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Design It Yourself, Fashion--Sewing and Home DecorFashion sewing from the Creative Chicks at DIYStyle.

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Top 6 Essential Notions for Sewing Stretch Knits NOW!

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 00:00:44 +0000

Have you started sewing with knits? It’s THE fabric of the moment (and really what we wear every day). And there are tons of options to choose from, everything from cotton jersey to active tech knits. Gathering a few of these must-have tools and notions will really make your sewing life easier. Knit fabrics, especially [...]

Peace Out Skipped Stitches!

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 19:35:27 +0000

Less Stress = More Sewing! Our new motto here at DIYStyle. To that end, we have been working to get some great sewing guides whipped up for you, and our first one is ready to go! You know….all those pain points you have in sewing? We’re here to help, and get you going in the [...]

Sew You Know :: Terms Talk

Fri, 19 May 2017 15:00:44 +0000

There are so many terms that are helpful to know as you sew. To give you some insight to some of the more “obscure” sewing terms we thought we would start a once-a-week “Sew You Know” post. One of our favorite terms (and tools), especially helpful with all the elastic we use in our knit [...]

Meet Me In St. Louis!

Thu, 18 May 2017 01:42:04 +0000

For the first time ever (or at least as I can remember)–Quilt Market is in my hometown backyard–St. Louis, MO!! For those in the know, Quilt Market is a major trade show for the sewing and quilting industry. This Spring market is primarily for retailers, showcasing all the NEW fun fabrics, notions, machines and designers. [...]

How to Use Tech Elastic & FREE Sample!

Mon, 03 Oct 2016 22:30:56 +0000

  Often we are asked “How do you use this new Tech Elastic?”. The solid strip kind that goes into swimsuits and activewear? It’s really not hard at all…..once you know our little secrets! Of course you will need some Haute Knits Tech Elastic. This elastic is specially made to hold up to active and [...] is here!

Tue, 29 Mar 2016 17:19:52 +0000

We are ready to roll out the welcome mat! Head over to our brand new website for Haute Knits! Allyce and I have spent tons of hours perfecting active-stretch-knit sewing for swimsuits with her line Allyce King Swim. Now we have sourced some of the best products for YOU to create with too! is [...]

WITW is DIYStyle?

Fri, 03 Oct 2014 01:05:58 +0000

WITW :: Where In The World is DIYStyle?! Follow our weekly update to let all of our followers in on where we are in the world! Yes, Allyce and I have started doing a bit of traveling, getting up close and personal with our Creative Chics. So, whether we are back in our studio (slaving [...]

Game Day Spirit Fingers = Fun DIY! DIY! DIY!

Wed, 24 Sep 2014 19:45:06 +0000

Prepping for a TV spot is nothing new for us here at DIYStyle, but this had to be one of the more FUN segments we have done. Watch us show how to make the ever popular Spirit Fingers, from our new book–Game Day: 50 Fun Spirit Fleece Projects To Sew! It is always a good [...]

IT’S HERE!! Game Day: 50 Fun Spirit Fleece Projects to Sew!

Tue, 06 May 2014 14:35:09 +0000

  GO Team! Hooray! Our new book, Game Day: 50 Fun Spirit Fleece Projects To Sew from St. Martin’s Press releases TODAY!! After months of wading through mounds of fleece, and whipping up this “go team” spirit gear, it’s finally time to introduce you to our new “baby”. Fleece is a super fabric, available in [...]

Allyce in Pageantland-To Market We Will Go!

Wed, 21 Aug 2013 03:22:15 +0000

So many people have asked what I have been up to since designing for DIYStyle and McCall Pattern Company. There is a long answer and a short answer. Short answer–I started Allyce King Swim, a swimwear line designed especially for pageant competitors (think Miss USA, Miss America, etc.) and have been busy promoting, selling, producing [...]

Define DIY

Mon, 04 Mar 2013 23:12:38 +0000

For us at DIYStyle, DIY stands for “Design It Yourself”. Originally we meant that in the literal sense of designing & creating as it applied to sewing–YOUR Style. Design It Yourself Style. As we have grown (older!), these Creative Chicks are an ever evolving flock–with TONS of talents–and a bunch of pro expertise to share, [...]

Hey Chickies–We’re Back!!!

Sat, 17 Nov 2012 16:22:23 +0000

After a short hiatus from DIYStyle, we are back and ready to SEW!! If you have kept up with us on Facebook, you have heard about some of our adventures. Allyce, I and the Creative Chicks have been super busy with our own personal projects all summer and fall (Allyce now designs for her line [...]

How a Sewing Machine Works!!

Mon, 07 May 2012 18:44:25 +0000

Click on our Blog Page for the Video Link!! I found this on the Science Channel’s website and just LOVE how it shows how a sewing machine functions. Just good info to know–helps a lot when you need to troubleshoot any mishaps on your machine. And found it pretty cool they used a sewing machine [...]

FREE Book Look :: The Book of Doing

Fri, 20 Apr 2012 18:11:11 +0000

What a fun book to kick off our “Book Look” reviews and FREE giveaways here on DIYStyle! At first glance I thought “The Book of Doing” was a book for kids (see what I know!), but written by Advertising Age publisher Allison Arden–hence it is mostly for us grown ups. Subtitled–Everyday activities to unlock your [...]

Costume Bash

Sat, 15 Oct 2011 18:55:22 +0000

It’s that time of year when you get to dress up as anything you want and PARTY!!! What better way to impress all of your friends on the most fun night of the year than with a cute little number from our new Fun and Flirty Halloween Costume Collection?! With our friends at VELCRO and [...]

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Color Play at DIYStyle Workshop

Fri, 17 Jun 2011 15:05:53 +0000

  Well, it seems we are always undertaking something new here at DIYStyle. Early spring was a flurry of change for us as we moved our digs from one studio space to another (closer to home too). And yes, we moved during some of Missouri’s worst weather in history, and had to tromp thru the [...]