics for sewing garments.

Kid's Colored Hoodie

Another great tutorial is this Little Bit of Color Hoodie that’s based on a basic tee pattern—almost any will work. Just follow the tutorial for a comfy basic that’s a staple for any kiddo’s year-round wardrobe. You’ll learn how to do it all here—construct the hood, add the trim, and more.

About the Author


Hand­made Char­lotte offers a daily dose of DIY craft projects and design inspi­ra­tion to help fam­i­lies live each day to the fullest. Named one of the Top 50 Design Blogs for Moms by Babble.com, the site has been fea­tured in Martha Stew­art Liv­ing, Bet­ter Homes and Gar­dens, HGTV, Craftzine.com, Huff­in­g­ton Post, Busi­ness Insider, and more.

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