Gathering Foot vs Ruffler Foot!

Hey Everyone,

I have been busy working on updating some of my older not so good quality videos on my YouTube channel. This being one of them. I initially didn’t think it was a difference between the two but after purchasing both of them I realized I was wrong. There are things the ruffler foot can do that the gathering foot cannot. Both are great extras to have on hand with your sewing machine. One thing they do have in common is they making sewing ruffles and pleats a lot easier. Watch the video below to see what each one can do. If you would like to purchase them for yourself check out the Amazon links below

Gathering Foot – https://amzn.to/2YYjwzC

Ruffler Foot – https://amzn.to/2H9xmcn

~Nika

Paperbag Waist Skirt Tutorial

This was a very simple tutorial to do and can also be made with pants and shorts. After I made this for my daughter she immediately put it on. She was very please which made me happy. This can be made with any type of fabric. Happy Sewing!!

~Nika xoxo

How To Make Leather HairBows With Silhouette Cameo

For the longest time, I have been cutting all my leather hair bows by hand. I knew it was a way or should be a way to cut them with my Silhouette Cameo. And what do you know, there is. Now, I’m going to share with you how I did so.

Resize to fit your needs.

The first step is by finding a template or pattern. I just did a Google search to find a template and used the trace feature in my Silhouette to resize my bow template. If you don’t know how to use the trace feature I have a post showing you how to do so. How to use trace feature in Silhouette Cameo!

Above you will see the proper setting to cut leather fabric with Silhouette. For the material setting I chose the Leatherette setting, the blade setting is 10, speed is set to 3, force is 33 and passes I chose 2. I also used the fabric blade also set that to 10. Once that is all set then go ahead and cut. Once you have it cut go ahead and put it together like you normally would.

How To Trace Using Silhouette Cameo

This is something I use all the time when looking to create something very specific with my silhouette. All I do is Google an image or import an image of my own. I import it into my Silhouette program and utilize the trace feature. Watch the video below to learn how to use this feature for yourself.

~Nika xoxo

Easy Soft Baby Headband Tutorial

I have been working on re-vamping my website making these lovely baby headbands. I used soft elastic and a nylon headband along with felt and leather sheets. You first want to cut a 1″ piece from a pair of nylons once that has been done you will pull at them until they begin to roll and that’s it. For fold over soft elastic, you want to cut a piece that will fit the circumference of your baby/child’s head. The connect it with some hot glue. To create the bows you can watch the video below for complete detail on how to make these soft headbands.

Items Used: Nylon Headbands Elastic Headbands Leather Sheets Felt Hot Glue Gun Xacto Knife

DIY: Prom Corsages

Hey everyone, Today we made some corsages from fake flowers, a little satin ribbon, a bracelet cuff and more. These are easy to make and can be made in different ways. Let me know what you think and don’t forget to comment and share your corsages with me. ~Nika xoxo


DIY: Easter Basket Ideas

Hey Everyone,

Here is another Holiday Idea that I love doing for my kids. There are several holidays, when I create gifts that I know, will make my children very happy. Easter Baskets are just one of those things I love putting together. Today I share with you his/her gift basket ideas for kids. And if you are not a diyer you can always click here to purchase baskets for your loved ones.